This is common on the .30 Carbine models. The gun was designed for cartridges that have a larger dia. than .30 Carbine. You need to line the chamber up with the ejector rod. No room for slop. The rod is running right down the edge of the chamber. On larger chamberings it's not so close. If they tried to center the rod on the chamber every caliber would require a different ejector rod housing. The .30 Car. is a small hole. It is also possible that the tip of the rod is very slightly bent. Ruger will fix this if you want to ship it to them. It's fun to watch people's reaction at a range when you set one of those off ain't it? My God, you need earplugs AND muffs to shoot one of those.
Last edited by drail; August 4, 2012 at 08:02 PM.