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Old January 27th, 2017, 11:33 AM   #1
 
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10/22 Carbine problem

A few weeks ago I had my little tack driver out and nary a problem. Yesterday I was out and almost every time I pulled the trigger I had a light strike and in some cases no apparent strike at all. It's a 247-XXX serial number.

I've always had complete confidence in this rifle.

Any ideas what's going on??



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Old January 27th, 2017, 01:17 PM   #2
 
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What changed? Different ammo or a mod to the rifle? Did you strip down the rifle and possibly re-install something wrong? Maybe it worked so good last time that you didn't clean or lube it at all. Usually it's just "crud" build-up that stops my 10/22's. .22's are filthy and just a small amount of dirt on the bolt face, under the extractor, or in the extractor's recess beside the chamber can cause problems. Give us some more info please.
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Was it cold in Southeastern Massachusetts yesterday? One of my rimfires used to be really susceptible to the cold... maybe it was the oil I was using at the time? Either way, when it got really cold I'd get light strikes.

Incidentally, three weeks ago I was shooting my Gunsite Scout when it was below -20˚C. It has digested several hundred rounds of Federal Lake City .308/7.62 NATO ammo, on several different occasions, without any problems. On this day however, 2 out of 15 rounds wouldn't fire, despite solid strikes on the primers.
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clean it

I had a similar problem once as I hadn't removed the bolt and cleaned it in awhile. Ruger has a nice video on removing the bolt. When I removed the bolt the crud in the receiver was quite a bit. Cleaned that and the groove the firing pin rides in and it cured all the misfiring problems.
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A good cleaning , total take down . All the little nooks and crannies get 22 crud in them, 22 residue + oil , baked on = 22 crud . Use Crud Cutter , brake cleaner or something designed to remove built up gunk.
You won't believe how many 22's I've fixed by simply doing a decrud , scraping and cleaning then lube it with RemOil or something similar.
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What changed? Different ammo or a mod to the rifle? Did you strip down the rifle and possibly re-install something wrong? Maybe it worked so good last time that you didn't clean or lube it at all. Usually it's just "crud" build-up that stops my 10/22's. .22's are filthy and just a small amount of dirt on the bolt face, under the extractor, or in the extractor's recess beside the chamber can cause problems. Give us some more info please.
It was crud. I should have known. Thanks.
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Was it cold in Southeastern Massachusetts yesterday? One of my rimfires used to be really susceptible to the cold... maybe it was the oil I was using at the time? Either way, when it got really cold I'd get light strikes.

Incidentally, three weeks ago I was shooting my Gunsite Scout when it was below -20˚C. It has digested several hundred rounds of Federal Lake City .308/7.62 NATO ammo, on several different occasions, without any problems. On this day however, 2 out of 15 rounds wouldn't fire, despite solid strikes on the primers.
Not cold at all. 42 slight wind. Took the bolt out and it was a little mucked up. Thanks.
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A good cleaning , total take down . All the little nooks and crannies get 22 crud in them, 22 residue + oil , baked on = 22 crud . Use Crud Cutter , brake cleaner or something designed to remove built up gunk.
You won't believe how many 22's I've fixed by simply doing a decrud , scraping and cleaning then lube it with RemOil or something similar.
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Gary, it was crud. i should have known. Thanks
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I had a similar problem once as I hadn't removed the bolt and cleaned it in awhile. Ruger has a nice video on removing the bolt. When I removed the bolt the crud in the receiver was quite a bit. Cleaned that and the groove the firing pin rides in and it cured all the misfiring problems.
It was cruddy. And the film helped quite a bit sice it's bee a while since I took it apart.
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I've owned mine since 1970 and has been the most dependable firearm I own. It has never had a FTF or light strike. I take that back, I once put questionable ammo in it once that had gotten wet and had a couple of squids.
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