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Old 10-07-2021, 05:22 PM
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Not a big surprise for us Forum folks and I did lightly hone the chamber, but I was chicken to do a lot. It seemed to pass the fired shell hanging on the bolt test but I contacted Ruger and they are sending me a replacement extractor and positioner. Hope there are instructions with it!!

Took out to the range a few days ago and the target in the picture is NOT the best one at 100 yards, the other was quarter size group with 15 rounds.
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Old 10-17-2021, 11:36 AM
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So got the new extractor and spring clip but it still has issues with a fired case. I see on eBay and other places a chamber reamer... would that be the solution to a tight chamber or am I better off just using rubbing compound or smilier and lapping?
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Old 10-17-2021, 12:17 PM
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I think that using the method that removes the least amount of material would be best, you can go slow and test frequently until is extracts the way you want it.
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Old 10-20-2021, 05:49 PM
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Tried to adjust the spring tension but not a big improvement.

So over to my metal lathe, chucked up a fired case and proceeded to drill a slightly undersized hole for a piece of .125 brass brazing rod about 10 inches long. Fit it into that hole and the other end into the lathe drill chuck to hold it straight and soldered the rod into the case. I used liquid flux and silver bearing 430 Deg F solder from my HVAC working days.

The compound I used was for polishing scratches out of plastic and I used a cordless drill to do the lapping. Cleaned up every so often and used a fired case to test the fit.

Took to range this morning and it worked perfect and best thing I did not screw up the groups, shot at 100 yards to test.
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Thanks for sharing. My 17 did the same thing, 22 mag so far has not.
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Old 10-28-2021, 08:23 AM
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This is a known issue with these rifles, shame on Ruger for letting it go on and on.
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