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Old April 4th, 2014, 02:35 PM   #16
 
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I did want to mention that the Phase 5 Ambi bolt catch/release that I spoke of in the previous thread is working out great. After a bit of Dremel work it is holding the bolt open better than the stock bolt catch/release and it is rock solid compared to the Magpul that's typically used on an AR15. For those of use that need such a device, its well worth it....I am left handed but I think if I shot right handed I would enjoy having it even more.....



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Old April 4th, 2014, 04:32 PM   #17
 
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I found it very easy to jam these mags into the bolt. I could feel a round coming into contact with the bolt without much pressure on the bottom of the mag. I manually cycled a round and there was a pretty good scratch on it. I haven't fired any rounds with these mags because of this. I don't have a part # as I threw the package away but they were new, in plastic from Ruger. On the bottom of the mag it says DPMS Panther Arms. Nothing else.
a lot of people only load 28 rounds in a magazine... a lot of people run into problems when they load 30 rounds in a lot of different guns I just learned that the other day on guns and gear lol
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I think the moderators felt it got off topic, which it did at times....I think we are good to go with this one as long as we focus on the SR762....If anyone tries to "stir the pot" its best that we ignore them....
Maybe lol

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a lot of people only load 28 rounds in a magazine... a lot of people run into problems when they load 30 rounds in a lot of different guns I just learned that the other day on guns and gear lol
I think you're speaking of AR15 mags which hold 30 rounds. The SR762 only holds 20 rounds.....The DPMS metal mags are designed to actually hold 19 rounds....
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NEW 762 range report

For what it's worth . . . saw the "762 problems" threads shut down. Weird.
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Serial # 651-070XX

Picked up today at LGS, quick minimal lube and straight to the range. Rifle and all 3 PMAGs functioned without flaw. Shot 120 rounds, 10-15 per mag and took my time. Sights were tight and relatively on target. Fit and finish was good. In my 1 hour session I fired all 120 rounds (America Eagle 150gr) with short breaks. I had NO feeding or ejecting failures of any kind. Gas setting at 2.

The slide release disengaged from a locked-back position with a bump or shake of the rifle a few times. This was on a rest with no mag or round in the chamber. That's not good.

Trigger was no where near the weight or gritty pull I've read about. I'm no expert but it was much better than I expected. Hate the stock, Magpul UBR probably in my future.
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It's not untypical for the bolt to close when bumped. The bolt catch is spring loaded and wants to return to the released position which it will do if any tension is removed from the bolt. Glad your rifle is doing well.
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I think you're speaking of AR15 mags which hold 30 rounds. The SR762 only holds 20 rounds.....The DPMS metal mags are designed to actually hold 19 rounds....
yep you are right the show I was watching was talking about 30 round magazines (it was actually a specific magazine that they call a 28 round magazine even though it fit 30)... but I still have not ever loaded 20 rounds in my ruger magazines. I always do 2 less so 18 rounds ..but you are right I was speaking of 30 round magazines but the same thing would go for the 20 round magazines I would think ...they were talking about how it would hit the bolt or something like that if I remember right ...so ever since then I always put 2 less in all of my magazines but now since we're talking about it I think I'm going to go ahead and try to run 20 in the magazine
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For what it's worth . . . saw the "762 problems" threads shut down. Weird.
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Serial # 651-070XX

Picked up today at LGS, quick minimal lube and straight to the range. Rifle and all 3 PMAGs functioned without flaw. Shot 120 rounds, 10-15 per mag and took my time. Sights were tight and relatively on target. Fit and finish was good. In my 1 hour session I fired all 120 rounds (America Eagle 150gr) with short breaks. I had NO feeding or ejecting failures of any kind. Gas setting at 2.

The slide release disengaged from a locked-back position with a bump or shake of the rifle a few times. This was on a rest with no mag or round in the chamber. That's not good.

