.22 LR reliability
I have tried several .22 LR brands (CCI , Winchester Federal and Remington) and have yet to find one that even approaches the reliability of centerfire ammunition.
While I have fired thousands of rounds in 9mm and .45 ACP without a single misfire, I have yet to find anything in .22 LR that will work reliably with less that a 3 – 5 % rate of misfires, some with as high as a 15% failure rate. Some of these I have even loaded back into the gun and tried a second time, making sure that the firing pin hit the rim in a different spot, and they have still failed to fire. I even went so far as to send an e-mail to Winchester and while they said that even one failure was unacceptable, in the very next sentence they said that these failures do happen and it is the nature of the .22 Rimfire.
Is there anything out there, in .22 LR, that is reliable? Something that will go “bang” every time the firing pin hits the primer?
I realize that .22 LR has a reputation for occasional failures, but an average of 3 – 5% across the board is really kind of ridiculous.
Does anybody know of anything out there that is more reliable than what I have been seeing?
BTY, I have had the same results regardless of what firearm I have used – Browning Buck Mark, CZ Kadet, Ruger 10/22 – so I really do not think it is the weapon.
Any ideas or suggestions?