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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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Not happy with Ruger MKIII .22/45

Picked up one of these little guys last Saturday.

Went out to the range on Sunday and ran about 200 rounds through it. Had a couple of times where the bolt failed to pick a round off of the magazine and a few times where it jammed the round into the feed ramp. By the end of the shooting session, it seemed that it had quit, so I chocked it up to being new.

Took it back out this evening and ran another hundred or so through it with similar results.

Should I just take it back or contact Ruger on this? I like the little gun, but I'm not looking forward to a lifetime of clearing jams with it.
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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old 07-06-2012, 12:44 AM
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Re: Not happy with Ruger MKIII .22/45

I had a similar problem with a mark II. Was using cheap remington rounds. Switched to CCI stingers, more powder in them than the rem. You need the bolt to cycle more powerfully and this prettyt much solved my problem. try some different loads. Oh yea, the rems were hollow points and they seemed to catch where the solids did not

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Re: Not happy with Ruger MKIII .22/45

You might be on to something as these were bulk winchester and federal HP rounds.

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Re: Not happy with Ruger MKIII .22/45

Mine shoots fine!!!Might be the ammo your using...Look on the ammo web sites to see what brand and type has more vel. That probaby your problem... You need better ammo!

I have so much 22 ammo I can't even tell you what kind I use. I do buy the blocks of ammo but it has been years since I purchased any..
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Re: Not happy with Ruger MKIII .22/45

If you wanna shoot the cheaper 22 rounds from a blow back operated 22 you gotta clean regularly and be willing to live with some malfunctions....

I used to shoot cci mini mags from my buck mark...i still do..but mostly use cheap stuff now that even 22 ammo isnt so cheap anymore...i shoot copper plated ammo and its better than the lead..i dont run into many malfunctions at all...but i dont shoot a bunch at a time either...

Cheaper ammo is alo dirtier than the more expensive stuff which is why i say clean it more often...even if its a quick brushing of the internals, feed ramp etc on the range..
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Re: Not happy with Ruger MKIII .22/45

i had one that did the same thing, sent it back to ruger, now it never fails.

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Re: Not happy with Ruger MKIII .22/45

If you wany any 22 semi-auto (Rifle or pistol) to run you want to use only high-velocity ammo, not standard velocity. Even then sometimes you have to try different ones to see what your gun likes.
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Re: Not happy with Ruger MKIII .22/45

Davy...Please note: on a Smith Model 41, only use standard ammo. Otherwise is will hurt the frame of this 1000.00 handgun. Doc in Pa.
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Re: Not happy with Ruger MKIII .22/45

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Davy...Please note: on a Smith Model 41, only use standard ammo. Otherwise is will hurt the frame of this 1000.00 handgun. Doc in Pa.
Not sure how this is relevant to the op but this is false. The 41 can handle any round you feed it. It won't LIKE most of the higher velocity stuff as far as accuracy, but you won't damage the frame or the slide in any way. This come DIRECTLY from S&W btw.

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