Ruger AR-556 Optics Carbine

Ruger AR-556 Optics Carbine
Ruger AR-556 Optics Carbine

The new AR-556 Optics Carbine is built on the same platform as the original AR-556 and features a flat top Picatinny upper receiver and same-plane Picatinny gas block for easy attachment of a magnified optic, red dot or use of open sights. The milled gas block with integral Picatinny rail is located at a carbine-length (M4) position for improved balance and handling.

Ruger AR-556 Optics Carbine:

  • Model Number: 8525
  • Caliber: 5.56 NATO
  • Stock: Black Synthetic, Collapsible
  • Front Sight: None
  • Rear Sight: None
  • Barrel Length: 16.10″
  • Thread Pattern: 1/2″-28
  • Handguard: Glass-Filled Nylon
  • Twist: 1:8″ RH
  • Capacity: 30
  • Receiver Finish: Type III Hard Coat Anodized
  • Height: 7.20″
  • Weight: 6.7 lb.
  • Overall Length: 32.25″ – 35.50″
  • Length of Pull: 10.25″ – 13.50″
  • Grooves: 5