close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

crash course on .22?

Discussion in 'Rimfire Forum' started by C/O-RC, Jan 26, 2013.


  1. C/O-RC

    C/O-RC
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    588
    0
    Location:
    North East
    I have several pistols rifles and shotguns however nothing chambered in .22. I just purchased a Ruger SR22. Is there anything I need to know that makes them different?
     

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
  2. CajunBass

    CajunBass
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2005
    3,166
    197
    Location:
    North Chesterfield, Virginia
    That makes them different from what?
     

  3. JaPes

    JaPes
    Expand Collapse
    Rimfire 1010101

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2010
    1,851
    51
    Location:
    NW Burbs, IL
    The secret about .22lr semi auto firearms is that they can be ammo sensitive, even within the same model of firearm. The other general rule of thumb is to never dry fire a rimfire. There are exceptions to the rule for those rimfires which the manufacturer explicitly states it is ok to do so in the owners manual.

    Otherwise, spending ~$24 for 550 rounds equals guilt free shooting at the range.


    Posted using Outdoor Hub Campfire
     
  4. C/O-RC

    C/O-RC
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2007
    588
    0
    Location:
    North East
    thanks thats the kinda stuff i was asking about. quick question, if you have bulk rimfire in a large container is there any chance of them going off if they are dropped or bumped around?
     
  5. failsafe

    failsafe
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2003
    3,044
    21
    Location:
    Missouri
    Unlikely...
     
  6. countrygun

    countrygun
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2012
    17,069
    17
    Good summary.

    It explains why I have over 2 dozen firearms that shoot the .22lr round, and why I "collect" bricks of ammo. I have to make sure I have each ones favorite ammo. It really does pay to test a .22 For instance I have one that is well known for its accuracy, but it seems to hate expensive target ammo and loves a cheaper "hunting" ammo. I have had two guns of the same make and model and they each prefer different ammo.

    It gives me a great excuse for a lot of trigger time.:supergrin:
     
  7. Hamilton Burger

    Hamilton Burger
    Expand Collapse
    Incompetent

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2006
    2,093
    27
    Location:
    3297 West Lakeside, Los Angeles CA
    I don't buy any fancy match stuff, so thus far CCI is the only .22 ammo that has not yet given me a misfire. I use it to judge a firearm... if Mini-Mags won't work, it probably isn't a gun for me.
     
  8. nathanours

    nathanours
    Expand Collapse
    Texan

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2009
    3,577
    164
    Location:
    Colorado by way of Texas
    I love .22. My 2 guns chambered for it (Ruger MKIII and 10/22) are not ammo sensitive at all. They've eaten everything I can throw at em.
     
  9. RJHUB

    RJHUB
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2009
    460
    1
    My SR22 seems to shoot the bulk ammo with no problems.
    I have tried Remington, Winchester, and mostly shoot the Federal 550.
    Occassionally I get a round that will not fire.
    With the SR22 you can pull the trigger on a round that has not fired again. My experience has been that if it does not fire the first time it is a bad round.
    I shoot 200 rounds of CCI thru a new pistol to check its function. Then I shoot the bulk stuff if no issues.

    The SR22 is a great pistol. Congrats and have fun.
    And hunt down all the .22 ammo you can.

    The .22 is a very dirty round. Try to wipe down and lube as often as possible if you are shooting a large amount at once. Especially keep the feed ramp and extractor clean.