Yes, got em from Ruger. Fortunately I only needed one for light and one for the vertical grip.Super Tanker:
get your rail issue settled? yes from Ruger only ... guards for the handguards are little strips that go on with nylon screws.
I'll have to get mine on a scale. It seems pretty heavy to me, but I don't mind.Decided against large rails (though I bought a 9") due to weight. Used one for a sling attach near gas block. trying to keep weight down since added the Gen 3 HD7 with magnifier. Now 9.8# as shown.
I'll have to get some. I'm 700+ down range and the trigger is has gone from smooth to gritty.After original cleanup with CLP to the firearm out of the box, a word on trigger: add shooter Choice red synthetic grease to the sear and it sweetens up fine.
I put my images on photobucket and paste the link.Also to lightly to bearing surfaces: charging handle top, lightly to bolt carrier, locking lugs of bolt, cam pin, half moon recess in upper, threads and detent pin of buffer tube.
Breakfree or Slip CLP to surfaces and to springs, if necessary.
As this gun runs so cool and clean, wear is really the issue for maintenance. I am sold on this all temperature red grease which is more like an oiled-jell than gunky grease. I stays and spreads just a little, vice slopping all over like CLP in DI guns.
This I think is the luxury of a piston gun and one reason why I chose it.
When I can figure out how to include images, will later.
You'll get better accuracy out of a non-chromed barrel. You'll get longer barrel life out of a chrome lined barrel. Look ai it this ways.. None of the WW1, ww2 girands, m1's, m1a's m14's etc had chrome lined barrels.I put a SR-556E on layaway last weekend and I've been debating whether it was a good choice ever since. I like everything about it except the barrel not being chrome-lined since it's the norm for everything else. I don't know if it's really necessary or people just want it because the military has it.. I've considering swapping the layaway to a SIG M400 or something else in the same price range.
I see a lot of photos of the 556E here though and didn't see any complaints in the few pages I perused.
The chances of a civilian benefiting from a chrome barrel are nil. Clean the barrel and use good ammo and the gun and barrel will outlast you unless the Red Chinese hit the beaches or something.You'll get better accuracy out of a non-chromed barrel. You'll get longer barrel life out of a chrome lined barrel. Look ai it this ways.. None of the WW1, ww2 girands, m1's, m1a's m14's etc had chrome lined barrels.
Chrome line barrels is a relatively "new" thing in the Ar's in the last 10 years or so.
The Russians used chrome lined barrels to protect the barrels from corrosive ammo, and crawling through swaps.
You're E will be fine. Clean it and make sure it has a light coat of oil and it will more than likely outlast you. I have approx 1500 rounds through mine and it is still a 1/2" MOA gun if I do my part.