10/22 going click instead of bang...

Discussion in 'Cleaning and Maintenance' started by Okie_6Shooter, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. Okie_6Shooter

    Okie_6Shooter New Member

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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!
     
  2. JayCody

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    How does the firing pin look?
     

  3. JayCody

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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
     
  4. Okie_6Shooter

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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.
     
  5. JayCody

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    Can you post a pic?
     
  6. Okie_6Shooter

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

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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.
     
  8. Okie_6Shooter

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  9. John_Deer

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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.
     
  10. JayCody

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    This normally happens if the gun is dry fired a Lot.
     
  11. Okie_6Shooter

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    I do not dry fire that particular gun so rule that out. It didn't used to do this but it has 2 out of the last 3 times I've taken it out.
     
  12. JayCody

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    I'm thinking its the firing pin binding in the bolt, I may be wrong but it's possible especially if it hasn't been cleaned.
     
  13. hiwall

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    more than likely it just needs a more thorough cleaning. then some light lube.
     
  14. kaido

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    Find it funny no one else thinks they could just be the typical duds. One of the easy ways to figure this out is to eject the round and rotate it. Some times it'll fire which means the primer wasn't spread through the rim properly.
     
  15. JayCody

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    Thats possible but unlikely that there would be that many with different brands of ammo.
     
  16. robertb6112

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    Unless your ammo got wet somehow at one point. I've had that trouble with shotgun shells. That got caught in the rain.
     
  17. hiwall

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    A simple look at at one of the rounds that did not fire would show how hard it was hit.
     
  18. Mongo

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    Could you have some "duds" in your ammo supply? The part about one bad one chamber another and it fires makes me think bad ammo----
     
  19. Okie_6Shooter

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    The thing is I keep all of the ammo stored in ammo boxes while in my possession. I should have checked each round that I spit out for not firing to see where the strike was at. Seeing that it happened with 2 different types of ammo had me thinking it was mechanical within the firearm itself. Pictures of firing pin to come...