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Ruger 10/22 Ejection Question
« on: October 02, 2009, 07:43:04 PM »
My stainless 10/22 will jam once or twice every 10rnd Ruger made mag.  The empty will wind up in a "stovepipe" or flipped 180 degrees blocking the bolt or some other way to stop up the works.  It always has a fresh round going into battery along with the jam.  I was watching my buddy shoot it and the spent cases went everywhere from almost parallel to the barrel to mebbe 110 degrees out..   so I'm thinking something's FUBAR in the ejector works...  

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Am I thinking right??
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Re: Ruger 10/22 Ejection Question
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2009, 07:49:28 PM »
Mine did the same thing.  Buy yourself a new Volquartsen extractor and that should take care of it.    The factory extractor sucks. 
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Re: Ruger 10/22 Ejection Question
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009, 09:14:50 PM »
This is the first time I've ever had a 10/22 jam up on me, and I've had at least a dozen in my paws since my teens...  but all of them have been blued.  This is the first stainless one I've owned.  Does that make a difference??
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Re: Ruger 10/22 Ejection Question
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2009, 09:16:18 PM »
Probably not.  However, is it a new one?  Ruger's quality control has really gone to hell in the past few years.   I had to do a bunch of crap to my target model to get it to run right.   
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Re: Ruger 10/22 Ejection Question
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2009, 09:20:16 PM »
No problems with my stainless 10/22. If you do get something from Volquartzen, may I suggest their hammer and sear kit? I dropped one in mine and it's a fantastic improvement.
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Re: Ruger 10/22 Ejection Question
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2009, 10:35:45 PM »
The automatic bolt release is nice too.   I went and bought their whole fire control kit and the extractor.   
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Re: Ruger 10/22 Ejection Question
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2009, 11:32:43 AM »
UPDATE:  Thanks for the info. 

I ordered a Volquartsen Exact Edge Extractor and got it in the mail this week.  $11.95 & free shipping from http://www.rimfiresports.com/ (Had to wait for my once a month payday) 

I borrowed a pick from one of the guys at the bus garage to pull the spring and pin back so I could install it this weekend.  It took longer to to break the rifle down and put it back together than it did to drop the extractor in.

When I get a chance to get to the range for a test firing, I'll let you guys know how it works.

Thanks again for the 411.
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Re: Ruger 10/22 Ejection Question
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2009, 06:34:19 PM »
If you start down the Volquartsen road you'll end up with a mostly Volquartsen gun these days. Ruger quality control really has taken a dump.

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Re: Ruger 10/22 Ejection Question
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2009, 12:42:06 AM »
If you start down the Volquartsen road you'll end up with a mostly Volquartsen gun these days. Ruger quality control really has taken a dump.

Yep, the only things on my rifle that are still original are the barrel, receiver, and bolt.   
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Re: Ruger 10/22 Ejection Question
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2009, 01:20:38 AM »
I cleaned a newer 10/22 for a guy the other day and installed a longer bolt handle.  I noticed the quality was really shocking.  The bolt itself was full of pinholes.  Parts weren't machined correctly and were crooked.  You can really tell the difference between a new one and an older one.

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Re: Ruger 10/22 Ejection Question
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2009, 06:47:07 PM »
Mine did the same thing.  Buy yourself a new Volquartsen extractor and that should take care of it.    The factory extractor sucks. 

+1...

I had the exact same bad experience, and the same fix.  Runs like a champ now.
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