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Old January 25th, 2017, 06:02 AM   #16
 
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I got it good and scrubbed up, got some high velocity ammo, waiting for a decent day to take it out again.



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Old January 25th, 2017, 07:12 AM   #17
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I have had mine for years now and it is about as flawless as you can get. I recently had a very bad batch of Winchester. I mean something was terribly wrong. It was almost like it was wet. Must have had very little powder. Each round fired through multiple 22.cal pistols would not cycle at all and had a dud like sound.
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I got it good and scrubbed up, got some high velocity ammo, waiting for a decent day to take it out again.
Let us know how it goes. Reminder: it is easy to not have the rounds in right on the SR22 magazines. Be sure that they are loaded into the magazine correctly when you are testing the gun. These guns normally feed and fire in a VERY trouble free manner.
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How can one load them wrong? Bullet end forward, correct? lol really tho, there is a wrong way?
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How can one load them wrong? Bullet end forward, correct? lol really tho, there is a wrong way?
unlike a centerfire magazine, the 22 mags can (physically speaking) be loaded backwards. I know it seems simple enough, my wife is new to shooting and started to load an SR22 mag with the cartridges in backwards at the range this week. I can't imagine what happens if you try to rack the slide like that. It can't be good.
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How can one load them wrong? Bullet end forward, correct? lol really tho, there is a wrong way?
If you're sloppy, you can have the rim of one cartridge overlap and "catch" the rim of another cartridge.
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Wait till you've loaded some SR22P magazines. You'll see.
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SR22P? Are these different from regular mags? I bought 2 extra Ruger mags, I couldn't tell one from another when loading and shooting them.
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I had the same issue right out of the box with my SR22. Sent it back to Ruger.
The short of it was that it needs high velocity ammo, CCI etc. I haven't had any issues since switching to high velocity, quality ammo since.


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unlike a centerfire magazine, the 22 mags can (physically speaking) be loaded backwards. I know it seems simple enough, my wife is new to shooting and started to load an SR22 mag with the cartridges in backwards at the range this week. I can't imagine what happens if you try to rack the slide like that. It can't be good.
And the magazines can be reassembled incorrectly after taken apart for cleaning.

The little button for loading can be reversed for right or left use but if put in upside down it causes issues.

More than one person complained about issues with their SR22 and it was traced to their incorrect reassembly of the mag.
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Lock the slide to the rear, leave it locked for two weeks. Load all magazines, and leave them loaded unless shooting. This is standard for all semi autos, and will reduce break in problems. Plus you could sit watching TV racking the slide.

Most semi autos are designed for warm ammo, unless they state otherwise. Hyper velocity ammo in a semi only designed for Hi velocity will only batter the frame. This is not just 22lr, but many 9mm, not so much a problem with 40 S&W as there is no +P. As the springs break in they will function with the slower ammo.

Plus bulk ammo is not the quality it once was, some people even have problems in revolvers with the bulk ammo. I would never trust it for anything but plinking. OTH failures are good for training.
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SR22P? Are these different from regular mags? I bought 2 extra Ruger mags, I couldn't tell one from another when loading and shooting them.
No. Folks use SR22P to denote pistol since there are also SR22 rifles as well.
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No. Folks use SR22P to denote pistol since there are also SR22 rifles as well.
OK, got it. Thanks.
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Went out shooting the sr22 today, shot 400 round without a hitch, with the exception of 2 fte, on the last mag, I blame the ammo on that. I'm guessing the thorough cleaning did the trick. Had a great time.
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My Dad has a SR22. He had all kinds of trouble with it at first. Bottom line is that once he started shooting CCI Minimags, the failures ceased to occur. I hope this helps.
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