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Ruger AR-556 MPR 5.56mm Semi-Automatic Multi-Purpose Rifle

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Product Description

What's in the Box

  • Ruger AR-556 MPR 5.56mm Semi-Auto Rifle
  • (1) Magazine
  • Cable Lock
  • Owner's Manual

The new Ruger AR-556® Multi-Purpose Rifle ("MPR"). This custom-built modern sporting rifle features an 18" nitrided alloy barrel with rifle-length gas system, Ruger's 15" free-float handguard compatible with M-LOK® accessories, the Ruger® Elite 452™ AR-Trigger and ergonomic Magpul® furniture. The perfect rifle for a variety of uses, the AR-556 MPR is capable and versatile.

Ruger's talented team of engineers worked carefully to develop the ideal custom package for the AR-556 platform that does it all, right out of the box. From plinking to competition shooting, the MPR is the perfect rifle for just about anything.

The MPR's cold-hammer forged 18" alloy barrel with 5R rifling is salt bath nitrided for corrosion resistance and durability. The barrel is contoured to minimize weight without sacrificing rigidity, leaving a 0.75" journal for the low-profile gas block. The soft-shooting, rifle-length gas system paired with a Ruger® muzzle brake provides smoother operation and softens recoil to keep every shot on target.

Ruger's 15" free-float handguard is light, stiff and versatile, with Magpul M-LOK accessory attachment slots along the 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00 positions. Additional slots on the angled surfaces near the muzzle are perfect for mounting a light, laser or QD sling cup. Compared to a typical quad-rail forend, the 1.50" diameter handguard makes the MPR's forend slim and controllable. M-LOK-compatible Picatinny rail sections can be easily added. The integral Picatinny rail at the 12:00 position is tightly controlled to the most current STANAG 4649 specification.

The crisp 4.5 pound trigger pull of the Elite 452 two-stage trigger is a great addition to the MPR. The lower receiver is fitted with Magpul's MOE® grip and Mil-Spec MOE SL™ buttstock, making the rifle easy to handle, shoulder and shoot. The Mil-Spec compatible lower and upper receivers are CNC-machined from forgings and hard coat anodized. The MPR comes complete with dust cover, brass deflector and forward assist.

Firearm Features

  • Lower receiver is fitted with Magpul® MOE® grip and MOE SL™ collapsible buttstock on the Mil-Spec buffer tube.
  • Handguard is free-floating for accuracy and the slim, 15" length provides enhanced ergonomics and support.
  • Made from aerospace-grade 7075-T6 aluminum forging, the flattop upper receiver includes a forward assist, dust cover and brass deflector, and is Type III hard coat anodized for maximum durability.
  • Bolt is machined from 9310 alloy steel and is shot peened and pressure (proof) tested to ensure strength, structural integrity and durability.
  • The Ruger® Elite 452™ AR-Trigger is a two-stage trigger that offers a smooth, crisp, 4.5 pound trigger pull. It features a full-strength hammer spring for consistent primer ignition and a lightweight hammer that enables a 30% faster lock time over standard MSR triggers.
  • Rifle-length gas system provides smoother operation and reduces felt recoil.
  • Magpul® M-LOK® accessory attachment slots along the 3:00, 6:00 and 9:00 positions with additional slots on the angled faces near the muzzle.
  • Cold hammer-forged 4140 chrome-moly steel barrel with ultra-precise rifling provides exceptional accuracy, longevity and easy cleaning. The 1:8" twist rate stabilizes bullets from 35 to 77 grains, and the 5.56 NATO chamber allows the use of both 5.56 NATO and .223 Rem. Ammunition. M4 feed ramps provide improved operational reliability, and the matte black nitrided finish provides corrosion resistance.
  • Chrome-plated bolt carrier inside diameter and chrome-plated gas key inside diameter provide exceptional resistance to hot gases. The gas key is staked so that it will not loosen after extensive firing. A matte black oxide finish on the exterior of the bolt carrier provides corrosion resistance.
  • Ruger® muzzle brake is a radial port design that significantly reduces felt recoil and muzzle movement. The 1/2"-28 threaded barrel allows for standard muzzle accessories to be installed.
  • Also includes: One, 30-round Magpul® PMAG®.

Firearm Specifications

  • Model Number: 8514
  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO / 223 REM
  • Stock: Black Synthetic Collapsible
  • Front Sight: None
  • Rear Sight: None
  • Barrel Length: 18"
  • Thread Pattern: 1/2"-28
  • Handguard: Free-Float M-LOK®
  • Twist: 1:8" RH
  • Capacity: 30
  • Finish: Type III Hard Coat Anodized
  • Height: 8"
  • Weight: 6.8 lb.
  • Overall Length: 35" - 38.25"
  • Length of Pull: 11.10" - 14.40"
  • Grooves: 5

Customer Comments & Questions

Customer Reviews

(5 out of 5) Ruger AR-15
by from Philadelphia, PA on

One of the absolute best guns I own, shoots great. I recommend it to friends

(5 out of 5) Outstanding !!
by from Heavener, OK on

This is an excellent rifle. The trigger is one of the best out of the box Ars on the market that I am aware of. This rifle shoots great, have used on hogs and otters. Ruger is a great company for economical and quality firearms. The service with SOS has been remarkable!

(4 out of 5) Not great but not bad
by from Waverly, VA on

Had a problem with it feeding changed the bolt carrier group to nickel boron which I was going to do anyway doesnt like steel cased ammo no big deal overall pretty accurate.

(5 out of 5) QUICK & FAST
by from scott, LA on


(5 out of 5) Works great for a left handed shooter
by from Fort Worth, TX on

As a left handed shooter, I was concerned about getting hit in the face with hot brass, but in all the youtube videos I found the brass is deflected to the right and forward. Ive run about 100 rounds through it now, and I havent been hit yet! This is my first AR`;` I like it.

(5 out of 5) Ar-556 MPR
by from Clifton, NJ on

Seriously a great shooting rifle, 2500 rounds since I got ,no hiccups, my son got the same one ,recommend highly.

(1 out of 5) Flop
by from Portland, OR on

The bolt carrier group came defective. I only got about 15 shots before it became completely useless. Ruger custom service was not helpful.

(5 out of 5) Zero complaints
by from Otsego, MI on

I’ve had this weapon for about a year and a half now. I’ve added a few things to it. It’s never let me down. I put well over 2000 rounds through it without any malfunctions whatsoever. I would definitely buy another one and I would highly recommend this to anyone. I’m glad I got it when I did when it was $569.

(2 out of 5) Gun was very disappointing
by from Massillon, OH on

Failures to feed and eject .... bolt scrapes inside of the receiver . Whoever threw this gun together was asleep at the switch .

(5 out of 5) Best rifle Ive ever had!
by from Las vegas, NV on

This rifle has been 100% reliable. Ive run at least 4000 rounds through it without a single issue! Very precise with a Trijicon 4-16x50, now running a Holosun HS510C. This gun just works.

(5 out of 5) Your missing out
by from Houston, TX on

Fast delivery even in the mist of what going crazy in the world. Took 5 days total, picked it up from my FFL and went to work placed 200 rounds at first sight through this bad boy and it didn’t disappoint. If I have to order a gun it will always be from Sportsman’s Outdoor they have won me over......

(5 out of 5) Great gun with a reasonable price!
by from Indianapolis, IN on

Awesome gun that has not failed me yet! No issues so far and very accurate with little recoil compared to others that I have shot. Got a nice scope and a bi-pod and it works and feels great. Definitely recommend this gun to anyone that is in the market for one, and the price is worth it.

(5 out of 5) Amazing
by from Houston, TX on

What can I say the AR does all the talking. I have put 500 rounds through it so far and it begs for more. I didnt clean it from the factory, I know what a idiot, yet with that said the gun didnt have any hang up what so ever, that was the first 100 rounds. I cleaned it and went to place 400 more and I love it.

