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Old March 5th, 2020, 03:14 PM   #1
 
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NIB Wrangler

Howdy folks.

Just bought my first NIB Wrangler - black ceracote. $199 from my LGS. What a beautiful firearm!

Will be hitting the range on Monday.

Noticed that the hammer (main) spring seems to be pretty stiff. Not difficult to cock - just a bit heavier than I prefer.

Same with the loading gate.

Have any of you fine folks lightened the hammer (main) spring? Loading gate spring? How did you do it? Any misfires because of it?

Thanks in advance...



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Rimfire ammo requires a much heavier hammer strike than centerfire ammo. If you lighten the hammer spring, you are very likely to have light strikes.
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Ballistol and a few hundred cycles smoothed out the loading gate on mine.
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The mainspring is definitely heavier on a Wrangler than a Single Six. I figure it's to compensate for the lighter MIM hammer on the Wrangler. Not too terrible a trade off considering you can buy 2 1/2 Wranglers for the price of a Single Six.

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Went to a gun show near me today (North Iowa) and local gunshop that had tables set up had regular Wrangler price at $199--Special Gun Show price at $185. He had all three color variations available. When the Wrangler first came out and into the first 3-4 months of its release, I was able to check the loading gate's on around 3-4 Wranglers at various locations. Everyone of them had stiff loading gates, both opening and closing. Several shooting friends have also commented on the gates, as do a lot of posts on this forum. The dealer had four of them on his table (more under the table)--I checked the four on the table and everyone of them had gates that opened and closed as they should by using a flick of my thumb. I don't know if Ruger took notice of the problem or the dealer got lucky, but those four were fine. I'm not in the market for one, but was just curious. If any of ya have a Wranger with a stiff gate, check out one of Iowegn's 'fix-it' posts about how he fixed his stiff Wranger gate by adjusting the gate spring--simple procedure. It was on a Wrangler thread from last June or so.
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I purchased the 17, 18, 19lb pack of Wolff springs and installed the 17 and had no issues, I put a 17lb in my son's Wrangler and 30oz trigger return springs in both. Now its over 1,000 rounds through the two of them and I don't plan on putting in one of the heavier springs at this point.
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Took her to the range yesterday.

She shot 6" low and to the left from 15 yards.

50 rounds of assorted ammo brands.

She's being returned to the Mother Ship as soon as Ruger sends me the shipping box and prepaid label.

Anyone else have this problem?

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Did anyone other than yourself shoot it? Not making an assertion here, but low left is THE most often encountered miss by right hand shooters
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My Wrangler has been great out of the box for accuracy and reliability. Aguila .22 Super Extra HP Copper-Plated Hollow Point is what I shoot the most.
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Did anyone other than yourself shoot it? Not making an assertion here, but low left is THE most often encountered miss by right hand shooters
Only I shot it - from a sandbag rest.
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