I have a 10/22 stainless barrel with a slight bulge right behind the barrel band about 1MM high and 1-2 CM long. The inside of the barrel looks fine, and it's shooting Colibris and CB's fine. The prospect of giving 80 dollars to Ruger isn't high on my list and I don't want a new bull barrel or anything like that. I'm wonder if everyone thinks it would hold up to firing regular ammo still? I didn't know I even had it until I got home, so nto sure how many rounds went through it after it happened, but it kept on ticking. No noticeable lack in accurate or lead buildup occured/is occuring with the soft lead bullets, so can I still shoot this thing?