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I recently purchased a new Ruger 10/22 stainless. I am having difficulty with the Butler Creek mags I purchased at Bi-Mart (plastic feed lip). I am constantly having feeding issues. I used the mags in my dad's gun and they jamb his also. The factory mag works great; no problems. My assumption is that these mags are pretty much worthless.

I noticed that there is considerable slop (sliding back and forth) with the after-market mag in the gun. I hear a lot about the steal feed lip mags and that they are more reliable; however, I want to be sure whether it's the slop or the plastic lip that is causing the problems.

I would appreciate any feedback on this issue and any reference to a better mag.

Thanks!
 
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If you are shooting a new 10/22 then it takes about 500 to 700 rounds to break in the action (use stock mags), then after around 700 rounds clean the 10/22 very good, and use the butler creek Steel Lips. You should have no problem after that.

The last three Ruger 10/22's that I bought brand new ran that way. Break in the action with stock mags, and then switch to the steel lips 25rd ones:s0155:
 
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Thanks for the info! I've done a little research and there are a lot of real expensive after-market mags available. Maybe a few hundred more rounds and then go to the steel lip as you guys suggest. I will try that first and let you know.

Thanks again.
 
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I've come to the same conclusion. The BC mags with the plastic lips, worked fine before the Clinton ban. After the ban sunsetted and they started making them again, they sucked. :confused:
 

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I have found the plastic lips suck. I have yet to have a problem with the steel lips mags. I even loaned one to a buddy at the range and he had no issues also.
 
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Dont bother fighting it, spend the money and buy the quality adjustable mags. I just bought the tactical innovations aluminum mag at the recommendation of someone on here and I love it. I can honestly say there is ZERO slop in this mag once adjusted. Really, no slop and no failures. I can hold the rifle by the mag and shake it and no movement. I bought a steel lip BC mag before this one, has about 50 rds thought it and in my opinion, it's a paper weight.
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Use steel lip 25 rounders. Break them in by fulling loading and leaving them for a couple weeks. It'll ease up tension on the spring, without weakening it. After that you won't have any issues, and they last for a very long time. If that's all you have, just don't load them past 20 for a little while and they'll eventually break in....
 
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I had problems with the first Butler Creek mag I purchased also. After a little research I sprayed it out with cleaner and an air hose. Then added a drop of oil. Since then I have not had any problems with that magazine. I bought two more and they have been fine. All of them have the plastic lips.
 
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I have 2 tactical innovation aluminium mags like in the photo above (you can get them in colors as well, mine are black). They are fantastic, no issues, but usually a wait and somewhat expensive. You'll never buy another plastic mag again however.

Bonus, <broken link removed> So you'd be supporting NorID and a Northwest dealer.

Also a good reason to go with Nightforce, beside a great product, who hail from the very weird bizarro world of Orofino.
 
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I've tried several brands of aftermarket mags for the 10/22, and none of them worked consistently except for tactical innovations. Worth ever penny.
 
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I picked up those same 25-round magazine at Bi-Mart, too. They jam often, especially the top 5 or so rounds. I've just been using the stock one lately. It's good to know there are plenty of good-quality alternatives.
 
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