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This is a discussion on SR 762 Problem - Thread 3 within the Ruger Semi-Auto forums, part of the Rifle & Shotgun Forum category; Originally Posted by harryra That is a later number production model but obviously not late enough to say you're probably safe.....I purchased an SR762 that ...


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Old April 25th, 2014, 04:23 PM   #166
 
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That is a later number production model but obviously not late enough to say you're probably safe.....I purchased an SR762 that has a x7xxx serial number and has been fine and I think most of the x6xxx and above's have been fine.....Hopefully you'll receive a much better gun back than you sent in....
I agree, the high 7XXX serial number seems to be where things improved.

I certainly know having to return the rifle is frustrating. But so far Ruger seems to always make everything right for its customers.



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Old April 25th, 2014, 04:23 PM   #167
 
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razor71, let us know your results. Hope all goes well.
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Old April 25th, 2014, 08:01 PM   #168
 
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[QUObE=oldag;1394502]I agree, the high 7XXX serial number seems to be where things improved.

I certainly know having to return the rifle is frustrating. But so far Ruger seems to always make everything right for its customers.[/QUOTE]

mid 5000 And up should be good ....but the serial number does not necessarily tell you the order they were made....but the lower serial numbers do seem to be the ones with the malfunctions
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Old April 26th, 2014, 11:05 AM   #169
 
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mid 5000 And up should be good ....but the serial number does not necessarily tell you the order they were made....but the lower serial numbers do seem to be the ones with the malfunctions
I would have to disagree a little with the mid 5XXX. I have read of the same problems with S/N's in the low 7XXX's.

Odds do seem to be better above the mid 5XXX, however.
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I would have to disagree a little with the mid 5XXX. I have read of the same problems with S/N's in the low 7XXX's.

Odds do seem to be better above the mid 5XXX, however.
my rifle is in the mid 5000 range and has no problems whatsoever and it is also the newer model that they make..... so you either have an older model or a newer model the way to tell is by looking at the bolt catch .....like I was saying in the other comment the serial number does not necessarily tell you when it was manufactured they do not use serial numbers in order.... so the best way to tell if you have an older model or a newer model is by looking at the bolt catch
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Well took mine out today ran 5 mags through it results were far better than before, ran 2 Gen 3 Pmags and 1 DPMS with Federal surplus 7.62 on setting 2, had 1 fail to feed on 1 of the Pmags and 1 of the Pmags would not feed, took that ammo out after 4 ftf and put in another Pmag and it ran fine with it so I feel like it was the magazine, going to pull it apart and clean it and give it another test run.
Had 1 DPMS and and 1 Gen 3 with Winchester 7.62, The Gen 3 ran the Winchester fine with no issues, but the DPMS would not, cranked the gas to 3 and it fired the rest of the magazine with no issues.
Now I expected to have a few in the first hundred or so rounds so I am not going to get worked up about any of this yet, going to give it all a good thorough cleaning and will try to get out again next weekend and give it another whirl.
The bolt catch worked all but once, before it would never work. Overall it's def. way better than it was before so far, so hopefully it will all smooth out over the next hundred rounds.
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Well took mine out today ran 5 mags through it results were far better than before, ran 2 Gen 3 Pmags and 1 DPMS with Federal surplus 7.62 on setting 2, had 1 fail to feed on 1 of the Pmags and 1 of the Pmags would not feed, took that ammo out after 4 ftf and put in another Pmag and it ran fine with it so I feel like it was the magazine, going to pull it apart and clean it and give it another test run.
Had 1 DPMS and and 1 Gen 3 with Winchester 7.62, The Gen 3 ran the Winchester fine with no issues, but the DPMS would not, cranked the gas to 3 and it fired the rest of the magazine with no issues.
Now I expected to have a few in the first hundred or so rounds so I am not going to get worked up about any of this yet, going to give it all a good thorough cleaning and will try to get out again next weekend and give it another whirl.
The bolt catch worked all but once, before it would never work. Overall it's def. way better than it was before so far, so hopefully it will all smooth out over the next hundred rounds.
Do you feel the rifle is still problematic and not operating as it should? If you're not comfortable with it don't waste your money on ammo....send it right back and demand a new gun or money back. I think its terrible that you and others feel that you have to spend hundreds of $$$ to make a new gun fire correctly. That's just BS....

