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Old January 18th, 2017, 02:16 PM   #1
 
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Ruger Am. Ranch d/n/w outta the box!

took my brand new Ruger American Ranch (not a Mini Ranch) to the range today for a break-in. this is a 300BLK. lo and behold, i had feed problems, right off the bat. using Remmy 120gr OTFB. all i did was drop five cartridges into the mag by pressing each downward from above until it was full.

champing at the bit, i fed a couple of rounds in directly just to get some action; i could tell as each one went downrange, i'm really gonna like this little piece. (it's even shorter than my 10/22!) i found that by short loading the mag, i could get it to feed. so i thought, okay, i'll just short load it for a while. but again, lo and behold! i had a misfire. so i removed the cartridge from the chamber (after waiting a while) and, sure enough, it had a little dimple, but not one of the right size. i reloaded the same cartridge singly, and it still ended with a thud. looking at it, there's only a small dent in the primer--after two thuds.

i had yet another misfire later while short loading the mags. after the second misfire, i decided to pack it in, and went home.

BTW, i have the same "American" rifle in .243, and all i had to do was simply load it up and fire away. i'm planning to head out tomorrow to try again before i call the factory, and am wondering if anybody here can offer me some advice.

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Old January 19th, 2017, 04:41 PM   #2
 
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personally i wouldn't shoot it again. call the customer service folks and let them know whats going on..
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I would not blame the rifle until I had tried different ammo. It is hard to know if it is a rifle problem or ammo problem until one or the other changes.
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This has been happening with Ruger all too often lately. I think in their push to sell 2 million guns and with their dramatic increase in production prior to that, they let QC suffer. Shame on Ruger for that. Thankfully their customer service is top tier.
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I also have a RARR, mine didnt seem to like igman branded ammo, had a few FTF, light primer strikes, but it liked everything else i fed it
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Just out of curiosity, did the rounds that did fire with no problem have the same size dimple? Also, I have essentially the same magazine in my RAR in 5.56. It took me a trip to the range and a file to get the magazine to work correctly. Now, it works like a champ and takes any and all brands of ammo.
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all i did was drop five cartridges into the mag by pressing each downward from above until it was full.
what i was doing (quoted above) was the problem. i took my new rifle down to the dealer where i bought it and explained the problem. one of the managers took a fresh box of ammo and the rifle into the back; when he returned, he racked through five rounds, all of which loaded properly, and ejected from the rifle.

on request, i brought in some leftover ammo from my truck and he proceeded to load it and cycled through all five rounds, again, without a hitch. i could see that he was loading the mag differently than i had been: he placed the head of the cartridge at a slight angle and pushed the round into the mag from the front, where the cutout is, then slid it rearward.

as far as the dimpled cartridges, it was determined that hard primers in my ammo were the problem. it was the 'cheap' 120gr Remy OTFB in the green/white box that i got at Wally's for $16.66.

i went home and practiced the loading technique and it all loads properly now. so i'm loading like i do my 10/22, head first. the manual simply reads: "press the cartridges into the top of the magazine," which is what i've been doing on my other American (.243) without any trouble. i guess all mags, even from the same maker, are not created equal.

thanks everyone, for all your helpful comments.
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Change ammo first. Until manufactures of ammunition keep tighter tolerances you will often find each gun particular to the brands they like.
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There are several threads on this problem on another forum, google it and you will see. I had to send the bolt on mine back to ruger for a mod ruger does to make these work. It seems the problem is in the extractor. there have also been cases of the rifles being replaced due to out of spec chambers. dont hesitate call ruger and get it fixed.
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Mine did the same thing with the Remington ammo. I bought 100 rounds of Fiocchi 150 grain fmj just to break in the barrel and for the brass. I used one box of 50 and everyone went bang. Not only that but they are pretty freaking accurate for fmj ammo. I worked up my load in .5 grain steps from17.5 grains to 20 grains of h110 with 5 rounds of each using Winchester primers, and had no issues at all. I think it's the ammo. I shot a box of factory hornady 110 grain vmax and they all worked fine. I have an issue with the mag as well, I just load 3, work the bolt, drop the mag and put in another. For what I bought it for one or two rounds at a time is all I need anyway.
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Cleaned and lubed before going to the range or just shot with the factory preservatives still in place ? Some semi-auto's are quirky about whatever this stuff is and will be balky until removed . Give it some TLC and a couple hundred rounds through it to smooth off any rough edges . After a complete and through cleaning and proper lubrication , try a box of Winchester ammo , and if it doesn't improve at all , then consider the return to factory.
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