2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)
Friday, May 6, 2011
Ruger introduces a new 25 round magazines for the 10/22
I have not talked much about it on here but I do own a Ruger 10/22 .22lr rifle. I picked it up a couple of years ago for Appleseed shooting and occasionally take it to the range to plink with. Its a fun little rifle to shoot and you can go all day on a fraction of the money for ammo that you would spend for a centerfire rifle.
The popularity of these rifles is huge, with over 5 million being produced and sold since its creation in 1964. Thats a lot! This fact was not lost on the after market crowd who have been churning out every conceivable product under the sun to bolt onto your stock 10/22. From stocks that transform your basic carbine into a assault rifle wannabe, to trigger kits costing far in excess of the original price of the rifle and everywhere in between, there is an accessory for everyone for the 10/22.
Magazines are no exception to this glut of accessories. The basic magazine for the 10/22 is a rotary box magazine that holds 10 rounds and fits flush in the stock just forward of the trigger guard. It is known for its exceptional reliability. Many after market companies have come out with extended magazines for the rifle. Heck, I got one kicking around the bunker somewhere. The problem with a lot of these magazines over 10 rounds is that they tend to not be as reliable as the Ruger mags. Now Ruger themselves seek to correct this by offering a high quality 25 round mag called the BX-25
Ruger has a "high speed" video on their website, but I think this video posted on the YouTube is a bit more informative...
The magazine seems to be built to Ruger's normal high standards and, if you can find one in stock, can be yours for around $30.
As soon as I get my hands on one I will let you know how it does.