Get a good bolt action or lever action .22. All my kids learned on the Ruger bolt action M22 and it is very reliable... and accurate. Henry makes a fine lever action .22 as well. I wouldn't allow my kids near a semi-auto growing up, so the 10/22 was out.
Back about 2001 I bought a new Stainless Bull Barrel MKII. I got it home and it was constantly double feeding, failing to feed, failing to eject and anything else you could think of. I'd owned Rugers before and new I wasn't normal. Taking it back to my dealer I was told that since it was fired it had to go back to Ruger. So I wrote a letter and off it went.
In about 3 weeks it comes back to me with a letter from Ruger saying it was repaired. Nope. I'm not even sure they looked at it really, as it was doing the exact same thing as before. I wrote another letter and this time included photos of the jams, and expressed my disappointment in their Customer Service Dept. I received a phone call this time asking questions about the same things I had written in the letter, and they got the same answers.
I came back 3-4 weeks later and was still jamming, although not as often. Sometimes I could run a full magazine through it without any problems, then it would jam again. I was getting pretty upset by then, an d returned it with a letter demanding a new pistol or a refund, plus I called them with the same message.
In about 2 weeks I got a new pistol back, with the same serial number. I know it was different by the markings that were on the first one. I grabbed a box of 550 rounds and my then fiance and headed to the range. I told her I was going to shoot that whole box of shells through the gun, and I expected no failures of any kind!
My fingers were extremely sore from loading both magazines close to 30 times each, but it ran like a new gun should. We even nailed some houseflies that landed on the target, so it was plenty accurate. I've still got that pistol, although it has been cleaned up since then, and it still shoots great.
Stay on them and demand that it be fixed, throw a fit if you have to, but don't take a crappy running gun and call it "Good enough" because they wear you down. They can and will get it right, eventually.
The only time I have ever had an issue was with magazines- the BX25 mags I have don't like CCI AR Tactical ammo. I have seen issues similar to what you have shown there, but if I run a standard 10rd box mag, I can shoot anything through mine, and any round nose I run through the BX25 will function flawlessly.
This looks like either a magazine problem, or possibly a rough bolt face, or extractor. Make sure the rifle is unloaded. Use good light, and look at the face of the bolt. Getting a good look at the extractor is a little hard with the bolt in the gun. Check for any burs or rough spots. Check for any rough spots on the feed ramp. What I suspect is the rim of the case is being retarded in moving up the bolt face, and the tip of the bullet is hitting to high to go into the chamber. Take a picture of the jam while it is still in the chamber.
Had a problem with a "new" Ruger Red Label-sent it back twice. They knew that the "new"models were problematic and offered to replace or refund my purchase price. On the advice of a local dealer, I took the refund. Very good customer service and I have a Mark III Hunter and a .357 GP100. Both are great guns and I run them with confidence because of their great cs.
I have owned 5 10/22 rifles, all 5 worked as advertised. It yours doesn't work with good ammo and supplied magazine, Ruger should repair or replace it. Send it back til they get it right. CCI mini mags are good ammo. Rem, Fed and win may or may not work. Sorry you are having trouble but it can happen with any brand. They all ship out lemons at one time or another.
Having dealt with Ruger Customer Service, they will replace your rifle, if it's a lemon and they can't fix it. They are an A1 outfit! I had an old Ruger Bearcat that was beyond help, had a Safety issue, was part of a "box lot" of guns, bought 50yrs ago. I sent them the gun to fix, they destroyed it, sent me a new one!
Appears the OP is long gone. Shame though if he truly gave up on a 22lr rifle. It's tooooo much fun to be missing out on. I can understand being fed up with a company though. Try that S&W 10/22 copy. They do look pretty sweet.
45acpskng, that's a great story. And I totally believe it. Great company in my experience. After being a gun owner since age 7 or so (started with bb's), I didn't get to Ruger guns until about 2015. LC9s. From there, I was hooked. (I sold the LC9s to a friend in 2017 in anticipation of going overseas for an extended period -- to a place where I couldn't own it. Now rebuilding the kit.)
BigG, I agree: too bad he got soured on the 10/22 so soon.
I came close to buying a 10/22 in 1965 at age 15, but I chose a Rem Nylon 66 instead. Good rifle -- I put a lot of squirrels on the table that had been eating Tennessee hickory nuts -- but it wasn't a 10/22. (I sold my 66 decades ago. My hunting buddy back then got a 10/22; bet he's still got it.)
Finally got my 10/22 just before snow fall here last November. A Compact. I wanted that short barrel -- our woods and swamps are dense here, and walking through them with longer barrels on a sling is no fun -- and the fiber optic sights (love 'em). Here's a thread about it if you get bored between now and when the Chiefs meet the 49er's. (I'll take the Chiefs.)
I replaced the short LOP stock with a full sized one. Sold the original on eBay, bought a standard OEM from the Internet for less $. I'll eventually put a Hogue stock on it, and a set of Tech Sights. But I'm good for now.
Recently, I thought about selling it so I can buy an EC9s. Why? Best for me to not detail that too much. But here's one reason: I live in an apartment building (hopefully short term) that contains some crazy people, at least one of whom has repeatedly threatened lives. For those situations, I'd rather have an EC9 in my vest pocket than the 10/22 slung on my shoulder.
But I decided not to sell the 10/22. I mean, I've waited how many years to get the .22 rifle I should have gotten at 15, and like it a lot. I'll pick up an EC9s as soon as I can.