Ruger factory work

Discussion in 'Sturm, Ruger & Company' started by Jeff23, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. Jeff23

    Jeff23 Well-Known Member

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    Hi All--

    I guess I could post this in the Ruger forum, but I'd be preaching to choir a bit, so I decided to put it here. My most recent acquisition is a brand-new Ruger M77 MkII in .308. Like almost everyone else, I really liked everything about the rifle except the trigger pull, which was god-awful heavy and creepy too. Not that I'm an expert of any sort, but even I can tell that it's hard to shoot well when you have no idea when the trigger's going to work. :)

    So, I called Ruger, got a very nice lady on the phone, and she said to send it in with a letter saying what I wanted done. I Fed Ex'd it the next day and wrote that I'd be using it for a hunting rifle, so a reasonably crisp trigger pull of 3 1/2-4 pounds would suit me fine. I also asked them to check the barrel for accuracy.

    I got the rifle back in a week and a half. The trigger's great, much lighter pull and I know when it's going to fire. Creep is all gone. The rifle shoots 1" or less groups from the bench at 100 yards with every ammo I've tried: Winchester Super X, remanufactured USA ammo from Cabela's, Federal Vital-shock, and Remington Core-lokt. Also, my warranty is intact. :D

    So far, I've gotten the best accuracy with plain-Jane Remington core-lokts, although I plan to try lots of other loads. The only ammo that's been a problem is Federal vital-shock 165 gr. Sierra Game-king btsp's. Accuracy is fine, but for some reason the rifle doesn't what to extract the cases from the chamber--it does work, but I have to push hard to turn the bolt up and then pull it towards me. Every other kind of ammo extracts and ejects beautifully, so there I think it's the cartridge, not the rifle.

    My experience with this rifle and the two other Rugers I've owned is that their service is fine as long as you call them, find out their policy and of course ask in a polite manner. :)
     
  2. Papadoodles

    Papadoodles Super Member

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    Congrats on your experience with Ruger!!!

    Sounds like another happy customer........ :lol:
     

  3. Anonymous

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    I have found Ruger's customer service to be good but my experience wasn't quite what I wished. I sent my Super Redhawk in for repair to the crane. I heard nothing from them for nearly a month, not even an acknowledgement of recieving it, and when they were contacted, I was told they hadn't looked at it yet. Three days later it appeared at the gunshop repaired. I'm happy it did not cost me anything but shipping but was disappointed in the length of time for repair and no acknowledgement of recieving it. It was not typical of other stories I've heard of Ruger. uglydog
     
  4. Anonymous

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    i bought a pair of used factory ruger rings from a guy only to find they came off a ruger #1 and does not work for the mark II.
    i called ruger and told them what i had done and they just said send them in. they exchanged them for a brand new set no questions asked, got them within 10 days. i was very pleased.
     
  5. 8pointduck

    8pointduck Super Member

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    Now thats a good reason to buy Ruger :)
     
  6. Drop-Shot

    Drop-Shot Super Member

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    I picked up and handled a ruger with laminated stock,stainless steel,great looking gun and one I may get 1 day but I have over bought this year.Good news,there's next year,Drop-Shot
     
  7. uglydog

    uglydog Super Member

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    Drop-shot,
    You haven't over bought for the whole year, just the year up to now. Give it a month and you should be caught up.
     
  8. Drop-Shot

    Drop-Shot Super Member

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    Hey ugulydog I like your thinking,mabe I'll take a closer look at that that stainless steel ruger.Thanks for bring me out of the doldrums.Drop-Shot
     
  9. Anonymous

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    I'm pricing the dealer exclusive Vaquero in 45 LC with a convertible 45 auto cylinder. Where can I get this????
    I' found it on the Ruger site, but it's "dealer exclusive" is there anyone that is making a 45 auto cyl. for the Vaquero....
     
  10. Drop-Shot

    Drop-Shot Super Member

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    The gunshop That sells rugers says he can order them for 10% over cost on most guns he has to order and 8 percent on ordered guns or vise versa.His name is terry,and works for Bens Loan 425-255-3638,He is a super guy and will do everything he can to get the right stuff.Drop-Shot