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Old January 14th, 2017, 03:17 PM   #1
 
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Disappointing 1st outong SR22

Took our new SR22 and Mark 4 out today for first time. The Mark 4 did well, no trouble, only 2 no fires, Winchester ammo. The SR 22 however had lots of fire fails, ejection fails. Ammo used were Winchester and Federal target ammo. All fired on second try. Rather disappointed. Gun prep was a patch Down the bore and wipe off the factory oil. Temperature outside was about 28. Would it being cold cause problems, or what would cause these troubles?
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Old January 14th, 2017, 05:16 PM   #2
 
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Take apart the slide and clean out everything, deeper than you think you need to. You'd be surprised how much stuff you may find that can be shipped out with a new pistol and if any grease etc is in the firing pin channel that'll do it. You can find a youtube vid on how to detail strip if you don't know how.

That could/should alleviate the failure to fire issue. If not, take it back.

failure to eject (FTE) could be from a bad extractor or the recoil spring not allowing the slide to come back enough to eject the shell. check the extractor, maybe clean that channel out while you're working on the slide.

and try a third kind of ammo just to see.
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Don't think the temp should have been a factor. Not fully cleaning the factory gunk out is more likely. I fired only CCI stingers for the first 200 or so rounds. Since have been to use the cheapest bulk ammo I can find with few failures of any kind.
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Took our new SR22 and Mark 4 out today for first time. The Mark 4 did well, no trouble, only 2 no fires, Winchester ammo. The SR 22 however had lots of fire fails, ejection fails. Ammo used were Winchester and Federal target ammo. All fired on second try. Rather disappointed. Gun prep was a patch Down the bore and wipe off the factory oil. Temperature outside was about 28. Would it being cold cause problems, or what would cause these troubles?
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My SR22 hates winchester ammo. It will fire a few in a row after the barrel and slide start warming up when the temp is cold.

In my experience the winchester ammo is under powered. A few rounds are louder, then there are a few that are very quiet.

Federal target is typically also lighter loads because they want the bullets to not go supersonic.

Run a few boxes of CCI MiniMags thru it to loosen it up. Cheap underpowered ammo will be an issue with it.

Go very easy on the oil. I put a light film of Rem oil on the outside of the barrel and the rear slide rails. (I put the oil on a bore patch and wipe it on.)

I was at the range last week with a guy who has the Walther P22. We used a box of Rem Golden bullets. My SR22 fired then just fine. His P22 choked. He has the special carbon fiber looking P22. Great looking gun.

(I purchased my SR 22 back in early 2012 just weeks after they were released to the public. My has the word PISTOL engraved on the slide. I have more than 7000 rounds thru mine. Haven't even changed the recoil springs.)
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You need to scrub off the factory STORAGE lube with a good gun cleaner not just rub it off with a rag. Then use a good gun lube to replace the storage lube.
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I had the same problem with the SR22. I gave it good cleaning and still had feeding and extracting problems. I used different ammo sent it to Ruger twice. They changed out alot but still had problems. I finally sold it to a friend but told him about all the problems. He still has it but I think its leading a lonely life in his safe.
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OK, thanks for the advise, guys. I'll work on it.
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Throw a box of CCI minimags thru and see if its still an issue. That seems to be my baseline on my 22's. Sometimes you get a finicky one that only likes certain brands. (Steyr L9-A1 Oops.... did i think that out loud???)
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I have to agree. I just purchased a sr22 and took it to the range. The hammer will not stay cocked. Sometime if fires single action and sometimes double action. I manually can not make the hammer stay back. I took the slide off and cleaned and lubricated with no luck. There is a screw in the rear of the frame when I take it out it functions normally at least manual. Did not try firin without the screw for obvious reasons. I guess tolerances are out. Have to call ruger on Monday. Disappointed to say the least!!!!
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My daughters SR22 had big issues with Winchester ammo. I had to show her how to take her gun apart and clean the globs of factory grease out of it with a gun scrubber, Q-tips, and toothpicks then lube lightly. She switched to CCI MinniMags for a few hundred rounds then to Federal AutoMatch with zero issues. At one point she tried to finish up the box of bulk Winchester and found them to have many issues still. She gave the remainder of the box away.
At temps below 32* I'd avoid grease as it slows functions down to the point of having feed, eject, and ignition problems.
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I have two SR22Ps and they will shoot anything with 99% reliability.

The advice about cleaning out any shipping gunk is good.

One thing to know about the SR22 is that it is very picky about how the magazines are loaded. Be sure that the rounds are loaded into the magazine straight and not cockeyed.

If you continued to have reliability issues send it to Ruger. I'm guessing the magazines are not loaded straight but only a guess, of course.
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clean it

I agree with the other guys, give the inside of the side a good cleaning and take a few different kinds of ammo. My SR22 works great with Remington golden bullets or CCI minimags but dislikes Federal automatch and Agulia standard velocity although it will fire about 80% off the time with them.
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had similar issue with my new SR22.. the issues are failure to fire, the rounds chamber the hammer falls, but no bang Just a little unnerving pulling a live round out of the gun when you know that it should have gone off.

I fed 200 rounds of golden bullets and another 100 rounds of Aguila and still had quite a few FTF. While i was cleaning, i noticed that on the underside of the rail there was a spot that was quite worn which does not seem normal. Called Ruger and they want to gun back ASAP, seems they were pretty concerned with this one.
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Took our new SR22 and Mark 4 out today for first time. The Mark 4 did well, no trouble, only 2 no fires, Winchester ammo. The SR 22 however had lots of fire fails, ejection fails. Ammo used were Winchester and Federal target ammo. All fired on second try. Rather disappointed. Gun prep was a patch Down the bore and wipe off the factory oil. Temperature outside was about 28. Would it being cold cause problems, or what would cause these troubles?
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Back when I took my sr22 out for the first time it too had a high degree of failure to fire and failure to eject. I was frustrating, but afterwards I gave it a good cleaning and the second time out was much better. By the fourth outting the gun was very reliable with just about any ammo I put into it.

The moral to my story is that sometimes you just gotta break the darn thing in.
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