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Ruger Issues Recall on Certain SR-556 Rifles

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Ruger Issues Recall on Certain SR-556 Rifles

Ruger has issued a recall notice on some of its SR-556 rifles. This is Ruger’s second recall on one of their rifles in about two weeks. The company issued a recall on some of their rimfire rifles earlier in March.
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The details of the recall, taken from Ruger’s website, can be found below.

WHY WE ARE RECALLING THESE RIFLES

We have determined that the disconnector in the two-stage trigger system on our SR-556VT™ modern sporting rifles was not properly heat treated by a vendor and that the disconnector can wear prematurely. This, in turn, can result in an unsafe condition in which the rifle delays firing (there is a delay in firing after the trigger is pulled) or doubles (discharging once when the trigger is pulled and again when the trigger is released). Although no incidents have been reported from the field, this is an important safety issue and we are therefore recalling the rifles.

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