Got the Ruger American Ranch Rifle back a couple of hours ago. Work sheet said:
"Replaced the extractor, extractor spring & extractor ball bearing." Not sure why they did that, extraction wasn't a problem as I couldn't get a round to fully chamber.
"Honed and cleaned the chamber."
"After repair Fieearm was function fired 20 rounds of Hornady without malfunction." Got my doubts about that. See below.
I tried to chamber both factory & handloads with 55 gr Hornady V-Max & Sierra reloads and Wolf factory. Never had a problem with any other 223 I've owned chambering anything up to the book max of 2.260. This rifle wouldn't chamber anything I didn't push down to a c o a l of 1.61 including the Wolf factory that started at 2,250.
Googled this short chamber problem with the 223 Ruger American rifle & found some others have had it too.
Be calling Ruger tomorrow. Seems they could ream out the chamber and problem solved. We'll see.
Last edited by 43Shooter; 06/10/21.