Important Misfire Question
Today I was out on the range with my H&R .22LR Leatherneck autoloader. I shot up about 50 rounds.At one point, I fired 5 shots in quick sucession. On the last shot, the rifle gave a very weak report and no cartridge ejected. Concerned, I ejected the round to discover that the slug had not been fired (and the main charge apparently not discharged) and the right-lower part of the rim on the .22LR rimfire round was torn open, blackened and smoking.I got a little scared. I quickly threw the round into a puddle nearby, emptied the rifle and hightailed it home.Now, I dont know what to attribute this to, or whether it is the fault of the ammo or the gun. I dont know if this is any factor, but the weather was quite cold and intermittently drizzly that day. Yeah I know you shouldnt shoot when it rains, but it was intermittent and I was under an awning.The rifle had been cleaned just the day before.Please help me. I'm not shooting this thing until I figure this out.