As a child, I bought one of the first .22 semi-automatic rifles, the
Winchester .22 semi automatic. It tested my patience, a
jamming machine, but it taught me some basic tricks for preventing
jamming in any .22 semi-automatic.
Jamming in .22
Any .22 requires some basic knowledge of the internals, especially
with the propensity of all .22 semi-automatic guns to jam.
The ammo has a low mussle velocity, and the low recoil means that
the bullets may not always have enough force to eject and re-load
the next round.
With even the world's best .22 target guns, high-powered ammo
counts, and jamming is a huge problem with any .22 semi-automatic
We chose the Ruger Mark III as our best .22
target pistol and wasted a full day diagnosing a horrible jamming
problem, but it was quickly fixed by moving to a higher-grain
We got the Remington golden bullet, 40 grain,
and she performed flawlessly, a joyous pistol with remarkable
accuracy at 25 yards.