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Thread: Problems with Ruger 10/22 ejecting spent shells

  1. #1
    Marksman

    Problems with Ruger 10/22 ejecting spent shells

    So the last time I shot my Ruger 10/22 I was noticing a couple of problems.

    1) I bought two of the plastic banana clip magazines and for the first 5 or 6 rounds it would not load correctly and the magazines didn't seat correctly. I found I had to hold them a certain way to get the bullets to load correctly.

    2) With both the 10 round magazine (original) and the 2 banana clips I found that the ejected shells were not clearing the action before it closed so they got stuck. This happened frequently with the banana clips and then 1 in ever 8 or so rounds on the 10 round magazine.

    The rifle is brand new with nothing done to it and it was bought from Academy so there's a no return policy. Is there anything I need to do or adjust to correct this?
    Last edited by CrkdLtr; August 26th, 2010 at 03:36 PM.

  2. #2
    LA CHP Instructor # 522 Guate_shooter's Avatar
    Could there be anything preventing your action from cycling??????????

    Have you taken it apart to clean it just to make sure its not that?

    What have you done to "trouble shoot" the issue so we can get a better understanding of what could be happening.

    Also are you using the correct ammo for whatever spring you might have, I know some 22LR weapons say to use or not use power loads as they will not cycle correclty.

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    Marksman artabr's Avatar
    It's probably your mags that are the problem, but I would also change out your extractor.
    The Volquartsen extractors are a hell of a lot more reliable than the factory Ruger extractors.
    They're cheap and very easy to install, you can do it yourself in minutes.
    They also work in the Ruger MK.II pistols. It's the same extractor. I don't know if they'll work in the MK.III's.

    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1...EDGE_EXTRACTOR

    EDIT: The above extractor will work on the Ruger MK.III pistol as well.



    Art
    Last edited by artabr; August 26th, 2010 at 04:57 PM.
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    rockmup's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CrkdLtr View Post

    The rifle is brand new with nothing done to it and it was bought from Is there anything I need to do or adjust to correct this?
    Yes there is. shoot it, shoot it, shoot it. With the factory mags.
    Todd

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  5. #5
    Marksman
    Shoot it a lot using factory mags. The upgraded extractor from Volquartzen or Power Custom is also a great idea.

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    Marksman James Cannon's Avatar
    Did you buy plastic or steel lipped 25rnd mags?

    Plastic lips are butter covered dog shit. Steel lips or nothing. Factory mags shouldn't mess up though.

    Otherwise, I'd make sure you take the gun apart, clean 'er up, lube it well, and try again.

  7. #7
    On Target
    The extractor is only needed to extract an unfired casing. 10-22's are a blowback system and will cycle without an extractor. Did you possibly mount a scope and the base screw are dragging on the bolt?
    The mag on a 10-22 is the ejecture and most plastic ones are crap.
    Jim

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    Marksman JLouv's Avatar
    +1 to everyone. That said it before me...

    Using GOOD mags usually fixes the issue...

    There's not a single good reason to run a stock 10-22. It's like the 1911 of rifles. Plenty of people make parts for it that are FAR superior to the factory stuff.

    My addition to this thread is a warning. Be very careful when you upgrade parts!!! Results vary from person to person, but problems may include 1. Eventually owning a $1,000 22cal Franken-gun, 2. The inability to own only 3 ruger 10-22s, or 3. Eventually having enough factory parts to build multiple new rifles.
    Trust me . Make sure you have financial supervision if you enter the 10-22 after-market parts business. LoL
    "As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron."

    H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun,
    July 26, 1920

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    Marksman James Cannon's Avatar
    Hey man, all I did was replace the horrid factory iron sights with Tech Sights, and after that, I was -quite- happy with my 10/22

    Not 100% stock, but mostly... and I love it. So it -can- be done! Besides, I'm not one of those guys who would pour $1,000 into a dang .22 plinker :P Just... just so many more guns deserving of the cash, imo lol

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    Marksman artabr's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by JLouv View Post
    +1 to everyone. That said it before me...

    Using GOOD mags usually fixes the issue...

    There's not a single good reason to run a stock 10-22. It's like the 1911 of rifles. Plenty of people make parts for it that are FAR superior to the factory stuff.

    My addition to this thread is a warning. Be very careful when you upgrade parts!!! Results vary from person to person, but problems may include 1. Eventually owning a $1,000 22cal Franken-gun, 2. The inability to own only 3 ruger 10-22s, or 3. Eventually having enough factory parts to build multiple new rifles.
    Trust me . Make sure you have financial supervision if you enter the 10-22 after-market parts business. LoL


    This man speaks the truth.



