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Offline Charles McKinley

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Re: New to Ruger
« Reply #30 on: August 26, 2021, 11:28:32 PM »
First thing you do in prep period is remove the chamber flag and drop your bolt.  This makes the auto bolt release a non-issue.  Also if someone barrows your rifle they will be able to work their own 10/22 when they buy it and it doesn’t have the release.  If I can teach my 8 and 9 year old daughters to do it anyone ready to safely operate a rifle can learn the 10/22 bolt release.
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Re: New to Ruger
« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2021, 11:36:47 PM »
Sounds kind of impossible given that everything is simply pinned together only when the holes line up.  Can you test mag insertion and release with the stock removed?  If there’s a problem with the stock removed, I would suspect an issue with the plunger.  Otherwise, maybe an issue with the alignment with the action and the stock.

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Re: New to Ruger
« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2021, 12:18:51 AM »
@arrows & olives: I'm seeing the same thing with the stock off. [NOTE: Magazine and chamber are empty]
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Re: New to Ruger
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2021, 12:40:32 AM »
Aha! Looks like it was the bolt release. When I swapped the factory original back in I was able to feed a magazine in again.
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Re: New to Ruger
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2021, 06:22:42 AM »
If the bolt lock plate is inserted wrongly, it will bind on the mag release plunger and prevent it from moving backward when inserting the magazine. No need for full disassembly, just the lock plate and sometimes the mag release.

Another common error is having the bolt lock spring oriented wrongly when inserting the plate. If the dogleg arm of the spring is below the plate, it won't work. Also, if the dogleg arm of the spring is facing the rear, nothing will work.

An unrelated, but equally common, error is allowing the ejector to slip out of place when inserting the trigger group into the receiver. If I have a very loose ejector I'll put some electrical tape on the side of it to tighten the fit in the slot of the housing. Some aftermarket trigger groups (Kidd) fix the ejector in place so it can't move.
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Re: New to Ruger
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2021, 12:46:37 PM »
If the bolt lock plate is inserted wrongly, it will bind on the mag release plunger and prevent it from moving backward when inserting the magazine. No need for full disassembly, just the lock plate and sometimes the mag release.

Another common error is having the bolt lock spring oriented wrongly when inserting the plate. If the dogleg arm of the spring is below the plate, it won't work. Also, if the dogleg arm of the spring is facing the rear, nothing will work.

An unrelated, but equally common, error is allowing the ejector to slip out of place when inserting the trigger group into the receiver. If I have a very loose ejector I'll put some electrical tape on the side of it to tighten the fit in the slot of the housing. Some aftermarket trigger groups (Kidd) fix the ejector in place so it can't move.

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Re: New to Ruger
« Reply #36 on: September 19, 2021, 09:48:02 PM »
Thanks again for all the advice. It paid off in a big way!
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Re: New to Ruger
« Reply #37 on: September 19, 2021, 10:17:07 PM »
Thanks again for all the advice. It paid off in a big way!

Real nice shootin’. Superbly done. Every Rifleman score is a rush, ain’t it?

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Re: New to Ruger
« Reply #38 on: September 20, 2021, 01:28:26 PM »
Thanks again for all the advice. It paid off in a big way!

Real nice shootin’. Superbly done. Every Rifleman score is a rush, ain’t it?

Yes! On day 2 it just clicked for me. Scored a few passing AQTs after that one, but I didn't submit them for a score since none were as high. Hoping to earn Distinguished on my next Appleseed
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