Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by viking499, Feb 4, 2014.
What kind of maintenance do you have to do after how many rounds?
Not a 10/22, but I have a T/C .22 Classic with over 4000 rounds through it since I bought it used thats seen a boresnake maybe twice. Thing is getting grimy, but it's accurate and reliable, so why bother cleaning it? I did break it down and clean it when it was new to me.
Probably have taken it to the range (on average) 6 times a year. Up until recently .22LR was the economical solution so when I would take it I would usually shoot between 100 and 200 rounds through it. It is easy to do once you get a few of those banana mags
6 visits/yr x 18 years x 150 rounds/visit = 16,200 rounds?
That's a rough guess. I am sure some others on here can put that to shame, ten-fold. As far as maintenance...I haven't done any maintenance aside from routine cleaning. Nothing has broken yet. Although the hornet trigger probably only has about 6,000 rounds through it. So I would say every 10,000 rounds you might want to do a routine inspection and check for wear and tear
Haven't been real religious about counting .22 bullets over the years, but if it's not in the five digit number, it's awful close to it.
Other than a broken stock while riding in a back window gun rack when I rolled a truck in 1988, hosing the crud out & shooting a squirt of something slick in it every once in a while is the only thing that it seems to require.
Yessir I had (and still have) about 15 different mags (all factory 10's or now the 25's). I was wondering if someone would catch my omission... Good job.
Cleaned it, lubed it, and it still works great, but haven't shot it much (only about 500 rounds).
I once put 24,000 rds of cast swc .45's, 750 fps, 230 gr bullets, thru a MK1v Colt in 6 weeks. I cleaned the gun 8x, no malfunctions that could be blamed on the gun. A couple of old mags fell apart. cracked the firing pin stop, broke a finger off of the collet bushing(but it kept shooting), chipped the lower barrel lug and the extractor tip. Replaced the extractor. Had a minute crack in the frame, near the slide stop lockopen hole. Never did clean the bore. Had hard alloy, 50-50 Alox and beeswax lube. Bullseye powder, Alcan primers, same 3000 cases, each of which had been loaded 3x before. Ended up with a bit over 1000 cases, all bulged at the web. Carbide dies, Star Progressive loader.
If the gun is of decent design and make, the accumulating crud from firing is shoved out of the way of the moving parts as you fire. It's foreign debris like sand, and salt spray or air near or on the sea, or corrosive priming that you have to worry about. High velocity rifles, or soft lead cast bullets, or those driven at higher velocities, DO require frequent cleaning of the bore. Maybe as often as every 10 rds, for real precision benchrest rifle shooting.
Curious, what made you say that?
I think it's ok to break it down and clean the bolt around 1500 rounds or if it starts acting up but I've never had one act up that wasn't ammo related. Maybe pull a bore snake through it if you feel the need.
"Chief AJ" Huffer shot 40,060 consecutive 2½ inch square pine blocks over a period of 8 days without a single miss, shooting blocks he himself tossed into the air, for 14 hours a day. Huffer accomplished this using 18 .22 Long Rifle Ruger 10/22 rifles, which he cycled through as assistants loaded them for him. Gun magazines use run ads for Ruger showing him standing in front of a mountain of wood blocks. Not sure anyone has ever broken his record.
I do break it down and clean it good occasionally.
q-tiping nooks and crannies. Then I take my medicine and all is well in the world....snicker snicker.
My 10/22 carbine was purchased used in stock trim. No telling how many rounds were fired before me but it looks like an older one, the patina on the barrel appears to be honest. It has never been particularly reliable but I recently ordered a few new sprungs and parts to spruce it up.
In one particular 10 yr stretch with my brother, We'd go camping about 5,6,7 times a year and I'd shoot 1k per trip. We went for a 7 day trip over Thanksgiving and I shot almost 2500 rounds with out cleaning.
So Id feel comfortable saying I easily shot 5k per yr during those 10 yrs. Easily.
That's at least 50k right there.
During the other 20 yrs, Ive shot it probably around 15k-20k.
I think a realistic estimate would be around 65k-75k through that 10/22.
I have replace zero parts. Its still very reliable.
Mine is lucky to run for 200 rounds without acting up....I think I am the only one on the planet that thinks the 10/22 is a POS.
I do not believe, unless by "without a single miss" they mean that he missed more than once. 40 THOUSAND consecutive hits? Doubt it.
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