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Old 11-02-2013, 07:29 PM   #11
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The pistol is new maybe 250 rounds spent. It has jammed since the beginning. No I haven't taken it apart yet but clean it every time I shot. Maybe back to Ruger is the right advice. I'll call them Monday morning.
For the sake of this issue, please define "clean" in this context. Have you pulled the bolt assembly out, disassembled it and given it a once over? I seem to recall my MKIII being somewhat gummy with the anti corrosion goop that they ship them with from the factory. FWIW, that stuff is not proper gun lube and I could see it gumming things up enough to cause issues. I ended up having to detail strip mine and toss everything in a parts washer to get all of it out.

Aside from that, I can say that CCI is my preferred brand, for the simple reason that it cycles everything and shoots accurately for me. The only feed issues I've ever had were the result of me failing to keep the mags adequately clean. My oversights aside, my MKIII has been excellent from a reliability standpoint otherwise.
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Old 11-02-2013, 07:34 PM   #12
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My Mark II shoots anything I feed it. Never had a problem.
so far mine as well. i can't say mine shoots every brand of 22 ammo available, but mine has shot everything i have bought and used so far with no problems.
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Anyone else using VQ grips ? (Wood or rubber).

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Anyone else using VQ grips ? (Wood or rubber).
You mean like this?

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I forget, MK II or III ?

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I forget, MK II or III ?
Winds has a Mk II.

i have a Mk III 22/45 Target Model.
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Mine has recently started to jam when the bolt closes, it doesn't strip the next bullet and stays half ways open. I have to take the mag out and point the nose of the top round so it is pointing up more, than it will load fine. At times this happens with the first bullet and other times one in the middle of the mag. I clean my guns after every 2 trips to the range, and have cleaned the mags, but not as often. I have maybe 3-4 thousand rounds through it and was starting to think the mage were getting old. Right now I am just going to buy 1 new mag an see how it works. The jams were usually Remingtom golden bullet. Other wise I shot a lot of different brands with out any problems.

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are your magazines OEM or aftermarket? many Rugers are sensitive to the quality of the mags and don't want to work properly with the aftermarket mags.

try out different ammo as well. many rimfires are ammo sensitive.
Exactly as I was thinking. What kind of jams - double feed, failure to extract, or-? The magazine design is not the strongest feature of this pistol. The rounds can dislodge and feed at a bad angle. Ever noticed one tipping up? Also the follower can bind up when the mag channel is dinged or warped (not even visible to the naked eye) See if your jams occur at a particular round count on the mag.
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I have a Mark III and feeds just fine also. What I do is make sure all the rounds are seated well in the original factory magazines. I also polished the feed ramp with some metal polish (usually Flitz). I also will lubricate the bolt with a very thin coat of Mobile One synthetic motor oil (use a Q tip). You will notice the difference with how smooth the bolt moves back and forth once applied.

Make sure the barrel is cleaned. Lead rounds tend to foul up the cycling process if shot a lot.

Just my experiences. For what it's worth.


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If you are going to be shooting a lot of rounds, you might want to run a bore snake through the barrel also.


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