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Old October 10th, 2011, 11:57 AM   #1
 
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10/22 Failure to Feed

I took my 10/22 out to the range yesterday. I shot some nice groups (for me) from the bench). First time Gun and magazines used since I cleaned them. Over the years 30+ I got my share of stove pipes. But not one in 50 rnds yesterday stove piped. However in the last magazine I had 4/5 failures to feed.
What's up with that? and



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Old October 10th, 2011, 04:06 PM   #2
 
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If it was just that magazine that there was issues with, hmmm, it's the magazine. Weak spring, dirty, loose (not seated properly). Factory mag?
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If it's not the mag, take the rifle a part and CLEAN everything. Put it back together and run it through is paces. But it does sound like the mag! A good cleaning is always a good thing! Good luck.
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I took the 10/22 down for a good cleaning and I took the factory mag down for a good cleaning before I went out to the range.
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What does it look like now... perhaps you overlubed when you cleaned it out and it got gummed up from the blowback... pretty common with 22 ammo being so dirty.
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Normally 50 rounds is not enough to creat problems. Butsince the concensus is dirty gun and dirty mag I will clean them again.
I will let you know.
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What does it look like now... perhaps you overlubed when you cleaned it out and it got gummed up from the blowback... pretty common with 22 ammo being so dirty.
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.22LR's are inherently dirty and the blowback action allows all that powder residue to quickly build up in the magazine and bolt face. Too much lube attracts that residue in very short order. Try cleaning it again then wipe off the lube to where it appears dry but slick to the touch.
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I overlooked a question.... what ammo were you using? Remington is well known for feeding issues in 10/22 magazines.

Try hand cycling whatever ammo you are using through the weapon with various magazines, that will rule out a single magazine problem and clarify an ammo issue... mind all safety rules of course when hand cycling live ammo through your weapon.
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You say you took the factory mag down for cleaning. Just a suggestion.... you may not have tensioned the spring enough when re assembling. Ask me why I make this humble suggestion!be safe.
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They will have feed problems when the extractor is getting worn, mine did that a while back. Just a thought.
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I overlooked a question.... what ammo were you using? Remington is well known for feeding issues in 10/22 magazines.

Try hand cycling whatever ammo you are using through the weapon with various magazines, that will rule out a single magazine problem and clarify an ammo issue... mind all safety rules of course when hand cycling live ammo through your weapon.
I was using some Blazer I had around.

Hand cycling seems to be no problem.
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They will have feed problems when the extractor is getting worn, mine did that a while back. Just a thought.
That was my first thought but I do not know what the extractor's function in feeding would be. So I did not follow that thought very far.

I only have one mag (original) from 30+ years. I had taken it apart and given it a good cleaning before I took it out this last time. As I said the first 40 rnd went perfect. The last 10 was where the problem came up.
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blazer is suspect ammo imo. always looks to spotty ammo performance in a 22, rem golden s are about as bad as they get in a semi auto and i dont think blazer is far behind. make shure when you rebuild the rotary mags that the spring tension is right. check the extractor , these can as was mentioned, be a problem, i put a volquatsen in mine and pity the fool thats standing in the way of the empties coming out of the gun.
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You say you took the factory mag down for cleaning. Just a suggestion.... you may not have tensioned the spring enough when re assembling. Ask me why I make this humble suggestion!be safe.
When I take it down and reclean I will check on that. I forgot about that
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That was my first thought but I do not know what the extractor's function in feeding would be. So I did not follow that thought very far.

I only have one mag (original) from 30+ years. I had taken it apart and given it a good cleaning before I took it out this last time. As I said the first 40 rnd went perfect. The last 10 was where the problem came up.
I think the extractor being an issue would have more to do with failure to eject... resulting a jamming issue.

To clarify, was your problem FTE like stovepiping (edit: I see you said that wasnt the case, so this is ruled out), FTF like the mag didnt feed, or FTF like the mag fed properly but the round didnt chamber (jam in the action)?

If it was FTF like the mag didnt feed like I'm thinking you meant, then its a problem with the mag or the ammo, or even a combination of the two.

If it was FTF like the mag fed properly but the round didnt chamber (jam in the action), then its most likely a problem with the action and chamber area being dirty.

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