Ruger 10/22 FTE
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion > Ruger 10/22 FTE

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-30-2012, 11:25 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Commocarl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lufkin,Texas
Posts: 159
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Ruger 10/22 FTE

I have a new all weather 10/22 and had several ejection problems on my first use on saturday. Out of about 100 rounds I had about 12 FTEs, only 2 were stovepipes, the rest the spent shell was just still in the receiver. I have 3 factory 10 round mags, and all of them had trouble. I used Federal bulk pack and Blazer bulk pack ammo as I wanted to try both jacketed and unjacketed rounds, and both gave issue. While cleaning it before my first outing I noticed the action was hard and gritty. I retracted the spring, cleaned the shaft then relubed the whole thing. The action felt alot better afterwards. Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks

__________________
Commocarl is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 04-30-2012, 11:34 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
smoooth308's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 237
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Possibly the ejector but I might be wrong.
Someone with more knowledge will chime in

__________________
smoooth308 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 02:12 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
big shrek's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NW Florida
Posts: 1,310
Liked 72 Times on 66 Posts
Likes Given: 539

Default

What you probably needed to do first was a full-out field strip and cleaning...
get ALL the leftover metal shavings/cosmoline/other gunk out...

With a new gun I'll usually sit on the couch and rack the slide 100-200 times while watching tv, then clean again after.

when you lube the gun, be sparing inside the barrel...and run dry patches thru until totally DRY...
because Oil+Heat+Pressure=GLUE

__________________

Calico Specialist
Marlin Specialist
I'm not just Trigger Happy, I'm Trigger Ecstatic!!

big shrek is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 02:25 AM   #4
10-32
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
mountainman13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 11,525
Liked 2917 Times on 1718 Posts

Default

It sounds like an extractor issue. You sure you put it back together right?
Take a close look at the extractor.
(did I really type ejector?)

__________________

I don't need No stinking signature.


Last edited by mountainman13; 05-01-2012 at 02:25 PM.
mountainman13 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2012, 12:20 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 2,319
Liked 262 Times on 207 Posts
Likes Given: 25

Default

Brand new rifle right. You did take it down for a good solid cleaning and lubeing be very sure about the chamber . New rifle, buy a couple100 pack of quality ammo and run it thru next like CCI mini-mags. If you still have a problem it time to ether ,send it back for a tune up or install a after market extractor like from power custom. Also buy a dental pick to help with cleaning the bolt face and extractor recess areas as crud builds up. Many of us also will dril a 3/8" hole in the rear of the reciever to aid in clening from the camber end.
Just shoot some faster harder recoiling rounds and if it runs well then test the bulk junk. May be nothing more than needing to break everthing in some.

__________________
hardluk1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 02:43 AM   #6
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
fstkmaro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 47
Liked 6 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

With Ruger guns it is better to clean thoroughly before use. Like many point out it sounds like an extractor issue. Mine does not like the blazer a lot. It will shoot it but I woud get some FTEs or stovepipes. The mini mags work great as do the federals on mine. I have the takedown version.

__________________
fstkmaro is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-02-2012, 07:17 PM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Fathead00's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Northwest Indiana
Posts: 2,922
Liked 1098 Times on 658 Posts
Likes Given: 55

Default

I just bought my Ruger 10/22 from Gander Mountain. I haven't shot it yet!!

__________________
Fathead00 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2012, 02:17 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Commocarl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lufkin,Texas
Posts: 159
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Hey all, thanks for all the tips and responses.

I didn't want to respond till I had something to report. I did field strip and clean the rifle before I used it. I have just field stripped and recleaned the rifle, all of it. Nothing looks out of place. I watched the Ruger disassembly/cleaning/reassembly videos and made shure the ejector was in the proper place on reassembly, I never removed the extractor during cleaning (never mentioned taking apart the bold assembly on the videos).

I exercised all the parts, extractor, bolt, bolt hold latch, hammer. all seem to be working well. I can see why some have suggested polishing the receiver, it feels kind of rough. What do you use for polishing? I didn't notice any excess trash from the previous oiling. I oiled it like I oil my mini, dab of oil on a rag then buff it across the parts. This last time, I put a small drop on my finger and used that to buff into the bolt, bolt handle assembly and what was left on the bore face. Nothing for the receiver (still don't know about that).

I am going to "air it out" again on saturday, so I think I will take hardluk1's advice and put some faster rounds through.


Oh, I use an Otis cleaning kit with a cable rod (got that because of the mini) I only pull it the way the bullet travels through the rifle.

__________________
Commocarl is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2012, 02:26 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Commocarl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Lufkin,Texas
Posts: 159
Liked 10 Times on 10 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Fathead00, it is a wonderful little rifle, I am sure you will enjoy it.

__________________
Commocarl is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2012, 01:28 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Snakedriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Naples, FL
Posts: 848
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

I can't believe nobody mentioned a Volquartsen Exact Edge Extractor. All my 10/22's have them installed. They cost about $11 and take maybe 5-minutes to install. You'll never have another extraction problem and it'll be the best $11 you ever spent.

I get mine at Gun Kings, they don't charge any shipping for them. Here's their link:

http://gunkings.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=396&z enid=2p31d1fmo2i8tduugqhb73gc95

I always have received fast shipping from them.

__________________
Fear is a Reaction..............Courage is a Decision
Snakedriver is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Ruger LC9 supertech1158 Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 10 03-04-2012 09:10 PM
Ruger p89 bkt_tater General Handgun Discussion 14 09-20-2011 11:38 PM
Ruger LCP Deepwoods Semi-Auto Handguns 28 02-22-2011 02:56 PM
New Ruger? David26 The Club House 25 01-04-2011 07:04 AM
Ruger LCP cbw Range Report 6 07-05-2009 08:08 PM