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Ruger 10/22 mags.

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by Mutoman, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. Mutoman

    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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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!
     
  2. Brandon44647

    Brandon44647 Portland Member

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    The plastic feed lips are worthless, steel is the only way to go......
     
  3. DrDave

    DrDave Seattle, WA Member

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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:thumbup:
     
  4. Mutoman

    Mutoman North Bend Active Member

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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.
     
  5. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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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:
     
  6. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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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.
     
  7. robertg

    robertg Sandy Oregon Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Same for me, I switched to the steel lip mags and I have very few problems now. I think I threw the plastic ones away.
     
  8. JZO

    JZO Vancouver Member

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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.
    Ruger006.jpg
     
  9. SleepynSeattle

    SleepynSeattle Seattle Member

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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....
     
  10. gunguy88

    gunguy88 Boise Idaho New Member

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    I use the TI-25 100% RELIABLE,Fully adjustable,steel lips,polymer body,cheaper version.
     
  11. Gaust

    Gaust Portland Member

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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.
     
  12. USMC Doc

    USMC Doc Portland Area Member

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    :thumbup::thumbup:

    I have the same mags and love them. Once I got them adjusted, ZERO feeding problems.
     
  13. cyclesarge

    cyclesarge Eugene OR, DUH! We're ALL in the NORTHWEST Well-Known Member

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    The plastic lip mags work alright after a a couple hundred rounds until they have about 800-1000 when they become too loose. I picked up some of the TI 25 (the plastic ones you can park a truck on:thumbup:) and haven't used the BCs since.
     
  14. TANSTAAFL

    TANSTAAFL Downtown Seattle Member

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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, they are based out of Bonner's! 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.
     
  15. JuryRig

    JuryRig Eburg, WA New Member

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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.
     
  16. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    I was never able to get butler creek hot lips mags to work in my 10/22 either.
     
  17. coyote223

    coyote223 NW Oregon Stamp Collector,,,

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    Anyone try the Blackdog 10/22 mags? I know their .22 AR mags are very reliable,,,
     
  18. ablaut

    ablaut Salem(ish), OR Member

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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.
     
  19. otterpop123

    otterpop123 Vancouver New Member

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    You want the steel fed lip

    My grandpa gave me his and he had a 50 round clip with a plastic lip.it jamd!

    Always get the steel fed lip. Are we :cool:
     
  20. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    +1 for tactical inc.
    Both of mine have been perfect.