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.222 Remington feed issue
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:42 am    Post subject: Re: .222 Remington feed issue Reply with quote

tlo, I think I know your problem. Now try to open and close the bolt as fast as you can and the problem might be gone.
Because you want to be carefull, you're operating the bolt far too slow so: or the bullet jumps too high or not high enough and it touches the barrel instead of going into the opening of the chamber.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:09 am    Post subject: Re: .222 Remington feed issue Reply with quote

Good point Aloys...I've seen more than one feeding problem that could be attributed to slow activation of the bolt.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:27 am    Post subject: Re: .222 Remington feed issue Reply with quote

I determine last night something interesting about the hollow points. If the magazine has at least one round beneath the one I am trying to insert into the chamber then the hollow point chambers fine but when you get to the last round in the magazine if it is a hallow point it catches on the feeding ramp. So for now what I can do is place a soft point or belistic tip in the magazine first and the rest hallow points and they will work fine. I may need a new magazine or something i guess.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:14 am    Post subject: Re: .222 Remington feed issue Reply with quote

The cartridges should have an upward slant at the front (bullet) end. If not try reversing the mag spring or get a new spring or magazine.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: .222 Remington feed issue Reply with quote

Yep last round blues sounds like a mag issue.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:19 pm    Post subject: Re: .222 Remington feed issue Reply with quote

aha batman now we are getting somewhere....
my norinco .22 does eggzachary the same plurry thing!!!!
its just a matter of working out the why and no more problem. a ballistic tip in the bottom of the magazine is a great idea. you could stretch the mag spring too.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:51 pm    Post subject: Re: .222 Remington feed issue Reply with quote

I am going to look into getting a couple more magazines. I unfortunatly cannot figure out how to get it apart to try the things you guys suggested. It appears as though the magazine housing is made of a single piece of metal and is either tac welded or something. Anyway now that I know what the problem is I can compensate for it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:56 pm    Post subject: Re: .222 Remington feed issue Reply with quote

You may have to push the follower down and to the rear of the magazine, roatate it 90 degrees and push/pull it forward and out of the mag housing. This is the same procedure that anyone who has a Remington 788 has to do to get their mags taken apart.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:20 pm    Post subject: Re: .222 Remington feed issue Reply with quote

Cool thanks for the info. I will try that and see if it works.

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