10/22 ejector question. need help.


March 20, 2008, 09:25 PM
Is the ejector suppose to seat all the way down and move freely in the slot in front of the receiver?

I am installing a quick bolt release and extended magazine release. The ejector is so tight in that slot I had to lever it out while in the youtube video I watched it just slipped in and out. I only took this gun out once and I did have some failure to feed and eject. I want to take some sand paper to the slot and the ejector until it moves more freely. Good, bad idea? It just doesn't seem right it just gets stuck and so tight.

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Mr White
March 20, 2008, 09:33 PM
My ejector doesn't require any prying or other force to remove or reinstall it.

If anything, I'd just take a little bit of sandpaper to the area of the ejector that fits into the receiver, just enough to take some of the paint off.

Before you do that though, did you check to see if the ejector is bent?

March 20, 2008, 09:50 PM
When you say ejector, do you mean extractor? The extractor is a claw and rides in the bolt, held in place by a spring loaded pin. The ejector is a part of the trigger assembly.

I replaced my extractor earlier tonight, actually. After compressing the pin & spring, it slid right in and moves freely. What brand/model are you replacing the part with?

Edit: After re-reading your post, you obviously mean ejector. Just like you said. I must have extractors on the brain. When I replaced my mag release (earlier this week) the ejector didn't even come out in the process. Don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. I've also had some feed/ejection problems in the past, but I'm chalking a good part of them up to Ram-Line mags.

March 20, 2008, 10:11 PM
Recheck where the tension spring is located on the pin sharing the the ejector.

March 20, 2008, 10:18 PM
The ejector is the tiny tab on the back of the magazine feed lip.

Make sure the barrel is clocked properly. The extractor should be centered in the slot in the barrel. If not, use an allen wrench to loosen the cap screws that hold the barrel retaining block in place. Then rotate the barrel by hand so the ejector is centered. Once centered, tighten the cap screws.

March 20, 2008, 10:26 PM
I went ahead and sanded the ejector (part B-8) and the slot enough that it did not seem to bind any more. knock on wood.

I put the christie and christie kit I got from cheaperthandirt.com on it. It has three parts - bolt hold open release, mag release, and an over sized bolt cocking handle. So far I consider each a definite improvement. I also got a williams firesight sights, a sling swivel set, and another butler creek magazine coming. So I guess I have spent the 100 plus everyone says you have to before you get a 10/22 you find likable. That the rifle is upgradeable has a lot of appeal but I don't want to spend a lot on it although I will probably shoot it more than my other rifles combined. Kind of like I love driving my mustang but will take the escort for most driving. Feeding 22 rugers is a lot easier on the wallet.

March 20, 2008, 10:31 PM
I have a new 10/22 and have the same thing, and yes I also use the ramline mags. About ever 6 or 7 round it fails to completly eject. I have ask the same question on another forum. Some said that I just needed to shoot it till it was broke in(a few k rounds). Still others said it was the cheap federal ammo I got at waly-world. They said if I would use better ammo(cci) or other higher priced ammo it would be better. I have so much federal ammo I guess
I`ll use it to break it in. Good luck.


March 20, 2008, 11:20 PM
I've collected 4 used and 1 new 10-22 over the years. All got the same treatment - Volquartzen hammer, sear, "edge" extractor, extended mag release and bolt hold open. All 5 run like tops.

March 21, 2008, 02:18 AM
Its totally fine. Mine is the exact same way. The part does not move to begin with, and I asked the same question over on rimfirecentral and everyone said it was ok. I was worried at first, but I found out it is perfectly normal.

March 21, 2008, 09:07 AM
The primary ejector is part of the magazine. The secondary ejector is the metal hook on the trigger group. It does fit tight in it's slot. You may need to tweak the top of the hook to clear the bolt and get proper ejection. Try for 18-24 inches, tweaking the hook just .010 well make a big difference.

dagger dog
March 21, 2008, 04:45 PM
Loosen the barrel, by loosening the two allen haed socket screws that attach it to the frame, then slightly rotate the barrel while watching how the extractor slides in and out of the slot , it doesn't take very much to bind it in the slot so it's kind of a feel job.
If you can' get it to ride free,in and out of the slot without binding, remove the barrel completley disassemble the extractor and check the fit, there may be a burr or something that is causing the extractor to bind, the burr could be in the bbl. slot or on the extractor, if it's in the slot, a small needle file should be used to remove it, if it's on the extractor, tape a piece of 400 grit wet or dry sand paper onto a dead flat surface , a mirror or window pane works great, and smooth burr off, or if it's to thick you can carefully remove enough from both sides to fit it to the slot.
If there is no burrs , you may have to take it to a smith!

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