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Old December 24th, 2014, 04:45 PM   #1
 
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Too many failure to feeds and some failure to eject - SS guide rod?

Hello, this is my first post. I am a new shooter and recently bought an sr22 because I thought it would be very reliable and chew up all types of ammo. I have shot 480 rounds so far and I have had a solid 40+ failure to feed rounds. I already called Ruger and they sent me a label to send it back. But, I have also been suggested to buy a SS guide rod. Many people claim that the SS guide rod and new spring will solve these issues.

I am using 3 brands of ammo:
Federal
Remington
American Eagle

The failures are happening with all 3 brands. Cleaning the gun makes no difference. The Galloway Precision SS guide rod and spring seems a little stiffer, as taking the gun apart requires a little more force to compress the spring. There are way too many people claiming that it solved there issues for there not to be something to it. But, I think I will try it before I send the gun back to Ruger.

Anybody have similar issues and if so, how was it corrected? Anybody switch to the SS guide rod and new spring?

I need to get this thing MUCH more reliable. Thanks.



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Old December 24th, 2014, 05:31 PM   #2
 
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I would suggest sending it back to Ruger. The SR22 should not require any modifications to function properly.
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The recoil rod is probably not the issue. It's just the only thing that can be replaced on the SR. If it is failure feed it may just me the magazine.

Buy some CCI Mini Mags and run those through your SR. That will tell you if it is a ammo or gun issue. The three ammos you listed are all known to be picky in certain SR's. Especially if the Remington is Thunderbolts.

The SR doesn't have to have CCIs to run flawlessly but it is a good brand to break a pistol in with. Also a few cleanings will help.

Otherwise send your SR into Ruger and you should be shooting again in about a week or so, considering the holiday. But save you money on the recoil rod.

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sometimes a new pistol can be just a little too tight, and sometimes something could be very wrong. my SR1911CMD was just a very tight pistol, my LCP on the other hand developed a catastrophic failure. the CMD is very good now, the LCP had to return to the mother ship for rebuild. the failure happened the very next time it was fired after discussing my issues with Prescott. the best news is they got it right. completely rebuilt the pistol around my serial number. this is the second time I have sent a weapon back to Ruger. the first was for a recall on my P85 right after they came out. I have mostly Rugers in my three safes and really only ever one problem with one of their products. and that counts all the ones I have given as gifts to family and friends. I believe in their products and service. MERRY CHRISTMAS
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I have two SR22s and they about never have FTF or FTE issues. Yours has some issue or other. Send it to Ruger. It'll be back in a week, fixed.
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Being a new shooter you might just be overthinking the issue, 22LR ammo is completely unreliable. The firearm needs a break in period, not saying that it doesn't need to go back to Ruger but some are just picky with the ammo. Here is Hickok45 review of the SR22

http://youtu.be/FWNRG7xBPPk
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I understand that 22 ammo can be an issue and that is why I was careful in purchasing one. I stayed away from the Sig Mosquito because I heard it was very finicky with ammo. I went for the SR22 because I was under the impression it would "eat just about anything". But, I am not sure that is the case. I am going to go to the range with the SS guide rod and see if that makes a difference. Either way, it will go back to Ruger after that range trip. I want to see if the new guide rod will make all the difference that many claim it will. If you read the Amazon reviews, they read as if this is a common problem and is fixed with the SS rod.
We shall see.
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My SR22 has worked fine with any brand of non-bulk ammo. Bulk ammo has been "hit or miss". Using it, I've gone over 400 consecutive rounds without a failure, and then at other times as much as 10% failure to feed or extract. I think most of these problems are ammo related and I would try some good non-bulk ammo in it before doing any modifications or sending it to Ruger. Good luck.
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I understand that 22 ammo can be an issue and that is why I was careful in purchasing one. I stayed away from the Sig Mosquito because I heard it was very finicky with ammo. I went for the SR22 because I was under the impression it would "eat just about anything". But, I am not sure that is the case. I am going to go to the range with the SS guide rod and see if that makes a difference. Either way, it will go back to Ruger after that range trip. I want to see if the new guide rod will make all the difference that many claim it will. If you read the Amazon reviews, they read as if this is a common problem and is fixed with the SS rod.
We shall see.
Don't know what your shooting experience is since you mentioned nothing about your experience level. While the .22lr in a SR22 doesn't generate much recoil, a new SR22 can be tight and it needs every bit of the recoil to run the slide back fully to pick up the next round.

If you let your wrists/arms absorb any of the recoil, then FTEjects and FTFeeds can happen. The number of ejects would be less cuz the distance the slide needs to retract and still eject is less than the distance needed to retract and then load a new round.

Be sure your shooting technique is preventing limpwristing. It's very mportant when using bulk .22 ammo which are often underpowered.


(BTW, a too tight recoil spring causes similar issues to limp wristing and that is why many suggest getting a new recoil spring.)
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Mine was just like yours when it was new. Learned to stay away from American Eagle, Remington Thunderbolts. The more I shot it with CCIs and pretty much any other ammo the better. I try to stay with the plated stuff now, not so much lead build up in the barrel.
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Our SR22 will run pretty much everything but Winchester bulk if I am shooting it. The wife, who is prone to limp wristing, has issues with everything except minimags or stingers.
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When I first bought my SR22, I replaced my rod after reading several posts on this forum about what a great enhancement it was. Well. I didn't find any real difference other than it's harder to break down with the steel rod.
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As with others, when I shoot ours, I have zero issues with any of the above mentioned ammo. However, my wife has many issues. Hold the gun tighter and let more of the recoil go through the slide than your wrist.

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The SS guide rod would be purely cosmetic.
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