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10/22 'smiths-how hard to install an extended mag release?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by AJMBLAZER, Nov 5, 2008.

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  1. AJMBLAZER

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    Pathetically easy, takes less than 5 minutes including assembly and disassembly.
     
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    Cool. Don't think mine has ever been apart in any way. 30 years old and just keeps on ticking.
     
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    It might be hard if you are blind and have lost all your fingers in a tragic juicer-related accident.
    Just involves pushing out one pin and replacing the piece IIRC. There are exploded diagrams all over the intrawebs if you get lost.
     
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    wow had known they were that inexpensive I would have done it years ago. I am going to do it also. Good post AJM.
     
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    I make my own!
    One pin............... and in!

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    Huh? You don't mind the factory trigger pull?
     
  8. AJMBLAZER

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    Magazine release. I figured since my post was about an extended magazine release to replace the stock magazine release the subject of that sentence was pretty obvious.

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    If you haven't gotten the picture yet, it's simple.

    A Ruger 10/22 needs 3 things coming out of the box: Tech Sights (if you're not putting a scope on it), VQ hammer & bolt release package and an extended mag release. Takes it from a good gun to a great gun for about $100.
     
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    15 minutes not including dinner in the middle of it. Got here today already and am totally happy with it.
     

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    did you guys find that the new ruger extended mag release was a little loose once installed? or maybe it is not getting spring tension, though it holds and releases the mag really well.
     
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    Mine works fine, but I didn't use a Ruger piece.
     
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    The old ones were pretty good out of the box. Said he's had his for about 30 years.
     
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    Oh, if anyone does this get an extended bolt catch too. I wish I had because mine's still as hard to use as ever.
     
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    I really like the Power Custom bolt release. It's longer than stock and serrated, much easier to manipulate.
     
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    I always get the cheapo plastic mag release that Midway sells. It's easy to trim down to a size and shape that's easy to work but not in the way.
     
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    I'm with CRITGIT, make your own. You can mod oem parts to do anything aftermarket parts do. I'm found of 5.56 bullets as a mag release.

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