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Old December 23rd, 2016, 05:06 PM   #1
 
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Delta ring locked tight, right out of the box !

Not a huge deal at this point, not looking to add anything new to a perfect firearm ��, but would like to have access for cleaning now and again, does anyone have any ideas before I call ruger, the ring doesnt turn either way ?
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Old December 23rd, 2016, 05:12 PM   #2
 
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Not a huge deal at this point, not looking to add anything new to a perfect firearm ��, but would like to have access for cleaning now and again, does anyone have any ideas before I call ruger, the ring doesnt turn either way ?
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I took a towel and wrapped it around my delta ring, and then carefully (did I say carefully?) turned it loose using a large wrench (one of those big red plumber's monkey wrenches). Then put some anti-seize on the threads.
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The ring turns CLOCKWISE to loosen! Stand the rifle on it's butt and turn clockwise. When you get it loose, put some anti-seize on the threads and only hand tighten.

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The ring turns CLOCKWISE to loosen! Stand the rifle on it's butt and turn clockwise. When you get it loose, put some anti-seize on the threads and only hand tighten.

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Yup, what he ^^^^^ said! You might be actually tightening it by trying to loosen it. Add some anti-seize and LIGHTLY hand tighten.
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Its easier for me to hold the rifle in the firing position, and turn the ring counterclockwise. After you get it loose, when tightening, don't tighten it till its snug, just tighten until you feel it start to catch. STOP. Any tighter, and you will struggle to get it loose.
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Anti Sieze will help you out and it does not need to be tightened that hard. After you get it undone.
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If you don't tighten that ring tight enough it will work itself loose. At first you'll notice your group size opening up. Then you'll start having a feed problem. It needs to be more than just snug or "hand" tight. After you've had it removed, you should check it periodically to make sure it is staying tight.
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If you don't tighten that ring tight enough it will work itself loose. At first you'll notice your group size opening up. Then you'll start having a feed problem. It needs to be more than just snug or "hand" tight. After you've had it removed, you should check it periodically to make sure it is staying tight.
I'm at over 1,000 rounds through mine and I keep it lightly tightend and the threads have a light coat of anti-seize..........It has never loosened up........never.
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I'm at over 1,000 rounds through mine and I keep it lightly tightend and the threads have a light coat of anti-seize..........It has never loosened up........never.
This!!! +1

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I'm at over 1,000 rounds through mine and I keep it lightly tightend and the threads have a light coat of anti-seize..........It has never loosened up........never.
Nice to know. And how long did it take you to go through 1000 rounds ? I do at least that many rounds a month.
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Nice to know. And how long did it take you to go through 1000 rounds ? I do at least that many rounds a month.
It took me about five months and 7-8 trips to the range.
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It took me about five months and 7-8 trips to the range.
My range is the woods off the deck on the back of my house.
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Nice rifle............bad idea. I understand trying to improve on a design, but the delta ring probably wasn't the place to do that..........LOL!!!

Out of 6 brand new Rugers I have had to touch for various reasons. 5 of them had stuck delta rings
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My solution: Strap wrench. Does the job and doesn't mar the delta ring.

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My solution: Strap wrench. Does the job and doesn't mar the delta ring.

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Kinda defeats the purpose of the design... but not sure what was so bad about the original, spring loaded design in the first place.
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