(5 out of 5) Beautiful Rifle! Like a swiss watch and no FTF or eject after 1500 rounds!
by from DELAWARE, OH on

Loved it so much I bought another for back up! Who knows when you will see another $2000 AR at this price! Thanks SOSS!! Super fast ship to my FFL.

(1 out of 5) Cycle MALFUNCTIONS!
by from Las Vegas, NV on

I took it out the range for the first time brand new straight from the box... nothing but problems in feeding and cycling... this is my 4th AR & this one is just complete trash out of the box in my opinion. My first 3 weren’t Ruger. Will be contacting Ruger or soss to see if I can get my $ back or get it repaired. This made my range experience unpleasant... I usually would go through 500 to 1k rounds no problem with my other guns... this gun didn’t even let me shoot 100 rds in 1 hour. Extremely disappointed with this Ruger AR... P.S. I used magpul mags and 55gr hornady 556 rds which cycled with my other ARs with NO PROBLEM... THIS GUN IS THE PROBLEM.

(5 out of 5) Ruger mpr....winner
by from Oklahoma City, OK on

The RUGER MPR is an outstanding value for the money. Put on a set of aluminum sights and was nailing everything from 25 out to 300 yards. I have a lpvo scope on order, 1 x 6 x 24. This will make 400 and 500 yards easy. Debating on purchasing another in CRACKLE BROWN finish. Always a fan of RUGER firearms. I hope they decide to do a AR10 in .308.

(4 out of 5) So far so good

This is my first rifle, I’m 19 years old and I’m a city boy. I wanted something for home defense once I got the go ahead from my mom. I haven’t shot the Ruger yet, but so far so good. I was reading about some problems with the magazines not releasing or other things. Had no issues of that once so ever. I will say 15 days of waiting was probably the most longest day in my life, however Sportsman’s outdoor superstore was really communicative. Shipped it to my FFL and picked it up Saturday. What I can say is that the rifle is beautiful, a sleek look I must say. My next review will be the break in period, hopefully everything holds up.

(5 out of 5) Great Rifle
by from Manassas, VA on

Arrived on time and took it to the range the next day, shot over 200 rounds with no issues and not a single jam or cycle failure. Would definetly recommend this rifle.

(5 out of 5) Great rifle for the money
by from Waverly, VA on

Shoots straight ran 100 rounds through it with no problem works well.

(5 out of 5) Great rifle for the money
by from Waverly, VA on

Shot out to 500 yards after 100 break in shoots true no FTF all around a great product

(5 out of 5) Spot on! Very accurate and low recoil, love it!
by from Arlington, TX on

I purchased a few weeks ago and I'm very pleased with this rifle. Comes with a great value of upgrades that I didn't have to do since it came with them. Looks great cause I cant stand the M16 handguards. I love the M lok floating handguards. Accuracy is spot on I can hit inside of a nickle at 25 yards. This is very very accurate rifle.

(5 out of 5) Shoots like a dream
by from Belton, TX on

Set this up with a Vortex Strike Eagle. Great combination! My 11 yr old son loves to shoot it. Highly recommend this deal out the box!

(5 out of 5) Amazing gun!!
by from Fort Worth, TX on

Perfect in the box took it to the range the next day or so and put about 3 clips 90 rounds in it with not 1 mess up. I even ran steel ammo just to see if it could work with it and it did! 10/10.

(5 out of 5) Ruger AR 5.56 MPR
by from Holmen, WI on

This rifle is the best bang for your buck. It has all of the Magpul upgrades you want right out of the box. It is super smooth with very little recoil, similar to a .22. This is a must have for a beginner or a well seasoned marksman.

(5 out of 5) Great deal on a great rifle
by from Tucson, AZ on

I've had this rifle for a couple years now. After a short break in, has run 100%. Slapped a 1-6 LPVO on it and its been more than accurate enough for me. Very light recoil, love the Magpul furniture.

(5 out of 5) Very happy with my RUGER AR-556 MPR!
by from Cypress, TX on

Before I buy something, I tend to read a lot of reviews. The same I did before pull the trigger and buy this gun. My experience overall has been amazing. Not a single problem with the gun and seller. I took the gun to the range, not even one malfunction. I switched the CMMG 22LR Conversion Kit, not a problem. It looks like this gun would take whatever you feed it. I even didn't lube for the first time use, and it performed excellent. If people are having problems, it must be lack of proper maintenance/lub or kind of ammo. So far so good and very happy with it.

(5 out of 5) Great Modern Rifle at an outstanding price
by from Lake City, AR on

I have put about 500 rounds through the MPR with absolutely no issues. The trigger is crisp and clean. I have shot several 1in groups from 100 yards. Outstanding rifle.

(4 out of 5) First Problems then All Accuracy
by from Wisconsin, WI on

This rifle should be an easy 5 star but mine did not cycle properly at first. I went through my gas system and found the fixed gas block mount loose. Ruger paid for my shipping there and back and it was gone a week. Ruger didn't give me an explanation but it appeared they tightened the block, new upper, bcg and it functioned flawlessly upon its return. Good service.
 I then put this rig through its paces. Threw a Romeo5 on and worked about 300 rounds through it without a hiccup and I worked it hard. Rumors of great accuracy so I topped it with a Burris PEPR mount, Leupold 4x12x40 and a Vortex venom on top. 55 grain PCI brass and .5 MOA at 100 yards. Honestly it is even probably better then that with 3 hole groups frequently touching.
 For the price I don't think it can be beat and competes all day with my higher end rifles. Ergonomic, nice trigger, loud but no kick and accurate all day. 1000 brass rounds through it now and zero problems.

(3 out of 5) Don’t waste your time and money
by from Refugio, TX on

I bought this rifle for my first gun and I was excited to go shoot it but 40 rounds later the firing pin gave out on me. I was so disappointed because my gun didn’t even last me an hour.

(5 out of 5) Very accurate, great trigger, no problems.
by from Bartlett, IL on

Sorry to hear that some others had some minor issues, but mine was great out of the box. Great trigger. Groups about 1 inch with some holes touching using Frontier 55 grain 5.56 FMJ. Love the 18 inch barrel with rifle size mechanism. You other guys can keep your 16 inch carbines.

(5 out of 5) Awesome and Accurate!
by from Kyle, TX on

Just took the Ruger AR556 MPR out to the local range and this gun exceed my expectations! Very accurate gun and very little recoil. Shipping was fast and easy and my buddy kept wanting to shoot some rounds and he has a DPMS Panther.
 My first AR that I have owned. I have pistols and a .22 but this gun will having me at the range every weekend.

(4 out of 5) Good gun, after some work.
by from Dalton, GA on

Whoever built this gun at Ruger completely stripped out all the threads on the buffer tube, so the stock would spin in a 360° circle when mounted. So, had to replace the buffer tube, and everything’s good now. Also, the barrel hand guard was misaligned badly. Had to straighten that up also. Not a big deal to do either one, but for a 700$ gun everything should be correct out of the box.

(5 out of 5) Couldnt be happier!
by from Saint George, UT on

I really want to support my local gun shops....but with deals like these, I just cant afford to pay $200 more for this rifle! Amazing deal! The rifle itself is great too. I had been wanting an AR for a while but having never owned one, I wasn't sure what features I wanted other than the free-float barrel / hand guard.

 Well, I love everything about this rifle, it is great looking, fun to shoot, seems pretty accurate haven't really put it to the test yet, and it has been 100% reliable after maybe 500 rounds. I also like the Magpul furniture and the trigger is really good.

 The only thing I think I may change might be the muzzle device. It really is loud and you can't stand anywhere off to the side without a face-full of gas and feeling the blast in your chest. I think something that would direct all of that forward would help.... maybe a Kaw Valley Precision linear compensator ....I know that this muzzle device was developed to help reduce recoil. I don't know if it is due to that or not, but the rifle has a very soft recoil and is a really sweet shooter.

(4 out of 5) Great gun
by from Yankton, SD on

It's a great gun. I have only one complaint. I can't figure out how to attach my forward grip to this thing.

