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Garadex 12-14-2012 05:18 AM

.22 Pistol reliability improvement
So I have a Ruger Standard and it malfunctions with hollow points, problem is I bought a bulk pack and they are all hollow points. So I was just wondering if anyone has suggestions to help improve feeding on my gun?

Marlinman 12-14-2012 05:29 AM

Polish the feed ramp, just for clarification which bulk pack did you buy? Cuz if the have a good point and shallow taper they should feed well-i.e. federal bulk pack

danf_fl 12-14-2012 09:54 AM

You did not mention what brand of ammo.
Federal has a bad rap with some semi-autos.
There is a process that seems to work with most .22s
Buy a box (not bulk) and see how it works. If it works, then try to purchase as much of the same lot number as you can.

HOSSFLY 12-14-2012 11:53 AM

Save whatever you bought for your bolt action & buy CCI for your simi autos-

Garadex 12-15-2012 12:16 AM

It was Remington with a tornado on the box can't remember the exact name. when it fails to feed the round jams itself into the feed ramp and cuts into the bullet.

Marlinman 12-15-2012 12:43 AM

Sounds like subsonics. They do tend to do that. Shoot either solids or cci through it

JonM 12-15-2012 01:40 AM

remington is pretty junky ammo across the board.

if you have an older ruger with a lot of rounds through it i woul change the recoil spring before doing any other mods.

therukh 12-15-2012 01:57 AM


Originally Posted by HOSSFLY (Post 1051120)
Save whatever you bought for your bolt action & buy CCI for your simi autos-

Our local range started a .22 practical pistol league and I decided I wanted to use my AWC Amphibian S (really just a suppressed Ruger MkIII). As with any pistol, one must break them in and, ideally, with several types of ammo. After much trial & error I decided on CCI Selects. They work the suppressor the best and are the cleanest, most accurate ammo I have found for my Amphibian. What to do with the other thousands of different .22 rounds I bought during the first few years of the Obamanation, shoot them in all the rest of my .22 rifles & pistols! What a "blast!"

Garadex 12-15-2012 05:01 AM

Thanks for the responses everyone i'll see if it is subsonic and hopefully that is the problem.

Axxe55 12-15-2012 05:06 AM

if they are sub-sonic rounds, they may not have enough energy to properly cycle the bolt. i use the green box of Remington and the silver box of Federal bulk ammo in my Ruger Mk III 22/45 and my Marlin M60 and both work quite well.

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