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Old April 11th, 2017, 05:45 PM   #1
 
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bolt and ejector contact mini 14

Hello, I just picked up a new to me 581 series mini 14. While cleaning i saw a spot that looked like the ejector was contacting the bolt. I have read of this rubbing holes in the bolt. I was wondering if i could just file a bit of the end of the ejector to get rid of that contact? this may not even be an issue on the 580 series guns. Any Advice would be appreciated.

p.s. I assembled the bolt and cycled, it looked like the ejector was only slightly riding on the bolt. sometimes it looked as if there was no contact at all.




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I've never read or heard of the Ranch Rifle ejector/bolt hold-open arm wearing a hole in the bolt. As the ejector arm is designed to 'float' around in the bolt slot, it will show some polished contact points, but that is normal. My 583 series Mini 14 shows minor rubbing from the bolt slot.
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Without pics, the only advice I can offer is to shoot a hundred rounds or so and then see if you notice any damage. If yes, contact Ruger. If no, drive on.
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Call Ruger customer service before you and the file start to remove some metal that might not need this done. It could be you have a defect in your bolt/ejector assembly that needs some attention.
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I agree contact Ruger before you take out the file. Also take some close up, clear pictures to send Ruger. You should never have to file on an ejector.
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Good advice above on contacting Ruger.
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Never heard of a bolt getting holes rubbed in it.
Lots of stuff rubs against the bolt when it cycles, it's steel, it can take it.
Scooter, shoot it, enjoy it and stop worrying !
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Thanks, Called Ruger, they said I should be good to go
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