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The first question is of course, Have you tried different ammo?

The next thing that comes to mind is, Did you buy both at the same time from the same place?

Don't give up hope... Once mine started working right it hasn't hiccuped since.
(Unlike some other brand 25 round mags.)
 

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It seems there is always problems with new stuff till it gets broken in, then most of the time they start working correctly. Good luck Guys, haven't bought any for my 10/22's but plan to in the future.
 

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I don't want to hijack this thread, but have a related issue. I'm looking to purchase my first 10/22 shortly (don't really know how I made it this far in life without one) and have seen two magazine loaders that are said to work for both the standard 10 round magazine as well as the Ruger BX-25 and the Butler Creek 25 round mags. One loader is from Butler Creek, the other from Shooter's Ridge.

Have any of you had experience with these loaders? Any thoughts on whether one or the other is worth the investment ($25-30 apparently). I do have an Ultimate Cliploader for my 22/45 and really enjoy using it. I'm hoping the 10/22 loaders will work as well.
 

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I don't want to hijack this thread, but have a related issue. I'm looking to purchase my first 10/22 shortly (don't really know how I made it this far in life without one) and have seen two magazine loaders that are said to work for both the standard 10 round magazine as well as the Ruger BX-25 and the Butler Creek 25 round mags. One loader is from Butler Creek, the other from Shooter's Ridge.

Have any of you had experience with these loaders? Any thoughts on whether one or the other is worth the investment ($25-30 apparently). I do have an Ultimate Cliploader for my 22/45 and really enjoy using it. I'm hoping the 10/22 loaders will work as well.
I can tell you that the Butler Creek loader works, but not great.
If you are not careful it will dent the rounds.
 

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I bought one BX-25 last week. I ran 3-25rd mags through my new 10/22 at the range this morning. Flawless. Two of the mags I ran rapid fire - fast as I could go. No problems at all.
 

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I tried CCI's and Federal Bulk. I am going to try Winchester bulk next. The response from Ruger was for me to send them in (at my own expense) and have them take a look.
I had CCI HV lead lock up just as your saying. I think it's junk stuff. I didn't have any issues with the Federal. Mind you it was a brand new gun as of two weekends ago and it was some of the first rounds through it.
 

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The tactical innovations composite mags are awesome. They can run full auto. I can dump 2 25 round mags fast, semi auto. Never jam since they adjust to individual gun. Had good luck with mine.
 

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Simple BX-25 Feed Issue Fix

Hey guys, I just thought I'd try to get this simple and easy fix for the BX-25 magazines out there.

Please note that this only applies to the magazines that suffer the issue - I believe Ruger actually did improve the design after a while since only SOME of the magazines have the issue. If you have no issue...there's no reason to do this.

I've been reading around and it appears I'm not the only one with this issue. The issue is as follows:

Magazine will occasionally cause jams due to the bullets being at too little of an upward angle. This issue is more noticeable when the magazine is filled to capacity.

If you're like me...you want to know "why?" and I think I've figured it out.

While loading and unloading my magazine trying to see if the seemingly BS "oil in the magazine fix" would fix it - I realized what was actually happening. As more and more rounds are loaded, there is more and more lateral pressure being exerted on the follower. One of two things or both is happening...either the rounds are allowed to slip into the space between the follower and the side of the magazine and/or the follower is binding against the inside of the magazine which results in lack of tension. The reason this is happening is because there is an excessive amount of slop in the spindle/spool pieces. The little 'axle' on the follower is about 50% smaller than the inside diameter of the spool the spring is attached to.

Ironically enough, the fix involves using a spent .22 casing. Simply disassemble your BX-25 magazine, trim down your SPENT .22LR casing, slip it into the space pictured below, reassemble, then you're done! Life will be even easier if you have a .22 SHORT used casing laying around, but a .22LR will work, you'll just need to trim it down to make it fit.

It's not rocket science. Just make sure you trim it short enough to allow it to sit flush against the spool. It is IMPORTANT that it is flush against the spring spool, otherwise it will bind when the magazine is reassembled.

I used a set of toenail clippers to trim mine. Also, I'll add that it does help to put a little oil on the casing and in/around the spool to facilitate better function.





Hope this helps somebody out there. :)

-Buck
 
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