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Old 02-15-2020, 05:08 PM
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I just bought a 10/22 carbine that came bundled with an EON scope and a hardcase.
Okay, first 20 rounds were great.
Then bang, bang, click.
I pulled back the charger and saw the next round sitting still in the magazine.
So I pulled the charger back and let it go and it fed and fired no problem.
Since then, it has happened numerous times. The next round sitting in the mag, not being fed into the chamber at all.
Then another 10 or 15 fire just fine.
When it happens, I pull back the charger and it feeds fine.
I'm hoping the problem is with the magazine and not the gun. I won't be happy if I need to ship this back to Ruger.
Any opinions, Folks?

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Old 02-15-2020, 05:17 PM
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You magazine is not seated properly. So after a few rounds it getspushed down and the round doesnt feed.

If you didnt at first , you should disassemble the gun, , remove the bolt and the charging handle and scour the inner part of the receicer with a scotch brite . Yep those green things used on pots and pans. Reassemble and spray with Hornady one shot dri lube.

Or it could be the ammo, if its cheap bulk ammo like golden bullets, thunderbirds , federal blue/ red box, any Winchester, or the browning, or herters, etc, its the ammo.

Try different magazines, yours may be defective.

Also a good time to pop in a plastic bolt buffer,

And if its freezing, your gonna have problems, no matter what.
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Old 02-15-2020, 05:54 PM
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Check inside the Receiver.. see IF it's ruff and there is overspary present..
The CrotchBrite treatment will help if that is the case.. also.. clean it! YUPP.. new rifles need to be cleaned and LUBED.. do this : https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...ht=CrotchBrite

Then.. do you and that rifle a favor and buy and use this - spray on ALL metal to metal contacts areas and let it dry.. don't wipe :



Sounds like you are getting a short stroke on occasion.. bad/inconsistent ammo maybe... thus IF you have a bench grinder/polisher or a belt sander you can and should radius the rear of the bolt... bolt timing needs advanced.. the radius/chamfer will do that.

https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...d.php?t=251031
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I think the last 2 comments pretty much cover your issues.
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Old 02-16-2020, 01:50 AM
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What ammo are you shooting? If its dirty ammo, or weak ammo, the bolt can slide back enough to kick out the empty, but not far enough back to push in the next one from the mag. Since the next round is setting there at the top, its not the magazine.
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Old 02-16-2020, 05:00 AM
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I'm using Federal bulk ammo, the target loads in the white box.
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Rather than jump through all these hoops, try CCI Mini Mags first.
If you are using a high capacity magazine, make sure you arenít gripping the rifle by the magazine. If you are using the factory magazine, just ty some CCI Mini Mags and a light cleanings and lubrication PER THE FACTORY Manual.
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Chaser has you pointed the right direction.

1) Smooth & Lube, retest.

2) Radius bolt, retest.

The link showing you how to radius shows an extremely radiused bolt IMO. I'd add just a small radius, retest. It's easier to go back and take more off than to put it back. If it's done just right, your metal factory bolt stop pin will be fine. If overdone a little, you will need to replace the pin with a synthetic one that acts as a shock absorbing buffer.
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So when I tried to disassemble the rifle, I found the socket screw used to hold the barrel band had the head stripped. The socket was round inside. I had to use pliers to grab the head and turn it.
I was shocked to find this and I am really disappointed with this rifle so far. QC at Ruger is obviously lacking.
The fit of the bolt and charging handle was terribly tight. It was like putting a heckin puzzle together.
After a month of watching reviews I'm really not happy. Remains to be seen if the feeding issues have been resolved.
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It is a 'pre-assembled' kit, like most factory produced things today.
The disassembly, clean, tune the bits and reassembly to a 'running free' condition should solve it.
Use a few hundred CCI-Mini-Mags to break it in.
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So when I tried to disassemble the rifle, I found the socket screw used to hold the barrel band had the head stripped. The socket was round inside. I had to use pliers to grab the head and turn it.
I was shocked to find this and I am really disappointed with this rifle so far. QC at Ruger is obviously lacking.
The fit of the bolt and charging handle was terribly tight. It was like putting a heckin puzzle together.
After a month of watching reviews I'm really not happy. Remains to be seen if the feeding issues have been resolved.
Call Ruger.. they will send you a new barrel band screw.
Yes these Lil' Rifles are indeed a starter pkg. - that is why most of us buy aftermarket parts
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Okay, it WAS the ammo. Just got back from the range.
Fired 200 rounds of CCI without a single problem.
Big sigh of relief here.
Thanks all!!
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Okay, it WAS the ammo. Just got back from the range.
Fired 200 rounds of CCI without a single problem.
Big sigh of relief here.
Thanks all!!
Good deal!!!

Friends don't let friends buy Federal bulk ammo, the target loads in the white box.

Still, wont hurt you to tune up you new rifle a bit, as directed above. Then, you'll be ready to start buying aftermarket parts to make it truely yours.
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Okay, it WAS the ammo. Just got back from the range.
Fired 200 rounds of CCI without a single problem.
Big sigh of relief here.
Thanks all!!
.. O.K. - that irons out the fact for you that crappy ammo is not the best answer... but don't hesitate to do some mods that WILL make big differences in the way it runs with ALL ammo... just stay away from Turd ammo's.
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Okay, it WAS the ammo. Just got back from the range.
Fired 200 rounds of CCI without a single problem.
Big sigh of relief here.
Thanks all!!
Me 1 Test Engineer wrong (again!)
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