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    Default Ruger RSM .416 Rigby ejection issue...

    Finally messed with the Rigby this evening.

    Weirdest thing... the first shell ejected from chamber (with the 2nd being fed from the left side of the mag) doesn't eject clean and will often fall back in the raceway unless you're really reefing on the bolt. The 2nd and 3rd rounds zing right out without much effort.

    What could it be? Worn ejector perhaps? Never had one do something quite like this.

    Any help appreciated.
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    Some impressive gunsmiths post over here and might have and answer for you (Duane Wiebe, Jim Kobe, etc):

    http://forums.accuratereloading.com/.../frm/f/9411043

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    That seems strange, alright.

    Does it eject the empties (fired cases) OK?

    Loaded rounds are much heavier than just a case. Especially with a large cartridge like a 416 that has a heavy bullet and lots of powder.

    Loaded rounds just don't always eject as well anyway.

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    Yeah- it's empties and loaded rounds.

    Pretty weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hodgeman View Post
    Yeah- it's empties and loaded rounds.

    Pretty weird.
    Ruger Mk II action? CRF? Ejects at the end of the bolt travel back?

    Is that "(with the 2nd being fed from the left side of the mag)" round that feeds from the left, sitting high and somehow, interfering with the one being ejected?

    Pure Speculation here. Lookin for a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty of the North View Post
    Ruger Mk II action? CRF? Ejects at the end of the bolt travel back?

    Is that "(with the 2nd being fed from the left side of the mag)" round that feeds from the left, sitting high and somehow, interfering with the one being ejected?

    Pure Speculation here. Lookin for a difference.

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    Yeah- it's a Mark II. It's possible that left rail let's the round sit a bit high or the pressure from that side moves the rim a bit out of alignment with the ejector.

    The gun was used and has been hunted a fair bit but I can't imagine anyone shooting it enough to really wear anything. For all I know it's done that since day one. Ruger has always given me stellar customer service but I've always turned this sort of stuff over to a local gunsmith for convenience sake.

    I'll probably do some more with it to see if the rails are symetrical. and see if that left one is somehow different- thanks for input.
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    Is it possible that the magazine box is out of position?

    Maybe, take it apart and put it back together. Loosen the action bolts. ??????

    I can't understand why it quit workin, all ofa sudden.

    Problems like this drive me uppa wall.

    You'll get it figgered out, sooner or later, I reckon.
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