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Old 07-15-2019, 04:57 PM
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I just purchased a new Sporter Carbine and when I looked at it the barrel and receiver were a bit loose in the stock.

I simply assumed the Takedown Screw was loose and intended to tighten it when I cleaned the rifle.

However when I checked the Takedown Screw it was tight.

It's as if the screw is bottoming out before it snugs up the stock or the stock has been milled out to much where it meets the receiver, etc.

I've contacted Ruger and they were extremely nice and willing to have me send the rifle in for correction but I'm wondering if this is a regular occurrence, if anyone here has heard of this before, or is my situation something unique.
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Old 07-15-2019, 06:18 PM
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Sounds normal to me for a sub $300 rifle. You get what you pay for.
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Old 07-15-2019, 06:41 PM
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The take down screw is to long, use a dremel tool or grinder to shorten it slightly. Take it slow so you don't make it to short.
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Old 07-15-2019, 07:05 PM
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Some of the aftermarket screws can be shorter - the VQ ones typically are recommended for Titan stocks for that very reason.

Of course the dremel route is the low cost option.
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No way would I send a gun in for a too long screw.
Shorten it up by one thread and re-try, sometimes it doesnt take much.
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:06 PM
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Thanks, Thanks, Thanks!

Another reason I truly love this site and appreciate the wonderful folks here....SERIOUSLY!

Not only is this site enjoyable but there is a treasure chest of wisdom and knowledge, all known by folks willing to share and help.

THANKS!

I had an idea there was probably a simple solution that I hadn't considered and of course you fine folks came through again.
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:03 PM
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You also might want to look at this as an opportunity to bed you rifle.
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Old 07-15-2019, 10:38 PM
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You also might want to look at this as an opportunity to bed you rifle.
Kinda kinky
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Old 07-16-2019, 06:06 AM
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You also might want to look at this as an opportunity to bed you rifle.
Two great minds, Sir. I had this exact thought last night and in fact looked at a thread on here detailing the process.

Thanks for the tip.
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Old 07-16-2019, 11:25 AM
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If you don't want to go through bedding the action, you can tighten up the fit using aluminum HVAC tape on the sides and rear of the receiver, it's a trick from the Super Stock Forum.
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Old 07-16-2019, 01:39 PM
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If you don't want to go through bedding the action, you can tighten up the fit using aluminum HVAC tape on the sides and rear of the receiver, it's a trick from the Super Stock Forum.
Thanks. Cool trick.
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Old 07-17-2019, 09:35 AM
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Or a simple washer under the head of the screw to take up the slack.
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Fwiw, Ive got a bin full of re-purposed washers and I have a hard time(did not, in fact) finding one that the od is small enough to fit into the stock ferrule yet big enough id for the stock screw. I dont think this is a size you can run down to the hardware store and buy either.
So, for me, it was find a washer with the right #12 id and reduce the od or shorten the screw.
Screw was Way Quicker.
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Old 07-17-2019, 10:10 AM
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A washer would make your screw potrude a bit.
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Old 07-19-2019, 05:49 PM
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On my 10/22, I filed the screw shorter, then installed the screw in my hand drill (mounted on bench) to turn down the end of the screw so it looked professionally done.
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