Ruger Woes - I May Need A Gunsmith

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  1. DirectDrive

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    He reported that he is getting no reaction by turning up the gas.
    That's why I suspect the Ruger piston system as the #1 component to sort out.
     
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    Sounds like you on on the right track in the troubleshoot.
    Let us know how it goes.
     
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    Did the gas port get some gunk in it from cleaning the barrel and then get baked in there?

    When I had a FAL I would blast out the hole with carb cleaner and run a paper clip through it.
    I do the same with the SR-762.
     
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    I can think of 2 :)
     
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    :s0053:
     
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    It doesn't look like to much drama to get the gas block and such off if you need to break it all down for inspection.

    This is a 762, the 556 is pretty much the same. Not my pic
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    Check head space ??
     
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    Could be the Wingate gear, but never overlook the muffler bearing.

    ;)
     
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    Thank you all for your input here. It's been informative and helpful.

    I attempted tear down the rifle Tuesday morning. At first, after releasing the pins, the weapon would not break open and I noticed that the BCG was not fully seated in the closed position. It took quite a rap to get it to slide forward enough so that I could open the firearm and remove the upper from the lower. Suffice to say it was not sliding freely as it was designed to do.

    The BCG and the inside rails of the upper appear to be badly scored. I am wondering if the BCG was wobbling around for some reason or another. Further, it WILL NOT move backwards out of the upper. I tried everything I could think of, short of forcing it backwards with a small bar, and it is firmly stuck.

    So I have stripped all the accessories off the rifle and will be shipping it to Ruger in the next day or so.

    More on the malfunction later after the folks at Ruger have an opportunity to tear it down and inspect it.

    Right now let's chalk it all up to Defecation Occurs.
     
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    It's been documented that some of those rifles had problems with "carrier tilt".
    Hopefully Ruger will get it sorted and back to you quickly.
     
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