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Old March 4th, 2017, 09:07 AM   #1
 
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SR22 duds

Thursday shooting a 100 rounds plus a few extra Browning BPR rounds with my fairly new SR22, I started getting a dud every magazine after about 80-90 rounds. I expect a dud once in awhile with rimfire, but I'm wondering if the the Ruger was getting dirty, it was clean when i started, or maybe the stock recoil spring needed replacing.

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If you had a good hit by the firing pin on the rim of the case then it's the ammo.
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It's not the gun. Most of the .22 ammo available lately is crap. Try some CCI MiniMags, and my guess is you will have no more problems.
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+1 for the CCI ammo. I've NEVER had an issue with it in ANY gun.

I recently had what I believe to be a bad batch of bulk .22 ammo. The stuff even caused FTFs in my 10/22, which normally eats anything I feed it. And my 22/45 absolutely HATED it!

Thank God I finally ran out of it.

My SR22 isn't normally finicky, but it even had a couple duds from that batch.

I wish I could remember for sure what it was. I think it was Federal.
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Thursday shooting a 100 rounds plus a few extra Browning BPR rounds with my fairly new SR22, I started getting a dud every magazine after about 80-90 rounds. I expect a dud once in awhile with rimfire, but I'm wondering if the the Ruger was getting dirty, it was clean when i started, or maybe the stock recoil spring needed replacing.

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I suspect you are correct about your pistol getting dirty. Ammo doesn't run good for 80-90 rounds and suddenly become bad. It might help to actually polish your chamber a bit after cleaning. Then apply a "slickener" that binds to the metal there. Something like Ezox, Froglube, or Slick50.

Also, did you try firing the "duds" a second/third time? If they go bang after multiple hits - it's the gun, not the ammo.

People always want to blame the ammo. They also claim the rims have areas lacking priming mix. I've seen ZERO evidence to support this through many thousands of rounds, including all the ammo they claim is terrible. I'll agree that todays ammo is not as consistent as what was made years ago, but it's not as bad as people claim.

The worst of the worst has got to be Winchester bulk HP. My MKII struggles with it a lot. 25% fail to eject, and it's harder than most to get to fire. But my MKIII eats it like candy - all day long. Here's a video of a guy trying to prove that Winchester ammo is crap. His SR22 shoots anything else, but barfs with the Winchester. Problem is, his 10/22 gobbles it up as well. How can it NOT be the SR22 with the problem?


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Out of the nearly 14k rounds I've fired through my SR22, by far Winchester has been the most inconsistent in terms of reliability. To my understanding, Browning 22lr is made by Winchester so I would expect the same results. I've had good success with CCI, Remington Golden, and Aguila. Try some different ammo and let us know how it works out.
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There is a lot of crap 22lr ammo out there. Every visit to my range I find "dud" 22lr laying around.
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+1 for the Winchester .22LR problems. Was shooting my Browning 1911-22 and my GSG 1911-22 Saturday. Shooting some Armscor, Aguila, and Federal and everything was fine in both guns. Ran out of those and opened up a sleeve of Winchester. I then suddenly had several duds in each magazine in each gun. Most of them did fire after ejecting and replacing in the magazine, but it was annoying to say the least.

As most people, my favorite ammo is CCI Mini-Mags, but those are simply hard to come by here locally. However, the Armscor and Aguila are very available and almost as reliable as the CCI. I have two more sleeves of the Winchester and I can't wait to get shoot them up. I will absolutely stay away from the Winchester .22 as long as anything else is available.
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Thursday shooting a 100 rounds plus a few extra Browning BPR rounds with my fairly new SR22, I started getting a dud every magazine after about 80-90 rounds. I expect a dud once in awhile with rimfire, but I'm wondering if the the Ruger was getting dirty, it was clean when i started, or maybe the stock recoil spring needed replacing.

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There's a reason most all of today's ammo is centerfire. Rimfire was popular way before centerfire, but there are inherently more duds with rim fire. The old original Spencer Repeating rifles used .50 cal rimfires, but that was because they hadn't invented the centerfire yet.*

* I just fact checked myself on Google and there's some varying opinions as to which came first, the rimfire or the centerfire. One thing they agreed on was the rimfire was invented in 1845.
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I too have a bad experience with Browning BPR in my new Victory. I not only had some duds, which all brands have, but they also would not load into the chamber because they are hollow point.
I had some CCI std vel. with me and ran 100 rds with absolutely no problems.
I am saving the Brownings for the bolt Mossberg
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