Ruger AR-Lower Elite


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AR Lower Receivers – The AR-Lower Elite

( – Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR) announces the release of the AR-Lower Elite, a fully assembled, full-featured modern sporting rifle lower receiver. Featuring the Ruger® Elite 452™ AR-Trigger, Magpul® MOE® SL stock and Magpul MOE grip, the AR-Lower Elite is a premium platform for those wishing to assemble their own modern sporting rifle.

Ruger AR-Lower Elite

The AR-Lower Elite is built from the same hard-coat anodized, CNC-machined, 7075-T6 forged lower receiver as the Ruger AR-556®. This lower receiver ships with an upgraded trigger and furniture, and is fully assembled to include the pivot and takedown pins, bolt catch, magazine release, trigger guard, mil-spec buffer tube, buffer and spring.  The addition of a complete, mil-spec upper receiver assembly of the consumer’s choice will complete this custom modern sporting rifle.

Ruger AR-Lower Elite

Ruger AR-Lower Elite:

  • Model Number: 8516
  • Stock: Magpul® MOE® SL
  • Material: 7075 Forged Aluminum
  • Finish: Hard Coat Anodized
  • Grip: Magpul® MOE®
  • Trigger: Elite 452™ AR-Trigger
  • Height: 6.75″
  • Weight: 2.2 lb.
  • Takedown/Pivot Pins: 0.250″
  • Hammer/Trigger Pins: 0.154″
  • Overall Length: 15.63″ – 19″
  • Length of Pull: 11.10″ – 14.40″
  • Suggested Retail: $299.00
  • Six-position telescoping Magpul® MOE® Carbine buttstock and Mil-Spec buffer tube allow the rifle to be properly sized for different shooters, or varying levels of outerwear or defensive gear.
  • Ergonomic pistol grip features an extended trigger reach for more precise trigger control.
  • Features the Ruger® Elite 452® AR-Trigger is a two-stage trigger with a smooth, crisp, 4.5 pound trigger pull and has a 30% faster lock time over standard MSRs. This rugged, reliable and safe trigger is a Genuine Ruger® Factory Accessory.

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About Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc.

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. As a full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Our motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®,” echoes the importance of these principles as we work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms.