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Old February 11th, 2020, 02:05 PM   #1
 
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10/22 25 round mags.

Hello i want to order some 25 round mags. For my 10/22. Figure ill go with the Ruger BX 25 mags. Unless there is a better brand? Thanks.



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go with Ruger in my opinion... any reason for the 25s? the 15s are very nice, but honestly, after using the entire range, i now only use the 10-rounds in a dual- and tri-coupler...

why? more reliability and more compact...

just my opinion... take it for what it's worth... oh, and this is coming from a guy that also has a 110-round drum mag (just for giggles)

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go with Ruger in my opinion... any reason for the 25s? the 15s are very nice, but honestly, after using the entire range, i now only use the 10-rounds in a dual- and tri-coupler...

why? more reliability and more compact...

just my opinion... take it for what it's worth... oh, and this is coming from a guy that also has a 110-round drum mag (just for giggles)

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I agree with willie .
After years of playing around with all the different magazines , the ruger factory 10 rounders are still the most reliable with just about any brand of ammo and the flush fit is just a big plus in my mind.
I no longer even bother to buy after market mags... I have a box full that don't work very well.
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CoalcrackerAl, Like many other hi-cap 10/22 users, I went back to 10 round rotary magazines. I found the BX 25s work OK with some ammo (not with lubricated bullets or dirty burning powder) but after a few uses, fouling gets inside the mags and causes them to jam up. It only takes a few minutes to disassemble, clean, and reassemble …. then you're back in business but with 10 rounders, they work exceptionally well for at least a brick of ammo …. probably more.

Besides jamming a lot when they get dirty and being "ammo fussy", BX 25 mags extend way too far from the bottom of the rifle and get in the way when you shoot from a rest or when prone. Further, if you use the magazine as a "handle" or rest it on a bench, it almost guarantees the gun will have failures to feed. BX-25 and BX-15 magazines are NOT rotary like the 10 rounders (BX-1) so the single column of cartridges will gag and fail to feed properly when the slightest thing causes a bind.

There are a couple other brands that are "glued together" making them reliable at first but problematic after they get dirty inside and can't be taken apart for cleaning. If you can deal with frequent cleaning and don't mind long mags getting in the way, a BX 15 or BX 25 may work for you. Like linux_author said, dual or tri-couplers for BX-1 mags work much better in all respects except you have to change mags every 10 rounds, which just takes a few seconds.
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Another vote for factory 10-rounders. Iíve tried every larger capacity magazine and always wind up giving them away to some other shooter and buying a couple more BX-1s.
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Thanks for the replies. Sounds like some extra 10 rounders is the way to go. Thank you very much.
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For years I've only run BX 25 mags without one single issue. Always CCI ammo though. I know folks have issues with them. Guess this is the one time I've been lucky.
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I have four of these mags. Excellent application, load with stripper clip, easy to clean and maintain. Of course people ask the question "Why do you need large capacity mags?". Well myself and two buddies used to do a lot of pest control, we could average 110 rabbits a night on the farms we shot on. So high capacity was the order of the day, loaded with .22LR subs, usually Lapua and we would use Gen 2+ night vision riflescopes.

Never had a problem with these mags..

http://https://riflemags.co.uk/hcmags-hc3r-gen-ii-22lr-25-round-25-20-magazine-for-ruger-10-22/
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I have BX25, 15, and the rotary 10 rounders. I also have the butler creek 25's with steel and plastic lips.

For hunting I use the factory 10 round.

For farmers and plunking I use the 10's and 15's.

For range time and racing self healing targets I use the 25's.

Saw a drum that had over 100 inside, didn't like all the problems he kept having. Have only seen 1, so it is not promising.

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Thanks for the replies. Sounds like some extra 10 rounders is the way to go. Thank you very much.
Ruger brand mags only!
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My 1 bx25 is a dust catcher, 10s have always worked.
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Reiterate what has been said.
BX-25 mags work tolerably well for plinking if you keep them clean
The 10 round rotary works much better as the gun begins to get dirty
I generally start seeing a difference in performance at about 75 - 80 rounds.
The 10 rounders are just too convenient. If I had it to do over, I would not have asked for the 25 rounders for Christmas, but gotten several more 10 rounders instead.
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Im just waiting fir them to restock now. Free shipping too.
https://www.gooutdoorgear.com/ruger-.../736676904518/
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Mags came in. They are ordered.
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It's hard to go wrong with the factory 10 round. In well over 30 years I have never had a problem with the factory 10 round magazine that was not ammo related. I've had about a 90% success rate with the ruger 25 round mags. They work well, but not as well. As for aftermarket I've seen some work as well as the ruger 25 round and some that were unusable, with consistency wildly varying even among the same brand. But for a long long time if you wanted more than 10 rounds you had to go aftermarket. The only negligent discharge I've had in my life was with a ramline magazine. Back in the clinton ban era when the only thing you could get a hold of were mostly over priced and worn out mags. Due to carelessness on my part and an improperly functioning magazine, I dang near put a bullet through my foot. I learned a lesson that day as well as switched back to the factory magazines. While the 25's can be fun to play with at the range, you can't beat the reliability of the ruger 10 round rotary.
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