Discussion regarding rifles chambered in 22 TCM
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By Oldman11
#15157 I bought the.22 tcm rifle new about six years ago and had trouble with it from the beginning . Would not fire(light strikes) fixed that ,best it would do at 100yd was about six inch’s. I’m starting anew on it now,any ideas? I have the 1911 tcm/9mm and really like it,no problems. I’m begging please help,thank you.

Would lapping barrel help? Barrel crown ok.
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By wood chucker
#15158 You probably want to scope the bore. Some of the early ones had chatter marks. If it's one of those RIA will replace the barrel or the whole rifle if you prefer.

You could try backing off the velocity 100-200 fps, pillar bedding the action and free floating the action and trigger guard between the front and rings.

The case capacity is pretty similar to the .22 Hornet so tuning tricks fro it might yield some results too.
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By earlwb
#15178 The light primer strikes might be some packing grease in the bolt making the firing pin sticky or slow moving. My rifle came oiled up really well. I spent quite a while de-oiling it from all of that packing oil stuff.

yes checking the bore and its rifling is a good idea. They did have trouble making good barrels before. I think that they corrected the problem. But there are likely a fair number of rifles with bad bores in them. Their early initial production run was likely good. Then I think that their second production run was screwed up. But I don't know. Sometime after that they fixed the problem.
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By MK111
#15179 My NIB rifle had light primer hits after setting over 2 yrs. I sprayed WD40 in the firing pin hole and it got better. Didn't take the bolt apart as I was returning the rifle.
My rifle was #417 and the bore was smooth and shot touching groups at 50 yds.
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By 1911SHOOTER
#15180
MK111 wrote:My NIB rifle had light primer hits after setting over 2 yrs. I sprayed WD40 in the firing pin hole and it got better. Didn't take the bolt apart as I was returning the rifle.
My rifle was #417 and the bore was smooth and shot touching groups at 50 yds.


MK111,
I have also had to clean the RIA firearms well. Remember, they are being shipped by sea.
And salt air will eventually get into everything. Speaking from a 20 year experience
in the Navy. That is why they are well protected.
I had a TCM.22/9MM double stack that had a problem with light strikes and the breech when
closed was off centre from the block. They sent me a shipping label and three weeks later
had a new pistol. No more problems.
Blackie
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By Oldman11
#15183 Well I finally sent my rifle back to let them fix it. I talked to a nice girl (Jennie) who quoted me 3 to 4 week turn around.