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RUGER SR-762

hiders (Ruger's proprietary Mini-14-style flash suppressor is included), muzzle brakes and suppressors.
Enshrouding the barrel is a round, smooth handguard designed with weight-saving cutouts. It is
drilled and tapped to accept Picatinny rail segments
or finger-grooved railcovers, several of which are
included with each rifle. A full-length of rail tops both
the handguard and the upper receiver and, in conjunction with the screw-on segments, provides ample
space for optics and accessories. Included with the
SR-762 are Ruger's flip-up iron sights, consisting of an
elevation-adjustable front post and a windageadjustable, dual-aperture rear peep.

The bolt assembly is configured similarly to a
standard AR, though enlarged to accommodate the
7.62x51 mm NATO cartridge. All of the components
are chrome-plated for added lubricity and, therefore,
smoother cycling. One problem sometimes encountered
with piston-driven guns is bolt carrier tilt, which can occur
when, as the bolt cycles, the bolt carrier cants slightly and
rubs against surfaces not designed to support its travel,
such as the lower lip of the buffer tube. It can happen
because most buffer tubes are of a larger diameter than
the bolt carrier. Force from the transfer bar, above and in
front of the bolt carrier, causes the rear of the carrier to
cant downward, and dimensional allowances encourage
it. Ruger engineers eliminated the problem altogether by
more closely matching the dimensions of the buffer tube
to the bolt carrier's rear diameter.
The SR-762's bolt is chromeplated for added lubricity.
Notable is the absence of
the bolt carrier key, as on
direct-gas ARs. Instead, the
bolt carrier has an integral
top-side plate to interface
with the transfer rod.

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