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Browning 22 Lr ammo
Elk creek Posts: 7,926 Senior Member
My LGS had a giant display of new Browning ammo and at the top were 400 round boxes of 22lr for $23, not a pre panic price but ok. I bought two mainly because all the rest of my ammo is under a stack of boxes containing household goods. Moving sucks. As a diversion from said suckness I took some to the range to shoot two of the handguns I found without too much digging. The 1969 vintage 3 screw single six and the MKII target both ruger's and a joy to shoot. Well, the shooting was great kinda. It was good to get out and shoot and be at the old range, but it was a very short trip! I shot about 50 rounds and had enough. The ammo itself seems to be slightly oversized and won't chamber easily. In the MK II I had to press the back of the bolt firmly to fully chamber the round. I had about 5 fail to fire malfunctions. Thinking this may be a MKII quirk I moved to the single six, the most reliable and least finicky handgun ever produced. I had to really press the rounds into the chamber. The bullets would slide in no problem but where the case met the bullet it would hang up on the mouth of the chamber. With some firm pressing it would chamber. Needless to say I'm not that impressed with this lot of ammo. I have a "message" in to them, the phone number just tells you to contact them by email and hangs up. I hope they make this right. It's no big monetary investment but it sure is a pain in the butt! More to follow hopefully.
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Now in the past some brands or individual rounds wouldn't slide freely in the chambers, but just a very light tap would seat them in the charge holes.
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