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Old August 16th, 2019, 07:44 AM   #31
 
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The gun is supposed to be delivered to the FFL today. If I get it early enough, I will go to the range and see if they fixed it. I would like to be able to use the BX-25 magazines. I can live with an occasional failure.



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Old August 16th, 2019, 03:12 PM   #32
 
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I have an old Butler Creek 25 round steel lips mag that's 10 years old...it still works like a charm. Lucky I guess.
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Old August 16th, 2019, 04:12 PM   #33
 
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I think it was mentioned before....checking the spring tension in the stock magazines.
I was having an issue with the rounds coming in at a low angle and scraping the lower breech and also stove piping with new 10 round magazines. I already had a new VQ extractor so I ruled that out.
What I ended up doing was adjusting the tension on the factory mags. I set the tension to 1 1/3 turns. Shot fine after that using all types and brands of ammo.
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Update:
I got the rifle from the FFL today. They didn't charge me for the transfer. There was not work report included. It appears that they replaced the receiver only, since the barrel had some scuff marks, on it consistent with the Lasermax laser I was using. I thought that they may have sent a new gun, since they sent it in one of the plastic guns cases that was included in the bundle that I purchased. A new manual and the standard paperwork was included. I did not return it in the case because they said they didn't want it. I now have two cases. Maybe I can use it with a future gun.

I installed my extended mag release and auto-bolt release before testing.

I shot 3 full BX-25 mags of CCI Minimags with no failures.
I shot 3 full mags of Remington Golden Bullets with one failure to feed. The round was still in the magazine and was moved slightly forward.
I shot 3 full mags of Thunderbolts with no failures.
I shot 4 full 10 round mags of Thunderbolts with no failures.
I didn't have any spent round stovepipes, which was the most frequent problem that I was having.

The BX-25 magazines seems to have a little less front to back slop. I think this may explain the improvements.

It appears that I now have a functional rifle! I can enjoy shooting it, instead of wasting all of my time troubleshooting and testing. I can even use cheap ammo with an acceptable failure rate. Kudos to Ruger customer service!
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Old August 17th, 2019, 06:57 AM   #35
 
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I have several BX-25's & no issue's !

That said.. in post #10 I stated.. "There's several vids on YouTube showing a quick 'n' easy fix for the BX-25's using a spent 22lr casing. Check them out, give the fix a try & see if it helps you with your situation."

Have you tried it??
I tried the BX-25 "fix" and it didn't make any difference.
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Update:
I got the rifle from the FFL today. They didn't charge me for the transfer. There was not work report included. It appears that they replaced the receiver only, since the barrel had some scuff marks, on it consistent with the Lasermax laser I was using. I thought that they may have sent a new gun, since they sent it in one of the plastic guns cases that was included in the bundle that I purchased. A new manual and the standard paperwork was included. I did not return it in the case because they said they didn't want it. I now have two cases. Maybe I can use it with a future gun.

I installed my extended mag release and auto-bolt release before testing.

I shot 3 full BX-25 mags of CCI Minimags with no failures.
I shot 3 full mags of Remington Golden Bullets with one failure to feed. The round was still in the magazine and was moved slightly forward.
I shot 3 full mags of Thunderbolts with no failures.
I shot 4 full 10 round mags of Thunderbolts with no failures.
I didn't have any spent round stovepipes, which was the most frequent problem that I was having.

The BX-25 magazines seems to have a little less front to back slop. I think this may explain the improvements.

It appears that I now have a functional rifle! I can enjoy shooting it, instead of wasting all of my time troubleshooting and testing. I can even use cheap ammo with an acceptable failure rate. Kudos to Ruger customer service!
Glad it all worked out. I think you should have tested the rifle as is for function, before adding the mods, just in case.
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Glad it all worked out. I think you should have tested the rifle as is for function, before adding the mods, just in case.
I consider doing that but those parts made no difference when I first installed them so I didn't expect them to be a factor. I knew that I could always remove them and re-test.
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Old August 17th, 2019, 12:05 PM   #38
 
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glad to read about the improved function, feeding, and reliability... the 10/22 mechanism is really simple, and works really well when all specs are in sync...

i have 3 Charger TDs and a 10/22 TDs... great pistols and rifles, and i'm having a blast...

now let's see some range pics!

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Update

I took my wife to the range to shoot the S&W 380 EZ that I got for her. She loved it and wants to continue to practice so she will be able to use it for home defense.

She also shot the 10/22 for the first time and really enjoyed it too. She prefers shooting the rifle for fun.

We shot 5 full magazines of Remington Golden bullet, with two failures to feed and no spent round stovepipes. I will probably stick with CCI ammo once I burn up the cheap stuff, but I can live with an occasional failure.
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I have a circa 1991 "plain" 10-22. I've never had ammo problems. Isn't "cheap" what it's all about shooting .22LR? (HAHA)
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