How many rounds through a 10/22

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  1. viking499

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    How many rounds have you put through your 10/22(s) over the years?

    What kind of maintenance do you have to do after how many rounds?
     
  2. OldBrownDog

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    I bought a new 10/22 International last October. It's had probably 1500-2000 rounds through it since then with zero maintenance. Only thing I did was break it down and clean it when it was new, then reassemble and oil it up. Haven't bothered boresnaking it.

    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.
     
  3. holdencm9

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    Wow that is hard to even quantify. This year I resolved to be more organized and have a spreadsheet to keep track of my round count in various guns, but the 10/22 I've had for nearly 20 years I can only guess.

    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 :D
     
  4. matrem

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    Still have my original one that I bought in 82.

    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.
     
  5. Jackal

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    I put nearly 30,000rds through mine that I purchased on my 18th birthday ( over 10 years ago now). At around 25,000, it began to misfeed. After replacing just about every internal part, it continued to malfunction, so I parted it out. They are a very durable little rifle, but they have their limits. I also found out that the more I modified it with aftermarket parts, the worse the reliability got.
     
  6. holdencm9

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    Did you try cleaning/replacing the mags? I am sure you did but it is kind of a funny thought. I suppose that would be like completely disassembling the vacuum only to realize it wasn't plugged in. :banghead:
     
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  7. Jackal

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    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:).
     
  8. wgaynor

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    Probably over 5,000 in mine. Recieved it when I was little. Didn't know how to clean or lube it. Didn't even have a cleaning kit. It worked great though. then joined the Army. Got out, and grabbed. Good grief was that thing dirty!!!!!!!

    Cleaned it, lubed it, and it still works great, but haven't shot it much (only about 500 rounds).
     
  9. torqem

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    .22 bores don't need cleaning, other than for extreme precision work. I always just used a shot or two of brake cleaner, q tips, etc , every few thousand rds to clean the bolt and action, another shot of WD 40 and keep shooting.

    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.
     
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  10. matrem

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    Other than possibly the main spring, I can't see any reason one couldn't hit six digits with one if you kept the crud at bay.

    Curious, what made you say that?
     
  11. sappyg

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    I think maybe 3k through one... Maybe... Between 2-4 hundred on a couple of others.
    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.
     
  12. Rembrandt

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    In 1987, at the age of 50, John "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.

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  13. REB

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    I have one that my father gave me in 81 and there is no telling how many rounds it has through it. We lived on a farm, I still do and it got shot all the time. I did replace the barrel around 86 after a squib with several more rounds packed behind it but other than that I have never had a problem with it.

    I do break it down and clean it good occasionally.
     
  14. vkeith

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    I don't keep a round count, but it has to be in the five figure range for the 10/22 I've had since 1978. It still shoots as good as it did the first day (2-3 moa).
     
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    No round count either with my 10/22 but I would guess it would be somewhere in the 5 figure territory. Likes CCI MiniMags and Wolf Match Target the best.
     
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    I bought a 10/22 in the early 1970's. It has been shot every year since. I have no doubt that it's well over 50K today. Since I lived in colder climes than today, the gun was cleaned thoroughly every October. The rest of the year saw a patch run through it occasionally, and some spray lube/cleaner at the end of each session. I replaced the recoil spring/bolt handle assembly in the late 1990's. A gunsmith scoped the barrel in 2005, and said that it showed definite signs of wear, but it didn't appear to need replacement. The gun has zero aftermarket parts in it.
     
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    I've shot around 2000 rounds through it and still no cleaning or malfunction, It only did when I had the idea of shooting a .22 short in it.
     
  18. corpo

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    I got mine relatively recently (2 years ago) to fill the 22 rifle hole in my collection. Shoot many more centerfire rounds, only a couple of bricks worth have gone through her. I am ocd about dirty guns...clean the centerfires after range visit... I tend to do the same with the 10/22....around 150 rounds or so. The only malfunctions were ammo related. Had a box of bad Remington golden bullets. 10% duds. Only mod is auto bolt release. Cleaning is comprised of boresnake, bolt removal, clping the receiver,
    q-tiping nooks and crannies. Then I take my medicine and all is well in the world....snicker snicker.
     
  19. SeanSw

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    Early one morning I ran into Chief AJ busting clays with a slingshot. Had to pinch myself to make sure I was awake.

    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.
     
  20. hey_poolboy

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    I think the 10/22. Is one of those guns you get when you're a kid and don't think about stuff like round counts. I've had one of mine for 25yrs. If I had to guess I'd say it's seen somewhere in the 15k range. Hardly if ever gets any real cleaning other than a bore snake and clp. Don't remember the last time it malfunctioned.
     
  21. danez71

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    I have early 80's one.

    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.
     
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  22. fpgt72

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    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.
     
  23. sansone

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    sold mine because of inaccuracy, could have bought a new barrel but my marlin 60 was driving tacks so sold the ruger
     
  24. I6turbo

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    I do not believe, unless by "without a single miss" they mean that he missed more than once. 40 THOUSAND consecutive hits? Doubt it. :)
     
  25. C-grunt

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    I don't own one but one of my best friends got one as his first gun probably 17ish years ago now. I can only guess how many rounds have fired through that but I know its over 10k. As far as I know nothing has ever broken on it and has had only minimal cleaning. Great rifle.
     
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