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I am an idiot!!!

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Hi all, I just wanted to check in and share my frustration with Ruger. I made a post last August about an extraction problem with my Mini-14. Dave3006 warned me to just demand another rifle. He had the same model and the same exact extraction problems. I didn't think I had the leverage to make such demands at the time. Well now nine months later, I could have saved myself the same headaches. But instead, I have sent my Mini in 3 three times and Ruger's lame service department has returned it to me three times. But I still have the same extraction problems when the barrel heats up (after 30 rounds). It's with Ruger for the fourth time now. I have a feeling, my experience will be the same as Dave's. Send it in four times and finally demand a new rifle. I should have listened to Dave. I am an idiot!!!

Who knows, maybe I am the sap who bought Dave's original rifle that Ruger never figured out how to repair. Seems more likely there was a batch of Stainless Minis out there that were screwed up from the factory.
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I worked a shop for eight years and it seems to be whose got it and who actually has it in their hands working on it. I've dealt with Colt and Interarms and had the same experiences. I've dealt some with Ruger on a very limited basis, the guys who gave me the best service was Savage. I've found the bigger they get, the smaller YOU become. Two to six monthes was the norm, occasionally eight. Basically they all hate to replace a gun, it eats the profit margin. My bro-in-law bought a Beretta 96 .40, it just wouldn't run right, I replaced the recoil spring, we tried all sorts of ammo etc, by now I knew it was not a simple fix and did a very nice ramp job on it, Ber. have a small ramp at the edge of the mag well where it meets the barrel ramp. Here was the culprit, sharp, rough, not cut deep enough nor properly shaped. Now it feeds anything... my point being all of these guns are 'test fired' not really run. Running is where the problems arise and they hate to think it's their problem.
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