Monthly Archives: November 2015

One Year In…

Today is the first anniversary of the blog. That flew by. In our first year we made 44 posts, which have been read over 30,000 times by over 12,000 visitors from 75 countries. While we are an infinitesimally small blog … Continue reading

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The New 2nd Edition is ready

We have just finished the revised 2nd edition of The 10/22 Companion. The new edition contains a new chapter on ammunition as well as expanded sections on malfunction diagnosis and the best tools and techniques for cleaning your rifle. The … Continue reading

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Standards of Accuracy

  The following is an excerpt from the Ammunition chapter in the new, 2nd Edition of The 10/22 Companion. In 2010 an expert benchrest shooter conducted a test of over 40 brands of .22LR ammo at 50 and 100 yards … Continue reading

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More on the Importance of a Clean Chamber

Following up on our earlier post, A Clean Rifle is a Happy Rifle (here), the photo below shows how a dirty chamber can lead to misfires due to incomplete seating of the round. The CCI Minimag shows two weak firing … Continue reading

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An Overlooked Cause of Stovepipe Jams

Another useful tip for 10/22 owners came out of last week’s Appleseed shoot. After the first few stages, one student complained that her rifle was suffering nearly constant “jams.” She had a brand-new 2nd Series Collector’s Edition 10/22. She was … Continue reading

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.22LR Ammo Isn’t Waterproof

Had an interesting experience at last weekend’s Appleseed. We had a group of Boy Scouts on the line (fine young men, excellent students, went a long way to restoring my hope for the future of our country). They had boxes … Continue reading

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