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Old March 21st, 2012, 06:20 PM   #1
 
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SR22 fail to eject

Hey All.
I am a new pistol owner, and new to the firearm world. A friend suggested the SR22 since it's my first gun. My problem is (if it's considered a problem) ..my daughter and I have fired approx. 400 rounds and have had 2 shells that haven't ejected.. A couple guys have looked at the shells and said ammo issue but, now someone said send it back to Ruger... I was also told I'm using 'crappy' ammo..."Remington Golden Bullet"..I want to try some CCI ammo and see if I have the same problem but will this cause damage to the gun? Please advise... Thanks!!



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Old March 21st, 2012, 06:50 PM   #2
 
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Shoot different types of ammunitions. Don't worry about it hurting the gun. Ruger's going to probably tell you to try other ammunition also.
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Very well could be the ammo, my kids had problems using that Remington gold bullet in their 10/22's so we went with Winchester that works fine now, to be honest with you I have never seen a 22 semi auto that don't jam once in a while, no matter what make or type it is.

I would just try some differnt brands of bullets and see if that's the problem before you try sending it back to ruger, also are you striping the gun down and cleaning it good after every use? a lot of times ejection trouble comes from a gun not being clean well.

A gun that only failed to eject 2 times out of 400 shooting cheap 22 rounds does not sound like it has any problems to me, sounds like it shoots better than most.

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New to the firearm world eh? .22 is a great choice. My SR22 has held up well so far, and did fine with Remington ammo. 2 problems with 400 rounds isn't bad at all for a new .22. Especially with Remington ammo.

Pick up a box of Federal Bulk .22 ammo - Copper plated. Mine devours that stuff, but there is one round that needs a couple of strikes to fire.

Make sure you clean that baby up as .22 powder is the most filthy stuff man has probably ever come across!

Oh, and keep it lubed!
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Old March 21st, 2012, 07:34 PM   #5
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Try Federal auto match first, it should work fine, it is cheaper than CCI, do not confuse federal bulk with the auto match there is a lot of difference. As others have said any 22 auto will fail sometime, usually the ammo. Good Luck
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I bought my wife one and had the same problem. Took it home gave a good cleaning. It now eats federal bulk like nothing.Loved it so much went and bought one for myself.Gave it a good cleaning before first shot. 400 rounds of federal bulk no prolems at all. Great little gun. Just keep an eye on the take down lever some people seem to be having problems with it. Enjoy
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Thanks for the advise, I keep the gun very clean and lubed so I'm thinking that's not an issue?!?!? I guess I'll just run the CCI (which I already purchased) and and try some Federal and see how things go..I have been keeping an eye on the take down lever, as was advised in a previous thread..;-)
thanks again...Lori
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Hey All.
I am a new pistol owner, and new to the firearm world. A friend suggested the SR22 since it's my first gun. My problem is (if it's considered a problem) ..my daughter and I have fired approx. 400 rounds and have had 2 shells that haven't ejected.. A couple guys have looked at the shells and said ammo issue but, now someone said send it back to Ruger... I was also told I'm using 'crappy' ammo..."Remington Golden Bullet"..I want to try some CCI ammo and see if I have the same problem but will this cause damage to the gun? Please advise... Thanks!!
How well are you cleaning it? Did the failures happen early on or near the end of your 400 rounds?

Were they consecutive failures or widely separated by many rounds. Did the corresponding "bang" seem just like the others or was it quieter? Was another round chambered and the empty still in the ejection port area?

I wouldn't send it back to Ruger unless you have more of an idea of what the issue is and the problem is occuring more often.

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CCI Blazer is a fine cheap bulk ammo, it's a 40 gr Round Nose lead bullet. A little dirty, but it works

The Golden Crap won't work in any of my 22's
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All good advice on this thread. While 2 rounds out of 400 is not many, my SR22P has gone through 1200 rounds of Federal Bulk 525 without one single misfire. In your case I am sure that it is simply the ammunition, not the pistol.