    Art
    God and the soldier we like adore,
    In times of trouble, not before.
    When troubles ended and all things righted,
    God is forgotten and the soldier is slighted.

    Francis Quarles
    1592 - 1644
    ___________________

    These hands are neither cold nor dead!!

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    Marksman
    Well it's brand new so I've done nothing to it...yet.

    I did put a small 4x scope on it. Pretty sure the bolt screw isn't interfering with it but I"ll check.

    Yeah they are the cheap plastic lip mags. I should have known better. Ugh...

    Thanks for the information.

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    Low Speed High Drag Leadfoot's Avatar
    If those are Butler Creek big mags, I'd be willing to bet thats most of the problem.

    I recently bought a new 10/'22 and noticed some of the same things happening, like posted above, keep shooting it with the factory mag and it will loosen up and run right.
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    Marksman James Cannon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by CrkdLtr View Post
    Yeah they are the cheap plastic lip mags. I should have known better. Ugh...

    Thanks for the information.

    Don't sweat it man, most people learn the hard way. I bought the plastic lipped one, not knowing better. Bought 1 at Bass Pro when I bought the rifle... went right from Bass Pro to Sherburne's range. I figured "Hey, $5 cheaper... I'm sure plastic will be fine.."

    NOPE! lol

    From day 1, those mags gave me trouble, and it only went down hill. I still use that plastic one from time to time, but it's at about a 50% malfunction rate. It's ready to be retired, as it's costing me money in ammo, every time my bolt destroys the brass of a half-loaded or crookedly-loaded cartridge. I'm willing to bet it's eaten more than the $5 I saved buying it, in ammo, actually... so I take it back... that bastard is now officially retired.

    I have one steel lipped mag (in addition to the 1 factory rotary mag) and it's never given me any real problems, after I ran it a few times. I don't know if it was the spring, or something, that just needed to be worked up and down a couple times, but I got a few misfeeds the first few times I ran it. Went away quick and never returned though; it's flawless now.

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    sandman7925's Avatar
    Most of those cheap banana clips are garbage. Clean and lubricate the action and just keep shooting it.

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    Marksman

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    NOLASHOOTER's Avatar
    Wait up. You aren't supposed to throw a bunch of money into a 10/22. Now you tell me. Oh well, I am done now. I would say clean it real good, lube it and get yourself a Tactical Innovations clip. It is fully adjustable and has steel lips. It just feels better and the money will be well spent. Here is my baby so far.

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    Banned
    Quote Originally Posted by James Cannon View Post
    Hey man, all I did was replace the horrid factory iron sights with Tech Sights, and after that, I was -quite- happy with my 10/22

    Did you get the 100 or the 200? I really like mine.

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    Marksman JLouv's Avatar
    I am ashamed to admit that I have had no financial supervision....

    When the new trigger group arrives, after my next paycheck, I'll have everything for my "ultimate build". Well, except for a scope and bipod... I've taken pics and planning to make a thread detailing the build after it's assembled and back from it's first trip to the range....
    "As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron."

    H.L. Mencken, The Baltimore Evening Sun,
    July 26, 1920

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    Marksman tupperware9mm's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by artabr View Post


    This man speaks the truth.



    Art
    Ditto on the steel lips, if you are using bulk ammo try another brand

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    Stuck up North Turn Key's Avatar

    Thumbs up Buy "Real Magic" at Walmart sporting goods

    I shoot the crap out of my 10/22's using Butler Creek ( BC ) "Steel Lip" 25 rd. mags.

    A fantastic trick that I learned on Rimfire.com was to use a Fishing product that is used to lube tangled fishing line with called Real Magic. Walmart carries this in sporting goods.

    Use the "Real or Reel Magic" to wipe down the feed lips of the BC mags prior to shooting and re-loading. I use their 25 round auto loader as well and use a cloth sprayed with it to wipe down the loader before and after using it.

    I have a collection of 12, 25 rounds 10/22 mags that I've been treating with Real Magic for way over a year now and shooting monthly a lot. The stuff is a G_d send. I clean my sets of factory Ruger mags with it to.

    Great product.

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    Marksman artabr's Avatar
    One of my money pits.

    Clark barrel, Fajen stock, Jard 1.5# trigger, cheap 8x32 tasco scope.





    Art
    God and the soldier we like adore,
    In times of trouble, not before.
    When troubles ended and all things righted,
    God is forgotten and the soldier is slighted.

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    1592 - 1644
    ___________________

    These hands are neither cold nor dead!!

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