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Old November 13th, 2019, 05:55 PM   #61
 
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Get a good bolt action or lever action .22. All my kids learned on the Ruger bolt action M22 and it is very reliable... and accurate. Henry makes a fine lever action .22 as well. I wouldn't allow my kids near a semi-auto growing up, so the 10/22 was out.



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Old November 15th, 2019, 06:09 AM   #62
 
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Back about 2001 I bought a new Stainless Bull Barrel MKII. I got it home and it was constantly double feeding, failing to feed, failing to eject and anything else you could think of. I'd owned Rugers before and new I wasn't normal. Taking it back to my dealer I was told that since it was fired it had to go back to Ruger. So I wrote a letter and off it went.

In about 3 weeks it comes back to me with a letter from Ruger saying it was repaired. Nope. I'm not even sure they looked at it really, as it was doing the exact same thing as before. I wrote another letter and this time included photos of the jams, and expressed my disappointment in their Customer Service Dept. I received a phone call this time asking questions about the same things I had written in the letter, and they got the same answers.

I came back 3-4 weeks later and was still jamming, although not as often. Sometimes I could run a full magazine through it without any problems, then it would jam again. I was getting pretty upset by then, an d returned it with a letter demanding a new pistol or a refund, plus I called them with the same message.

In about 2 weeks I got a new pistol back, with the same serial number. I know it was different by the markings that were on the first one. I grabbed a box of 550 rounds and my then fiance and headed to the range. I told her I was going to shoot that whole box of shells through the gun, and I expected no failures of any kind!

My fingers were extremely sore from loading both magazines close to 30 times each, but it ran like a new gun should. We even nailed some houseflies that landed on the target, so it was plenty accurate. I've still got that pistol, although it has been cleaned up since then, and it still shoots great.

Stay on them and demand that it be fixed, throw a fit if you have to, but don't take a crappy running gun and call it "Good enough" because they wear you down. They can and will get it right, eventually.
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Old December 12th, 2019, 09:13 AM   #63
 
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The only time I have ever had an issue was with magazines- the BX25 mags I have don't like CCI AR Tactical ammo. I have seen issues similar to what you have shown there, but if I run a standard 10rd box mag, I can shoot anything through mine, and any round nose I run through the BX25 will function flawlessly.

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This looks like either a magazine problem, or possibly a rough bolt face, or extractor. Make sure the rifle is unloaded. Use good light, and look at the face of the bolt. Getting a good look at the extractor is a little hard with the bolt in the gun. Check for any burs or rough spots. Check for any rough spots on the feed ramp. What I suspect is the rim of the case is being retarded in moving up the bolt face, and the tip of the bullet is hitting to high to go into the chamber. Take a picture of the jam while it is still in the chamber.
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Don't use Stingers. They are longer than a .22 LR, and Ruger doesn't recommend them.
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Ruger has great customer service

Had a problem with a "new" Ruger Red Label-sent it back twice. They knew that the "new"models were problematic and offered to replace or refund my purchase price. On the advice of a local dealer, I took the refund. Very good customer service and I have a Mark III Hunter and a .357 GP100. Both are great guns and I run them with confidence because of their great cs.
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For the record, my 10/22 is loaded with Velocitors.

In the magazine. There's not one in the chamber.

But I know I can put one into the chamber
with a wrist flick. It feels good, right?
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I have owned 5 10/22 rifles, all 5 worked as advertised. It yours doesn't work with good ammo and supplied magazine, Ruger should repair or replace it. Send it back til they get it right. CCI mini mags are good ammo. Rem, Fed and win may or may not work. Sorry you are having trouble but it can happen with any brand. They all ship out lemons at one time or another.
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