Why did you have to go through an FFL? When I send mine into either Walther or Ruger it comes back to me. Unless there is something different with dealing with a replacement.
The only advantage is hyper-V ammo will help break in new springs faster than HV ammo. So instead of needing around 500 mini mags, you may only need 100 stingers. Broken in springs typically have fewer failures to eject, and sometimes fewer failures to load. However, you will typically get MORE failures to load while shooting the stingers. This is because the bolt/slide cycles a lot faster, and maybe too fast for the magazine to get the next round fully raised to load.rickclark28 said:]
I am not as educated as some on rimfire and semi-autos. Can anyone explain to me why you would use hyper velocity ammo in a short barrel or any .22LR semi automatic pistol? What is the reasoning? What benefit do you get if any?
Other than new spring break in, every single thing about hyper-v ammo is VERY bad for semi-auto firearms. The bolt/slide hits the stop with WAY too much force as the springs become/are broken in. This creates peening and/or cracking in the frame or elsewhere in the gun.What impact does any hyper velocity ammo have on the firearm? Just asking for some data here and attempting to get my head around the logic if there is any.
Mine was problematic with many different CCI ammo (Velocitors, Minimags, Blazer), Federal, Remington, and Winchester, it didn't matter as it choked on them all mostly equally. Mine didn't have the light primer strikes until they changed the slide and barrel the first time it was back. This makes me think the light strike issue is related to some drag on the firing pin in the slide housing. I could be wrong but since the hammer spring wasn't touched in the lower part of the gun and the light strikes happened after the slide replacement it would appear it has something to do with the firing pin itself or the channel it rides in. That's my guess and I hope yours doesn't develop the problem when they change your slide and barrel which seems their MO.... one brand isn’t enough for me to call it a dud but it has zero light primer strikes, ONLY failure to feeds.
Since this is a blowback design the belief is the harder you blow it back it will overcome stiff springs and help with making sure the slide travels back far enough to pickup the next round and the faster things will break in. You won't get the velocity advantage though as the powder is still burning when the bullet has long left the short barrel. As someone else stated above, this is why Velocitors come recommended for self defense carry in 22 over the stingers. The same issue is true with .357 magnum loads in a snubby revolver. The expanding gasses are still ramping up pressure but the bullet has left the barrel so all you get is a lot of flash of burning powder without much added velocity. That is why if I do carry my J-frame I carry with .38+P as the velocity is about the same as full on .357 mag. A 6" barrel changes everything in .357.I am not as educated as some on rimfire and semi-autos. Can anyone explain to me why you would use hyper velocity ammo in a short barrel or any .22LR semi automatic pistol? What is the reasoning? What benefit do you get if any?
Just got the email. Ruger has to replace my LCP2 22. They don't have a very good batting average with me. On a side note the SP101 I had ordered is top notch. I am very glad for that, but I think I am pretty much done with new rugers.I thought the gun was fantastic. I really liked mine. Today the trigger started to screwup. Now for some reason I have to pull REAL hard on it to get it to fire. The trigger is all the way to the overtravel button, and the I have to pull hard to get it to fire. This is the fourth ruger out of the last six that has to go back to ruger. Two were replaced because they were unfixable and unsafe. I have one of the new SP101 on order. I think I will cancel that, and just keep the old rugers that I have. No more new rugers
The reason I hand cycled is that all the problems, except for light strikes, can be duplicated without going through ammo.One thing I would suggest is that you stop trying to cycle your gun by hand. "The round isn't hitting the ejector"? Is there an ejector in these guns?
Okay, I wasn't sure if it did or not. The reason I said not to hand cycle ammo is because there was a thread on here recently with several people having issues with the rounds jamming up from hand cycling on firearms that worked fine when fired. The consensus seemed to be the shape of the round caused a problem.