Originally Posted by Vang
I recently picked up my new stainless 8351 rimfire rifle and noticed that it will misfeed because the magazine is too wobbly and loose and disengages on the front part of the block in the receiver. Feeds fine if I make sure that the mag stays up and solid in the magwell. Tried this with different CCI and Federal rounds and with 8 BX1 mags and 2 BX15 mags..they will all misfeed because the mag does not engage the front of the block.
I've already contacted Ruger customer service, but wanted to know if there might be a fix, if its a common issue for these American Rimfires, or I just got a dud?
I'm amazed at the variation I'm seeing in Ruger Rifles. In developing my single shot loading solutions, I first developed aroun my rifles that took the BX style magazines. The 10/22 was easy to get good lockup in, but the RAR was a lot tighter of a fit. At first I thought it was the stock, but I found later that it was the clearance front to back as well. When I later involved my friends that had 10/22s, I also found variation there that caused feed issues, even though lockup seemed good. Later I purchased a RAR from one of my beta testers because of feed issues he was having, and I found that not only was the front to back clearance even tighter on that rifle, the bolt had a manufacturing defect in it too.
All gun makers make a lemon once in a while, but this really brought to my attention how much impact a small variation can have.
With the rifle that had a bad bolt, I called up Ruger and they took care of it. The process couldn't have been smoother. I'd definitely talk with them.
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