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Old May 17th, 2012, 09:18 PM   #1
 
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10 22 Takedown barrel disconnect issue

Hello all. I'm new to the forum, so thanks for having me.

I'm having some problems with my 10 22 Takedown. The issue is that after shooting, the barrel does not want to disconnect from the action. I know I've had the tightening nut adjusted properly, the barrel feels snug with no play, and it shoots very accurately. This only happens after shooting (usually 200-300 rounds at time). The barrel is warm to hot when this problem occurs, so the obvious (I think anyway) answer would be that the barrel has expanded because its hot, and its too tight of a fit. However, the problem persists even after I let the barrel cool down overnight, which I've had to do every time I have shot the rifle. So far I've been able to eventually get it apart the next day. I then follow Rugers instructions for loosening, then tightening the barrel nut again to achieve a tight fit. This has happened all three times that I have actually shot the rifle.

I realize this is a brand new rifle, but I can't think that this is normal. Has anyone else had any experiences like this with their 10 22 TD? I do plan to call Ruger directly about it, but I thought I'd test the waters on the ol' Ruger forum.

Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Old May 17th, 2012, 09:37 PM   #2
 
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Thats a new one Ive yet to hear yet. Worst comes to worst call ruger theyll take care of you.
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I don't have a 10/22TD yet, but it would make sense that the heat and dirt from firing the rifle would "gum up the works." If it were me, I'd try running a bore snake through the rifle after every 100 or so rounds.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 07:01 AM   #4
 
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I had this happen after my last outing. The rifle did not want to "take down." I fiddled with it and eventually it just did. I think that I just needed to exert a little more force. I am not sure if there was just gunk from the rounds or whether something else was going on. I am taking the rifle shooting today and I will report back as to whether this happens again.
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Remember to lock the bolt to the rear or the extracter while prevent you from twisting the barrel.
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Old May 18th, 2012, 08:01 PM   #6
 
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OK, I took my 10/22 TD to the range over lunch today. Fired 300 rounds of dirty Remington 525 through it. It was initially difficult to "take down" after that. But with some considerable elbow grease, I was able to pull the two pieces apart. Typical tight Ruger machining of parts. No doubt it will loosen up a little bit over time just like a Mark pistol does.

As the previous poster said, remember that for the rifle to twist into the "take down" position, the bolt must be locked back. Then you can take down the rifle.

I put some gun oil on the take-down assembly to possibly make it a little easier next time.

By the way, the rifle fired all 300 rounds of this cheap ammo without a hickup, and with decent shot groups. Love my 10/22 TD!
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OK, I took my 10/22 TD to the range over lunch today. Fired 300 rounds of dirty Remington 525 through it. It was initially difficult to "take down" after that. But with some considerable elbow grease, I was able to pull the two pieces apart. Typical tight Ruger machining of parts. No doubt it will loosen up a little bit over time just like a Mark pistol does.

As the previous poster said, remember that for the rifle to twist into the "take down" position, the bolt must be locked back. Then you can take down the rifle.

I put some gun oil on the take-down assembly to possibly make it a little easier next time.

By the way, the rifle fired all 300 rounds of this cheap ammo without a hickup, and with decent shot groups. Love my 10/22 TD!

That's great to hear brother. I actually haven't had a chance to try and take mine apart since I shot it Thursday, been very busy. I will look at it today.

When you did get yours apart, did you basically just have to muscle it apart?
That's been my experience so far.
Oh and yes, I am quite aware that the bolt must be locked back Good to be thorough though.

Update: I called Ruger cs about this issue. They said they have heard the same thing from others, and basically don't know what to tell us besides to clean the barrel and chamber more often, after "100 rounds or so". I told them that this has happened on all 4 occasions that I've shot the rifle, and that if it happens the next time, they would be hearing from me about repair or replacement.

I love this little rifle. I just wish the main selling point of the rifle would function properly. Its a new system so I know there are bound to be hiccups. Anyway, I appreciate the feedback everyone. I will continue to update on this blog as things develop.

Good shootin.
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Strad, put some serious gun oil on the little cylinder in front of the take-down lug and see if that does not do the job. That is what I am doing.

I think that it is just typical tight Ruger tolerances. Probably it will loosen up just right after a bit the way a Mark pistol does.
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Try some antiseize like you would use on bolts, worked for me.
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Thanks for the responses guys. I was able to get it apart this past weekend and then cleaned it and oiled up the cylinder and take down screw. It takes down nicely now. The real test is whether it will happen the next time I shoot with it.
Time will tell.
I'll let you know what happens.
Have a good one.
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Thanks for the responses guys. I was able to get it apart this past weekend and then cleaned it and oiled up the cylinder and take down screw. It takes down nicely now. The real test is whether it will happen the next time I shoot with it.
Time will tell.
I'll let you know what happens.
Have a good one.
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Good deal; yes, keep us informed. I did what you describe and it has worked well for me.
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The adjustment nut should be just tight enough that the barrel doesn't wobble. It should not be so tight that it is difficult to assemble/reassemble.
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Whats up guys.

So I took the 10 22 TD out shooting again last night. I am happy to say that I was able to take it apart right after shooting it. I cleaned both of the connections the night before and put a little extra gun oil on both as well. That seems to do the trick.
I am once again a happy and satisfied Ruger owner!

I appreciate all of the responses.
Have a good one!!!!!!
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Thank you for the input. Mine was stuck like that as well, sprayed some Ballistol and pulled it by rocking it back and forth. After cleaning, I've put some Tetra gun grease that keeps it working good.
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This problem has been mentioned before and I decided to put some high temp anti-seize grease on the chamber end that goes into the receiver and -- NO PROBLEM!

The Takedown also goes together and takes apart much smoother.
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