Originally Posted by Tenderribbs
Thanks locutus hawkeye. And tluker. Yep brand new rifle and that's what I'm thinking that returning it to rugerwould be the best idea but I will clean it good and try that I just don't understand why a 55 g bullet won't function in this min I thought minis ate everything! Thanks for the info
anytime, i spent the first year of my mini ownership asking tons of questions.
there are posters on this board with FAR more knowledge than myself in regards to the mini. but i REALLY think you need to completely disassemble and clean before you shoot again. the packing grease in new guns will give you all kinds of trouble with shooting. many gun manuels will instruct you to clean before firing a new gun.
i learned my lesson on this. i had a new 22/45 that i was in ahurry to shoot. so i took it to the range and shot it before a good strip and clean. it probably malfunctioned 5-10 times in that trip (in less than 100 rounds). since cleaning it and using better ammo, no one single jam.
and its always a good idea to give a new firearm a little "break in" time. give it a clean and run another 100 through it. if the problem continues, consider filming it and then send it back to ruger. they have been known to completley replace defective rifles.
my mini has only had 1 single malfunction in 1200+ rounds
. they should be very reliable if functioning properly.