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Old May 11th, 2017, 05:20 PM   #1
 
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Bump on Receiver, Defect?

Hey guys,

I'm excited to join everyone here as I just purchased my first 10/22 earlier this week. I don't expect this gun to be top quality but I did want to see if anyone else had this issue:

There's a slight dent/bump in the receiver, right where the bolt slide against it. It's significant enough that I can feel it whenever I retract the bolt. The bolt stops at the dent and then I have to pull it back with a little more force to get it to retract fully.

Is this normal? Is this quality to be expected with what I paid for it? Or is this an issue enough that I should talk to Ruger?



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Old May 11th, 2017, 05:40 PM   #2
 
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Congrats! I got my first 10/22 a couple of weeks ago.

It might be the hammer that's already cocked. Try dry-firing it and then pull the bolt back to see if it's still there.

One suggestion is to use scotchbrite inside the receiver for smoother function and reliability. I used 1000g sandpaper and then #0000 steel wool to smooth mine out.
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Pictures would help us to help you make a decision on whether or not call Ruger. Upload some and you'll get many responses.

Also welcome to the forum.
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Is it a dent or a bump? Dent on the outside, bump on the inside? The way you describe the movement of the charging handle is normal, unless it is very difficult to continue after it stops. Have you shot it yet?
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Pictures would help us to help you make a decision on whether or not call Ruger. Upload some and you'll get many responses.

Also welcome to the forum.
thanks for the welcome. i can't post pictures yet because my thread count is too low.
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Is it a dent or a bump? Dent on the outside, bump on the inside? The way you describe the movement of the charging handle is normal, unless it is very difficult to continue after it stops. Have you shot it yet?
it's more a dent on the inside. i really wish i could just post the picture...

i.imgur.com/mx2Kg3q.jpg?3

it isn't very difficult to continue after it stops, it's just noticeable. i have not yet shot it.
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It's your hammer.

There is no way that bump/dent will impede the bolt movement.
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it's more a dent on the inside. i really wish i could just post the picture...

i.imgur.com/mx2Kg3q.jpg?3

it isn't very difficult to continue after it stops, it's just noticeable. i have not yet shot it.
Try using a Photo hosting service like Photobucket or Flikr then you can post the link to the hosting site.
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Try using a Photo hosting service like Photobucket or Flikr then you can post the link to the hosting site.
New users can't post links or photos from outside sources. I ran into that too.

Here's his pic...

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Goodness. Just shoot it.
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I would have to say that is minor, and like Neon Horse said, shoot it.

But, for the sake of conversation, I recently bought a brand new 10/22 TD that had chunks of the black finish missing on the receiver (but no dents). It was just Ruger doing a nice job of "breaking in" the rifle for me, and I decided I will just paint it and shoot it.
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I'd say it's the bolt contacting the hammer on the way back, even if already cocked, the hammer still can be pushed down by the bolt, I think that is what you are feeling as a bump/glitch/hump/hesitation in cycling the bolt back. As far as what you see in the photo, that does look like a small casting defect. If the gun works as it should, the defect is really only cosmetic.
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