American Rifleman - July 2014 - 47

The four-position gas
regulator, labeled from
"0" to "3, tunes sys"
tem pressure for optimum performance.

from the barrel is channeled through the regulator
gas is siphoned off to run the gun, and each of the four
into a small compartment and sealed in by that piston
positions have their appropriate functions: Position "0"
head. As the pressure in that space grows, the piston
admits no gas, the rifle will function as a rear-charging
is forced back, out of interface with the regulator, thus
bolt-action; "1" is the smallest port, good for curtailing
allowing the gasses to fill the larger piston cylinder
the higher pressures associated with "hot" ammunition
and apply pressure to the second, larger piston head.
or the use of a suppressor; "2" is the "base" position,
By using such a two-stage system, the force of the gas
good for most ammunition; and finally "3" has the largpressure is controlled and gated by the two heads,
est gas port and will help the system cycle even with
and the result is smooth operation and a noticeable
low-pressure loads.
decrease in felt recoil, especially
Before discussing the evaluacompared to direct-gas .308s in
tion phase, a closer look at the rest
RUGER SR-762
which the full force of the pressurof the SR-762 is in order. The gun
ized gas is directed back through
was designed to fill the all-purpose
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CO., INC. (DEPT. AR), 411 SUNAPEE
the stock toward the shooter.
or personal rifle role, that is, to be
ST., NEWPORT, NH 03773;
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relatively lightweight, accessory(603) 865-2442; RUGER.COM
further tuned with the four-position
ready and in a chambering that
CALIBER: 7.62X51 MM NATO,
gas regulator. Despite being locked
would meet the needs of armed
(.308 WIN.)
ACTION TYPE: TWO-STAGE,
in place, and position, by a somecitizens, hunters and recreational
PISTON-OPERATED SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE
what flimsy-looking spring-steel
shooters, alike. It has a 16" fluted,
RECEIVERS: 775-T6 FORGED ALUMINUM
clip, the regulator functioned well
chrome-lined barrel that, while
(UPPER AND LOWER)
in all positions, and the detent gave
perhaps not long enough to wring
BARREL: 16" 41V45 CHROME-MOLYaudible and tactile confirmation
out the cartridge's full potential,
VANADIUM STEEL; FLUTED AND
CHROME-LINED
whenever the unit was rotated and
was selected for both functionality
RIFLING: SIX-GROOVE, 1:10" RH TWIST
locked into a new position. The
and weight considerations. A welMAGAZINE: 20-ROUND-CAPACITY
regulator uses three gas ports of
come feature is the 5/8"-24 thread at
DETACHABLE BOX
increasing size to control how much
the muzzle that accepts many flash
SIGHTS: RUGER FOLDING BACKUP IRON
SIGHTS: ELEVATION-ADJUSTABLE POST
FRONT; WINDAGE-ADJUSTABLE DUALAPERTURE REAR

TRIGGER:

SINGLE-STAGE, NON-

ADJUSTABLE;

8-LB., 14-OZ. PULL
OVERALL LENGTH: 34¾" TO 38"
WEIGHT: 8 LBS., 10 OZS.
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CASE, TWO SPARE 20-ROUND POLYMER
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Unlike direct-gas systems, the
SR-762 uses a regulator and a twostage piston (inset, l.) to harness the
gas pressure and use it to drive a
transfer rod rearward (inset, r.). The
action is cycled when the transfer
rod forces the bolt assembly back,
and then the buffer spring returns it
forward, into battery.

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JULY 2014

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