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Old January 15th, 2017, 09:30 AM   #1
 
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Hi: I had run into a problem with Browning hyper .22 hollow point ammo. I have a 22/45 Mk3 target version.

Never any feed or eject issues in over 5000 rounds. Then I tried to shoot some of this up as I can't use it in my favorite plinking rifle.

Anyway, with one mag, after the last round, it would not hold the bolt open. All three of my others worked fine. All of my mags are factory, all have been tuned up long ago following the directions of a gunsmith on another forum. The feed ramp has been polished. Then I gave them all a bath in Hoppe's blew them out with a compressor swabbed them with pipe cleaners, just to cover all the bases.

So this past week, I took the brownings and another brand (Norma TAC-22) to the range. After warming the pistol up, I fired the offending mag. Same issue happens. Then the next time around, fired all my mags with the Norma, all functioned perfectly. Tried another round of brownings, same issue. back to norma, perfect and so on.

Now, I do not own a micrometer so I can't swear to it, but it seems the only issue could be the case measurements. The overall length of the cartridges as best I can tell with a ruler is the same.

Lesson for me, since I can't fire them in my rifle due to buffer issues, and can't fire them in my pistol due to function issues is that this ammo is now not welcome in my armory.

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Have been seeing the Browning 22lr ammo around but read that people love em or not so much. They were running $10-11 for the 100 round container. Im gonna stick with the tried and true CCI's.
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Have been seeing the Browning 22lr ammo around but read that people love em or not so much. They were running $10-11 for the 100 round container. Im gonna stick with the tried and true CCI's.
My point was to alert others as to a specific issue. I have used the 40 gr solids and they function fine. Nowhere near as accurate as CCI 40 gr and not even in the same league as the outstanding 40 gr std velocity , but good for plinking.
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All rim-fire guns are notoriously finicky about ammo, especially semi-autos. Live and learn, only trying it in your gun will tell. A friend's pistol of the same model w/ stock magazines may feed them fine. I don't stick with any particular brand, I feed each of my .22lr semi-auto pistols and rifles what it prefers after shooting comparative groups. Sometimes certain brands don't function well or shoot accurately in any of my semi-autos, thus relegating them to use in manually operated guns. Every serious rim-fire shooter needs a Henry lever or Marlin bolt-action rifle, or a Single Six or D/A .22lr revolver to use as a "garbage disposal". I feed those guns things like Yellow Jackets, Thunderbolts, and Winchester 333's for plinking.
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