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sksmedic

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Ruger Scout problem
« on: April 03, 2015, 05:04:49 PM »
I recently purchased a new in box Ruger Scout in .308. I took it out for the first time a few days ago. From the start extraction was weak and after about 15 rounds the famous indestructible Mauser style claw extractor broke. I called Ruger and they are sending out a new extractor. Is this a common problem? Kinda leaving a bad taste in my mouth.

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Re: Ruger Scout problem
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2015, 05:10:12 PM »
The metal looks to be crystalized. I'm wondering if Ruger investment casts this part? Either way, they'll make it right. I know how all of this sucks to have happen on a new rifle.   

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Re: Ruger Scout problem
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2015, 05:12:41 PM »
I've always been a big Ruger fan but now I have some reservations after sending my SR 45 back twice.It seems ok now but we'll see.Bill Ruger must be spinning like a top in his grave.I know every firearm manufacturer  has a few stinkers get out,but this was my first problem I ever had with a Ruger.

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Re: Ruger Scout problem
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2015, 10:04:00 PM »
that grain structure looks a lot like mim   I hope not.   
I always break all the clay pigeons,  some times its even with lead.

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Re: Ruger Scout problem
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2015, 11:34:24 AM »
With that grain appearance, if it is a forged part (doubtful), the alloy and heat treatment process was way off that day.

Like mentioned above, looks to be a casting.....which is bad for this particular part. Some parts you can get away with casting, others not so much.
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Re: Ruger Scout problem
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tombogan03884

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Re: Ruger Scout problem
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2015, 11:59:36 AM »
Pine Tree Investment Castings Inc. is Ruger, just like KW Thompson Tool and Die was T/C Arms casting Dept.

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Re: Ruger Scout problem
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2015, 02:47:17 PM »
I may be selling a Ruger Scout pretty cheap really soon. I had hoped to keep this around for an all purpose SHTF gun but now I'm not sure I wanna trust my life to it.

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Re: Ruger Scout problem
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2015, 04:19:45 PM »
Don't sell it out of hand.
Guns are machines, machines sometimes fail.
It's the fact of life that lead to the saying "2 is one, one is none".
Might want to add a repair kit with small replaceable parts, and springs for all your guns.

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Re: Ruger Scout problem
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2015, 08:49:17 AM »
Don't sell it out of hand.
Guns are machines, machines sometimes fail.
It's the fact of life that lead to the saying "2 is one, one is none".
Might want to add a repair kit with small replaceable parts, and springs for all your guns.

+1

It is sad that we usually only hear and react to the bad.  This is the first I've heard of a Scout problem, and while I understand the concern, I wonder why we react more negatively to one issue than all the positives. 
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Re: Ruger Scout problem
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2015, 06:23:02 AM »
Cuz all the positives will not cost you a deer while hunting, get you killed in an SD situation, or worst of all, get you laughed at after bragging on your new rifle at the range.  ;D
(Don't try to tell me it doesn't happen. I've been on both ends, as have most of you  ;D  )

 

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