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Old 02-17-2017, 09:31 AM
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So I was checking the torque on my action screw and noticed that it only screws in about one thread with the factory stock so really all that holds the action in place is the barrel band what are your alls thoughts on this


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Old 02-17-2017, 09:44 AM
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Take action out of stock and screw the take down screw in all the way - still only one thread? Could be some junk in the threads, chase 'em.

Then put it back together. With the barrel band off, and the take down screw in, does the rifle rock back and forth?
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:53 AM
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Take action out of stock and screw the take down screw in all the way - still only one thread? Could be some junk in the threads, chase 'em.

Then put it back together. With the barrel band off, and the take down screw in, does the rifle rock back and forth?


The screw screws in fine with the action out of the stock with the stock on the action and the screw in with one thread there is front and back movement do I need to remove some material from the stock where the action screw goes through the stock??


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Old 02-17-2017, 10:05 AM
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The screw screws in fine with the action out of the stock with the stock on the action and the screw in with one thread there is front and back movement do I need to remove some material from the stock where the action screw goes through the stock??


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It's unclear what you mean by it screws in fine. Do you mean that it protrudes about 0.3" on the inside when screwed all the way in with the action out? If so, how are you determining that only a couple of threads are engaging the action? Have youd done any mods to the stock (bedding, etc.)?

I'd first check to make sure the escucheon hasn't worked it's way out. It's only press fit in by Ruger. You may be able to tap it in. I wouldn't remove material yet.
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:12 AM
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It's unclear what you mean by it screws in fine. Do you mean that it protrudes about 0.3" on the inside when screwed all the way in with the action out? If so, how are you determining that only a couple of threads are engaging the action? Have youd done any mods to the stock (bedding, etc.)?



I'd first check to make sure the escucheon hasn't worked it's way out. It's only press fit in by Ruger. You may be able to tap it in. I wouldn't remove material yet.


When screwing the screw into the action without the stock it screws in all the way to the end without issues when putting the stock on the action and screwing the screw in you can feel it catch but then it spins and catches again I will check the euschcheon when I get home there has been zero mods to the stock


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Old 02-17-2017, 10:24 AM
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When screwing the screw into the action without the stock it screws in all the way to the end without issues when putting the stock on the action and screwing the screw in you can feel it catch but then it spins and catches again I will check the euschcheon when I get home there has been zero mods to the stock


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Got it. When it is screwed in all the way, action out, about 1/3" of threads should be protruding up through the hole. 1/3" is a lot for your action to be off by. Check to see if the threads on the receiver are in good shape and not stripped. If they are, you may need to tap to the next size up and get a larger action screw. Several people do this mod even when there is no problem, going to a 1/4" takedown screw, but I don't think it makes enough difference to go there, unless there's a problem like stripped threads.


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Old 02-17-2017, 01:03 PM
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Have the exact same problem with an aftermarket stock. My thoughts are it didn't have enough material removed. The action has a good fit to the stock. Just bought a longer action screw to get more thread contact.
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The action screw screws into the action but rather than stopping it just spins any thoughts on how to fix this do I need to tap it and get a different bolt


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Sounds like the threads are stripped. My thoughts are you need to see if it is the screw or the in the action. Then it is either get a different screw or drill out the action to the next size larger and get a new screw.
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The action (receiver) going all the way into the stock ?

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Old 02-18-2017, 04:55 PM
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The action (receiver) going all the way into the stock ? Som


Yes the action is seated fully into the stock


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The action screw screws into the action but rather than stopping it just spins any thoughts on how to fix this do I need to tap it and get a different bolt


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You said above that the threads weren't stripped, so there should be no reason to tap.
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Old 02-18-2017, 06:25 PM
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You said above that the threads weren't stripped, so there should be no reason to tap.
but he also said "The action screw screws into the action but rather than stopping it just spins"

that sounds like stripped threads to me
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Old 02-18-2017, 06:29 PM
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but he also said "The action screw screws into the action but rather than stopping it just spins"

that sounds like stripped threads to me
I agree, but I suggested that, and the OP said the threads weren't stripped, so I assume that means he checked. Aluminum is pretty soft, which is why I asked originally. At this point, I think we need pictures.
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Old 02-18-2017, 06:37 PM
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I agree, but I suggested that, and the OP said the threads weren't stripped, so I assume that means he checked. Aluminum is pretty soft, which is why I asked originally. At this point, I think we need pictures.
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