AR-556 Handguard Q?

Discussion in 'Ruger Rifle Forum' started by RugerNut, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. RugerNut

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  2. spikedriver

    spikedriver Active Member

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    I don't own the AR556 but I believe it is designed so all standard AR accessories will work on it. I'm positive the Magpul will because I'm 99% sure I've seen the Ruger with Magpul accessories on it.
     

  3. jstanfield103

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    As you probably found out on the other post that was started on another site.
    Yes it will fit. I bought the Magpul for mine put it on then decided to free float mine.
     
  4. jwshootster68

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    I do own an AR556 and did put an aftermarket handguard on it. It's a Troy indudustries 13" vtac alpha rail. However, in saying that it was quite a job to get the old barrel nut off. Not sure how they put them on at the factory but it was super tight.
     
  5. RugerNut

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    What exactly are you referring to? :dunno:
     
  6. jwshootster68

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    I apologize for the confusion. I am new to the forum and got excited when I saw that I could try and help someone. As I found out when doing my handguard on my AR556 any handguard will fit you may just have to put a mil-spec barrel nut on or the proprietary one for that brand. As far as the original barrel nut and fit of handguards I'm not completely sure. Again, I apologize for any confusion.
     
  7. RugerNut

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    JW, you didn't confuse me, or, anyone else that I am aware of. I'm sure you might have helped someone out there in the AR world.
    I knew how to install a drop in hand guard on my AR-556, but, a friend suggested that I watch a video on YT about installing an MAGPUL MOE SL hand guard onto my AR-556.. He stated that it was tricky and the video would help with the install. And, he was correct! (Thanks Charlie :Cooltu: )
    Here is a pic of my AR-556 with a MAGPUL MOE stock and MOE SL hand guard installed.
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  8. jwshootster68

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    That looks pretty slick! When I was looking around for mine I was pushed in another direction. Here is a picture of mine. ImageUploadedByRuger Forum1485702068.791330.jpg
     
  9. RugerNut

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    JW, that's the cats a**! I LIKE IT! But, you NEED a MAGPUL stock. Let me help you spend your money; :D

    http://www.aimsurplus.com/product.aspx?groupid=1111&name=Magpul+CTR+Carbine+Stock+-+Mil-Spec

    If I had your AR, this stock would be on it. AIM SURPLUS has FREE SHIPPING on A LOT of its inventory. I buy plenty of parts from them.
    :Cooltu:
     
  10. greg_r

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    The magpul more is a drop in. No need to swap the barrel nut.
     
  11. RugerNut

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    Who is changing their barrel nut for an MOE drop in hand guard? :dunno:
     
  12. jwshootster68

    jwshootster68 New Member

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    That would be me. I missed the part about the drop in. I will try to read better next time.
     
  13. RugerNut

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    I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. I have selective hearing around my g/f sometimes. Now, that's something to worry about! :eek: