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Old 11-16-2020, 07:20 AM
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Hi to everyone here at RFC, I'm new on here & this is my 1st post. Took my new to me SS Mark III Hunter to the range yesterday. I had shot maybe 50 rounds and I started getting stovepipes/FTE. I should've taken pics but I forgot. This happened with several mags, 4 times with one mag. Some of the mags are brand new,first use and some came with the pistol. Gun was clean to start. Any ideas?
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Old 11-16-2020, 01:01 PM
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FTE: Failure to extract or failure to eject: Is it a live round or a spent cartridge that is stovepiping?
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Old 11-16-2020, 08:58 PM
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Put volquartsen extractor and volquartsen firing pin and use some high velocity Ammo to break it in
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Old 11-17-2020, 07:49 AM
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What was the temperature and what ammo were you shooting?
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Old 11-17-2020, 09:43 AM
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The LCI...

If it is still in the gun might be the issue. Take it out and replace it with a filler strip or at least remove the metal piece and re-install the plastic part.
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Old 11-17-2020, 03:12 PM
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Were the magazines that came new with the pistol working ok?
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Old 11-28-2020, 08:30 PM
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I'll try to answer all the replies to my post - the problem was a a failure to eject the SPENT round. Shooting at the indoor range at my club ,temp about 65 & Geco ammo. The LCI is still in the gun but it soon to be replaced with a Tandem Kross LCI replacement. I am also replacing the extractor & firing pin with the Volquartsen parts. As far as magazines I'm not sure which ones were giving me the problems but they were all Ruger brand. I have the gun completely apart & cleaned,just waiting for the aforementioned parts as well as VQ accurizing kit. While it's apart I';ve been polishing the barrel/receiver, grip frame,etc with my Dremel & Mother's Mag polish,really making the stainless shine! As soon as I get the parts I ordered & installed I take it to the range to test it & post the results.. Thanks everyone for your suggestions
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Old 11-28-2020, 08:35 PM
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Old 11-30-2020, 02:51 PM
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I paint a dot of different colors on my clips so I can tell which one is giving me trouble.
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Old 11-30-2020, 08:06 PM
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Chaser's suggestion to use Hornady One Shot is spot on. It makes most any semi-auto action function at its best. I number all of my magazines. It helps me to identify a problem mag very easily, new or old. This is a small bit of advice given to me that I have found extremely valuable. Hope all of your efforts resolve your issues.
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