For no particular reason other than looks, I put the VQ charging handle onto one of my stainless 10/22s. It looks very cool. However, I noticed that when working the action it was somewhat "sticky" despite the fact that I had thoroughly lubed the bolt. Anyway, off to the range. For the first 3 magazines about every third shot required me to work the action, eject a round, and basically reset the bolt. After about 30 rounds the failures were only occasional. After 100 rounds the gun was 100%. The action felt smoother. Obviously the spring on the VQ charging handle and spring were getting "broken in." When I got the gun home and cleaned it, the action felt much smoother. At least my copy of the VQ charging handle assembly obviously needed breaking in. Was shooting Federal Automags and Remington Goldens, by the way. They function perfectly in the rifle now. Anyway, just thought that I would report all that. The gun is now 100% reliable.