I shoot almost exclusively Federal 525 for the simple reason that my Mark pistols, 10/22 rifles, and SR22P never, ever, have issues with it. And it is cheap!
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@mndoggie=I think I'm cleaning it OK? I have nothing other than YouTube vids for instruction and what the gun looked like when I purchased it..I use Hoppe's solvent for cleaning and Hoppe's gun oil for lube..(as recommended by an associate at Cabela's) I use the patches first, then the brushes and finally the soft round cleaning tip...I use a toothbrush for other parts of the gun that has been dipped in solvent, clean with a cotton cloth and oil all moving metal on metal parts..I don't see 'globs' of stuff on the gun when I'm finished. so idk?
Fail to eject was in the middle of shooting, I wasn't paying attention to any odd sounds, cuz I didn't know I was suppose to? but now I will..the empty shell was still in the gun and the next round was in the process of being advanced. After removing the empty round it had a split on the side both ends were intact though..both looked like this...the NRA instructor said 'ammo problem' but I just wanted more opinions...and thanks again for all the advise
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Ammo problem for sure..

The only reason for this:
[QUOTE=mndoggie;597663]?
Were they consecutive failures or widely separated by many rounds. Did the corresponding "bang" seem just like the others or was it quieter? Was another round chambered and the empty still in the ejection port area?
QUOTE]

Is because sometimes if you have a weak round, it wont force the slide back far enough to strip a new round from the mag and load it. You just end up with a click-no bang, and find an empty chamber. I was feeding mine some Federal Hi-powers that were most likely 25 or so years old and had a couple rounds that were weak and did this.

It flawlessly eats any other ammo that I feed it. (although i havent tried Rem bulk yet, and probably never will. Theyre just junk)
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I have run around 1500 rounds through my sr22 in the last few weeks and havent had one problem. I have shot all kinds of ammo too. Actually I have just switched exclusively to the remington golden bullets it feeds them like crazy. i also use them in both of my 10/22's and they function just fine. Just goes to show you that you must shoot several types and stick to what your gun likes and not all ammo works the same for every gun.
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Its funny how some people have luck with one type of ammo while others steer clear of it. My Mark III Hunter never liked Rems.. so I just dont buy that type anymore.
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@mndoggie=I think I'm cleaning it OK? I have nothing other than YouTube vids for instruction and what the gun looked like when I purchased it..I use Hoppe's solvent for cleaning and Hoppe's gun oil for lube..(as recommended by an associate at Cabela's) I use the patches first, then the brushes and finally the soft round cleaning tip...I use a toothbrush for other parts of the gun that has been dipped in solvent, clean with a cotton cloth and oil all moving metal on metal parts..I don't see 'globs' of stuff on the gun when I'm finished. so idk?
Fail to eject was in the middle of shooting, I wasn't paying attention to any odd sounds, cuz I didn't know I was suppose to? but now I will..the empty shell was still in the gun and the next round was in the process of being advanced. After removing the empty round it had a split on the side both ends were intact though..both looked like this...the NRA instructor said 'ammo problem' but I just wanted more opinions...and thanks again for all the advise
Your cleaning sounds OK.

I brought the issue of cleaning up because some do try to run a fairly large number of rounds thru them between cleanings. I ran 300 rounds thru my SR22 in 40 minutes on the first day at the range with it. At about 280, I had two failure to extract because the chamber was so dirty. I used a dry q-tip to clean the stuff out and finished with 20 more rounds.

If the "bang" is more quiet, then there could could have been a low powder charge AND the slug may still be in the barrel (which would be really dangerous if you fired another round right behind it.) That would possibly keep the slide from going all the way back far enough to eject the case.

On some pistols, the slide can can pick the next round and try to load it even when the old empty case is still in the ejection port area. I beleive Iowegian recently had a post telling that a similar situation can occur when the recoil springs go bad.

Each of the questions I asked were for a specific possible cause. I would tend to believe it was an ammo issue, too.
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