10-22 jamming problems?

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by johnlives4christ, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    there is a whole lot of folks i know that say they never have any kind of problem out of the 10-22... i wish i was one of those folks that never did lol
  2. williamd

    williamd New Member

    Mar 21, 2007
    Have had several 10/22 of various configs. Latest two (purchased within last two years) give me some grief. Earlier ones never malfunctioned. Overall Ruger ain't what it used to be in my opinion! I keep watching for a Made in China roll on!

    Also have a 77/22 with that neat 'green' laminate wood stock. Junk ... but pretty. Reworked mags (why did Ruger not make 10/22 and 77/22 mags interchangeable!!??) and trigger. It is just okay!

    Have an old (first year manufacture) Rem Nylon66 that will shoot any ammo all day as fast as you load though the butt! Works like one should. Also a Stevens M87 from the 50s that works all day every day!

    Most of the new stuff is castings, and I must say the Ruger clean up on castings is quite poor. The inside of my Red Label (hammers, etc) looks like it was done with a metal adze! Inside of my Rem M3200 is smooth as a baby's.

  3. thomas44

    thomas44 New Member

    Mar 16, 2008
    Are the .920 barrels factory target barrels, or aftermarket ? I've been considering a new target model with the hammer-forged barrel. I didn't know they actually used part of the mag as the ejector. That's different. I've owned a few 10-22's and the last one I had did jam alot and I tried a different extractor, different mag's, and a ton of different ammo types. Got rid of it out of frustration.
    Last edited: May 10, 2008
  4. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

    Apr 28, 2008
    all of the 10-22's that i've owned would fail to eject, and all of them would do this while clean, less than 50 rounds through the gun. of course i would clean them regularly as a means of eliminating this as the cause of the malfuntions
  5. mark8252

    mark8252 Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    State of Colorado
    All my jamming problems stopped when I went to copper plated bullets.
    Same thing with the 22 semi-auto pistols.

  6. tenbears

    tenbears New Member

    Jun 11, 2008
    Yes, shooting clean burning ammo and with copper plated bullets makes allot of difference. But if possible, stay away for cheaper bulk ammo for semi-autos only. I understand that's not always a problem, but some weapons are just like a woman, finicky.
  7. Like2angle

    Like2angle New Member

    Sep 29, 2012
    I bought a Kidd extractor, bolt buffer, bolt release, and cocking assembly. Not too difficult to install and the results have been amazing. No more jams my Ruger 10/22 operates smoother and quiter. I am not supporting any paticular parts maker, just saying what worked for me.
  8. montezumaz

    montezumaz Former Guest

  9. FW!

    FW! New Member

    Jun 21, 2009
    Auburn Hills, MI
    I have 2 10/22's, one I bought in 1992. I have never had any problem with it. I haven't cleaned it except for a bore snake in abt 6 years. The only .22 I have had trouble with was a Savage MKII failing to eject. It was caused by the Wolf lube building on the extracter. Clean ed the bolt face & it has never had any problem since.
  10. oldfartrr

    oldfartrr Active Member

    Jun 30, 2012
    northern calif
    I have 2 10/22's that were purchased in the early '70s never had any problems with ejecting except when using shot shells then have to cycle manually.. ( also shorts) and lots of different brands, but other wise never any problems with them, and they have had lotsss of use, kids, grandkids,great grandkids and their friends. must be a problem with the later models ??
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2012
  11. Curlyjoe_99

    Curlyjoe_99 Member

    Jan 5, 2012
    I had a similar issue this past year and posted a bunch on it. i didn't find this thread, but had the same issue with the magazines. for my 10/22 it was a two-fold problem. made the magazine mods and the spent brass still dropped onto the magazine and sometimes would fail to full eject. then dropped in a new extractor and it worked. i did try one of my mags that hadn't been moded yet and still had some eject issues but they were greatly reduced.

    so, like i stated, it took two mods to fix my problem
  12. CCHolderinMaine

    CCHolderinMaine Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Steep Falls, Maine
    I've probably fired 5k rounds through my 10/22 at this point. I've had this happen (bolt catches an empty casing on the way out) maybe 6-8 times total. Something like 75% federal bulk and 25% mixed Aguila hypervelocitys. All through either the original black 10-round factory mag or 2 clear anniversary 10 round factory mags. I just figured it was a sheer lucky catch by the bolt of a spent casing that just happened to box around the port on the way out. Very interesting to hear it's a real problem on some.
  13. ms6852

    ms6852 Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2008
    San Antonio Texas
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