(5 out of 5) Accuracy
by from Clyde, TX on

Shot at 50 yds. No wind. 56 degrees. Leupold VX- 6 1-6 with Warne X-Skel extended cantilever mount. Fiocchi 55 gr FMJ, 1 inch. Fiocchi 40 gr V Max 3/8 inch PMC Bronze 55 gr FMJ 7/8 inch Winchester Sweden 62 gr Open tip 3/8 inch PPU XM 855 1 1/4 inches Magtech 62 gr FMJ 1 inch IMI XM 855 1/4 inch Magtech 77 gr Razorcore Match 3/8 inch Wolf 62gr HP 1 1/8 inch.

The only malfunction I have had with this gun. Had FTE SG Ammo Bernaul Milspec 55 gr FMJ 3/4 inch SG Ammo Bernaul Milspec 62 gr HP 3/4 inch LAX Ammo 77 gr Forgot to shoot with the right ammo. This is a 1 MOA gun.

(5 out of 5) The best rifle for the money!
by from Quitman, TX on

The rifle was in perfect condition and shipped with no problems, simple and easy. The Ruger MPR for all I will use it, is as good as a Daniel Defense at a 1/3 of the cost. Great trigger, nice furniture, great parts and attention to detail.

(5 out of 5) What's not to like...
by from Hollywood, FL on

Seriously folks, with the cold hammered forged 18 nitrided alloy barrel, a 15 free float hand guard rail, the upgraded Ruger Elite trigger, as well as a rifle length gas system as opposed to the carbine length as well as coming with Magpul furniture... What's not to like at this price point... At the moment all I've done to this rifle was to go ahead in properly cleaning and lubing it out of the box.
 Learning from past experience as well as reading through some of the reviews, is spring for the all steel constructed Magpul Industries MBUS Pro Flip up sights along with the Magpul Industries M-LOK Hand Stop kit.  This past weekend I took my MPR to relief rifle range and fed it 90 rounds of Federal Brass case .233. and it ran flawlessly.

(3 out of 5) Works if you feed it brass
by from Troy, MI on

Very disappointed, took it to the range only for the rifle to turn into a bolt action rifle with steel .223 would not cycle at all had to manually cock it after each round. Tried brass and it ran like a champ no hiccups. Very sad that it can't eat steel ammo that's significantly cheaper than brass.

(5 out of 5) Amazing little rifle for the money
by from Santa Fe, NM on

I bought this rifle as part of Black Friday, and I am overall extremely happy with it. Make no mistake, this rifle is not really a high speed low drag rifle for room clearing, but is more geared towards being a versatile long-ish range rifle for sport shooting and hunting. But for that purpose, it is AWESOME.

 I added a Vortex 1-6 Strike Eagle scope to it, and immediately started punching 2 inch groups at 150 yards with cheap surplus ammo. The MLOCK hand guard is a good touch too, since I can add accessories like a bipod or whatever, super easily if I choose to. The full length gas system is also a plus, as it makes it shoot very softly. Also, the trigger, out of the box, is super clean and crisp, much better than I expected at this price point. In fact, at this moment I have no intention at all to replace it, which is saying something for someone like me.

 As of now, my only complaint is that out of the box, my rifle was poorly lubricated, so I had some pretty serious issues with failure to feed/eject for my first 30 rounds or so, but some cleaning and a generous amount of lubricant has fixed that issue. I can't really say much about long-term reliability, as I only have 300 rounds through it right now, but so far it has been spot-on. Overall very pleased with this rifle!

(5 out of 5) Excellent firearm
by from Chehalis, WA on

I enjoy the performance engineered of the MPR

(5 out of 5) Heck of a gun
by from , MS on

I bought this as my first 5.56. I don’t care about being flashy, and I don’t mind some of the parts being “lower end.” All I want is a gun that runs without fail and shoots true. This is what I wanted and more - really nice gun. It’s a heck of a bargain for a quality 5.56. I know people who have dropped well over $2000 on a custom 5.56 and shoot less than I do - I’m not a professional, not law enforcement, not military though I do greatly respect each and every one who is and if things had gone slightly differently for me I probably would be part of that world, but I’m not.
 Maybe in some cases you’d want something more, I suppose it depends on your purpose. For me, this is perfect. Hope anyone who is on the fence sees this review and recognizes it for what it is - regular guy, regular gun, good quality, shoots true, doesn’t fail or hasn’t yet, another happy buy from Ruger.

(5 out of 5) Very accurate
by from Piscataway, NJ on

The rifle arrived at my FFL earlier than expected. FFL had to do compliance work and $175 later, I was shooting this awesome rifle.

 Accuracy: I'm using Vortex Strikefire II red dot bore sighted @ home. The first group I shot was 1/4 apart @ 25 yards about 1/2 @ 40 yds. I've shot about 400 rds now with no issue. Trigger Pull: the trigger is quite effortless. I don't know how many lbs but it is much easier to pull than my Glock 41 measured @ 5.3 lbs, so this might be around 4 lbs guesstimate. Recoil: what recoil! I was shooting 62 grain 556 and I hardly felt recoil. Must be the muzzle brake because it has about 1/8 pad on the stock you don't need pads on this one.

 Overall, I'm very happy with this rifle. And the only thing I might want to do in the future is change to 16 1:8 twist barrel, but I don't know. I'm so happy with the performance, I might scrap that idea!

(5 out of 5) Overall fantastic product
by from Tampa, FL on

Got mine about a week ago. Took it home and cleaned it and operated the mechanics repeatedly. This was my first Ruger and the quality construction/upgraded parts make it feel like a superior product at a low price! Finally took it to the range today and put about 100 rounds through it with no issues at all. Zero recoil and not as loud as I expected with the particular muzzle brake on this model. I got the Sparc ar red dot with it, and I love that as well. I'm in love and can't wait to get back to the range.

(3 out of 5) BCG Something Not Right
by from Gainesville, FL on

I took my new Ruger MPR out to the range today, I had cleaned the weapon prior to my trip and had mounted a nice little Vortex 1X8X24 scope on the weapon. I had bought 1000 rounds of 62 grain GGG NATO spec 5.56 for shooting at the range. It's fair to say overall, both the ammo and Ruger have pretty good ratings... a lot more good than bad.
 I loaded five rounds into my mag and hit the release... the bolt did not ride all the way to the front like it should of, I used the forward assist to bring the bolt forward and shot the five rounds. Good tight group low and to the left, I make my scope adjustments and repeated two more times. All three mags required the first bullet forward assist. When I dropped the mag out the third time I noticed what appeared to be brass slivers on the top of the mag and then noticed brass slivers on top of the bench in the direction of where my brass was being ejected from the rifle. I then removed my BCG and noticed a lot of these same slivers on the inside rim of my extractor... I did not shoot anymore.
 As final verification I inspected my brass and it was damaged where the extractor grabs the brass. It's the weekend so I will have to wait until Monday to reach out and contact Ruger. I am sure they will make it right, but still not happy at all that a brand new rifle came to me with such a problem, this is the first Ruger I have ever bought and this is not a very impressive first impression.

(2 out of 5) Problem child
by from Atkinson, NH on

I was looking forward to this rifle but it came with a number of issues. 1 magazine release failed to drop mag freely and occasionally stuck in receiver 2 loudest muzzle device I have heard in my life I replaced with a standard 3 Stoppages with m855 ball 556 and .223 wolf to be fair i was using a surplus mag more testing needed

(5 out of 5) Excellent AR rifle for the price and a great start for upgrades .... one con ....
by from Midlothian, VA on

I bought this rifle about a year ago and put it through the paces before deciding to write a review. I put about 1,000 rounds through it and have not had any issues with the gun. Rugers Elite 2 stage trigger is excellent out of the box and way, way better than standard mil-spec triggers you get at this price point. That trigger alone is worth $100 over the competition from the likes of Smith & Wesson and Springfield, etc.

