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Anyone else have issues with the Ruger 10/22 BX-25 25 round clip?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by tank3d, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. tank3d

    tank3d Eugene Member

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    I have purchased a total of 5 of them. 3 of them have major issues. They seem to load ok...but then when I try to use them they will not load the round into the gun.

    It is like the tips or font of the round is pointed down somehow and will not slide out. They are even very difficult to unload by hand. In addition, the clips 'feel' like the spring is gummed up :dunno:

    Please let me know your thoughts...I am considering returning them and getting Butler Creek Steel Lips.

    I should point our that I have been shooting my 10/22's for almost 20 years...and using Butler Creek 25 round clips. So I do not think this is User Error.
     
  2. Slowpoke

    Slowpoke Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Never tried their clips.:huh:

    But my son and I have 4 of their magazines between us. Not one problem so far in two different 10/22's.

    George
     
  3. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    Are 3 defective or something?

    I have 4 BX-25s and haven't had problems. They feed cheap ammo better than the Steel Lips(at least for me). The spring feels almost the same as the Steel Lips and they unload easily. They've worked fine across both my and a couple friend's 10/22s.
     
  4. tank3d

    tank3d Eugene Member

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    i started reading some reviews...some people are having the same issues as me. ammo is tip down, and jamming in the magazine itself, unable to load, or slide out.
     
  5. SavageGerbil

    SavageGerbil Salem, OR Active Member

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    are you chambering from the bolt locked back? I know I've run into some mags that depend on the bolt sliding back over the round to tip it up properly before it'll work properly (which I hate as I always leave the bolt locked back when not in use, always preferred that to using the safety)
    Keep us updated on that, I'd like to know if its worth spending twice what I would on the Hotlips magazines I've always used
     
  6. tank3d

    tank3d Eugene Member

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    No. I would put the magazine in the gun, pull the bolt back and let go...the bolt hits the bullet and then bullet jams into the front of the mag...and the bolt is stuck half open. I cannot even force the bullets out...you have to pull the tip up with a screw driver and then slide them out.
     
  7. tank3d

    tank3d Eugene Member

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    UPDATE- I disassembled the magazines...then reassembled them...now they are fine. I am unclear what the problem was...but now the load and cycle fine!
     
  8. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    That's interesting. The ability to take the mags apart was one of their biggest selling points when I looked at them.