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.

10 comments:

Mark said...

Sweetness. My Butler Creek one falls out at the slightest bump.

Let us know how it turns out.

Huey said...

Will do Mark...I think mine is a Butler Creek as well...good for maybe 15 or 20 rounds...more than that and it won't feed right.

Huey said...

btw, see from your profile you're in Illinois from Jom Thome's hometown..good luck on the CCW bill, be sure to contact your legislatures and let them know the rest of The Land of Lincoln doesn't think the same way the Chicago machine does...

Mark said...

Unfortunately we fell about six votes short of passing the bill last week.

Last I heard, the Illinois State Rifle Association is holding a meet-up this fall for anyone who wants to open up a lawsuit against the state. Hopefully somebody with some extra money (or serious backing from the ISRA/NRA/etc) will take it to the court so we can take back our rights.

JesseL said...
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JesseL said...

Looks very similar to the magazines Tactical Innovations has been selling for a few years now, though without the extra screws for adjusting the seating depth and feed angle.

http://www.tacticalinc.com/mags-loaders-c-616.html

Huey said...

@Mark, sorry about the vote, guy over on the We The Armed boards from Illinois named Bud filled us in earlier...total BS with the members just up and walking out before the vote....next time...

@JesseL...yep, it sure does, though I guess that there are only a few ways that you could do a mag like that to begin with..I know there is a whole lot of traffic on WTA about how non-innovative Ruger is and all, but I think this is one area that there are only a few different ways to go...

JesseL said...

Ruger may not be innovative right now, but they are doing important work - making the kinds of guns people want and making them as well as they can be made while remaining affordable.

Huey said...

I'm feeling you bro...got a LCP and LC9 that prove that point...thinking about their 1911 also...also, I respect the way they handled the LCP and Sr9 recalls..up front, honest and quick to correct..and their website is the top of the heap in my book for "bonus material" available..I think that they are going in the right direction...

Huey said...

oops, can't leave the 10/22 out also!