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Old March 28th, 2017, 01:27 PM   #1
 
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New SR22 Jams VERY frequently

Hello all, I'm just curious if it's bad luck or ammo, but my SR22 jams every 1/6. Failure to feed, failure to extract, sometimes I've even had to use a flathead to remove the brass from the bore.

I've used Federal Ammunition Value Pack, Federal Champion and Federal Game-Shok.

Tried applying more lube but didn't help much.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

P.S. I'm going to try Frog Lube next see if it helps.



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Old March 28th, 2017, 01:48 PM   #2
 
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the SR actually gets pissed with too much lube. I learned that the hard way. Also, get some high velocity ammo once you get it clean. It will never complain with CCI
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Your SR22 is based on the same design as my Walther P22. It hates weak or standard ammo.

The two types of ammo that work without jamming are CCI Mini Mags (very hard to find, but CCI AR Tacticals are much the same) and Remington Golden Bullets (much cheaper in the Bucket of Bullets bulk).
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M22's have worked well in mine also. A very stout grip is also required. It is very sensitive to you letting the gun move back at all when fired.

Also watch the feed ramp, uncoated lead bullets can sometimes leave a chunk and or build up on the ramp.
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Thanks I'll try that ammo.
Wish I didn't have 2k of these lol
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Certainly agree with using the CCI Mini Mags.
I also have 2 of these and fed them only CCI's for the first 200 rounds each.
Now they both work flawlessly.
And have had no trouble with Federal, Remington Golden, or American Eagle.
They do need to be kept clean. I run a Bore Snake after every 100 rounds.
Have stayed away from Winchester Super X though.
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Thanks I'll try that ammo.
Wish I didn't have 2k of these lol
Now you need a Single Six or Ten No need for Frog slime , if new pistol keep shooting to break in. I had a S&W Compact .22 that did the same thing, Copper Coated Round Nose shot the best.

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I had a gun dealer tell me when I bought my first .22 pistol to use the CCI Mini-mags or some other high velocity round for the first 300-500 rounds through the gun. After that, it should be good to go with just about any ammo.

I have used the pattern for every semi-auto .22 I have purchased since then and it has proven to be true every time.

Clean it thoroughly, lube it lightly and run a few hundred high velocity rounds through it and maybe then you can use that other ammo.

Good luck and have fun. Love my SR22.
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Mini Mags Rule!
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I had a gun dealer tell me when I bought my first .22 pistol to use the CCI Mini-mags or some other high velocity round for the first 300-500 rounds through the gun. After that, it should be good to go with just about any ammo.

I have used the pattern for every semi-auto .22 I have purchased since then and it has proven to be true every time.

Clean it thoroughly, lube it lightly and run a few hundred high velocity rounds through it and maybe then you can use that other ammo.

Good luck and have fun. Love my SR22.


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Your SR22 is based on the same design as my Walther P22. It hates weak or standard ammo.

The two types of ammo that work without jamming are CCI Mini Mags (very hard to find, but CCI AR Tacticals are much the same) and Remington Golden Bullets (much cheaper in the Bucket of Bullets bulk).
That's what my p22 liked.
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That's what my p22 liked.
Actually; it wouldn't shoot anything out of the box. I had to re-shape the hammer twice.

At least now it shoots pretty good.
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I've never had any trouble with mine. Do to supply on hand probably has had mostly bulk Remington gold along with CCI mini mag down to Blazer lead. Several rounds, not really a counter, remember a couple FTF's when new.
Read the manual, clean it good and check the lips on the magazine. It does not like over lubing.
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A firm grip just may be some of the problem.
The Federal Game-Shock Shok is High Velocity ammo.
We have the 4 1/2" barrel SR22. Has just shy of 10,000 rounds thru it.
And if it quits working tomorrow we certainly got our money's worth out of it.
One Tuff Firearm.
Have found out that this one likes the Remington Bucket of Bullets the best.
Have run it wet and dry with the same results.

Just my honest opinion, out of all the 22's we have, CCI Mini Mags are Overrated.
In time you will find a type of ammo that works best for You.
The Quest is trying to find out which one that is.
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Appreciate everyone's input on this thread.

I'll keep trying different ammo.

Thanks!
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