SR22 issues

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  1. David Hall

    David Hall New Member

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    bought a SR22 a while back, picked it up used. Gun will eat any ammo thrown thru it. But its not very accurate. I did a full strip clean, scrubbed the barrel, inspected everything. Barrel is tight. I didn't see anything wrong with it. Went back to the range, it shot a little better, but still not what I expected. I picked my wife's Walther up and it shot circles around this SR22. I know its not going to be as accurate and my 22/45 bull barrel, but right now, at 10 yards, its barely paper plate accurate. I can wear out a paper plate with the Walther, and make one nice hole in it with the 22/45. It definitely doesn't like lead bullets, seems to shoot better with plated. Next time I take it out, I'm going to put it on bags and see exactly how bad it is. Any ideas before I start looking at replacing the barrel or sending it back to Ruger?
     
  2. Ikarus1

    Ikarus1 Avtomat Krishna-kov

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    They are not target guns for sure. Very short sight radius doesn't help.
    Mine shoots about the same as my M&P compact 22 which is to say, nothing like my Smith 22-A.
     
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  3. Jeppo

    Jeppo Loves Burt Gummer to a fault! Staff Member Benefactor Life Member Supporting Member

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    Mine had to go back to Ruger. As I recall, they ended up replacing the entire top end of the gun. Turnaround time was just a few days.
     
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  4. Friday

    Friday Polite-Knock raid Charter Member Supporting Member

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    We've got 4 of these things around here.
    Accuracy wise, they've all been good.
    The first two, the rear sight moved. No, not drifted...moved, about to fall out.
    Remove sight, blue locktite, re-install sight. They stay put after that.
    The 3rd and 4th one I don't know. I did the locktite before they were even shot.
    Sum; be sure to check the rear sight. :D
     
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  5. JMM86

    JMM86 New Member

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    My rear sight moved. After I got it fixed it shoots fine. I can shoot it pretty tight at 10 yards, but that isn’t really why I bought it.

    I fixed mine pretty much the same way Friday mentioned, except I used Loctite sleeve retainer. I don’t doubt blue Loctite works, but sleeve retainer is best used when components are press-fit.
     
  6. Pink_Vapor

    Pink_Vapor “Not as funny as he thinks he is”, spouse Supporting Member

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    Send it back to Ruger