The Ruger SR-556 Takedown has a 16.1-inch barrel with a 1-in-9-inch twist, 36-inch length with extended stock, and weighs 7.6 pounds.
Sturm, Ruger & Co. introduced a new rifle today that combines the company’s take of the AR-15 rifle and a takedown rifle — the Ruger SR-556 Takedown.
“We are excited to bring the portability and ease of storage that we introduced with the 10/22 Takedown to a modern sporting rifle” said Mike Fifer, Ruger’s chief executive officer. “The SR-556 Takedown has all the reliability of the original two-stage piston SR-556 and adds new and innovative features for MSR shooters.”
The takedown’s novel feature allows for simple breakdown for easy storage and mobility. The barrel is removed from the upper receiver by simply moving the slider bar towards the breech, rotating the barrel and pulling it free — no tools required. Installation is simpler yet — just slide the barrel into the upper and twist until it locks.
The takedown mechanism provides a repeatable point of impact and employs a patent-pending, chrome-plated, two-stage piston driven operating system for a cleaner, cooler running, reliable firearm that is truly state-of-the-art.