 Also, the Magpul furniture and Rugers muzzle break is a definite improvement over mil-spec A2 flash hider and grip as I really dislike the finger groove. BCG had no problems at all but I upgraded it to FailZero Nickel Boron BCG and replaced the original charging handle with Strike Industries Latchless Charging Handle. Swapped out the MOE SL buttstock with Magpuls CTR buttstock because I think it looks better. Mounted QD attachment as well as pic rail on the side of the handguard for mounting a flashlight. Also added offset iron sights and Leupold 3-9x40 scope for the optics.

 All in all, I spent $600 for the rifle and about $650 in additions and upgrades to make the rifle really function optimally to my liking. The performance of the barrel was excellent enough that I did not feel the need to upgrade it. My only con with this rifle is the 18 inch barrel when it comes to overall handling. It feels a tad more cumbersome handling it than your typical 16 in. barrel AR rifle. For short range, close quarter type of shooting, I would rather go with 16 inch barrel or better yet, an AR pistol. Otherwise, the Ruger 556 is an excellent choice in this very competitive AR price segment.

(5 out of 5) Great Value Rifle
by from Tampa, FL on

I got this as my first AR-15 style rifle and there is not much to be disappointed about! I have nearly 2k rounds through this of Federal 55gr ball and have never had a malfunction!! My only gripe is that the hand guard gets hot Very fast and that the handguard started to back off once. After some locktite, I never experienced this problem again and could not be happier.

 For this price point, the value is definitely there. Sure there are some nicer rifles if you can spend more money, but for the price this Ruger 556 MPR is hard to beat! Throw an Aimpoint PRO on top and you are good to go!

(5 out of 5) Impressed
by from Louisville, TN on

I've seen and read a lot of really good reviews on this gun, and I've also seen a few really bad ones. I generally steer clear if I see many bad reviews, but most of the bad ones testified to Rugers exceptional customer service. I went ahead and purchased one, and am I glad I did! Cleaned, lubed heavy, made sure everything was tight, stuck on Mbus sights and a Romeo 5 and went to the range. I bore sighted in my basement, but didn't have to adjust there. 2 clicks each way on the red dot, and little windage on the Mbus and it was dead on at 50 yds. Ran 210 rds American Eagle through it without even a notion of a hiccup.
 This is my first Ar platform gun and I was on a budget. I was worried that I would regret buying a more affordable rifle. I am absolutely 100% satisfied. This thing is everything they make it out to be. Good fit and finish, excellent trigger, very accurate. Combined with SOSS pricing and service, I feel like I have an unbeatable deal. If you're thinking about one, I would tell you to pull the trigger.

(5 out of 5) Amazing rifle
by from Huntington, TX on

Wow, I have a Colt LE6940SOCOM cost me $1600 and this Ruger is on par and is a pleasure to shoot. The trigger is as good as the 2 stage Geiselle I put in the Colt to replace the gritty junk common on AR15s. The grip, foregrip and rock solid magpul stock are great and the muzzle brake is excellent.

  Some blow back but not an issue. Used the same hand loads I use in the 1.7 twist Colt and after 3 shots to zero, shot sub 1 inch moa groups at 50 and 100 yards using a Vortex Strike Eagle 1x6. Using range marks hit 3 inch at 300yds. Recoil and rifle are light compared to the Colt and the m-lock foregrip is slim and not plastic. Honestly, other than the scope and foregrip I will add a bipod and being a lefty an ambidextrous safety, that's it. Have no doubt, that working a little with loads, this will do .5 groups at 100 with 55gr vmax

(5 out of 5) Can't beat this rifle at this price.
by from West Bend, WI on

The updates they made from the standard AR-556 are awesome. The MP 15 is a nice AR but next to this, it feels cheap as heck. This is the softest shooting rifle I've ever had and it's as accurate as you can shoot. The trigger is awesome too.
 There is nothing that I would change about this rifle except maybe the stock and that's just from personal preference. Ruger will back any issues you have for free as well. Don't hesitate to buy this.

(5 out of 5) Buy this gun!
by from Central, WI on

What a great AR, it makes my S&W sport 15 feel like a junker. And I love shooting the M&P! I've only put a couple dozen rounds through it, breaking in the barrel by shooting 3, then cleaning... I sighted it in with a vortex 4-12x44 scope and immediately was shooting 1 groups at 100 yds. I love the muzzle break too, hardly any recoil or muzzle flip. My M&P kicks like a mule compared to the Ruger MPR.
 My FFL dealer was blown away by the price and quality too, he looked all over and couldn't find anyone within $200 of SOSS. I spent the extra money for fast delivery as I had a bad experience with the free shipping. With free shipping you might get your gun in 3 days or 12. My advice is, if you're thinking about buying an AR, this one is well worth the money, even at a couple hundred more!

(4 out of 5) Great rifle
by from Myrtle Beach, SC on

Had to send back to Ruger because of the BCG. They replaced it and now it’s great.

(5 out of 5) Great AR
by from Lubbock, TX on

This was my first AR-15 I bought and I’m very happy with it. I have had no issues, but the magazine sometimes wouldn’t quite lock in place. Eventually, I got it to work. I’ve now put about 500 rounds through it and it’s never miss fired or jammed. It is a very good AR!

(5 out of 5) Nice AR
by from Des Moines, IA on

Read hundreds of reviews and watched many videos before settling on my first AR. To be open, I am a Ruger fan. Owned a Red Label for 30 years and still hunting with it today. This is fourth Ruger overall. This MPR matched my needs and budget.
 Upon receipt, field stripped, cleaned off the factory oil and replaced with my own. Checked all the nuts bolts and pins, installed a new Nikon 3x9 and off to the range. Quickly on paper at 25 yrs then put to 100. Dialed in at 10 shots as in not much of a rifle shot. Ran 250 through it not one issue. But that's what I expected. Fun to shoot, comfortable and sexy as hell. The folks SOSS are awesome. Getting ready to order another new toy.

(5 out of 5) Perfect first AR
by from Murrells Inlet, SC on

I looked long and hard before buying this Ruger. Everybody is building AR15s these days at many price points. This is a good rifle at a great price. It comes with no sights, so I ordered a f/r combination flip up set from Ruger. Most happy! I got the SOSS combo deal with the rifle that included the Vortex Sparc red dot. Wonderful! Easily cowitnessed with the irons.
 Buy it you’ll love it. Some reviewers have had issues. Ruger will take care of you if it’s the product.

(3 out of 5) Failing to feed and charge handle and bolt carrier got stuck
by from Portland, OR on

Just got this gun a couple days ago. Today is the first shooting, every 3 shots or 2 shots, the charge handle and bolt carrier got stuck. It started failing to feed, and the magazine would not stay engaged inside sometimes. I broke down the gun at home and found there is a small piece of a part on the bolt that is a little more raised than normal so the bolt kept scratching the bolt carrier inside. That made the bolt very hard to go in and out. Will call Ruger and figure it out.

(5 out of 5) Great AR
by from Denver, CO on

This is my first AR15 rifle and I think it’s a great one! It shipped really fast and was in my hands within 6 business days. They swapped out the 30 round mag for a 10 round mag since I am in CO, which was awesome. There were no issues after testing first 150, rounds everything worked smoothly. Looking forward to getting some more rounds through this rifle, can’t wait for the next range day!

(5 out of 5) Ruger MPR
by from Rosiclare, IL on

Product was shipped quickly and price was very reasonable. I had compared at other places and this was the best bargain I could find. I called my local gun dealer and he priced around and told me his cost was around $75 more with no markup .

(1 out of 5) Junk
by from Dallas, TX on

Yeah the specs are right up there with more expensive rifles, but its a piece of junk. BCG kept getting stuck in the chamber with live round, and Im still working to correct it. Then, the hand guard got loose so tightened it myself. Finally, I inspected the whole rifle and the castle nut was loose and it was not staked. So I staked it myself. One of these days when I have time, Im gonna contact Ruger.

(5 out of 5) Ruger 556 MPR
by from Boone’s Mill, VA on

Another fine firearm from Ruger. I love it and my other Ruger firearms. I thank Sportsman’s Outdoor Superstore for selling this firearm for a great price and a Ruger for making it, I am 100% satisfied with this purchase and received it in excellent shape and a timely manner.

