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Old March 1st, 2017, 05:17 PM   #1
 
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I bought a new 10/22 last summer and finally got to a range to try it out for the first time.
The ammo was Winchester Super X 22LR, using two 10-round Ruger magazines.
I could not get off more than a few rounds without stove piped shells stuck have in and half out of the ejection port. A few times, the trigger did not reset as well. I figured new gun, so am not in the least upset, but of course it would have been nice to have no issues like with my SR22s from last weeks report.
Just to mention, I did clean and lightly re-lube the 10/22 upon bring it home, and checked it over carefully before range day today.
Maybe it will iron itself out over time with more use, but I had a blast with it anyway. I will try a different brand ammo in the future as well, but am of the school of thought that a brand new gun should be just that, and function like a new gun, i.e., no issues. That is all.



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The only ammo I've had problems with in my 10/22 and SR22 is SuperX. Everything else has functioned flawlessly.
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The only ammo I've had problems with in my 10/22 and SR22 is SuperX. Everything else has functioned flawlessly.
I'll try some other brands if available up here in no man's land. Thanks for your comment.
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When my 10/22 was new, I got a lot of stove-piping. I read the internet posts and installed the standard extractor and ejector upgrades. I cleaned the action religiously and lubed it carefully.

The only thing that really helped was shooting it. I powered my way through the jams and stove-pipes. I got myself bricks of Remington RGB and unloaded a few hundred rounds on my free summer mornings at the local slate quarry. Thousands of rounds later, the thing functions like a Swiss watch.

Good luck.
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The only ammo I've had problems with in my 10/22 and SR22 is SuperX. Everything else has functioned flawlessly.
Same here. My 10/22 has tens of thousands of rounds through it, but I can count the stoppages on one hand with fingers left over. Two of them happened when it was sort of new, and involved Super X. It's also dirty and over priced.

Buy some CCI Mini-mags and shoot those for awhile.
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Remington Golden Bullets and any sub-sonic won't cycle my 10/22s. Or most of my semi-autos of any manufacture.

But, you may need to tune the extractor to get proper ejection for many of the brands out there, Winchester Super X in particular. Or keep trying brands until you find what shoots best in your gun.

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Thanks for all the suggestions and other comments about your experience, I appreciate it. Being close to 70 now, I may not have enough time left to break it it, LOL
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Am I the only one that thinks the major problem is, that he bought it last summer and just now took it out! Maybe your 10/22 was mad at you for ignoring it!!
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Am I the only one that thinks the major problem is, that he bought it last summer and just now took it out! Maybe your 10/22 was mad at you for ignoring it!!
Haha I wondered the same thing when i read the first post! Better late than never. I'm always glad to read/hear about someone having fun shooting their 10/22 for the first time though. Mine is my favorite rifle since it gets used the most.

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Buy some CCI Mini-mags and shoot those for awhile.
Solid advice! I shoot Mini-mags pretty much non-stop through mine. Always reliable and doesn't seem all that dirty for rim fire ammo. I've also had good luck with American Eagle and Winchester white box, but I mostly buy Mini-mags. They're kind of expensive, but good quality ammo. Never tried the Super X... that stuff is always pricey where I live, regardless of caliber.
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Right now, I shoot subsonic ammo exclusively in my 10/20. All types function flawlessly. I don't think my 10/22 is special in this.

Mini mags are a great multi-purpose ammo. But, it isn't a great choice for target shooting.
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This is the only ammo that my 10/22 has problems with. Seems to work fine in my Mark I though.

In the 10/22, I would have Failures to Fire and Failures to Feed at the rate of about 3, sometimes 4 rounds, out of a 10 round mag. I could hear inconsistencies in the rounds that did fire.
Try some CCI Mini Mags or CCI Standard Velocity. If you still have problems, it's the rifle. Give Ruger Customer Service a call. If you have trouble finding CCI in your area, you can find it online. Here are a couple of links to reputable companies:

http://www.sportsmansguide.com/produ...jadvid=1522857

https://www.targetsportsusa.com/cci-...032-p-895.aspx


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Run a couple boxes CCI in it. That is my fix for poor ejection.
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You really need to try different ammo. If it was stove piping and the trigger did not reset a few times, seems like maybe some of the ammo were weak and not cycling the bolt completely to reset the trigger or eject the rounds!
Always bring multiple brands of ammo when trying out a new 22 rifle or pistols. That way if you have problems like you are having, you can try to remedy them while at the range. Like everyone else is saying, start by using some CCI Mini-Mags.
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I feel your pain. I just bought one few days ago and since had nothing but problems. I might sell it and cut my looses. its every other round stove pipes. mine has been nothing but trash so far, seems like a unicorn but its weird everyone on youtube gets its working...
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I zeroed my first scope on my 10/22 today . Aquila 40 Grain Interceptor was dead on at 100 yards , Fed Auto Match hit all over. I tried a few rounds of CCI Mini Mags and all hit low, amazing the difference between 36 and 40 grain. I read somewhere stove pipes can also be caused by not holding rifle tight in shoulder
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