Hawkeye loose magazine box

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SeeDepp

Bearcat
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Jun 27, 2009
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I am having trouble with the magazine box rattling loosely in my Hawkeye rifle. I do not recall it being loose before I disassembled it, and my other Hawkeyes do not have the problem. I think I may be putting it together wrong but cannot see how. The inletting on the wood stock appears overly generous in its dimensions, so perhaps that is the problem.

Any ideas?
 

Pinecone

Blackhawk
Joined
Jan 29, 2007
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Maine
SeeDepp, I havn't had one of the new Hawkeye's in my hands yet, but what I would do is disassemble the gun "again" and reassemble it very carefully making sure everything is well "seated" and tight. Look at how the floor plate assembly "fits" after reassembly. If it turns out Ruger "was" overzealous in removing wood for the magazine, you can tighten it up with Acraglass between the wood and magazine box. If you go this route, make sure to use release agent "liberally" on the metal parts!..............................Dick
 

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