Ruger 10-22 failure to eject and/or feed

Gun goes bang. Can’t fire next shot. Drop the mag and get this:

Sometimes this is blocking the feed:

I had it happen before just after cleaning a mag (factory 10 shot rotary) and thought I cured it by cleaning and tensioning. Today, it came back. Any ideas?

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As long as your alright!

What kind of ammo is it? Waxy or gummy at all?

How’s your extractor look? Getting any wear?

How’s the feeding look? Any burrs or grit/grime (polishing needed)?

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I will check all of those items…

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I was shooting Sellier & Bellot .22 LR Club Ammo, 40gr, 500 Round Brick about $43.99 8.8¢ / rd
I could feel a bit of wax but didn’t seem excessive. I think the extractor is good - gun is fairly new.

Maybe this mag has some issues


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I can kinda see where the rounds are rubbing the feed ramp. Will try some serious cleaning and see if it will polish up. Not 100% certain but I think it is related to this mag. I set it aside and used another one for the rest of the day w/o the same issues.

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Maybe it’s not tensioned correctly? Try doing that (again). You might not have got it right the first time. They can be tricky. It’s the only thing I can think of. Unless there is a build up of gunk that the picture doesn’t show.

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Over tensioning after a mag rebuild will cause rounds to hang.
After rebuilding a BX-1, fully load then push each round out with a chop or skewer stick to check for smooth feeding and loosen the tension screw just enough for proper feeding if rounds don’t feed smooth.
Too loose will cause another issue.

Since yours is rebuilt, try the test and loosen a little at a time until it feeds smooth.

An “exact-edge” aftermarket extractor is preferred for replacing the Ruger stamped extractor after 1-1,500 rounds or so.

Also try a barrel “chamber check” to see if rounds drop in and fall out easily…if not spend a little extra time brushing it out with solvent.

https://www.tandemkross.com/Magazine-Assembly-Tool-with-Pouch-and-Carabiner-for-Ruger®-1022®_p_228.html

https://volquartsen.com/inventory_configurations/811

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Good stuff! Thanks for the tips. @MountainHunter - chopsticks - brilliant. My thumbnails are totally chewed up.

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You can also push down directly on the rotor with a chop or skewer stick (with an empty magazine) to see if it spins back up smooth. :sunglasses:

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Try polishing the feed ramp
Looks rough in the picture
Try another mag

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Had failure to extract and also round half way out of chamber after firing. Found crud buildup under extractor lip. Would not totally engage rim of cartridge. Took piece of dental floss and made a loop and ran it back and forth under extractor lip. Cleaned up and solved problem.

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What magazine are you using? Some of the aftermarket mags do not function well.

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@cico7 factory mags

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Left to right: uncleaned, cleaned, cleaned & polished. “More shiny” in good spots, I hope.

Time for some testing.

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How is the inside of the mag and the rotary follower? I found these get really caked from waxes.

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I didn’t have much luck with this ammo in my 10/22, while CCI SV shoots fine.

Decided to just use S&B for my bolt guns. But I will come back to this topic and try some of the advices!

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Inside of mag varies from “kinda gritty” to “mostly ok” and the followers about the same. Some variation due to differing numbers of rounds and brands of ammo run. Not that many rounds - if less than 100 is “not many.” These mags got fed Rem TB’s, CCI SV, S&B Club, Aguila, Tac 22 in no particular order and w/o cleaning between brands.


Mag porn?

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Since they’re apart, now is the time to clean them. Or, just my OCD, but IMHO, they should go back together as clean as you can get them.

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If you start a thread on .22 ammo, I would def follow and post my various observations.

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Just scrubbed them out and wiped them down. I agree - clean.

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We had one…with 593 posts…

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