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Old March 4th, 2013, 04:32 AM   #1
 
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This weekend was my first real time out with my 10 22 i bought back in Jan. The Ruger 10 round mag worked great, but I bought two Butler Creek 25 round, one Steel and one Hot. The hot lips seemed to fire fine but I got several FTF with the steel lips until I got down to 12-15 left in the mag, then it fired great. Do these mags need a break in time? Should I load them and let them set to break in the spring? Thanks.



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To get 25 round magazines to work proper the planets all need to be in alignment.
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To get 25 round magazines to work proper the planets all need to be in alignment.
Yeah, the BC's can be rather moody. Normally it's the Hot Lips (plastics) that get the complaints while the steel lips perform much better. While this isn't your experience there could be the slightest burr on the metal lips or it just might need a little break in. Usually it's the follower that presents the problems. Make sure the ammo is in a feeding angle and not flat.
You shouldn't have to keep them loaded to tweak the tension but if all else fails it can't hurt.
Good luck!
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Yeah, the BC's can be rather moody. Normally it's the Hot Lips (plastics) that get the complaints while the steel lips perform much better. While this isn't your experience there could be the slightest burr on the metal lips or it just might need a little break in. Usually it's the follower that presents the problems. Make sure the ammo is in a feeding angle and not flat.
You shouldn't have to keep them loaded to tweak the tension but if all else fails it can't hurt.
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Solid points are better than hollow points in the hi-cap mags generally.
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