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When Ruger designed the 10/22 back in the early 60's the 25-round magazines weren't popular so they went with a rotary 10-round design. If they would have known how popular the 25-rounders are now do you think they might have designed it differant?

The reason I ask is the design is perfect for the rotary magsazines but leave something less than desired for the single stack magazine. And then I think the magazine being flush with the bottom of the rifle is very desireable.

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Bill Ruger-Super Genius.

Quite the visionary.
 

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I think they should try to use the girth of the mag well to their advantage. I am sure they could find a way to stagger the rounds like most semi auto pistol mags. You could at least double the capacity on a mag like the BX-25
 

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I think they should try to use the girth of the mag well to their advantage. I am sure they could find a way to stagger the rounds like most semi auto pistol mags. You could at least double the capacity on a mag like the BX-25
I wonder if they would have problems with a double stack? My guess it they would or they would have made a BX-50.
 

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The 10-22 was designed around the rotary magazine because Bill Ruger liked the idea. He wasn't concerned about the now-popular "high-capacity craze" but rather a ten-shot arrangement that didn't protrude from the bottom of the stock like all the others of the time.

The problems experienced with most of the "hi-caps" are with the design/construction of the mags themselves. not with the rifle.

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I've been wondering myself if there is some reason why 22lr's cannot be double stacked.
I have some pistol mags that are double stacked. Except they are not true double stack. With the rim of the 22 ammo you can't make them a true double.

The 10-22 was designed around the rotary magazine because Bill Ruger liked the idea. He wasn't concerned about the now-popular "high-capacity craze" but rather a ten-shot arrangement that didn't protrude from the bottom of the stock like all the others of the time.

The problems experienced with most of the "hi-caps" are with the design/construction of the mags themselves. not with the rifle.

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Thats what I have found to be true also.
 

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I've been wondering myself if there is some reason why 22lr's cannot be double stacked.
Some aftermarket mag makers have double stacked them and some work and some don't. I believe it is a little harder because of the rim sticking out which is different than most modern pistol rounds. The reason I say that is because several aftermarket mags like that don't work well. However that being said I have a Ramline 30 rd double stack that is over 20 years old (plastic lips) and has never failed to work correctly. And it is shorter than the Ruger BX-25. Before you run out to find any, I didn't say they all work like that.
 

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The 10-22 was designed around the rotary magazine because Bill Ruger liked the idea. He wasn't concerned about the now-popular "high-capacity craze" but rather a ten-shot arrangement that didn't protrude from the bottom of the stock like all the others of the time.

The problems experienced with most of the "hi-caps" are with the design/construction of the mags themselves. not with the rifle.

JMHO
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Plus one. The various references I've read state that Bill designed the magazine before the 10/22. It is the core of the design.
 

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The old Ram-Line high capacity mags were double stack. I have some 30 rounders that are much shorter than the BX-25s. I have had very good luck with them. They feed just fine.
 
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