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Old March 15th, 2013, 12:53 AM   #1
 
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10/22 Takedown adjustment knob issue

I just bought a brand new Ruger 10/22 Takedown, read the manual on how to assemble it, and it says to remove the magazine, lock the bolt open, etc. which I followed to the t. Then it says to loosen the adjustment knob by turning it 'clockwise'... I can't turn it whatsoever and I don't want to hurt anything, but I've only used my fingers thus far... any suggestions?



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Old March 15th, 2013, 06:06 AM   #2
 
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Are you trying to turn it with the barrel attached? It will move easier with the barrel unmounted. What I did when I was adjusting mine was to hold the receiver section in one hand and, with the barrel mounted, grab the end of the barrel around the front sight area and check to see if there was any play by wiggling it. If there was any movement, I'd detach the barrel, click the adjuster one notch, then reattach the barrel and check again.

As for it not moving, try turning it the other direction to verify movement. There is some resistance but Ruger didn't want it to loosen that easily. It's not a smooth turn but more of a ratcheting click like a zip tie. I just caught one of the ridges with my thumb nail and gave it a push. I certainly didn't need tools. The lockup and takedown mechanism will become tighter and require more strength to use as you tighten the adjustment collar.
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Old March 15th, 2013, 06:27 AM   #3
 
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I had the same issue with mine. It was just stuck. So i called ruger and the replaced the knob assembly and shipped it back for free.
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@s1xty7 - I tried moving it both ways, attempting vigorously to turn it with my fingers and got nowhere, I think I'll follow sokr915's advice and call ruger up...

Thanks guys =]
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I had the same issue with mine. It was just stuck. So i called ruger and the replaced the knob assembly and shipped it back for free.
How long did this process take door to door, month?
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I just used Ruger customer service for an issue on an SR-40c, they were great. They emailed me a prepaid next day air shipping label and I had my gun back in hand repaired in two weeks!
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It's took like a week and a half. I also live in ct so shipping time was quick to NH.
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you never answered whether you tried to turned it with the stock on or removed. If the stock is still on it, a finger may not do it.

If you are adjusting it, loosen it with the stock removed. After reinstalling the stock, hand tighten with your fingers, then remove stock and turn one more "click".
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I have a 1022 Take Down and the adjusting nut on it won't budge. Have taken the barrel off the receiver and still can't get it to move. Any ideas on how to loosen it up?
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i used a wrench to loosen it a notch. it took a little push/pull but once it moved it started moving freely. I wouldn't recommend it but that is what I did and it worked out for me.

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Hey Guys

i know this is an old thread here ....I wondered how often you have to make this adjustment ? Once in a while ? Before every range outing ? I am only asking due to i have made the adjustment by the book and feel i have it correct .....It seems like the adjust doesnt stay correct if that makes sense ..thanks in advance for any ideas or opinions on this
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I keep mine tighter than what Ruger suggests and it pretty much never needs adjustment. When I first got it I kept it a little loose, I didn't like the way it felt or shot. I tighten it down to what felt nice and snug to me and have kept it that way since. I find it is more accurate also.
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Ruger 1-/22 Takedown Adjustment Knob Sticking Solution

Hi. I noticed no one discusses the current solution I noticed when my adjustment knob was stuck.

On the bottom of the butt stock, just in front of where the magazine loads, there is a screw which holds the action in the butt stock

If you break down the gun you will notice that screw comes up just underneath the adjustment knob. If you tighten that screw very tightly, it will actually press against the adjustment knob so you won't be able to tighten or loosen it.

So all you have to do is back out the screw so it's not cranked tight.

The adjustment knob should adjust with ease.

All the best.
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