(5 out of 5) Best Bang-For-Your-Buck AR-15, Period!!!
by from Jacksonville, NC on

I was looking to purchase the Smith&Wesson M&P15 Performance Center AR-15 Rifle for close to $1,400.- when luckily I held off and Ruger came out with this gem for almost half the price. Funny thing is this beauty has almost matching specs!!! 18" barrel length, 5R rifling, up-graded trigger and muzzlebrake. I added a Burris P.E.P.R. scope mount to mine topped with a Leupold VX-R Patrol 1.25-4x scope to my aging eyes - the scope is a Godsend.
I mostly shot Federal American Eagle 55gr .223 through it so far. I have purchased Hornaday 77gr and 73gr ELD ammo though. I use Lancer 30rd translucent magazines and it has never had a failure to feed/fire with them. I also added a BCM Kinesthetic Angled Grip KAG to the foregrip and added a Viking Tactics sling. Never any regrets with this rifle and highly recommended!!!

(4 out of 5) Ruger AR-556 MPR 5.56mm
by from Knoxville, TN on

Picked up from FFL, disassembled, cleaned was dripping with oil out of the box, re-oiled and added a Primary Arms 2.5X Compact Prism Scope. Went to the range and ran 4 mags through it. Nice trigger from the start. No issues with performance. However, would it hurt them to break the edges on the components before they put the finish on The edges on the sides of the lower are almost sharp enough to draw blood!

(4 out of 5) Ruger mpr 556
by from Hobbs, NM on

I bought this rifle as my first ar15, the first 3 shots were good, then my bolt locked up on me and failed to extract, but I did not check it just shot it. Well Ruger tests these rifles before sending them out so I went home and took it apart, cleaned it and oiled it. I went back to the shooting range and loaded a full mag 30 rounds. I haven't had one fail since then. I been shooting 62 grain steel ammo, 55 grain steel then I shot brass 55 grain. I have shot both 556 and 223 and it shoots beautifully, at 200 yards I got 1.6 grouping with a 3-9x42 nc star scope. Now I have changed my bcg to a sharps DLC xpb bolt carrier group with ambi charging handle. It's a very nice rifle for the price. I wish I had a longer range to stretch her legs out, but 200 max all I have until I head to the mountains.

(5 out of 5) Best budget competition ar
by from Arlington, TN on

I understand this mpr is a factory modified version of Rugers base ar556. There is a very small price difference between the 2 and with everything that comes with the mpr, I would not hesitate to recommend this one over the ar556. I do own both. The recoil is almost nonexistent, operates very smoothly, the trigger is amazing for out of the box performance. Fit and finish is phenomenal, especially at this price point.
 Right out if the box, no lubrication besides what the factory adds, I did 3 full mag dumps back to back without even the slightest malfunction. I will be purchasing another one. Sportsman's Outdoor Superstore's service and shipping time was amazing, as it always is!

(2 out of 5) Not happy
by from Nederland, TX on

After doing a lot of research I decided to buy this as my first AR I received it all thats good and I took it out to sight it in after three shots it started failing to feed and by V shot the charge handle got stuck and the rifle will no longer operate I called Ruger and they told me to send it back and they sent me a shipping label so they can see what the problem is and repair it as of now Im very disappointed with this rifle but I will update after I get the weapon back from Ruger and give it another try

(5 out of 5) Ruger MPR
by from CAMERON, MO on

You will not be disappointed getting this Ar15 . Shoots great. Feeds great. So far only ran .556 in it, haven't tried .223 but I bet it feeds just as good. There were some reviews of this gun where the bolt was not locking back to the rear with certain magazines, well Ruger fixed it, mine works just fine. Also 2 stage trigger is amazing so smooth and crisp.This Ar is lite weight, and the free float hand rails are so thin it feels nice in your hands , not bulky. Easy ordering this. Sportsman's Outdoor Superstore is legit and fast. You also receive emails on updates of your firearm. They have the best deal on this Ar15. You can't go wrong spending 559 after taxes on this bad boy. If you're on the fence like I was , just order you'll be happy.

(5 out of 5) Buy It!
by from Clyde, TX on

Steel to brass, 55 gr to 77gr. No failures. A sheer pleasure to shoot. Watch the red dot or cross hair barely bounce when shooting. Not a precision gun, but hell you are paying less than $600. Buy this gun. My 74 yo dad loved shooting this gun until he started shaking due to the cold temperatures. Then it was time to go and drink a Shiner Bock.

(5 out of 5) Ruger AR-556 MPR
by from Baker City, OR on

I have had a number of CARs during my career including a Colt. The Ruger MPR is by far the finest rifle bar none, especially for the price... $579.

(5 out of 5) Definitely worth it at this price
by from Augusta, GA on

This shop has the lowest price for this rifle that I’ve seen - other “major” retailers wouldn’t even come close when asked to price match. For this price sub $600 this rifle is hard to beat. The shop sent it out about 3 days after ordering and it took about 5-6 days until it landed at my FFL. My FFL couldn’t believe the deal I got and happened to have a Daniel Defense model in a similar size they just bought used and were asking 2x the price than this one new. Holding both together the DD had a better coating but that’s about it. Rifle is slim and light for its length. The only thing I would point out to people is that it has a nice 18” barrel. So the thing “feels” a bit long compared to a 16” or 14.5” pinned and welded. Especially if you add on a longer muzzle device. I like it but I’m not sure that the extra 2” really pays off in terms of velocity. If they had this in 16” it would be a six star gun. Very smooth recoil with the longer gas system. Like any AR it’s loud as heck and the barrel quickly gets hot. But this gun is hard to beat. And the seller gave good service. Gun was perfect on delivery.

(5 out of 5) Initial Problem But......
by from Orlando, FL on

My MPR was purchased in November 2017 and had some initial issues. The gun had to be returned to Ruger and they were wonderful in correcting the bolt problem. I have since run close to 3500 rounds with maybe one or two hiccups of no consequence. The MPR shoots so sweet and accurately that several of my friends who have shot it now are ordering for themselves. As mentioned, I had an initial problem that Ruger took care of immediately and perfectly. The Ruger customer service is outstanding if needed. Sure can't say that about many of the manufacturers.

(5 out of 5) Great Rifle for the money exceeds expectations.
by from Wilmer, AL on

I searched and searched for a perfect rifle to suit an entry level AR15. This exceeded my expectations and went beyond. Very smooth shooter, light and accurate. Ruger really took their time with this one. I’m so happy with it, I’m thinking of getting the .450 bushmaster version. Would highly recommend to anyone contemplating on getting this rifle. All of the bad reviews and videos on Facebook, those issues have been resolved and shouldn’t be looked down upon, this is a great buy. Great job Ruger, another well American made rifle.

(5 out of 5) Cant ask for more
by from Hannibal, MO on

500 rounds through mine so far, of all varieties. No hiccups. Shoots soft with the rifle length gas system. Took my comp off as it is unnecessary and to cut down on noise. Trigger is phenomenal for the price. This gun is ready to go for whatever you need it for, right from the box. I added a 1x8 Burris and a Geissele 3 gun trigger and it rains hell on steel.

(5 out of 5) Very nice mid range AR
by from Crystal Springs, MS on

The Ruger MPR exceeded my expectations. On delivery I field stripped and check lubrication. All was good. Then ran 100 rounds through it with absolutely no issues at all. The trigger pull is so nice for a mid range rifle. This is a fun gun to shoot. I am a happy camper

(5 out of 5) Best AR for the money
by from Miramar, FL on

I own several AR15 Including a Wilson and other Custom built all up 2 to 2500k. This ruger is amazing.  I bought it because of the price, never expected to be such a nice weapon. Added a set of JP trigger light springs pull now under 3 lbs. No it is not an Elftmann or Hiperfire,  but is top notch.  Very soft shooting 500 plus rounds not one problem Ruger great job

(5 out of 5) Great rifle for the price ....
by from Midlothian, VA on

First of all, it has a great 2 stage trigger right out of the box. Best among the sub $1,000 ARs I've tried. Second, 18 in. barrel with rifle-length gas system makes it a really soft shooting gun, with noticeably less recoil compared to run-of-the mill 16 in. ARs. 15 in free floating M-Lok handguard looks sharp and is very functional. Everything else is Mil-Spec or better. While 18 in. barrel is not ideal as a home defense gun but if you don't mind the extra length, it is a great shooting, value-added AR at a very reasonable price. Good job, Ruger.

