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Old 11-04-2010, 11:38 PM   #21
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YES YES YES. Bulk Ammo Esp. Stay away from Hollow point in bulk in semi auto's. Nuttin but burnt powder and residue. Keep it Klean.
Hollow points huh, I hadn't heard that before. What's the scoop?
I do remember hunting squirrels as a kid and every single one was a head shot. I don't believe that the Fed-bulk stuff I have now could do it with almost a 2 inch spread a 50 ft.. I guess to get accuracy one has to pay for premium.
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Old 11-05-2010, 02:50 AM   #22
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After many years, see how springy YOU are, yes?

The 99m1 was made from 1966-1979...at worst it's 44 years old, at best it's 31.

Replace the recoil & hammer springs. A new Firing Pin might be a good idea as well.
And the buffer, while yer at it. Then Polish the bolt. It'll act like a new gun.


Use Arrowdodger's model 60 dissassembly post that's all over the net as your guide.

If you MUST get a new rifle, get a Marlin 795.
Far more precise outta the box than a 1022 ever dreamed of being.
And half as expensive

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SOME semiautos will choke on SOME hollow points - I have the most trouble with the Winchester as it has a big broad flattish nose that can hang on the edge of the chamber mouth. Remington and Federal have more taper, and seem better in this though the Remingtons have wider variance in powder, and some barely have the oomph to cycle.
Just have to see which ammo YOUR particular rifle likes or doesn't like.

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It's very true that most all 22's can get pretty picky a,bout ammo. So that can be an issue. The stovepipes make me think you have a spring issue though. Being yo cleaned it out real well and have moved around to a few different ammos. I have seen a few that just will not use any bulk ammo though I have not seen many that wouldn't use the Federal bulk. It's the best out of the ones I've used but it does happen. But maybe a set of springs couldn't hurt.

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I have been having some jamming (stove pipe) problems with a 10/22 and a Marlin 700 lately. I took the guns down and cleaned them but the problem persisted. I found that with CCI Blazer and Minimags I have no jamming in either gun and I ran 50 rnd of each throug both guns. Aguila super extra has occasional jams. American Eagle has frequent jams and Remington bulk is constant jams. I seem to get better accuracy with the AE but it's not worth the jams. My plan is to use the CCI in the semi autos and the others in the bolt. The Marlin has a better trigger and is more accurate but that could be due to the trigger. I was using Breakfree but both guns seem to run better on FP10.

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One other possibility is typical for any rimfire gun.

If the gun has been dry fired very much, say while teach a youngin the trigger, then it can actually hammer the firing pin flat against the breach and cause the very problem you are describing. You can dry fir centerfires with no big problems but not rim fires

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try some Fed Auto Match. 1200 fps and it shoots pretty clean for .22. All my rifles seem to do very well with it. As usual, it may just be me...... man: VH

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I was out with a Marlin 99M1 this past weekend and ran a few different types of ammunition through it- Wolf, Remington, and Federal Bulk. Each type of ammo ended up producing a dud almost once per magazine (8 round tube). Always had a hammer mark, but they just didn't go off.

I know those aren't premium manufacturers, but is that typical of .22 ammunition or am I looking at a problem with the rifle itself? Maybe a hammer spring?
NO this is NOT typical. Somewhere down the line I've shot it ALL and your rifle should NOT be misfiring with any of it !!
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Remington is crap, Federal bulk is pretty good. I never met a .22 that didn't like CCI. Firing pin indentations should be deep and sharp. If they're sharp but not deep check the spring. If they're not sharp you can bet the firing pin has been blunted from dry firing.

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Remington is crap, Federal bulk is pretty good. I never met a .22 that didn't like CCI. Firing pin indentations should be deep and sharp. If they're sharp but not deep check the spring. If they're not sharp you can bet the firing pin has been blunted from dry firing.
Mostly True.
When I was working I was shooting around 30-35,000 rounds a year ALL makes and variations but then what does a 800 lb. gorilla know ??
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