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Okie_6Shooter 11-23-2013 04:56 PM

10/22 going click instead of bang...
 
Am kind of at a loss here and hoping someone can be of help. I have a Ruger 10/22 that is giving me fits. This particular gun had been shot with a variety of different ammo and I must admit that outside of running a bore snake through it, it had been neglected. Yes I know, very stupid.

The problem that I've been having,even after a more thorough cleaning, isthat at times it will eject/feed/fire properly but other times it will chamber a new bullet but will just click when I pull the trigger. I will enject that unfired round and then chamber a new one will fire just fine. Sometimes two in a row will go bang and then back to just a click. I have been running SK HV target rounds lately. They are very waxy and high dollar but I don't really care for them. Ran some Federal Automatch through and still had the same thing, which I ruled out it was just bad ammo. It was happening with all of the mags so I ruled out just being a bad mag.

I am fairly new to the sport so I am not sure what route to go. I'm sure there could, and hopefully is, an easy and cheap fix. Thanks in advance for the advice!

JayCody 11-23-2013 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Okie_6Shooter
Am kind of at a loss here and hoping someone can be of help. I have a Ruger 10/22 that is giving me fits. This particular gun had been shot with a variety of different ammo and I must admit that outside of running a bore snake through it, it had been neglected. Yes I know, very stupid. The problem that I've been having,even after a more thorough cleaning, isthat at times it will eject/feed/fire properly but other times it will chamber a new bullet but will just click when I pull the trigger. I will enject that unfired round and then chamber a new one will fire just fine. Sometimes two in a row will go bang and then back to just a click. I have been running SK HV target rounds lately. They are very waxy and high dollar but I don't really care for them. Ran some Federal Automatch through and still had the same thing, which I ruled out it was just bad ammo. It was happening with all of the mags so I ruled out just being a bad mag. I am fairly new to the sport so I am not sure what route to go. I'm sure there could, and hopefully is, an easy and cheap fix. Thanks in advance for the advice!

How does the firing pin look?

JayCody 11-23-2013 05:01 PM

Do you have any of the rounds that mis fired? Is there a good primer strike? I would take it apart and clean the bolt face and firing pin channel

Okie_6Shooter 11-23-2013 05:10 PM

I was thinking maybe something with the firing pin but I don't know what a good one should look like.

JayCody 11-23-2013 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Okie_6Shooter
I was thinking maybe something with the firing pin but I don't know what a good one should look like.

Can you post a pic?

Okie_6Shooter 11-23-2013 05:18 PM

I sure can. I don't have it right with me but I will post it today. Thanks a bunch!

JayCody 11-23-2013 05:20 PM

Glad to help. While you are at it see if you can freely move the firing pin back and forth in the bolt.

Okie_6Shooter 11-23-2013 05:20 PM

Will do! You da man!

John_Deer 11-23-2013 05:25 PM

Firing pins can be difficult to troubleshoot. Quite often just the tip breaks off the firing pin. Without a new firing pin to compare the old one too it's hard to see the firing pin is broken.

I would clean the firing pin channel. If the rifle doesn't fire all the time, its likely the firing pin is broken. If the gun has been fired a lot I would check the barrel where the firing pin strikes it. If there is a groove wore in the barrel take the gun to a gunsmith. A competent gunsmith can fix the rifle.

JayCody 11-23-2013 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by John_Deer
Firing pins can be difficult to troubleshoot. Quite often just the tip breaks off the firing pin. Without a new firing pin to compare the old one too it's hard to see the firing pin is broken. I would clean the firing pin channel. If the rifle doesn't fire all the time, its likely the firing pin is broken. If the gun has been fired a lot I would check the barrel where the firing pin strikes it. If there is a groove wore in the barrel take the gun to a gunsmith. A competent gunsmith can fix the rifle.

This normally happens if the gun is dry fired a Lot.


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