(5 out of 5) Can't be beat for $600
by from Salt Lake City, UT on

Got if for $600.00 from here, mostly sub-moa groups at 100 and 200 yards out of the box with a Leupold vx1 3-9x40 and 75 grain American Eagle FMJ, and that from a novice shooter this is my first AR15, and my first time back to the range in many years. The trigger is very nice and the free float 18 barrel is exceptionally accurate for an AR in this price range. I don't see how you can get a better deal honestly. Everywhere else I have looked in gun shops and online, an AR outfitted with an 18 free float barrel, 2 stage trigger, all Magpul furniture, etc...costs ~$1000.00. I have not experienced any issues with magazine catches, feeding or ejecting rounds, too tight of takedown pins, loose fore grips, etc...or any other worries described in some reviews you can find online. I've fired about 80 rounds through it so far. I made sure to clean it well on arrival and run the bolt back and forth with lubrication about 100 times before shooting. I cleaned with a bore snake 3 times on the first trip to the range.

(5 out of 5) Great Rifle
by from yorkville, IL on

After getting my AR556, I broke it down and cleaned it. It was very heavily lubed. A few days later, I took it to the range to site it in. I fired approximately 150 rounds through it and it was flawless. I own quite a few Rugers, and as usual, this is an Excellent firearm.

(5 out of 5) Buy with confidence!!
by from Austin, TX on

I have been researching a mid level to budget level rifle in the AR platform for a little more than a year, and had watched many review videos giving good and bad reviews. I finally decided to stick with my initial selection and purchase the Ruger MPR.

When taking it out the first time I was a little worried about some of the various bad review/issues I had heard about. Absolutely no issues with this thing!! I’ve spent around 400rounds through it, of various grain and brands, both 223 and 556. This thing is so incredibly accurate! I took out 4 hogs at about 150yds, and have practiced plinking at a target that was around 320yds away. All of this done with a red dot sight. I can’t wait to get a scope for it, but cannot stop saying enough good things about this rifle.

Buy with confidence!! Also, this was my first online gun buy, and SOSS made things very easy and super quick! I’ll definitely purchase here again.

(5 out of 5) PERFECT RIFLE
by from Philly, PA on

Have been shooting this since the day I received it. Except for some cheap ammo that I bought and used that caused FTF, everything is perfect.

(5 out of 5) Right out of the box put 200 rounds through it after cleaning & lubing
by from Longview, WA on

Got the rifle to my city fast as I payed for next day shipping. My FFL took awhile to process it as I went through a business mistake; they can take as long as they want to process it so I wasted $30 for shipping. Not Sportsman’s fault though. Or FedEx. I cleaned and lubed my rifle up and took it to the mountain to put roughly 200 rounds through it over 3-5 hours. I had 3 types of ammo to try in case this was gonna be a picky gun. Winchester 5.56, Remington UMC .223, and Hornady Black 5.56. She ate all of them up no problem. People claimed feeding issues but fail to realize the AR15 platform, no matter which one you get, needs to be properly lubed and you should have an amazing rifle. If not still then it should be sent back. Because the AR556 MPR is the most bang per dollar rifle on the market in my opinion. It performed amazing and is exactly what I expected from Ruger 10/10 job on the build.

(5 out of 5) Love the gun
by from Wauseon, OH on

I ordered on a Saturday and received on a Thursday. There was an issue with my order and had the best customer service there is. The gun is amazing, shoots good and looks cool af.

(1 out of 5) Buy with caution
by from Houston, TX on

Bought mine back in Sep 2017 with working offshore. I didn't shoot it until Feb 2018. A friend of mine bought the same gun and we went to the range together. FTF FTE in both guns and a FTE that still tried to cycle the next round pushing that rounds bullet into the casing and spilling powder all over the inside of the gun. At this point I was not too keen on trying my luck any longer. So with under 2 mags painfully through it I will be sending it back. I am comfortable tinkering with internals, but this issue is not something I want to spend multiple trips to a range to correct. The tolerances in the bolt or where the bolt locks into the barrel is off. I cannot even put a round in and pull the charging handle to eject and cycle another. This requires an extreme amount of force, slamming the rifle on a hard surface while pulling the CH.

I have another Ruger AR that I have owned for years and put 1000s of rounds through with none of these issues. Hopefully Ruger will hold up to their great customer service rep. The gun itself is a hell of a deal for what you get, but in my case QC must have had a day off. Federal and Freedomunitions FMJ 55gr ammo used. Same ammo used in my other ARs with no issues.

(5 out of 5) Best bang for the buck
by from Houston, TX on

Ruger MPR exceeded my expectations. The trigger pull is unbelievably smooth as butter. I ran 200 rounds of American Eagle through it today and no issues at all. I added Ruger front and rear back up sights and Bushnell Red Dot. Awesome combination to complete an outstanding AR rifle. You definitely won't be disappointed with this Ruger MPR.

(5 out of 5) Some issues, but a great rifle over all
by from Longmont, CO on

I experienced some of the start up issues others have written about, but after 200 rds it seems to have settled in nicely. The first 50 rds were rough, couldn't get more than 3 shots off without FTF. Seemed like the bolt was not being pushed far enough reward to cycle properly. I even took the advise of another reviewer and completely tore down the rifle, cleared ever part, lubed every part and put it all back together before firing shot 1. The action is tight and gritty out of the box so I would recommend doing this. Then, as another reviewer said, just shoot it. I keep it clear and well lubed now and haven't had a single malfunction in the last 300 rds. I love it!!! Very accurate, low recoil and the trigger is smooth and predictable. Not a fan of the two stage trigger, but for now every usable. If you are not afraid to tinker with your weapon and don't mind that Ruger is using you for final fitment and quality control, then go ahead and buy one. You won't be disappointed.

(5 out of 5) Unbelievable value.
by from ALBANY, OR on

With an estimated 400 rounds through this rifle I am very impressed. It has had zero malfunctions with at least 8 different ammo types. The recoil impulse is very smooth even with the muzzle brake removed. I am so impressed by the rifle length gas system I am switching all my AR15s to it. I estimate it to be a 1.5 to 1 MOA rifle with factor ammo. The tigger is nice. It shoots better than my POF Renegade costing around 1200 dollars. This is an incredible value.

(3 out of 5) There’s a reason it’s $650
by from Laguna Vista, TX on

This rifle really does come with some nice features. The trigger is first class and the magpul furniture it comes with is high quality and saves you a few bucks. The muzzle break is genius and makes it to where with rifle hardly has any recoil at all. Functionality wise tho, that’s where this rifle starts to show why it’s priced the way it is. The mag almost never catches the bolt when it’s empty. For some reason that just wasn’t a thing on my rifle and I was using magpul mags. Double fed all the time, probably about once every 40 rounds. The bolt itself was started to deteriorate after just less than 200 rounds. ALL I SHOT WAS FEDERAL .223 BRASS. As soon as you realize your enternals are falling apart on you that’s when it’s time to jump ship. Sold it for $50 more than what I payed for it and got a Springfield Saint freefloat. The gun shoots actually really well when something isn’t going wrong but for $600 reliability and longevity woes should be a thing of the past.

(4 out of 5) Good Value Rifle
by from Houston, Texas on

For the upgrade on the rifle with the price I paid is a true value. The rifle is nicely made. I had a few TFF and FTE with my first 50 or so rounds, and the bolt fail to lock back on the last round. Maybe it's due to the ammo and magazine combination. I was using Wolf ammo and a Surefeed magazine. I switched to a lancer magazine and a new batch of wolf ammo the gun ran fine. My second outing with the rifle I ran some Hornady ammo in steel casing and it was flawless. I went back to the Wolf ammo and got no issues after that. However, during sighting my red dot scope the hand rail came loose from the upper.

