SP101 Question


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FruitCake
March 31, 2011, 05:43 PM
Ok,
It happened twice, when I pushed the ejector with rounds in it some of the rounds slipped past the star piece that's grabs the rounds rim and when I let go of the ejector they were stuck between the ejector and cylinder. The shaft does seem worn but maybe this is normal?
Or is the part that grabs the rounds worn?.
Do I have to send it to Ruger?
This is not good because if I have to reload quickly ill be fumbling to get the rounds out and this is with Reminghton saber rounds and Corbons.
Any help or advice appreciated.

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cyclopsshooter
March 31, 2011, 05:52 PM
be more direct and firm in your operation- that usually happens from sloppy ops

Remo223
March 31, 2011, 05:59 PM
Are you taking empty brass and loading your gun with them just to practice ejecting? Or are you ejecting unfired ammo?

Because you will have problems ejecting unfired ammo if you are holding your gun muzzle down. If you are holding your gun muzzle up, they should fall out without using the ejector.

Muzzle up...ejecting JUST FIRED ammo with the ejector...shouldn't be any problems at all.

FruitCake
March 31, 2011, 06:04 PM
I am ejecting unfired rounds from remington and corbon, I don't use reloads.

FruitCake
March 31, 2011, 06:06 PM
Oh!, I wasn't aware the muzzle had to pointing up!

Remo223
March 31, 2011, 06:08 PM
Unfired rounds?

Quit doing that.

On fired rounds, the brass expands and fits tighter in the chambers. Unfired rounds have enough wobble in the chamber that they will slip past the ejector star if you try to eject them.

Just turn your gun upside down with muzzle up to eject unfired ammo and don't even hit the ejector rod. If you try to use the ejector rod on unfired ammo, you will get exactly what you described.

It's normal. Nothing wrong with your gun.

FruitCake
March 31, 2011, 06:15 PM
Ok,
Thanks for the advice!!!

Remo223
March 31, 2011, 06:20 PM
Now for lesson number two:

Lets say you fired your gun twice and you have 3 good ones in your gun and 2 spent ones that you want to replace with 2 new cartridges.

How do you do that?

The best way is to hold your gun muzzle down, then gently and slowly press up on the ejector rod just a little bit, then let it back down slowly. The unfired ammo will go back down with the ejector star the the spent rounds will stick up. Just grab the spent ones now that they are sticking up and discard. Then replace with two fresh cartridges.

FruitCake
March 31, 2011, 06:55 PM
Wow,
I've been shooting revolvers for a couple of years and never paid attention to the rounds expanding when fired.
I have to seriously start learning and paying more attention to the little things.
You guys are great.
Thanks
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