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Need 10/22 expert in or near Portland

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by teflon97239, Jul 2, 2011.

  1. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Pumped more than a few bricks of ammo through my Ruger 10/22 since 1986, easily 100,000+ rounds. Now it's tired and misfeeds about 10% no matter how clean and slick I keep it.

    Advice and diagnoses abound. Suppose I could replace the innards piece by piece and hope to eliminate an undefined combination of flaws... But my repair and tune-up skills are more with used electric guitars than with semi-auto guns. I don't want to waste the summer (and money) swapping everything out and still have a sluggish 10/22.

    So, who's THE EXPERT in Portland to diagnose it one time, repair it, and make my not-so-trusty plinker fresh and reliable (fun) again? Thanks for any tips.
  2. speedtriple

    speedtriple Vancouver, Washington, United States Member

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    I am no expert, but I would guess replacing the recoil spring would be a great first step.
  3. OregonJohn

    OregonJohn Sutherlin, Or Bronze Life Member #1 Lifetime Supporter

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    Clean the gun good. Then look up online for a good write up on mag cleaning, or go buy a new factory mag. The after market mags have a shelf life and the factory mags need to be cleaned after time. The recoil spring next if the mag clean does not help.

  4. the4thshake

    the4thshake Portland Active Member

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    Like mentioned above a new recoil spring is probably a good idea. I have had great results with the Tubb 2000 and Rimfire Technology spring. While you are at it, stick a Volquartsen extractor in there. Check the mouth of the chamber for any burrs as well. Working on a 10/22 is fairly simple. Check out rimfirecentral.com. There is plenty of good info on that site that will walk you through just about anything.
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  5. kenno

    kenno eastern WA Active Member

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    The rimmed chamber may be worn, new barrel $35
    fireing pin, hammer spring, recoil spring and new mag maybe another $35
    The skill to install said items,,,Priceless
  6. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Ardenwald, OR Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried a NEW oem magazine? 90+% of mis-feeds are mag related.