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vmwerks
03-09-2011, 3:46 PM
Yesterday I was at the Gun Room for some late night paper punching. I brought my new to me Kimber 1911, custom compensated Glock 34 and Ruger Mark III.

I forgot to load up on .22 so I bought a box of Fiocchi from the range. I shot the Remington stuff that was in my magazine then switched to the Fiocchi, bad idea. Stove pipes, splattering lead and jams abounded. All this form a previously perfect gun. I blew it off and figured I didn't clean it good enough the last time I shot it... But I doubt it as I am super duper anal about my equipment.

I got home and looked in the gun.. the barrel was full of unburned powder, the action had what appeared to be paper dust in it.. a weird white almost powdery substance. There was lead all over the face of the bore and bolt. I cleaned her all up but I have never seen this much fouling with only 60rds down the pipe, 10 Remington and the rest Fiocchi.

Any ideas???

checkenbach
03-09-2011, 8:14 PM
The Remington ammo(Golden Bullets) is a known evil, I've only shot Fiocchi 7.62x39 rifle ammo, and it was good stuff, maybe you got a bad box.
That said, I've had great luck with Federal Auto Match ammo, feeds well, no stove pipes and accurate too. Try some.

RickyB
03-09-2011, 10:01 PM
The Remington ammo(Golden Bullets) is a known evil, I've only shot Fiocchi 7.62x39 rifle ammo, and it was good stuff, maybe you got a bad box.
That said, I've had great luck with Federal Auto Match ammo, feeds well, no stove pipes and accurate too. Try some.

Thanx for that tip, cuz I was gonna buy a couple of bricks of the G/Bullet stuff from Big 5 tomorrow. Will now have to do some more research this week....

vmwerks
03-10-2011, 8:34 AM
The Remington ammo(Golden Bullets) is a known evil, I've only shot Fiocchi 7.62x39 rifle ammo, and it was good stuff, maybe you got a bad box.
That said, I've had great luck with Federal Auto Match ammo, feeds well, no stove pipes and accurate too. Try some.

Please elaborate.. stovepipes? dirty? splattered lead? unburned powder? I have shot alot of .22, since I was 11 and have never had any issues until the other night.

I ask since the 10 rds of Remington FEDERAL went down the pipe first. Anything they would have done were negated by the 50 poorly functioning Fiocchi that followed.

EDIT: I checked when I got home, the 10 rds were Federal

napahunter
03-10-2011, 8:41 AM
Thats funny, all I use (being a cheap *****) is the remington bulk pack. I have quiet a few 22's and never had a problem with them.

vmwerks
03-10-2011, 8:51 AM
Thats funny, all I use (being a cheap *****) is the remington bulk pack. I have quiet a few 22's and never had a problem with them.

Exactly... I have put countless rounds of .22 downrange over the last 35 years. I have hardly ever had an issue. I bet I had more problems the other night than in my entire life combined. Add to that I was introducing a new person to shooting made it even worse.. :(