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Justin562
04-20-2009, 2:14 PM
I own a 10/22 ruger, and shot at least 3000 rounds through it. I use only factory 10 round mags and typically I have 2 jams out of ten rounds everytime. I use cheap walmart 22 ammo like the 550pak hp federal value, and the 325 federal(tan box) LRN. I thoroughly clean and oil my 10/22 after every use...so I'm assuming its the ammunition causing it to not completely cycle a fifth of the time I shoot it. I've tried switching to federal champion 525 pack hp,federal American eagle,and CCI mini mags to find no change. I hate using hollow points, but usually thats all thats around.
What ammo do you like best?

jmzhwells
04-20-2009, 2:27 PM
Those all work well for me, my mags are getting old and not cycling very well, but no probs with the ammo. I like the CCI Stinger, but its not cheap. The federal bulk packs work fine, as have the Remington bulk packs. Remington is dirty though.

lazyworm
04-20-2009, 2:43 PM
I like CCI Mini Mags. It's been very reliable for me and is cheaper than Stingers.

Seesm
04-20-2009, 3:38 PM
weird mine cycles every mag ok with minimal FTF ot FTE's My old 10/22 does not let the mags drop as well but that is my only issue but I will figure that soon. I bet a few more thousand rds will smooth it all out... :)

railroader
04-20-2009, 4:25 PM
You don't say exactly what kind of jam you are having but you could try getting a volquartson exact edge extractor. They never hurt. Here also is a link for servicing your ruger mags for taking them apart, cleaning them and retensioning them. Mark

http://www.heypete.com/pete/shooting/rugermag.html

Justin562
04-20-2009, 10:46 PM
stove piping. Thanks, I'll look into changing the extractor.

You don't say exactly what kind of jam you are having but you could try getting a volquartson exact edge extractor. They never hurt. Here also is a link for servicing your ruger mags for taking them apart, cleaning them and retensioning them. Mark

http://www.heypete.com/pete/shooting/rugermag.html

renardsubtil
04-20-2009, 10:55 PM
I've put about 1000 rounds into my new ruger 10/22 that has a GM barrel on it and I think in the first 500 rounds I used about 2 kinds of ammo (Winchester wild cats and Aquila) with all kinds of FTE, FTF, Stove pipes, etc...before I finally wised up and got me a volquartson extractor, 500 more rounds later and I'm using 550 that red box federal ammo (along with Target Grade Auto Match Federal Ammo) and I've had 0 problems.

brassburnz
04-20-2009, 10:56 PM
Almost every .22 I own will shoot CCI Minimags. I'd rather run standard velocity ammo, so I use Aguila SE 40 grain solids. They are very accurate and economical.

Justin562
04-20-2009, 10:58 PM
I've put about 1000 rounds into my new ruger 10/22 that has a GM barrel on it and I think in the first 500 rounds I used about 2 kinds of ammo (Winchester wild cats and Aquila) with all kinds of FTE, FTF, Stove pipes, etc...before I finally wised up and got me a volquartson extractor, 500 more rounds later and I'm using 550 that red box federal ammo (along with Target Grade Auto Match Federal Ammo) and I've had 0 problems.


Cool,Thats positive news. Thank you

bluestaterebel
04-20-2009, 11:01 PM
havent had a problem with the bulk packs. kinda defeats the purpose of a 22 if you cant shoot the cheap stuff good luck!

Gunaria
04-20-2009, 11:02 PM
Each rifle is different. Try spraying a little bit of oil in there and go shoot it some more.

railroader
04-21-2009, 4:33 AM
You can get the volquartson extractor here for $11 shipped. Mark
http://www.hawktecharms.com/ruger/10-22.htm

Rem222
04-21-2009, 4:32 PM
CCI mini mags of course. I have also had great luck with Remington Cyclones and they are a lot cheaper. They seem to be hard to find right now...

Mason McDuffie
04-21-2009, 4:34 PM
I shoot anything and everything through my 10/22 and havent had any probs yet. But I do make sure she has plenty of lube.......ummm that came out gross. But yeah, keep her clean and you should have probs.

NRAhighpowershooter
04-21-2009, 5:30 PM
I shoot everything I have through my 10/22's... federal bulk paks... old federal standard velocity...sub-sonics..CCI...reminton bulk paks... they all work in mine.. all I do for cleaning is to use a Q-tip on the breech and bolt faces.....

CEDaytonaRydr
05-05-2010, 7:43 AM
I was reading throught the manual of my 10/22 last night and it says that CCI Stingers shouldn't be used in the 10/22 Target models. Are they okay to use in all other models?

That concerned me a little...

