Ruger Problems.

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by jim, Nov 2, 2006.


  1. jim

    jim Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I don't know why, but the last several Ruger revolvers that I've came across have been shooting wide. The rear sights have been cranked all the way to the left or right just to get them on target. Two still weren't able to get a proper zero because the sight couldn't move far enough to do so. Three of the guns were owned by experienced shooters that also use other guns and don't have this problem. I've never had this problem with a S&W or Colt, not that it doesn't happen.

    What gives?

    jim
     
  2. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Is it fair to say you have checked the sight screws for tight? Mine (both) have loosened a couple times and gone wide.
     
  3. jim

    jim Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Yes, and everything that we have any control over is as it should be. No burrs in the muzzle either. I'm guessing that perhaps the barrel is bent ever so slightly, or perhaps the bareel mounting hole in the frame was drilled off angle. I just thought it strange to find this in several revolvers of different vintiges, and at close to the same time. Never had a problem with the Rugers I'd owned before.

    jim
     
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Cylinders indexed to the barrel? Seems unlikely that would be a problem unless very well worn cylinder pin or locking bar.
     
  5. ricdoug

    ricdoug Monkey+++

    Mine and my wife's SP101's are true, Jim...

    On some pistols the front Sight post may be bent. I also shoot Pistols and Rifles Competively and sometimes the problem is ME! (I'm a Retired USMC Recon Scout Sniper) Try using these diagrams and/or get an Air Pistol to see what's happening in the absense of Recoil. Ric

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  6. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Thanks for the charts Ricdoug.
     
  7. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Im willling to bet you have on of the Ruger revolvers with crooked wheel cylinder holes on one or more of them.
    Give a look and see, I bet thats one of them.
     
  8. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Vaquaero ?
     
  9. ricdoug

    ricdoug Monkey+++

  10. gillman7

    gillman7 Monkey+++

    ricdoug, can you email those charts, I would like to print them off. My email is gillman7@yahoo.com. Thanks!
     
  11. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    ;)
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