10/22 Carbine

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by questor, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. questor

    questor Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    Slickville, Pa
    reading the Instruction manual for the 10/22, I am confused about "Stinger" ammo. Is it safe to fire "stinger" ammo with the carbine?


    Jan 28, 2009
    There is nothing wrong with shooting Stingers in a 10/22. Just know as it states (or used to) it may not eject a live round when clearing the chamber.
    We always removed the magazine and fired one round in the ground-chamber clear.

    Ruger also prints half of the manual on the barrel incase you fail to read it.

  3. questor

    questor Member

    Feb 28, 2009
    Slickville, Pa
    thanks for the info.. was hoping that I could load them into the 10 round magazine..
  4. LurpyGeek

    LurpyGeek Active Member

    Nov 30, 2005
    Many gun manuals will tell you not to do things that can be done, just to deflect possible lawsuits. If you follow every rule in some firearms manuals, you would never be allowed to load them.

    Not that I'm saying you should discard the manual or anything in it...

    Just use common sense and feel free to ask questions here. Lots of knowledgeable people.
  5. Bindernut

    Bindernut Well-Known Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    ND, USA
    In my early 80s 10/22, I ran quite a few Stingers through it and never did have any problems with extraction/ejection. My rifle did prefer the Remington YellowJackets though...they'd shoot one-hole groups at 50yds while the Stingers would group about 1/2".
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