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kAnJii
04-10-2011, 10:08 PM
Hey all,

I have a Ruger Volquartsen 1022 sitting in my safe for a very long time. Anything I should do before taking it to shoot? No rust that I can see. Oil it? Any suggestions on type of ammo? Been on the centerfire forum for quite a while, I think this my first time here.

Grumpyoldretiredcop
04-10-2011, 11:15 PM
Field strip, clean and properly lubricate it. Take a selection of different brands of ammo with you as rimfires can be ammo picky. Just because someone says that "Brand X" works in their rifle doesn't mean it'll work well in yours, and vice versa. Find the one (or ones) that work best in your rifle and stick with them. Don't pay too much attention to the "Brand X ammo is garbage" threads you'll find here.

InGrAM
04-10-2011, 11:28 PM
10/22's are pretty whorey with ammo lol. But ya listen to grumpyoldtiredcop. Thats solid advice

7.62 Charlie
04-10-2011, 11:47 PM
Clean and oil it and it should be gtg.
Try different brands of ammo like Grumpyoldretiredcop said.
some rimfire rifles tend to like different ammo than others.

Turo
04-11-2011, 12:41 AM
Pretty much what ^they^ all said. Make sure It's in working order, lube it up and shoot it.

tozan
04-11-2011, 12:49 AM
Do a proper break in on it first

uxo2
04-11-2011, 4:11 AM
Good degrease.....10 yrs sitting around....the oil that was there is probly
turned into GLUE

followed with proper oiling

kAnJii
04-11-2011, 4:44 AM
Is there a link for tyhe breakdown and types of ammo? I have a Volq carbon fiber barrel, soits not just a plain jane Ruger. I'll post pics asap.

yelohamr
04-11-2011, 8:06 AM
First, apologize to it, for being ignored for so long. Second, go shoot it.

kAnJii
04-11-2011, 9:43 AM
First, apologize to it, for being ignored for so long. Second, go shoot it.

I get teary eyed everytime I see it ;). No need to oil her? Just go out and shoot her?

Grumpyoldretiredcop
04-11-2011, 10:33 AM
I get teary eyed everytime I see it ;). No need to oil her? Just go out and shoot her?

As has already been said, any lube currently in the rifle may have congealed to a consistency more like glue than oil. Field strip, clean and properly lube it first or be prepared to live with disappointment when it doesn't function correctly - or at all.