Ammuition issue

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Ammuition issue

Postby osbornk » Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:38 pm

I bought a HP-22 for few years and after some initial tweeking, it has proven to be very reliable. After finding that Golden Bullets worked well for me, I shot hundreds through it with no issues at all. I bought a couple of boxes of Thunderbolts a couple of weeks ago from Walmart and decided to use them before I open my Golden Bullets. They are 40 gr. rather than 36 but everything else is very similar and they are made by the same company. I have been getting a failure to eject once or twice on nearly every magazine. I don't think the powder charge is the same on every shot. Could there be any other reason for the problem? I might just use the Thunderbolts in my Rough Rider revolver since it doesn't care what is in it and it always works.
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Re: Ammuition issue

Postby jeffchance » Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:48 pm

You have answered your own question as well as the solution.
Only thing I have found Thunderbolts to work well in is a Ruger 10-22. Their powder charge is very inconsistent.
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Re: Ammuition issue

Postby adam01364 » Thu Feb 12, 2015 7:44 pm

Yeah, I gave up on Thunderbolts in my automatics and let my revolver eat 'em up.
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Re: Ammuition issue

Postby Flowmaster » Fri Mar 06, 2015 4:21 pm

I've personally witnessed a Ruger mark series 22LR work with thunderbolts. Many other semiautos don't like them. It seems like some of those Ruger MK 1, 2, 3 guns will really eat anything.

I've had some success with Thunderbolts in my HP22A, but I occasionally get a failure to eject. Its weird, that's the only ammo that'll fail to eject in that gun. It may be due to a random underpowered load or something.
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Re: Ammuition issue

Postby Kiln » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:21 pm

I have literally put 10,000+ rounds of ANYTHING I could get through my MK3 without a single malfunction. This even includes some Win Super X, which works in literally none of my other semi auto rifles or pistols besides the Beretta Neos.
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Re: Ammuition issue

Postby farmkid » Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:47 pm

jeffchance wrote:... Only thing I have found Thunderbolts to work well in is a Ruger 10-22...


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Re: Ammuition issue

Postby osbornk » Sat Mar 07, 2015 7:15 pm

They work OK in revolvers also because they are manual. They always fire more or less.
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