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Team Infidel
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The video is horrifically done. Holding the part up to the camera with the open garage door in the background. Really?

Thanks for posting though. This mod is so simple a couple of pics showing what to do is easier to understand and clearer. Search and you'll find them.
 

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It's the easiest mod to do!!! Why wouldn't you do it?
  • You don't own a Dremel or similar tool.
  • Get it just a little wrong and it won't work right. You'll have to replace it anyway.
  • It's easier just to replace the part.
  • The original bolt hold-back actually makes-quick cleaning the bore (without disassembly) a little easier because the bolt doesn't keep closing every time you push it with the rod.
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  • You don't own a Dremel or similar tool.
  • Get it just a little wrong and it won't work right. You'll have to replace it anyway.
  • It's easier just to replace the part.
  • The original bolt hold-back actually makes-quick cleaning the bore (without disassembly) a little easier because the bolt doesn't keep closing every time you push it with the rod.
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A 10$ dremel from harbor freight is what I used. You can also use a metal file. If you take it slow, there really is no room for error. All you are really doing is removing a lip, until it's flush. A monkey can do it. Plus working on your own guns is way cooler than buying parts.
 

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A 10$ dremel from harbor freight is what I used. You can also use a metal file. If you take it slow, there really is no room for error. All you are really doing is removing a lip, until it's flush. A monkey can do it. Plus working on your own guns is way cooler than buying parts.
But it has to be a New World Monkey (opposable thumbs).
 

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A 10$ dremel from harbor freight is what I used. You can also use a metal file. If you take it slow, there really is no room for error. All you are really doing is removing a lip, until it's flush. A monkey can do it. Plus working on your own guns is way cooler than buying parts.
Well you asked for reasons not to, and I gave you some.

There also must be a reason Ruger hasn't changed the rifle over the past 50 years.
 

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All this, just to save one from pushing in a button. I've got more important things to do with my time...LOL
 

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First let me say I won't be making the modification, I like to keep my guns original (as is) but after trying to release that bolt release may times and cursing it a few times I can understand why some would opt to adopt.
 

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All this, just to save one from pushing in a button. I've got more important things to do with my time...LOL
All it took was one weekend trying to teach a 7 year old to operate that Rube Goldberg mechanism before I changed mine. Especially when first starting out, only one or two rounds in each magazine. We spent more time working on the bolt operation than we did working on shooting fundamentals.
 

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I have a 10/22 take down and the bolt release has to be the stupidest design ever and has caused more jams than any other rifle.

I have a Marlin which cost 1/2 the price and it never gave me a problem.

The Ruger does have digital navy camo furniture and a stainless barrel ...kinda the reason I bought it.

The marlin is a far better rifle.
 

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There's one good reason to do the mod: When your effing almost new rifle refuses to release the effing bolt despite pushing pulling and mashing the effing button!
Most important reason is it only takes one hand to release the bolt when prone instead of leaning on your elbows and using two hands. Much safer.
 
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