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Old 11-23-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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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!

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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?
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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

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

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

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

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Will do! You da man!

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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.

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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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