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Posted: 4/3/2006 9:58:22 PM EDT
the last time i shot it everything was fine. . went to the range saturday and it wouldn't shoot.
the primers had a shallow but noticeable indent. Tried both factory AND handloads.
Anybody have any clue what this could be? i keep the gun immaculate clean - it happens to be my favorite rifle.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 5:35:41 AM EDT
Replace the firing pin spring.

Link Posted: 4/4/2006 7:21:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911builder:
Replace the firing pin spring.


i forgot to mention that it's a brand new rifle with about 250 rounds through it
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 8:15:23 AM EDT
It really does not matter how new it may be. I have seen many brand new guns with weak/bad springs, bad extractors, excessive headspace, etc.

You could send it back to Ruger. But I expect they will replace the firing pin spring.

Link Posted: 4/4/2006 8:27:55 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 9:47:27 AM EDT
i'm gonna try soaking it in solvent overnight and see if it works.

what i'll do is load a primer into a casing and test it that way after i soak the bolt.

thanks for the useful input - i'll post up what happens in a day or so

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