Help sought with new rifle

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Re: Help sought with new rifle

Post by bigrich » 21 Apr 2019, 8:59 pm

Wm.Traynor wrote:JTF91,
From your pic, it looks like the tang is neither too high nor too low. Therefore it looks like your action is not too deep in to the stock. So, if your rifle is accurate enough, I would not bed it. IMO, just modifying the comb, or the nose of the comb, should suffice.


i'm real good with sculpting stuff with a 4" grinder with a 60-80 grit sanding disc, find someone close by who's competant with one,a couple of $ at bunnings for the right finish and go shoot . if it's a hunter you're going to get knocks and battle scars on it no matter how hard you try to look after it :unknown:

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Re: Help sought with new rifle

Post by solarpak » 21 Apr 2019, 9:25 pm

JTF91,
It doesn't matter if the dealer is in another state - if the product is faulty and obviously in your case it is as it doesn't allow the bolt to fully retract the dealer should offer you a replacement PLUS reimburse your post costs.
Dealers know the rules .......and they should be obliging and give you a brand new unit for your ruger.

Call them and speak to the Manager - not sales staff.
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Re: Help sought with new rifle

Post by bladeracer » 22 Apr 2019, 1:51 am

JTF91 wrote:The retailer I bought it off is a state away, and the company is across an ocean, not really left with much choice but to either try to sand it myself or find someone skilled to do it for me.

I haven't yet bedded the action, I just bolted it in, I am hoping the bedding compound will raise it just enough to avoid having to modify anything. It really is just off by a millimetre or two.


I was surprised to see these stocks don't have pillars. The lami is easily compressed so I would really prefer to make some aluminium pillars if you're going to bed it.
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Re: Help sought with new rifle

Post by solarpak » 22 Apr 2019, 7:59 pm

Bladeracer,
totally concur with your point of view about the Boyds laminate............I bought one in the years ago when they retailed from CF in QLD for around $170 and had it pillar and glass bedded for around $300. Thus this stock has set me back almost $500.........

Maybe these days a Bell & Carlson with the full length alloy bedding block is a better bet,??
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Re: Help sought with new rifle

Post by TassieTiger » 23 Apr 2019, 5:16 am

bladeracer wrote:
TassieTiger wrote:Why wouldn’t you take it to the retailer and show them the problem? It’s meant to be made for this particular rifle - there would be thousands of complaints if this was common. This might be a one off fault...
If you modify the stock and then shoot it - it splits in half, or what ever - you may have have nil recourse.


Maybe he prefers to fix a minor problem and go shooting rather than spend weeks sorting it out your way?


Maybe he doesn’t have the time or skills or knowledge to do the job properly...maybe he wasn’t aware he is entitled to a replacement/refund/fix? Maybe, the minor problem ends up being a major problem, if he completely screws it up or the laminate is under pressure and flexes when the polymer is sanded off, he’s out $500 as a result, he won’t care cause $500 is easy come and easy go? Maybe, it would take a 30 second phone call to ask the retailer about a common problem - not weeks as you elude?...maybe Australian consumer law is a right / and maybe it’s not “my way”.
Maybe... :sarcasm:
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Re: Help sought with new rifle

Post by deanp100 » 23 Apr 2019, 7:40 am

I seriously doubt that a couple of strokes with some sandpaper is going to allow the stock to spontaneously explode. There is no skill required. Just do it ffs. Even the Boyds website says “ do not assume it will be a perfect fit. Some minor fitting may be required”.
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Re: Help sought with new rifle

Post by bigrich » 23 Apr 2019, 8:10 am

deanp100 wrote:I seriously doubt that a couple of strokes with some sandpaper is going to allow the stock to spontaneously explode. There is no skill required. Just do it ffs. Even the Boyds website says “ do not assume it will be a perfect fit. Some minor fitting may be required”.


That’s the loophole the retailer will probably use to say “go take it to a stock maker/gunsmith “ . It can’t hurt to ask the retailer, I agree. But these laminated stocks are reshaped all the time and are far more robust than wood.JMHO
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