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Old 05-05-2021, 01:57 PM
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Couldn't sleep this Early Bright, so I emailed Ruger with a couple of questions about the new Federal PUNCH .22 LR round and the use of Velocitors in my Mark II.
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Good Morning Carl,
The CCI velocitor is a great choice. We would not recommend using ammo that is steel casing, like the Federal .22 PUNCH. Steel casing can cause feeding and jamming issues.
Thank you for choosing Ruger!

Ruger Customer Service

Steel case? Who knew? Probably one reason Federal Nickel plated the case, to reduce feeding issues. They would probably work well in any revolver, but I imagine the good old CCI 40 gr MiniMag roundnose would be every bit its equal, and...there is always the Velocitor.

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Old 05-05-2021, 03:09 PM
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Thanks for passing on this information C.C.
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Old 05-05-2021, 03:12 PM
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The Punch ammo is not steel cases.
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Old 05-05-2021, 03:41 PM
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Let's use our thinkers for a few minutes.

If CCI were using steel cases for the Punch ammo, mightn't it be awfully "iffy" for sure ignition in a rimfire case? It's hard enough to get 100% ignition with the brass cases already in use, using steel would just magnify that. They're using the nickel-plated Stinger cases already in production (which saves them money, too). Not steel.
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Old 05-05-2021, 03:51 PM
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Now where did I put that magnet......
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Old 05-05-2021, 04:34 PM
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Yeah, but you can nickel plate brass or steel.
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Old 05-05-2021, 04:44 PM
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From an ad:

Manufacturer - Federal

Bullet - 29 Grain Nickel Plated Flat Nose

Case - Nickel Plated Brass

Use - Personal Protection
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I think someone got the old "blow off" here...
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Wondering if Ruger "customer service" can't tell the difference between steel and nickel-plated brass ?
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Old 05-05-2021, 05:50 PM
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Wondering if Ruger "customer service" can't tell the difference between steel and nickel-plated brass ?
Wouldn't surprise me at all. Many, many CS folks only tell you what they read off a terminal, and even then, they get it wrong.
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Old 05-05-2021, 05:52 PM
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And the magnet says "WHAT"??
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Old 05-05-2021, 06:54 PM
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A magnet attracts steel, not brass; for those who want to know what the case under the nickel plate is.
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All the Punch ammo is nickel plated brass it says so right on Federal's site.
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Old 05-05-2021, 07:48 PM
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Not all steel is magnetic - and that isn't limited to certain types of "stainless." My fridge has "stainless steel" doors and is magnetic.

That said, and as stated above, "punch" is brass.
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