Kind of off topic but I was out plinking yesterday and 1 out of 10 of my Winchester Wildcat .22 did not fire. Anyone else have this happen to them?
RE: your misfires on .22 rounds... I am seeing that occur occasionally with my BSA Rifle Shooting MB training. We shoot single shot bolt action rifles. Trigger pull / ‘click’/ count to ‘30’ / extract / confirm firing pin strike / rotate cartridge 90 degrees and reload - fires..... What is happening is in the manufacturing process. The primer media is not getting distributed evenly in the rim and you have a void. The round is only ‘slightly defective’. If, after a second or third ‘misfire’. Destroy the cartridge.
I read a lot on gun forums about that happening with all brands of .22 ammo that's sold in those large boxes. However, I have fired several thousand of them over the past few years and haven't had any more misfires than I would expect to have with the more expensive stuff, which is very few. Maybe I've just been lucky, or maybe my little 1940's vintage Mossberg rifle has a stronger firing pin spring than newer rifles have. It's the most accurate .22 rifle I have ever owned, and that includes most of the big name brands at one time or another over the past 55 years that I've owned guns.
As for the current ammo shortage I don't know what's going on, but if I were a betting man (I'm not) I would put money on it having something to do with the Kenyan Kommy who has twice lied his way into our White House. Now that he's on his last term his real agenda is beginning to show through the camouflage. It's not pretty now, and it's only gonna get uglier as his time in office grows shorter. The next Congressional election may well be the most critical election in US history.