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10/22 cycling problems

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by hookmiester, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. hookmiester

    hookmiester Eastern Polk Co Member

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    New 10/22 in ATI folder stock. Factory clip cycles fine. Put in a steel hot lips and the most I can get is 7. Sometimes I push up and forward and it will cycle the next 1. Sometimes I push up and back, and it cycles.

    Anybody have any thoughts.
     
  2. Who is John Malt?

    Who is John Malt? West Sound New Member

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    You're pushing the mag forward (and sometimes up) to get it to cycle? It sounds like a new factory BX-25 mag would take care of your problems.
     
  3. shayne

    shayne port townsend Active Member

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    bx 25 is the answer. give the other ones to a kid at the range like i did. He was so happy.
     
  4. hookmiester

    hookmiester Eastern Polk Co Member

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    What I ment by pushing up and forward is that there is a very small amount of play where the clip can move
     
  5. Who is John Malt?

    Who is John Malt? West Sound New Member

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    The magazine replacement approach is a low-impact one (financially) that would narrow or eliminate one assembly from the equation. My guess it either the magazine or the mag well itself and with Ruger's track record with the 10/22, it's probably the aftermarket component.
     
  6. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    You say the factory mag works so I would say, as all the others before me, replace that Hot Lip mag with a Ruger BX-25. In fact I am heading out to give my BX-25 a workout right now.
    Good luck and stay safe,
    Mike
     
  7. SquackDaddy

    SquackDaddy Marion County Member

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    you take a new rifle, put it in a cheap aftermarket stock, and try to feed it with a cheap aftermarket magazine, and now it won't operate like you think it should. The above posters are correct....throw out that crappy Butler Creek magazine and use Ruger mags or Tactical Innovations mags and you won't have that problem again. Good luck with the new 10/22.
     
  8. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    Factory 10 round, two BX-25 magazines, 10/22 and a steel target with lots of .22 splatter. Excellent morning and all mags working as they should.
    Good luck and stay safe,
    Mike
     
  9. SavageGerbil

    SavageGerbil Salem, OR Active Member

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    for the inexpensive mags i've always had great luck with the plastic hotlips mags, not so much with the steel lipped ones