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Old 07-13-2018, 8:10 PM
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Shot some Remington Thunderbolt out of my Kidd UL Barrel today. No problems. Switched to some Winchester White Box, and about 20rds in, had a squib. Had to use a metal rod to knock it out. This ever happen to anyone else using a Kidd UL Barrel?
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Old 07-13-2018, 8:28 PM
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I don't think the barrel had anything to do with it.
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Old 07-13-2018, 8:30 PM
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I’m sure the barrel didn’t. I’ve heard mixed reviews on WWB 22, Just found it remarkable to have a squib out of a .22
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Old 07-13-2018, 8:35 PM
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I've seen several .22s that ended up stuck in dirty barrels.
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Old 07-14-2018, 9:58 AM
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Had it happen with Winchester m22 rounds in a sig 522. Iím glad I noticed and stop shooting. Same, had to knock it out with a rod.
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:44 AM
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This happened to me on Tuesday with my Single Action Uberti .22 had to remove the cylinder and wack it out with a cleaning rod....poop happens.
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Old 07-14-2018, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by milky View Post
Had it happen with Winchester m22 rounds in a sig 522. Iím glad I noticed and stop shooting. Same, had to knock it out with a rod.
One place where autos can be safer than manual guns. A squib won't cycle so passive pause is induced.
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:13 PM
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Scary having a squib.
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Old 07-15-2018, 4:36 AM
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Had one yesterday in my 455, Colibri, last shot of the day...
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Old 07-15-2018, 6:31 PM
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(1) Always have rifle cleaning rod in my range bag.
(2) I had couple squib with Federal Range& Field .22LR ammo, it happened on the pistol that had the symptom of light strike, I do not know does the light strike contribute to the squib or not ? I used (1) to remove the (squib) bullet and then shoot again .
(3) Whenever I hear ANY abnormal sound, the first thing I do is use (1) to check the squib. A peace of mind and a good practice.

(Keep a rifle cleaning rod in your range bag may save a day)
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Old 07-15-2018, 6:52 PM
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I have not had a squib but many years ago I used to run into complete duds while shooting budget .22 long rifle ammunition.
Usually I was using a Ruger 10/22 so you just manually cycle the action, the round would come out and you would see the firing pin dent on the rim of the ammo and theoretically you could cyclic back through the gun but .22 ammo was so much cheaper back then.
(I think it happens when the primer doesn't get applied to the rim of the case.)

It seems like it got better over time (many years) and I don't think I have ever had it happened yet with CCI .22 ammo
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Old 07-21-2018, 10:45 AM
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I'm at the point that I no longer shoot cheap 'merican made ammo any more. Duds, oal is off, light charges etc..
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:44 PM
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Any Winchester .22 that isn't a higher end line like the Super-X or similar is complete garbage. I had 5 bricks of Winchester white box and couldn't shoot it up fast enough to get rid of it. I had a minimum of one FTF every 10 rounds in a Ruger 10/22 Ruger MKIV and even a Ruger LCR .22. All of these firearms are very reputable .22s that have flawlessly functioned(when clean) all other brands and types of .22 with no issues.

To answer your question, I don't have a Kidd UL barrel. I'd put the blame on Winchester white box, not the barrel. You can't even give me that stuff. It was a chore to shoot it up. Federal is usually only a dollar or 2 more a brick and its entirely worth it.
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Old 08-20-2018, 11:09 PM
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I must be the unluckiest person ever, because in a box of 300rds of CCI Mini-Mag I got 2 squibs last month (P22, all stock)

Gone through about 800rds of Rem GB's since then and no squibs, but they don't like to feed and sometimes FTE too (about 1 in 30).
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Old 08-21-2018, 4:36 AM
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Never had a rimfire squib and I've shot >20,000 22LR rounds over 40 years, many different ammo brands in many different guns.
Duds - lots of those though.
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