Trigger was no where near the weight or gritty pull I've read about. I'm no expert but it was much better than I expected. Hate the stock, Magpul UBR probably in my future.
sounds like me and you got good rifles.. I have never had my bolt slam shut on accident yet but I will be looking for it now... I don't know about the siGhts because I took them off and put them on one of my AR 15's.. yeah I replaced my stock with the FAB Defense GL-Shock with a GSPC Cheek Rise but I don't know if I would recommend it if you are worried about the weight because the stock definitely is not lightweight... at this point my gun feels like it's made of lead Lol
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yep you are right the show I was watching was talking about 30 round magazines (it was actually a specific magazine that they call a 28 round magazine even though it fit 30)... but I still have not ever loaded 20 rounds in my ruger magazines. I always do 2 less so 18 rounds ..but you are right I was speaking of 30 round magazines but the same thing would go for the 20 round magazines I would think ...they were talking about how it would hit the bolt or something like that if I remember right ...so ever since then I always put 2 less in all of my magazines but now since we're talking about it I think I'm going to go ahead and try to run 20 in the magazine
It doesn't matter how many rounds you put in the mag as far as hitting the bolt. The top round is always in the same position (no higher or lower) regardless of the # of rounds in the mag. I used to load 2 short because I read somewhere that this would help the spring from becoming weak. I don't do this any more and am not sure if it really helps or not.
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Gave the "repaired" 762 a second chance today.

Was even worse than the first time. Not only FTF (worse than the first time), but also several FTE's. Gas setting of 3 made no difference.

BACK TO RUGER AGAIN!

It is one thing to have to send it back for warranty once. But I specifically asked Ruger to verify proper feeding after completing the repair, and that request was obviously ignored.

Very frustrating.
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Gave the "repaired" 762 a second chance today.

Was even worse than the first time. Not only FTF (worse than the first time), but also several FTE's. Gas setting of 3 made no difference.

BACK TO RUGER AGAIN!

It is one thing to have to send it back for warranty once. But I specifically asked Ruger to verify proper feeding after completing the repair, and that request was obviously ignored.

Very frustrating.
That really sucks....I honestly think that Ruger, and probably all the other gun companies, test fire with less than 5 rounds in a mag....There is no way they are shooting more, although I certainly don't have any inside info. I have been told that when they assemble a rifle or pistol they fire 2 shots max....certainly not enough to test the an future failures.....

When you include your note to tell that if they can't make the rifle right this time you expect and even demand a full refund......
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Will be asking for a complete replacement, with a S/N 78XX or higher.

This time it was acting up even with only two rounds left.

Some FTE. Some failure to pick up next round at all. Some bolt catching partially closed. You name it.

There is just no way they paid attention to my request to check for the FTF problem before returning the rifle.
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Will be asking for a complete replacement, with a S/N 78XX or higher.

This time it was acting up even with only two rounds left.

Some FTE. Some failure to pick up next round at all. Some bolt catching partially closed. You name it.

There is just no way they paid attention to my request to check for the FTF problem before returning the rifle.
I fully understand.....I do feel I have to pay attention as to how I load my mags....But both 762's fire fine....I guess its easier for them to have guns returned after purchase for repair than to spend extra time on QC before shipping as only a certain percentage will be returned as opposed to checking every gun that leaves the door....That's crap QC as far as I'm concerned....but....seems to be the status quo in the gun industry.....Get the guns out for sale and deal with the issues after the fact....
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It's official, she's going to have to go back to Ruger....

Picked up a Gen 3 PMag today at a gun show, couldnt even put 2 threw it, first one fed in, second one(the lower right side of mag) jammed, 3 different brands of ammo, everytime.....sad face


Oh well, Ruger will make it right for me, will call them monday...

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It's official, she's going to have to go back to Ruger....

Picked up a Gen 3 PMag today at a gun show, couldnt even put 2 threw it, first one fed in, second one(the lower right side of mag) jammed, 3 different brands of ammo, everytime.....sad face


Oh well, Ruger will make it right for me, will call them monday...

Will this be your first return? Serial number?
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