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22 Cal issue

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by QuietChaos, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. QuietChaos

    QuietChaos Hillsboro Member

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    Hey all. I went shooting this past weekend with my Ruger 10/22 and was having some issues. I'm shooting a stock 10/22 with 2x Butler Creek 25/22 steel lips mags. Ammo is Remington Thunderbolt 22. Had 2 of the cases split along the side and jammed up in the chamber. The cases were easy to dislodge. Ran about 250 round through the gun, and these were the only splits. Had a 2 fail to feeds but I think that was user error. Gun was clean prior to this outing (I clean after each outing) and was cleaned afterwards. I inspected and noticed no signs of any bolt, chamber, or feed ramp issues. Any ideas what could cause the cases to split like this?

    Thanks!

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  2. SOrez

    SOrez SOR Active Member

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    I have had failure to fire a couple of times with Remington 22 ammo, so I don't shoot it
     
  3. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    problem = Remington Thunderbolt = junk cheap made ammo and dirty as hell.
     
  4. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    Most Rem is good stuff, but the Thunderbolt is always a problem causer if you shoot much of it.
    The Goldens are fine. The other rem ammo is fine.

    I do know a few folks that have had no problem with the Thunderbolt, but I did.
     
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  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    And the Butler creek mag?
    Just looking for trouble
     
  6. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    I have heard that. I had a couple and never had any problem with them. Probably different batches.
     
  7. QuietChaos

    QuietChaos Hillsboro Member

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    Hey all. Thank you for the replies. This 10/22 is not brand new. I've had it for about 4 years, and in that time i've only put Thunderbolt ammo through it using the the Butler Creek mags. I've probably gotten about 3000 rounds down range with no issues from either the ammo or the mags. The fail to feeds were most likely caused by me not inserting the mags fully, as that happens from time to time even with the factory Ruger mag. As for the ammo, i've never seen 22 cases split like that and was wondering what the possible causes for such a thing might be, besides that it's just dirty crap cheap ammo. Could it be something in my rifle?
     
  8. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    Ruger changed the feed angle on the 10-22s at one point, BC mags were designed off the early guns....ever wonder why the Ruger BX mags have adjustable feed lips?

    I have nvr had a problem with BC mags, but my 10/22 is 22 years old....

    and Thunderbolts.....none of my semi-autos have run them...save those for bolt guns
     
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  9. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Not a new gun - check
    Not new mags - check
    Split cases = crap ammo

    End of story....


    P.s. Thunderbolt has a bad rep for a reason. Consider yourself lucky that youve been problem free untill now.

    Go buy a few different brands and see if any of those cases split.
     
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