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Unread March 23rd, 2020, 07:02 AM   #1
 
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Stingers in mark IV

Good day. I just tried 22 stingers in my mark IV, yeah, I know they are not recommended, but I was having stovepipe with regular ammo cycling. Anyway it worked until an empty cartridge slamed into the loading ramp and put large dent in the ramp on the barrel. I smoothed it out and all is well now. I will stick to cci minimag which works great.



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Good day. I just tried 22 stingers in my mark IV, yeah, I know they are not recommended, but I was having stovepipe with regular ammo cycling. Anyway it worked until an empty cartridge slamed into the loading ramp and put large dent in the ramp on the barrel. I smoothed it out and all is well now. I will stick to cci minimag which works great.
Good to know that the recommendation re: Stingers isn't just excessive caution. I think all manufacturers test with Minimags.
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I bought a few hundred stingers back in the 22 ammo shortage days. Have never found a firearm they shoot well out of. They keyhole out of a 22 revolver and the number of 22 firearms that recommend against the use of 'hyper velocity' ammo is amazing.
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I’ve tried them in my Mark IV, Single Six, and CZ 455. They work fine in all. While I’ve never had them key hole, accuracy is mediocre at best. They’re also loud as far as .22lr goes.
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CCI standard and mini mags work best in my Mark IVs. Iíve never had Stingers work well in any of my 22 pistols.
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Stingers work well in my GSG 1911.
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Tractorman..

"an empty cartridge slammed into the loading ramp and put large dent in the ramp on the barrel."

Just to be clear, are you saying an empty brass 22 cartridge case dented the steel ramp?

Any chance there is a lead and or fouling build up on the ramp?
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Yes
but they were steel cartridges
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Wow, I would not have thought a steel case could damage a steel ramp. Is the ramp by chance aluminum?
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but they were steel cartridges
pretty sure the case on a Stinger is nickle plated brass.
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pretty sure the case on a Stinger is nickle plated brass.
That is correct.
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pretty sure the case on a Stinger is nickle plated brass.
This ^^. The only steel case ammo I'm aware of is Russian and not 22lr.

Stingers are extremely accurate in my short 4.75" barrel Standard model pistols. But they have too much impulse energy and pummel the bolt stop pin, which in turn pummels the receiver holes. I rarely shoot any in my mark pistols.

Accuracy stinks in longer barrels IME. So about the only semi auto I can see where they're practical is a short barrel Charger that has a buffer installed in place of the stop pin.

I mainly shoot them in my revolver.
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Hmm, It makes sense that the stinger cartridges are brass and could not damage the ramp.I am not sure what happened now. I would add a photo but I stoned and polished it out. It was half way up the ramp on the right side. Could be factory damage but I should have noticed it when I first opened and broke it down. Thanks
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