To be sure, misfires and light-strikes of .22 rimfire ammo happens to all of us. Primarily because of the way in which the cartridge is primed at the factory. However, have you been running into this issue more often lately? If so, the problem could be a less than stellar factory Ruger 10/22 firing pin. Overall the Ruger 10/22 is a great gun, but its reliability will be improved when you upgrade to a premium Volquartsen SureStrike Firing Pin for Ruger 10/22.
The stock Ruger 10/22 firing pin is only made out of stamped metal. It will wear fast and move around a bit, therefore misfires are going to happen more and more the longer you shoot it. However, the Volquartsen SureStrike Firing Pin for Ruger 10/22 solves that built-in factory problem. The SureStrike is specifically designed to overcome, so you can come out a winner.
The Volquartsen SureStrike Firing Pin for Ruger 10/22 is precision cut out of hardened A2 tool steel. Additionally, they treat the impact section to an extra surface grind, creating a specific part to do a specific job. The dimensions of the stock Ruger 10/22 firing pin are modified and cut just a bit wider. Therefore, the cursed side-to-side play that plagues a factory Ruger 10/22 is eliminated. All of this precision machining results in a perfect part designed to minimize or even eliminate misfires and light strikes. There's no need for a trip to a gunsmith, that little Ruger is one of the easiest guns you will ever work on. Once the bolt is out, the SureStrike installs in minutes, but the fun lasts a long time.