Bad Ruger

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by JimRau, Feb 23, 2014.

  1. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I got a Ruger SR-7.62 and I put a 1 3/4x6 Leopold on it. The trigger is the worst trigger I have EVER experienced in my entire life! I put it on the bench and with 10 different loads the best group I got was about 2 3/4 inches and the average was about 4 inches.:mad: (three shots at 100 yds)
    Now add to this TWO slam fires in less than 50 rounds!:eek:
    I am going to have a heart to heart with Ruger CS tomorrow.:mad:
     
  2. bluez

    bluez Well-Known Member

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    The trigger likely needs some breaking in.
    The SR762 has garnered great reviews for accuracy so its likely the trigger throwing you off :)
     

  3. Vikingdad

    Vikingdad New Member

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    Yeah, I would talk to Ruger before doing anything else not just because of the trigger issue but the slam fire issue is a major safety thing.
     
  4. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    I'm willing to bet Ruger will make it right.

    It was time for a new signature. This is what you get.
     
  5. Mongo

    Mongo Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Is that a 444?
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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  7. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    The bolt slams into a chambered round and sets it off. Happens more often on guns with a floating firing pin. The pin gets dirty, gets stuck sticking out of the bolt, and slams into a round. Of course, there are other ways it can happen too.

    Most AR-15s have a floating firing pin. The SKS is particularly notorious for slam fires.
     
  8. junglejim

    junglejim New Member

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    Any further news? What did Ruger say?
    I assume Ruger said "send it back"
    or at least that is what they should have said.
    Keep us posted.
     
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2014
  9. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    After four phone calls it is in rout to Ruger. I will let you know what happens. This is a Davidson's gun so I could have simply sent it back to Davidson and got a new one, but they put the gun up for sale on their 'bargain' list and sell it without any warranty. I could not bring myself to keep this gun in circulation in this condition. Not only is it unsafe, but VERY bad PR for Ruger.:)
     
  10. FernandoTheCommando

    FernandoTheCommando New Member

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    I've always had good luck with ruger customer service. I wonder why that gun was in a bargain list with no warranty. I thought the Sr 762 just came to the market within the past year? I've heard nothing but good thing about that gun. I wish you luck getting it fixed. Let us know how you make out.

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  11. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I saw the reviews, that is why I decided to get one. I can 'control' even a bad trigger on the bench so it was not a factor in the lack of accuracy.;)
     
  12. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    You misunderstood. IF I had sent it back to Davidson's they would have simply sold it on their 'bargain list'. I elected NOT to send it back to them and let them put it on their 'barging list' and resale it:)
     
  13. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Cool that you let Ruger fix it for you Jim. I'm planning on an SR7.62 as my next Major Long gun purchase, so please keep me informed. I have your eMail,..I actually owe you a phone call for the solid advice you gave me Prior....


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  14. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Everyone hits a shank now and then. Its how its handled when one lands in a customer's hands that matters.
     
  15. FernandoTheCommando

    FernandoTheCommando New Member

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    Ah, gotcha. Well, again best of luck with the rifle.

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  16. junglejim

    junglejim New Member

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    I bet it will get fixed - and correctly. I'm sure they'd never let a gun that slam fires out of their shop.

    Keep us posted. Everybody pays attention to customer service reports.
     
  17. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Roger that. I hope you stay WARM and dry.:)
     
  18. Hookeye

    Hookeye Active Member

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    Curious.........was the rig torn down (esp the bolt carrier group) and cleaned/inspected before using?
     
  19. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Not completely dissembled. The bolt carrier group was removed inspected and lubed and the bbl and chamber were cleaned before it was fired.
     
  20. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    That's all you should have to do