TMC
05-05-2010, 8:10 AM
I don't think there's any one ammo that will work for every gun. I have four 10/22's and only 1 is 100% reliable. I practiced for a rimfire match in the past 2 weeks and shot 1,100 rounds of Federal bulk packs and 500 CCI mini-mags and not one failure. In my experience its the gun that's the deciding factor not the amm but I couldn't tell you what you need to tweek to make it work.

The relliable gun only has a Tactical Solutions barrel and thumbhole stock, everything else is stock. My really trick rifle with an STI trigger group and TS barrel is about 85%.

trob
05-05-2010, 8:19 AM
i personally don't like remington, but typically anything with a primer is good-to-go with a 10/22

NorCal_
05-05-2010, 8:39 AM
Any CCI's will work. I usually use blazer. I'd also consider cleaning your mags if you are still having issues using better ammo.

Ledbetter
05-05-2010, 10:02 AM
I also use Blazers, unless I'm shooting to impress, in which case I shoot Wolf or SKE.

You can wind the spring in the magazine tighter to improve feeding.

www.rimfirecentral.com

weekend_plinker
05-05-2010, 10:14 AM
I shoot any 22lr that goes bang in mine
I used to love the price at wally world for the bulk pack but there price just went up to $19 for the 550 pack

BOFH
05-05-2010, 12:53 PM
What mods (if any) does your 10/22 have? If its stock you might want to call Ruger and see if they will fix it for you, if you have a lot of mods you should revert it to a stock config and see if you can isolate what change makes it unreliable. A 10/22 should eat anything you feed it without issue. I can shoot a thousand rounds of anything you have listed out of mine without a problem.

BOFH
05-05-2010, 12:56 PM
i personally don't like remington, but typically anything with a primer is good-to-go with a 10/22

LOL...'anything with a primer'...I know exactly what you mean. Freekin' Golden Bullets. I like how the bullets wiggle in the case. Great quality :rolleyes:

mif_slim
05-05-2010, 1:59 PM
what ammo do you recommend for a 10/22 rugers?

10/22? Anything! They'll eat anything! :)

WhiteHot
05-05-2010, 5:12 PM
If your 10/22 wont feed any kind of 22lr round (that isnt defective), there is something wrong with it.

SteveMartin
05-09-2010, 8:56 AM
LOL...'anything with a primer'...I know exactly what you mean. Freekin' Golden Bullets. I like how the bullets wiggle in the case. Great quality :rolleyes:

Those GBs are crap. Shot about 1K of them and had about a 5% FTF rate in the 10/22's. A little better in the revolvers, but still several FTF. Only 2K more of them until I'm out. :rolleyes:

ChrisO
05-09-2010, 9:39 AM
Don't shoot stingers in a heavy barrel model but in everything else they are just fine. The case neck is a little longer it will get stuck in the chamber.

Carsgunsandchics
05-09-2010, 10:16 AM
Another thing to check on is the guide rod. They have a habit of being roughly machined with heavy ridges. I polished my last one up and it considerably increased it's reliability, after the customary mag tear down and deburring.

xibunkrlilkidsx
05-09-2010, 11:36 AM
what ever is on the shelf. i try to stay away from the remington ammo because it is dirty as hell.

96232
05-09-2010, 3:02 PM
I have had luck with the 10 round stock mag shooting some lead and some copper plated federal ammo, I just got a box of remmington gold ammo and we will see, I get a casing jammed in the slide after 12-14 rounds using the butler creek 25 round mags that my friend has.....

Stringer
05-09-2010, 3:37 PM
10/22? Anything! They'll eat anything! :)

Wow! Sounds like alot of shooters agree with this. But, not in my experience, unfortunately. Not even close :p :(

asme
05-09-2010, 4:11 PM
Those GBs are crap. Shot about 1K of them and had about a 5% FTF rate in the 10/22's. A little better in the revolvers, but still several FTF. Only 2K more of them until I'm out. :rolleyes:

Obey the golden dust.

Love the golden dust.

vintagearms
05-09-2010, 6:20 PM
I shoot exclusively Wolf MT as I want consistant results, not just to throw rounds down range.

SteveMartin
05-10-2010, 1:29 PM
Obey the golden dust.

Love the golden dust.

Hmm, I can't discern what you're trying to convey here. :o

Stringer
05-10-2010, 1:56 PM
I shoot exclusively Wolf MT as I want consistant results, not just to throw rounds down range.

Awesome. From my recent experiences, that puts you in the upper 95th percentile of shooters. The rest are those who couldn't care less if they are hitting their target. Or mine, for that matter. Or the side of a mountain for that matter.

Spyder
05-10-2010, 2:13 PM
The Volq extractor is awesome...put one in my MkII and fixed all the issues. My 10/22's will all fire anything I throw at them with no malfunctions so I haven't bothered replacing the extractor yet.