Ruger quality control need to step up here! I re tighten the rail and shot MOA at 50 yards zero. The trigger on this rifle is wonderful, a few of my friends were surprised by the light and crisp of it. I do recommend this rifle for anyone who is looking for an upgrade AR15 without breaking your wallet.

(5 out of 5) Top notch
by from San Antonio, United States on

I have owned several ARs. The MPR is without a doubt the finest AR I have ever owned. Everything is just as advertised. Great trigger pull, smooth as silk felt recoil, spot on accurate. No reason to buy an entry level AR for between $500 and $600 when you can have this gun for $650 from SOSS. Get it, you wont be sorry.

(5 out of 5) Love the Ruger MPR but needed a few adjustments
by from Bossier City, LA on

I absolutely love this rifle. First 200 rounds shot with zero malfunctions. Shot fiochi 55gr .223, and some federal 5.56 and it ate the ammo up. There are a few things that I found initially that I wasn't too happy with. The handguard wasn't installed evenly, it was slightly off to one side. No big deal, simply loosened set screws and moved it to center. I was worried it would walk off center, after shooting 200 rounds it maintained center. The gas tube roll pin was installed sloppily. It looked like someone was in a hurry and didn't push the pin all the way through, and mushroomed the pin so it wouldn't go in any further. This did not affect the function of the rifle, and I may replace the roll pin at some point.

The bolt and carrier were extremely tight when I first got the rifle, so tight that I had to use the fwd assist to get the bolt to seat. This was resolved with some LCP around the gas rings. The tolerance between the bolt gas rings and carrier is extremely tight. After running the bolt open and closed 100 times and lubing the bolt everything smoothed out nicely. I highly suggest you do this before taking it out to shoot for the first time, it will ensure you have a malfunction free shooting experience.

The trigger is excellent, the 2 stage trigger compliments the enhanced accuracy of the 18 inch barrel. I may actually purchase an other Ruger 2 stage trigger for another AR build I am planning.

Overall a good rifle, just needed a few adjustments which are not a big deal for a rifle which offers such a great value.

(5 out of 5) amazing looking rifle!!!
by from Indianapolis, Indiana on

I just received my RUGER AR 15 and it is exactly what I expected . Just a small delay with the gun control debate. I called and I was treated nice by a female rep she assured me it was good to go. There was zero damage from pickup. Everything went great even with small delay. I will definitely buy again thanks sportsman for great service!!!

(5 out of 5) Best Value on the Market
by from Herriman, Utah on

For what you get with this rifle package, you simply cannot buy or build anything even close to this quality, at this price point. I honestly don't know how Ruger is selling these things for only $100 or so more than their basic 556. Cold hammer forged barrel with melonite, Magpul furniture, free float rail, muzzle break, and a trigger that is 100 better than a mil spec. It would cost over $1000 for me to put this rifle together, but they are selling for around $600. Rifle shoots great. I have had on issues with feeding, or the bolt failing to lock back, like some others have mentioned. This is a very tight rifle quite impressive actually, so if things are not oiled regularly, I would expect some of the issues others have mentioned. If you are on the fence about buying this rifle, just do it, you wont regret it.

(5 out of 5) Great service
by from Doral, FL on

I ordered my new Ruger MPR on Sunday night, subsequently I called in to change shipping slight charge for expedite and talked to Rachel, she was extremely helpful and changed the shipping immediately and said she would be sure that the rifle shipped that day, yesterday! Well it did and I picked it up from my FFL at 1230 today. thanks Rachel and the SOSS Team!! Jaime

(3 out of 5) It's ok, not great
by from Fort Worth, Texas on

Received mine a few weeks back and have finally put some rounds down range with it. Here are the pros and cons.

Pros: Almost no recoil. It literally felt like I was shooting a loud .22 LR. Only when I started to squeeze of rounds fast did I start to jump around a bit. But easy to stay on the target. 120 brass rounds, cheap Monarch, not one jam. Free float hand guard has no wobble. And all the Magpul furniture was comfortable to work with. Sad it doesn't already come with sites, but for 599 no tax, no shipping, I wasn't going to complain. Basically this was a joy to shoot.

Cons: OMFG, that front take down pin was horrible. I have served firing the M16 and M4, never once was a take down pin so difficult. I literally had to have a punch and tack hammer to get it out, and to put it back in, the tack hammer again. And I oiled the hell out of that pin and hole. The back pin was easy, pushed with my thumb and was able to pull it out no prob. Even after a few taps and replace it is still not budging by my thumb only. Still having to use a punch and tack hammer. Remember how I said I only fired 120 rounds Well the bolt cam pin was already gouged pretty good. And the whole carrier group felt tight. Even after cleaning and reapplying oil. Will have to keep an eye on it, but already looking for a carrier group replacement.

All in all, fun gun to shoot, but I will be contacting Ruger with my concerns on the take down pin and carrier group.

(5 out of 5) Ruger MPR
by from Borger, Texas on


(5 out of 5) Sweet!
by from Bushkill, Pennsylvania on

What an accurate and smooth shooter! Honestly impressed. Ruger made a very nice rifle at a very reasonable price! Scoop one up before they realize what they have here and jack the price up! Thanks SOSS for the quick one week transaction and great price! I will definitely do business through you guys and girls again!

(5 out of 5) Great rifle.
by from El Paso, TX on

I would definitely recommend this MPR to anyone. I have had it for about a month. Very accurate rifle so accurate I have been taking out rabbits while they run. My only problem is getting the bolt to lock back after the magazine runs out of ammo. Awesome rifle though. I get groupings less than a quarter at 100 yards.

(5 out of 5) Nice Gun
by from Harrisburg, PA on

I am by no means a great shot but this gun works for me. I spent about 30 shells sighting in my 5 MOA Bushnell red dot and the aftermarket iron sights. At that point I was able to hit any 6 plate up to 110 yds on demand speed fire while on the bench. My buddy said now stand up and free hand it. 4 shots, 4 seconds, hit 6 plate at 110 yds completely free hand. 2 group at 110 yds with the iron sights on bench. I'm satisfied.

(5 out of 5) MPR 5.56 recoils like a 22 cal
by from Hollywood, FL on

Thank you Sportsman for the fast turn around time on the shipping came in a few a days early. Phone good customer service. Simply put, Best 5.56 on the market right now for the money. Shoots 5.56 and 223s. kicks like a high powered 22 cal. My friends Daniel Defense kicks like an old M16 hard. Ya I know, barrel differences..blah blah blah. bolt is easily upgrade-able to a F.A. bolt mil spec. Distance is outstanding with a scope of course. I don't think, I will need to put 10,000 rounds through it. It's a S.H.T.F. Rifle for me. I added some goodies of course green laser, 9x32 scope, red dot, and of course good old sights and got 10 Sec adman mags. Too good to not take on price value and a 10 clip rifle bag. And still came way under my friends cost just on his DD.

by from Bismarck, ND on

I own several Rugers so when this rifle was released, I had to have one. I have a Ruger SR556 and an SR762, and I love both of them, but I paid well over a thousand dollars for each of them. The MPR was less than half of those but still impressed me very much. I really like the 452 trigger and with the magpul furniture and rail already on this rifle I cant ask for more. I've ran about 300 rounds through my MPR with no issues. I can't say enough good things about this rifle and the amazing value it is. If you are in the market I recommend the Ruger MPR.

(5 out of 5) GREAT SERVICE
by from Mesquite, Texas on

I ordered the Ruger AR 556 MPR on Monday morning and picked the rifle up from my FFL on Tuesday. I paid the extra 30 bucks for shipping, but it was well worth it. The rifle is exactly what I expected. I put a Sig Sauer Romeo 5 red dot and some flip up sights and I'm good to go. Great customer service for a first time Sportsman's Outdoor Superstore buyer.

