Which .22LR semi-auto pistol is most reliable?

Which .22LR semi-auto pistol is most reliable?

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    Which .22LR semi-auto pistol is most reliable?

    I know this is a loaded question. Which (in your opinion) semi-auto .22 LR pistol is the most reliable in feeding (digesting) various bulk pack ammo?
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    i have the sig mosquito and really like it, had to send it back due to some feeding problems but sig was great and fixed it and now no problems since. If i remember correctly they said they needed to re-alien the barrel, i was getting a lot of rounds that fail to eject

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    I have an S&W 422 and a Browning Buck Mark and both have been reliable with bulk ammo, admittedly mostly Federal.
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    Man 22 ammo varies so much thats its almost impossible not to have ammo issues. That said a single six is probably the most reliable. (Thou not a semi auto) I have a buckmark that does well with most but not all ammo and the smith 41 gets nothing but elay match.
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    I've observed the Browning Buckmark to be reliable. Asking any semi-auto pistol to be completely reliable with the bulk pack ammunition is a tall order though.
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    The Smith & Wesson Model 41 5.5" Heavy Barrel - You'll need to buy a vintage one. A bit expensive these days though.
    Search Gunbroker.

    There are always at least 10 listed in various conditions ranging from New In Box to well used.

    As pricey as they are a new vintage one IS worth the money.

    See if you can find one locally & you might be able to save some $$$ on an excellent condition used one.


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    While I love my Walther p22, it only likes Remington bulk packs.

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    Oh I'm pretty aware that nothing is going to be 100% reliable with all bulk pack ammo. Just what is pretty good at digesting most. I have a Ruger MkIII and an Advantage Arms .22 conversion kit for the Glock 26. The Ruger is pretty good with most. The AA kit, very very picky. We just got the AA kit and havn't found any ammo it likes yet. Just took it out today. Going to take it back out tomorrow and try a couple more different kinds.
    So far it does not like Federal 555 bulk. It does not like Winchester HV Super Speed 1300 fps stuff either. We're going to try Federal Target pack and Remington Golden (50 round box) tomorrow. (The Remington Golden is highly recommended by Advantage Arms for use).

    I would just rather have something not so picky. Maybe I'll get a 2nd Ruger (22/45) or a Buckmark.
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    I'll vote for the Ruger .22 auto. I have two Mk IIs, one a 22/45, both the 5-1/2" bull barrel models. I've lost count of all the rounds I've put through them, but it has to be well over 5,000 rounds between the two of 'em. Both are less ammo-sensitive than any of my 10/22s. I give them top marks for reliabiltiy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    I'll vote for the Ruger .22 auto. I have two Mk IIs, one a 22/45, both the 5-1/2" bull barrel models. I've lost count of all the rounds I've put through them, but it has to be well over 5,000 rounds between the two of 'em. Both are less ammo-sensitive than any of my 10/22s. I give them top marks for reliabiltiy.
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    Ruger Mark I, II, III. My new one is a KMK1114 Stainless Steel Standard Mark III and it doesn't seem to be ammo sensitive. Gonna get a set of Rosewood grips from www.altamontco.com and have ordered adjustable sights for it. Very, very accurate!!!!!
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    A good revolver. I have a S&W 18, a 63 and a 17 from the 70's and early 80's plus a Ruger single six. The only issues have been dud ammo. I also have many semi-auto's but none have been a 100%
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    I have a Sig Mosquito and I had problems with both Remington and Winchester bulk ammo. I use CCI minimags now and don't have any issues. They are a little more expensive, but at about $8/100, it's still not too bad.

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    My Rugers Mark I and III, 22/45 seem to have no problems with bulk .22.

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    IMO, Browning Buckmark and Ruger MKII and 22/45 have eaten everything I've fed it...Walther P22 is finiky
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