Usually a stovepipe is a magazine lip problem. The lip is not holding the cartridge down long enough. But, the chip could be causing the nose of the cartridge to jump. I've had several mkII's and a standard pistol(mkI) and never any problems with factory mags.
Well, I just got my second gun a MKIII .22/45 w/ 4" bull barrel. It's brand spakin new and never fired (except for test fire at factory). I'm excited as hell to shoot it, but after buying some .22 remington subsonic hollow point ammo and trying to cycle it through the gun it jams EVERY time. I'm using the two factory mags that came with the gun. The ammo was cheap, but I bought a lot of it thinking the gun could take it no problem. This is definitely NOT a good first impression. I'm going to go try some ball point stuff w/ copper coated tips, but if that jams too I'm going to dump the gun for sure... I hope I didn't waste my money here.
My observations would indicate that the magazines aren't feeding the ammo correctly. It seems that the cartridge that is on top doesn't like to angle up like it should and rams right into the edge of the ramp when you attempt to cock it. Hopefully some different ammo will yield better results, but so far I'm not impressed with this thing and debating on whether or not I should bring it back to the store for a return.
Any comments or recommendations?
spacedoggy: Sir; go to see the 'Bullseye' at GunTalk on line. When it comes to Rugers .22's with pictures and a good understanding. If he cant help; throw it in the ditch.
Follow up before you chuck them.
Do not, I repeat, DO NOT use tube-mag 22s. You will have more feed failures and other mag-related issues than with any other loading mechanism. They're OK for shotguns, but those shotguns have harder springs and you must still make absolutely sure the mag is clear before working on one. I have personally witnessed a tube-fed cause a potentially deadly situation that would not have happened with a more positively-feeding mag design.
Originally Posted by spacedoggy
That will be interesting news to my tube-fed Marlin Model 60, which after tens of thousands of rounds is much more reliable than my daughter's 10/22.
Originally Posted by Liko81
Last edited by Mike Barham; 12-18-2007 at 10:46 PM.
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I agree. Dad has a old Winchester .22 with a tubular magazine, and it runs great. My .22 is a Browning lever-action, but tube fed all the same. I love tube magazines just for sheer capacity and elegance.
Originally Posted by Mike Barham
Originally Posted by Shipwreck
My Buck Mark has been great. Shoot nothing but cheapy 550 round boxes of Walmart ammo. A few failures to fire, but all the ammo, not the gun. I did have a few failures to go to battery the first time I cleaned it, then shot it, but I think it was MY re-assembly issues. It's much more complex than a Walther or XD to strip and clean. I took it back apart,and ressemble it. No problems.
That said, I put an old "beater" 1X20 Tasco pitol scope on top, and it shoots quarter-size groups at 25yds. (My Fiance's son used the scope on a pistol-grip mount as a "gun" for 2 years around the house at age 10... 5 years ago, hunting zombies. Says a lot for Tasco durabability!!!) I'm swapping out the barrel for a 10" Tactical Solutions after X-Mas, and upgrading the scope. I want dime-size groups at 25yds. I'll post the pic...
Shipwreck: I have 1/2+ dozen Rugers; anything might need touching up.
10-22 will prove to be a compliment to your 'herd'
Check with Rimfire central. Check with GunTalk online: 10-22 is highly thought of along with Marlin and Savage.
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