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Question bout Buying Ruger 10/22 25 round magazines

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Muddslinger12, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Muddslinger12

    Muddslinger12 Vancouver Active Member

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    Are the BX-25 mags really worth the extra cash or do the "Butler Creek" banana clips work just as good?
     
  2. Skang

    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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    suppose to be best magazine for 10/22.

    go to youtube and watch reviews.
     
  3. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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  4. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The Butler Creek hot lips mags are junk.

    The Butler Creek Steel Lips mags are much better, maybe 2 out of three will run 100%

    The Ruger mags are better still. I have 2, so far no problems.

    The machined aluminum mags are the way to go if you absolutely need 100%, 100% of the time,
    but so far I have not felt the need.
     
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  5. jmurray192

    jmurray192 wilsonville oregon Active Member

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    They USE to be the Best! I bought some years back and they were awsome. I bought some this year and the finish and CNCing were junk. I called them the day I got them and ask if I got a possible factory 2nd. They ground down there screw up and anodized. Also had another one in the set where they drilled the holes in the wrong spot and where the 2 parts of the mag meet didnt even line up. They told me ya you can send them back but your paying shipping!

    Buy the old ones there awsome. There customer service its about 1 out of 10. Quailtiy control went down. I Still own my older ones but am now buying ruger 25 mags and love them just the same

    pictured are the TI25
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  6. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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  7. mortar maggot

    mortar maggot western wa Active Member

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    I have a couple of Butler Creek steel lip mags very seldom ever have a problem, about the same FTF rate as the Ruger brand 10 round stock ones.

    Have not tried the Ruger 25 rounders yet

    BTW I have fired many thousands of rounds through my 10/22
     
  8. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    The only real problem with the Hot Lips (at least the older ones) is that if you use them a lot the lips will actually wear and break vs steel which does not wear like that. I use to have a several and easily put 20k rounds though them. They started getting to the point where I was having more failures then I was willing to deal with.
     
  9. PDXSparky

    PDXSparky Keizer / Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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  10. Truenorth

    Truenorth Pacific Northwet Active Member

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    I do like the new Ruger 25 rounds mags. They're tough and don't jam in my gun at all.

    Major drawback is they don't fit either of my speedloaders!

    Individually loading hundreds of Ely .22LR rounds of by hand really sucks.
     
  11. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    BX-25 mags work well for me. I did get them during the black Friday sale from Midway. Hard to pass up $17.99.
    Good luck and stay safe,
    Mike
     
  12. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    seems like hicaps run good one day,then mess up the next time out.for speed steel,if doing it all over again i'd just buy stock 10 rounders.
    My 2 BX25's run good,but then so do my steel lips BC's if I give them ammo they like.this month it's Blazers,next month/next time out,we;'ll see. lol

    mine fits my speed loader,but the speed loader is a PITA,..just a tad better than doing it by hand.

    one thing I don't like about the BX's,,cant tell how full they are.;)
     
  13. hatchj

    hatchj Milwaukie, OR Member

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    At the moment, I have one bx that works perfect, and another that doesn't work perfect. It's kind of strange actually. Some days I can't shoot more then 1 round at a time (feeding problems). And other days, it will be fine.