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Hi,

I set up a Buckmark with a C-more for my boys to shoot steel challenge with. The gun runs reliably with cci mini-mags, but not with standard velocity, at all. That's not the issue though. It has happened a half dozen times now where the boys go to rack the slide and they cant get it to budge. It's like the slide is glued shut and it takes an adult to rack the slide. Then it will run fine.

Is the crud that builds up from shooting sticky? That's my best guess. If that is the case, this must be a common problem with a known solution, correct?

 

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Don't want to make it sound too simple, but would a quick cleaning and

more lubrication help ?

Edited by Hi-Power Jack

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Of course, but this seems to be able to happen when it is 100 rounds fired since a cleaning. I try to shoot it wet, maybe I need to use a thicker oil that stays in place better. It seems weird to need to oil a gun every couple stages, but maybe that's what you do with 22 pistols?

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That's what I do with .22's.

 

I was at  a match few years ago, and a family of three were sharing a single .22 rifle - one

jam after another.   I handed the father a can of oil, and no more jams.    :) 

 

Also, the brand of ammo can make a big difference.  Some feed better than others.

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When the hammer is down they can be hard to rack.

Maybe some type of slide racker may help

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1 hour ago, jcc7x7 said:

When the hammer is down they can be hard to rack.

Maybe some type of slide racker may help

 

This was my first thought.  Check to see if the issue is when the hammer is down.  If not, did the pistol have the issue before you installed the C-More?  

 

I have three different Buck Marks, and they all run CCI Standard Velocity without any issues.  

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11 hours ago, jcc7x7 said:

When the hammer is down they can be hard to rack.

Maybe some type of slide racker may help

This. Many 22 autos can be hard to rack with the hammer down. Lube might help but the real solution is to get a slide racker. Tandemkross has them and a whole bunch of other cool stuff for the Buckmark. I have an older Buckmark on which the Tandemkross racker will not fit but I have one on a S&W Victory and it is real nice. (The TK trigger for the Victory is also very nice.)

 

https://www.tandemkross.com/halo-Charging-Ring-for-the-Browning-Buck-Mark_p_200.html 

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Thanks guys, I'll get a slide racker and keep her well oiled.  It is weird though that my buckmark wont cycle standard velocity ammo.  The slide doesn't move as easily back and forth as I would expect.  Even when it is perfectly clean and oiled, it feel like metal dragging when I rack the slide. Sort of like if you had two pieces of aluminum oiled and moving against eachother?    Nothing like the glassy smooth feeling of racking one of my CZs. I have no other experience with the Buckmark so I don't know what is normal.  I just figured it was okay as long as it ran the CCI minimags fine.   

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On 5/15/2019 at 8:13 AM, obsessiveshooter said:

It is weird though that my buckmark wont cycle standard velocity ammo.

Not uncommon for 22 semiautos to cylce HV but not SV. SV may not have enough ooomph! to overcome the recoil and hammer springs. You can change springs if the SV is more accurate and that's what you want.

 

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