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Ruger 10/22 magazine problem

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Matt Dillion, Jan 21, 2017.

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  1. bang_bang

    bang_bang Member

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    This
     
  2. dmurdach

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    Since this also happened with a second mag, I wonder if maybe the magazine catch is worn. Try putting some upward pressure on the magazine as you shoot and see if it makes it all the way through the mag.
     
  3. Hookeye

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    My first 10/22 was new, had it maybe 10 yrs, shot the crap out of it.
    2 mags..........no problems (70's era).
    Have had 6 or 7 others..........all pre '95..................no probs.
    SuperX Blazer and Minimags all I run.
     
  4. Big7

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    Out of many, I've only had one fail. It would cycle the first few and stop. It's the spring (in my case anyway).
    If you have tried a new one and it does the same thing, you have another issue that will require a smith or a return to Ruger,
    And.. Compression has absolutely NO effect on a properly designed spring. You can leave a loaded mag for ever and have zero effect.

    Cyclic rate has effect on springs. The more you work them, the faster they WILL fail. ALL do at some point.
    Not because they are "sitting" full though. Many things can effect a mass produced spring. Usually volume heat treatment is the problem.
    No such thing as "zero defect".

    I'm rolling this out as a toolmaker that knows springs. Any spring.

    Rewinding a spent spring will do nothing. Without having it in my hands, that's all I have. Take it to a smith or send it back to Ruger.

    FWIW.. That's the best .22 EVER made. Someone, somewhere knows what's happening.
    Hard to diagnose on a forum though.
     
  5. MistWolf

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    I've owned and shot my 10/22 since I was a kid. Every 10/22 mag I've had fail, with the exception of one, was because of the spring failing after running too many rounds through them for decades. The other mag failed because I melted it with a chemical cleaner
    It could be the new magazine is defective

    Too many people don't understand this. Growing up, I was taught leaving a spring on a firearm compressed was a mortal sin

    Took me awhile to understand this

    Good points
     
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    Thank You Sir! Sometimes us country boys can't get it on the screen right.
     
  7. Matt Dillion

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    I took one of the magazines apart and it really wasn't dirty. I put it back together like the video jmoris posted and it fired all 10 shots without a problem. I think the spring was too tight.
     
  8. jmorris

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    Well, it's not as fun as buying stuff to fix the problem but if it works....
     
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