Don't baby the gun or overthink how you load a magazine into the mag well. In a crisis or a competition you won't have time to think.....If the mag doesn't seat correctly then try another mag....if same issue happens, return the gun...same for the bolt catch/release. It should work properly ALL of the time....
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I have wanted an AR10 for a couple of years now and thanks to this thread I passed on one today as it was a low serial number, mid 4s if I remember correctly. I said if I found a newer one I was going to get it but yet to see one around my area yet.

I've watched this since the first one was closed and now I'm glad I knew not to buy lower than the 7s on the serial number if I want a gun with a better chance of running right out of the box.

Thank you all for saving me and hopefully others some of the headaches you have been through.
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Update on my rifle: 561-028xx
Spoke with customer service and requested a new style lower be shipped to my FFL. They informed me they were willing to accommodate but I would need to send in the entire rifle so it can be treated as an "exhange". I expressed my frustration with the two tries to get the BCG taken care of so I was unwilling to try and repair the current rifle. CS assigned an RMA# and set up a scheduled pickup at my residence Monday with UPS who will overnight the firearm back to Ruger. So far I am pleased with their willingness to help. The CS rep also said all the E-mails would be in the RMA file to bring the department manager up to speed. She also said if there is anything else I would like them to know include a note in the rifle box. I'll update after I know more details.
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Do you feel the rifle is still problematic and not operating as it should? If you're not comfortable with it don't waste your money on ammo....send it right back and demand a new gun or money back. I think its terrible that you and others feel that you have to spend hundreds of $$$ to make a new gun fire correctly. That's just BS....

Don't baby the gun or overthink how you load a magazine into the mag well. In a crisis or a competition you won't have time to think.....If the mag doesn't seat correctly then try another mag....if same issue happens, return the gun...same for the bolt catch/release. It should work properly ALL of the time....
I agree
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Update on my rifle: 561-028xx
Spoke with customer service and requested a new style lower be shipped to my FFL. They informed me they were willing to accommodate but I would need to send in the entire rifle so it can be treated as an "exhange". I expressed my frustration with the two tries to get the BCG taken care of so I was unwilling to try and repair the current rifle. CS assigned an RMA# and set up a scheduled pickup at my residence Monday with UPS who will overnight the firearm back to Ruger. So far I am pleased with their willingness to help. The CS rep also said all the E-mails would be in the RMA file to bring the department manager up to speed. She also said if there is anything else I would like them to know include a note in the rifle box. I'll update after I know more details.
yeah you ask them exactly what you needed to ask ... And that was for the redesigned Lower. ..I would not even accept a rifle that did not have the redesigned lower .....they obviously redesigned it for a reason and that's because the other one did not work lol ....so I say forget the serial numbers and just make sure you have the right bolt catch position ....I put up some pics earlier in this thread that shows you the difference...the one with the smaller gap between the bolt catch and the mag release is the one you want
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OK, I got out for the 4th time with my replaced SR762, ser.# 561-077xx. I was trying different powder loads and with the lowest wt. (38 grains IMR 4895 and a 155 grain HPBT) the first shot failed to feed. This is the first problem with the new gun. I had no other problems out of 160 rounds and there were a total of 5 @ the low wt. With a 4 power scope and hand held position I can keep most rounds within 2 inches of center of the target @ 100yds. I'll take this and I do like the rifle but I still have some trust issues. This WILL NOT be my go to weapon in case of an emergency. I do like the ease of cleaning although I have not done a full job on the gas system yet. Only the short piston.
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Chuck, I'm really sorry to hear that....Why don't you try to return it one more time? For the price you paid it should be perfect.....Maybe shoot it a bit more to see if you have any FTF issues....
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Chuck, I'm really sorry to hear that....Why don't you try to return it one more time? For the price you paid it should be perfect.....Maybe shoot it a bit more to see if you have any FTF issues....
Hey did harryra get kicked out of the forum why does his name say (dishonorably discharged) lol....
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I've been noticing that a lot of people lately has been having a problem with Ruger's guns not just the 762...I think they have a major quality control problem going on.... so even though my 762 runs fine I do not think I will be buying another gun from them for a while
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