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10/22 magizine

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by with_teeth, Jan 3, 2012.

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  1. with_teeth

    with_teeth Member

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    I recently bought a used 10/22 and the magizine doesnt seem to load properly. When i put in the first couple rounds they dont have any pressure they sort of just fall in after a few rounds it feels like it seats properly but i can only get 7 rounds in. It wont ever feed those first couple rounds. Do i need to clean the magizine or does anyone have advice.
     
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  3. holdencm9

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    Yeah take it apart, then when you put it back together you attach the hexagonal piece to the spring and twist it 7 or 8 times before locking it in and tightening the screw. You could even clean the magazine while you're at it.
     
  4. goon

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    Yep. Or worst case scenario, get another magazine for $15 or so. I've found the 10/22 magazine to be pretty reliable when properly tensioned, even when relatively dirty.
     
  5. Ghost Tracker

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    Yep, sounds like the previous owner either disassembled the mag & didn't re-tension it correctly OR shot a bunch of sticky ammo (Wolfe Match Target?) & gummed things up. Factory 10/22 mags, when clean & correct, are notoriously reliable.
     
  6. RAINS

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    I've worn out the springs on 2-3 10/22 factory mags. Get some 25 or 30r mags. I've never had very good luck with the factory rotary mags. Give some aftermarket mags a try.


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  7. briansmithwins

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    Get a couple of the Ruger BX-25 mags. They hold 25 rounds and actually work.

    They are also easy to disassemble for cleaning .22 filth out of them.

    BSW
     
  8. stevolene

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    bx25, work great, the steel lips aftermarket brands dont hold a candle to them, much easier to load too, Id chunk the old 10 rounder and get a new one if nothing else
     
  9. holdencm9

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    In my experience the steel lips butler creek 25-round banana mag has been more reliable than the bx25, with a sample size of probably a couple thousand rounds through each. YMMV The bx-25 is definitely easier to clean though. Actually, I don't think you can disassemble the butler creek mag. But I never have needed to!

    I do agree with the opinion that before buying a new 10-round mag, you should just spend the extra $10 and get a 25-round.
     
  10. jehu

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    No need to take it apart. Spray Liquid Wrench in it and shake it around to clean and lubricate. If the spring does not do right after cleaning then retension with allen wrench at the end of the mag.
     
  11. WoodchuckAssassin

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    After putting well over 2000 rounds through my 10/22, I finally wore out my rotary mag spring. It would feed the first 5 or 6 rounds reliably, but then it would either not feed a round, or the rounds would just be flopping around inside the magazine. Thanks to the website suggested by RCMODEL, it was easy to take the mag appart and clean it. Then all I had to do was tighten the mag spring, and all was well again. I don't know how long this fix will last, but it beats dropping $20 on a new mag. Thanks for your help!
     
  12. X-Rap

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    That mag might be 40 yrs old and wore out. I would always have a couple 10 rd mags for the bench or when I wanted a more streamlined gun but I also agree on the 25 rd Ruger or Steel lip mags as being required with any 10/22. Remember one is none in regards to magazines.
     
  13. desidog

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    Not mine. I got two and the mag springs are already tired at about 1k rounds of 38gr ammo. I'd somewhat understand if it was 60gr SSS, but it wasn't.

    I'd recommend the tacticalinc.com 25rd 10/22 mags over all other types.
     
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