(2 out of 5) Reliability woes
by from New Baden, IL on

I really like the features on the MPR. I added an ambi safety, ambi charging handle, flip up irons and a Vortex red dot. The gun works great with brass ammo. But very poorly with the three different steel case loads I tried. Even after a full cleaning, I get a failure to feed about every 10 rounds with steel. Sometimes it wont pick up the fresh round from the mag, sometimes it hangs up on the feed ramps. Sometimes the bolt won't lock back on the last round. I used the same loads and mags on the same day in my 2010-era Rock River A4 with 100% reliability. My MPR will go back to Ruger for a look after Xmas. My only reason for waiting is wanting nothing to do with UPS this time of year! If Ruger can get it working right with steel ammo, I'll likely rate the MPR in the 8 or 9 range on performance... I just don't enjoy sending it back for a do over.

(5 out of 5) Best overall value in the market!
by from Spanish Fork, Utah on

First off, this is not a long range, precision rifle or the ideal CQB weapon or anything really other than an outstanding all-around AR. With the free-float rail, enhanced trigger, Magpul furniture, muzzle brake, and excellent barrel, the MPR has just the right amount of upgrades to make it precise out beyond 500 yards, lightweight, ergonomic and just plain kick a. The rifle-length gas system along with the muzzle brake really reduces recoil and makes follow up shots super quick compared to the standard AR-556 or any other run-of-the-mill budget carbine. I have several hundred rounds through this rifle without a hiccup and haven't had any issues with feeding, ejecting, magazine seating, etc. I have used Magpul Gen 2 and Gen 3 PMAGS and GI steel mags, shot multiple types of ammo, new and reloaded. I use this mostly for sport shooting and jack rabbit hunting and it performs flawlessly. I pre-ordered this rifle for $560 which blew me away. At the current listed price, I still think this is the best overall value in the market.

(5 out of 5) Ruger MPR
by from Scott Depot, WV on

I have not shot the gun so for now I'm giving 5 stars solely based on my purchase, the extremely fast shipping, the condition of the gun as I received it, the fair cost, and the options on this Ruger AR MPR. I spoke with Rachel and she was very helpful and friendly. I was shocked at how quickly my gun arrived. I online ordered Wednesday morning and picked it up Friday. I was forced to purchase this gun because I had a scope that needed to be installed on something. I haven't owned a Ruger yet that disappointed me and I hope this gun meets my expectations.

(5 out of 5) What a Deal
by from Central, Texas on

You're getting a lot of gun for the money with the Ruger AR556 MPR. I've only put 40 rounds through it, but it functioned flawlessly and is very accurate. The OEM BCG worked just fine, but I replaced it with a PSA Premium BCG just because I don't like the unshrouded carrier that comes with the rifle.

(4 out of 5) Almost Perfect
by from Memphis, MI on

For the price you can't come close to what Ruger has here. Some positives. -Magpul stock and grip -MLOK hand free floated rail. Very thin. You can wrap your hand around it for a very nice C clamp hold -Ruger's 552 trigger is way nicer than I expected. I really like it -A rifle length gas system creates a very nice recoil impulse - 18 inch CHF barrel with 5R rifling; you get a little extra velocity out of rounds and it's a very nice barrel overall. The included muzzle break is very nice as well. The bolt and barrel are both magnetically particle inspected together; a very nice quality control step. Some people don't like the wait the gas key is staked but it's just a new way Ruger is doing it with a hydraulic press, however, it's the same staking as the older AR 556 so it works perfectly fine.

Now for the negatives. -I wish Ruger would toss in a pair of irons; it's just a personal gripe of mine. I think all guns should come with them, but the only reason this gun is not 5 stars for me is the bolt. Don't get me wrong, it works perfectly the way it is, however, it is not a full M16 bolt carrier group, so if you wanted to put in a binary trigger, you will run into reliability issues, but that's a very small part of the market. Overall, you can't beat this gun at $600. I got mine for $560. It comes with a very nice barrel and you can't find a rifle length gas system on guns this cheap. It's just a super super smooth shooting gun with very nice premium features for an entry level price.

(4 out of 5) Great rifle one mistake...
by from Omaha, NE on

SO, I got my new Ruger AR 556 MPR from Sportsman's here, and it is a great deal. I took her to the range yesterday after throwing on some flip up sights and proceeded to fire away. After 2 mags I noticed something...The hand guard had some play to it...started to twist. I took it to the owner of the range to ask his opinion also my FFL, and looks at it and states the barrel nut is not tight, only thing really keeping the barrel on is the gas tube at that point. COME ON RUGER. So, I faced the whole send it back pain in the butt, or just have him look at it further and adjust as needed. Could do it myself, but with it being new I was just pissed and figured I'd let him do it. I'm sure it will end up being minor...And everything else about the rifle is great.

(5 out of 5) Killer deal for the money!
by from Lenoir, NC on

If you buy the elite Ruger trigger by itself, it's like $150 and the Magpul stock is around $50, I believe. In addition, you get the Magpul grip and the freefloat handguard which probably has a combined total of $100-$120. The upgrades to the Ruger AR-556 are very impressive. I am about to order mine right now. I already know Sportsman Outdoor Superstores service will be good so I'm giving it 5 stars all the way around. Job well done Ruger!

(4 out of 5) Nice gun with one problem.
by from Sugar Grove, IL on

I pre-ordered this rifle and the price was very good. I mounted a Nikon 223 4x12 scope with Nikon P223 mounts on this Ruger. I could not get the bolt for the forward scope mount through the slot on the handguard rail because the notch was machined too high at the bottom. I slid both mounts back on the rail of the receiver and mounted the scope there. I ran 200 rounds of Russian 556 through the gun without a malfunction. Very tight group in the center of the bulls-eye at 100 yds. Overall I am very happy with the rifle and would have given a 5 rating instead of a 4 if I had not had the problem with the forward rail. I own 2 Colt 6920s and 2 S&W M&P ARs. I recommend this Ruger AR556 MPR.

(5 out of 5) Simply Outstanding
by from North Texas, TX on

Free float rail, awesome trigger, rifle length gas system, very light, nice finish. You are getting a crazy amount of AR for the money

(5 out of 5) Amazing
by from san antonio, TX on

This isn't my first rodeo. I have owned several ARs. But, none as sweet a shooter as this AR. The radial port compensator and the increased gas tube length make a significant difference in perceived recoil. I put about 200 rds down range on my first trip to the range. Bushnell AR scope mounted, 1st shot 6 in low at 50 yds. Dialed in about 45 clicks 2nd shot about 1/2 off dead center. All the remaining shots within 1 moa of dead center. Real nice trigger, just a very solid AR. If you are looking for your first AR or simply a upgrade, get this gun. You will never look back on your decision.

(5 out of 5) Great price and great AR
by from Albuquerque, NM on

I purchased in the Pre-Order. For the money, this is a very good AR15. Probably not the best you can buy, but I find that it is a good value for the money. This is my first AR15 platform gun. After adding flip up sights, a red dot, and a few other items I put about 500 rounds through it. The rifle shoots very straight with, what I would call, light to moderate recoil. I have shot a few AR15 rifles other than this one. I had no malfunctions in the 3 range trips it took to fire 500 rounds. All 500 were Wolf 223. I have not run 556 yet. I would recommend this AR15. So far, I haven't found a down side. I would rate my experience and knowledge of the AR platform as advanced beginner. Hope this review helps you decide.

(5 out of 5) Everything you expect
by from Saint Charles, MO on

This rifle is almost too good to believe, but its not. I ordered this rifle on the 18th of September and it arrived at my FFL on the 28th. I broke it down and it was very well oiled. The barrel needed a bore snake through it. I bought some cheap pop up sights on Amazon, they are OK.I picked it up and took it to the range same day. I bought 3 different types of ammo: Golden Bear, Tula and IMI. They all fed great with Zero issues over the course of 250 rounds through PMAGS and GI mags, I only shot 20 rounds of Tula because I don't care for it. It is a soft shooter and the trigger is great. Buy it.