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Old October 21st, 2012, 12:54 PM   #1
 
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Angry whats wrong with my american rifle

]so the other day i decided to sight in my new american 270,(never been shot)and out of 30rds i had 4 lock up the bolt after the shot,im using winchester ballestic silver tip and power max bonded.also you can not close the bolt on shot brass,it cuts the lip at the side next to the primer,and leaves the polished ring around the casing.




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Old October 21st, 2012, 03:19 PM   #2
 
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No, no problems at all with my .308. I use Remington Core-Lokt, 150gr PSP.
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Old October 22nd, 2012, 05:37 AM   #3
 
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Have you inspected the bolt head face? Don't know what would make it not close on a fired case, unless maybe the headspace is so tight that the expanded case is just too long. But in that case, I would think you would also have extraction problems. Just got one of these in 308 which I have not had a chance to shoot yet. Check out my recent post. Watch out for those two loose c-clips on the trigger group! Great features on this gun for the money, though.
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i dont have a clue how to check head space,and %75 of the time it ejects fine ,then for no reason the bolt locks up completly and takes great load of effort to open it,then the next shot could be fine again.
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The simple way is to just insert a 30-06 class go-gauge (brownells, Midway, etc.). If it is difficult to close the bolt, you may have a "short" chamber. If that is the case, DO NOT FORCE IT CLOSED. Being a "rimless" cartridge, the 270 will headspace on the cartridge shoulder. Usually, production guns have headspace that is just a little long so that they can chamber a variety of ammo. Who knows, yours may be cut so close to specs that the variability you always find in factory ammo may make for a tight fit when the cartridge has been fired and stretched out. This seems likely if this is an off-again on-again kind of occurence. I would just call Ruger customer service and explain carefully what is happening. Don't use the email contact, because they will probably just respond telling you to send in the whole rifle. Hope this helps a little anyway.
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I've had no problems with my .308 RAR, but have an issue with a Mossberg 4x4 using my reloads. I was only necksizing and even though all rounds had gone through this particular gun, I would get an occasional binding round. I full length resize now, and don't seem to have the problem. My RAR has only seen reloads.
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i called them 2days ago,they emailed me a ups slip,and today about 9am they called apolagizing about it,and said they pay for shipping and and the ffl transfer fee,and as soon as they get my gun they will ship out a brand new.so im happy with that
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I've had no problems with my .308 RAR, but have an issue with a Mossberg 4x4 using my reloads. I was only necksizing and even though all rounds had gone through this particular gun, I would get an occasional binding round. I full length resize now, and don't seem to have the problem. My RAR has only seen reloads.
Whew, I am wiping the sweat from my brow right now. I will not get a chance to shoot my 308 RAR until next week. Hoping that I also will have no issues. I don't reload for 308 because you can get the ammo just about anywhere and I have too many hard-to-find calibers that I do load for. Keeping my fingers crossed. I have a Browning BLR 308 that had an overly tight bore - probably was cut after the reamer had been sharpened one too many times. Pressure was outrageous and kicked like a mule - a smith fixed it right up though and now it is a heck of a shooter. This stuff happens to just about every gunmaker once in a while.
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I'm currently having some feeding issues due to my mag being loose. The front of the mag drops down about 1/8" causing the round to not line up correctly with the feed ramp. I'm calling Ruger this morning to see what they say. I have not shot the gun yet, so I can't say anything about extraction issues.

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I'm currently having some feeding issues due to my mag being loose. The front of the mag drops down about 1/8" causing the round to not line up correctly with the feed ramp. I'm calling Ruger this morning to see what they say. I have not shot the gun yet, so I can't say anything about extraction issues.

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did you check if the stock loosend up?
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Yeah I checked and everything is tight. I haven't shot the gun yet, so it shouldn't have loosened up any though.
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Whew, I am wiping the sweat from my brow right now. I will not get a chance to shoot my 308 RAR until next week. Hoping that I also will have no issues.
Mine in 308 has been flawless with a variety of ammo. Hope yours is too. Post up after you get a chance to shoot it.
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well heres a update.i just got phone with ruger and there ready to ship my gun out but.... some how they lost the copy of the ffl i sent with the rifle,but they did get my letter expaning whats wrong with the gun....so heres the best part the ffl paperwork and my letter were rolled up together (like a map).so now my ffl has to mail a copy to them.i just dont understand how they could lose important paper work like that.
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well heres a update.i just got phone with ruger and there ready to ship my gun out but.... some how they lost the copy of the ffl i sent with the rifle,but they did get my letter expaning whats wrong with the gun....so heres the best part the ffl paperwork and my letter were rolled up together (like a map).so now my ffl has to mail a copy to them.i just dont understand how they could lose important paper work like that.
Ruger could have sent the gun straight to you based on my experiences. Did you want them to send to a gun shop/FFL instead of your house? That's understandable - I did that when I had to send a rifle back to S&W due to a recall. I just knew with my luck the Fed-Ex guy would show up when nobody was home and they wouldn't be allowed to leave it by the door and I would be chasing down my rifle with Fed-Ex! The irony was S&W would have shipped it directly back to me, no FFL needed. But when I asked them to ship it back to the LGS where I bought it (so I could stop by at my convenience to pick it up) they said they would have to have a copy of the LGS's FFL. We both thought that was kinda funny.

When I had Ruger do some work on a revolver I had them just ship it straight to me. They used UPS and I have a pretty good idea when the UPS guy comes around so I was home to sign for it.

Sounds like you're almost there. Hopefully it's fixed and workin' like a charm.

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they cant send it to me because its a new rifle with different serial numbers,they didnt want to fix it just replace it with a new one fresh from the factory
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