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My 10/22 Is Amazingly Reliable

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Old July 17th, 2013, 10:48 AM   #1
 
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My 10/22 Is Amazingly Reliable

I've had my 10/22 birch carbine for about 14 months now. I have kept it completely stock, and have shot it pretty regularly. I'm not sure exactly how many rounds it has fired, but possible somewhere between 5,000 to 8,000. (It would be a lot more if the ammo shortage hadn't happened). During that time, it has been astoundingly reliable.

It has not been perfect. Somewhere during the first 500-1000 rounds, I let it get pretty dirty while shooting Winchester Super-X, and it jammed a couple of times. I think it was twice, but definitely not more than 3 or 4. I'm going with 2 times.

Before those couple of jams, and and then ever since then, the 10/22 has been perfect. No failures of any kind. No failures to feed, no failures to eject, stovepipes, no failures to fire. Nothing. All shooting has been done with 4 Ruger stock 10 round rotary magazines. I have not tried any other magazines.

I have shot many kinds of .22LR with it. CCI Mini-mags, both round nose and HP, Super-X, again both roundnose and hp, Federal Champion, American Eagle, both lead roundnose, and copper washed HP's., Remington Golden Bullets, Blazer bulk, Federal Champion Value Pack 525, CCI standard lead roundnose, CCI Tactical. It pretty much doesn't care what brand or type of .22LR it shoots.

Glock has built their entire reputation on making guns that just work. I think my 10/22 is every bit as good in that respect.



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Old July 17th, 2013, 04:11 PM   #2
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I have one 10/22 with more than 100,000 rounds fired through it. It sometimes has a problem which usually is the magazine because I might only have a problem with one magazine. Usually a good cleaning takes care of any magazine problems. By the way I number all my magazines so I know which ones are giving me problems.

One thing I've found is that I never have a problem with the Ruger 10-rounders or BX-25's. All my problems have been with Butler Creek or Eagle mags which I don't use anymore now that Ruger has the 25-rounders. I don't have problems with Black Dog mags either.
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I just pushed mine to over 2k rounds without a cleaning and not one hiccup during that time. Did a cleaning this weekend and surprised that it wasn't that dirty. Next test will push it even further. Yes, it's one realible rifle.
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I had problems with Butler Creek or Eagle mags also, I do have one of the Tactical Innovations TI25 mags that works great.
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I have two Glocks and one 10/22. All are flawless.
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In today's market, it had become very difficult to limit yourself to shooting only certain types of 22lr. My preference has is now what they have on the shelf. That said, my 10/22's eat everything up and ask for more. The most reliable 22 rifles I have ever owned.
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I think a big part of why the 10/22 is reliable is the magazine design and the materials used in its construction. While I've worn out a few Ruger-made 10/22 magazines, the round counts are tremendous.
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In today's market, it had become very difficult to limit yourself to shooting only certain types of 22lr. My preference has is now what they have on the shelf. That said, my 10/22's eat everything up and ask for more. The most reliable 22 rifles I have ever owned.
No kidding. It's not just ammo for me. I have that attitude for primers as well.
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I've had a hiccup here and there with one of my BX-25 mags, but the 10 round rotary mags are 100% rock solid.
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Well, the 22 ammo situation seems to be getting a little bit better now, so I thought I'd get out the 10/22 today (it has pretty much been neglected this year, as my Henry lever gun makes scarce 22lr last longer).

I have a bunch of Remington Golden Bullets that I was shooting today, and, as usual, my 10/22 fired every single round I fed it with no hiccups. I wish I had kept a record of how many rounds I have fired with it. It hasn't been many this year, but last summer and fall, it was usually a brick a week.

Be interesting to do a side by side endurance/reliability test with a 10/22 and a Glock 19. Yeah, I know, it'd be unfair with the Glock shooting a center fire caliber, but even so, I suspect the 10/22 would keep shooting way after the Glock broke down.
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The quality and reliability of the 10-22 is amazing.
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The quality and reliability of the 10-22 is amazing.
Mine was $218 last year. For that price, I certainly agree.
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before I read about them - picked up 1500 rounds remington thunderbolt. have seen a dozen and half "crap", "do not use" etc. Now - they have sold millions of these things - so they must be working for a whole bunch of folks. so - before I toss these in the garbage can - does anyone out there have anything positive to say about them in the 10/22. - not concerned if they are not consistent etc. plinking ammo is always good. but - will there fubar my weapon? thanks
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Shoot them.
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before I read about them - picked up 1500 rounds remington thunderbolt. have seen a dozen and half "crap", "do not use" etc. Now - they have sold millions of these things - so they must be working for a whole bunch of folks. so - before I toss these in the garbage can - does anyone out there have anything positive to say about them in the 10/22. - not concerned if they are not consistent etc. plinking ammo is always good. but - will there fubar my weapon? thanks
Yea, just shoot them. They won't mess anything up in your 10/22.
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