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Anyone using the new-ish Ruger BX-25 mags?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Danb1215, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. Danb1215

    Danb1215 Well-Known Member

    My gun budget has been on the tight side as of late so I'm interested in using my Ruger 10/22 more since the ammo costs nothing compared to center fire. Anyone using the new Ruger hi-caps? I'm looking to pick some up and wanted some feedback first. Is there a mag loader that works with them?
  2. docnyt

    docnyt Well-Known Member

    Just got some in the mail. Will see if I can get to the range soon. Good reviews so far.
  3. gennro

    gennro Well-Known Member

    I just got back from the range. Bought 4 of them, all worked flawlessly. Well worth the money.
  4. WALKERs210

    WALKERs210 Well-Known Member

    What "Docnyt" said, I just received mine this week and hopefully they will be put to the test tomorrow.
  5. Danb1215

    Danb1215 Well-Known Member

    Any word on mag loaders? Loading the butler creek mags I have by hand gets real old by the end of a range session.
  6. briansmithwins

    briansmithwins Well-Known Member

    Yes on the Butler Creek loader, though it does damage the occasional round.

    I bought some too. Mine seem to work better now since I have a few runs thru them. I did get a few FTFe when brand new.

  7. Xinowulf

    Xinowulf Well-Known Member

    So can you break them down to clean them? I don't like the Butler Creek ones because you can't break them down to clean.
  8. outerlimit

    outerlimit Well-Known Member

    I just noticed these the other day on the very last page of a catalog. Looks like Ruger released them a short time ago. I like the steel lips Butler Creek mags, but these look nice as well. I'd only be interested in them if you can use the mag loader though.
  9. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    Mine has been excellent. IMHO, the Tactical Innovations magazines are better overall but the Ruger is very good and a little better looking with slightly less curve in their shape. Can't go wrong with either but none of the rest are worth fooling with.
  10. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    My experience is the Butler Creek mag loader only works with Butler Creek mags, not clear why, but that is the way it actually is.

    The Ram-Line loader is junk.

    I've had good luck with the Shooter's Choice loader its worked well with all my 10/22 mags.

    I expect I'll pick up a couple of the Ruger branded 25 round mags, they sure look like Butler Creek mags to me and I'll immediately try them with my BC loader.
  11. outerlimit

    outerlimit Well-Known Member

    wally, please let us know what you find out if you get them. I'll be watching the thread. I'm not in a hurry to grab some extra mags, but I'm interested in what you could find out.
  12. wally

    wally Well-Known Member

    Picked up a pair of the new BX mags at today's gun show. They seem really well made and weight about as much empty as the Butler Creek "hot lips" do loaded.

    I did manage to load them with my Butler Creek loader, which I've never been able to do with any of the other 10/22 "banana" mags, but I wouldn't say it worked well -- I had a fair number of "hang-ups" where I had to shake things to get the knob to turn, but it did load the mags.

    Hopefully I can test their function and empty them this weekend.
  13. Danb1215

    Danb1215 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the update wally. I'll be ordering a few soon along with the BC loader.
  14. outerlimit

    outerlimit Well-Known Member

    Maybe we can convince Ruger to release an OEM loader for these mags that will work better. Or as smoothly as the BC mags work with the BC loader.
  15. briansmithwins

    briansmithwins Well-Known Member

    I've got a few. Had a few FTFe with the first couple loads but then they settled in and have had no malfunctions after 4-5 mags worth or ammo thru each.

    The lips are a solid block of cast stainless. They break down for cleaning by simply removing two screws, which screw into steel, not plastic.

    All in all, these mags being available got me to get a 10/22.

  16. Mr. Happy

    Mr. Happy Well-Known Member

    I wanted to keep this going - I've had the same observations - the BC loader worked but bent a few rounds in the BX-25. When hand-loaded, I'm still getting 2 stovepipes per mag after. 3 loads through them..

    Hoping for a great loader for them.
  17. madcratebuilder

    madcratebuilder Well-Known Member

    The Tactical Innovations mags are the only high capacity mags that have a mag well adjustment. This is critical with after market stocks. They are a little more money but much more mag, you get what you pay for.
  18. CraigC

    CraigC Well-Known Member

    I agree. I have to take exception to a lot of the rhetoric you hear about the new Ruger magazines. Yes, they are very good but Ruger did not produce the first 25rd magazine that actually works. The Ruger magazine is very good but IMHO, the Tactical Innovations TI25 is better and has been around for a while.
  19. Geneseo1911

    Geneseo1911 Well-Known Member

    Sorry to hear yours didn't work that well; mine works fine with the factory 10rd rotary mags, as well as the Butler Creek 25 rd. mags. I have been very pleased with mine; one of my best purchases. Actually, I find mag loaders in general improve my shooting experience a lot. I got an Uplula a couple weeks ago...genius! But I digress...

    I have been tempted to buy the new Ruger mags, but the two BC's I have fill my needs for now. I usually use the 10 rd mags anyway.
  20. JR47

    JR47 Well-Known Member

    I bought six of the Ruger BX25 magazines. We have a number of Ruger 10/22, and they seemed like a good purchase. I cleaned them prior to use, and checked them for burrs, or debris. Found a small amount of debris in two of them. Loaded them up, and emptied them as fast as I could pull the trigger. ZERO FTF/FTE.

    They are loaded by hand, as I'm more interested in hitting a target than in just shooting a lot. The above mentioned shooting was to proof them.

    All in all, good magazines, at a good price. I bought them from CDNN for $22.99, on sale one week-end. :)

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