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Ruger BX-25 mags for 10/22 jamming

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Davegrave, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. Davegrave

    Davegrave Dapper Dan

    Sep 1, 2005
    NW IN
    What a pain. I have 2 Butler Creek Steel Lips mags, and 2 of the ruger brand 25rd mags for my 10/22.

    I've never had a single problem with my Butler Creek Mags. But the rugers have been pure headache.

    They both worked fine for the first few range trips. I'd say 6-10 loadings each. Then one malfunctioned. Ammo wouldn't feed at all. The follower wasn't pushing the tip of the round up over the lip so when the bolt hit the back of the round it was just pushing into the mag body.

    I had to use my pocket knife to lift the tip of each round and push it out from the back. I disassembled the mag, cleaned it, silicone sprayed it, and put it back together. It worked for a few trips. This past weekend they BOTH failed on my this exact same way. I'm probly gonna contact either Ruger or Midway and see what they'll do. Midway has always treated me well so maybe they'll help me out if Ruger won't.

    Anyone else having problems with the Ruger brand extended mags? Anyone have any tricks to get them running right?
  2. M2 Carbine

    M2 Carbine

    Dec 21, 2002
    My experience is just the opposite.
    I've had nothing but trouble with the BC mags but the (3) Ruger mags work fine.
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2012

  3. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
    I've always had problems with all but Ruger 10 round mags
  4. JimBianchi

    JimBianchi Da Da CLM

    Feb 15, 2006
    Las Vegas
    I have five the new Ruger mags and all have been perfect for many thousands of rounds.
  5. mine bound up after half a dozen loadings as well but i just oiled them and they ran perfect again.
  6. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    I haven't tried the Ruger mags yet, but I have a ton of Butler Creek in both Hot Lips and Steel Lips. Those things are awesome in my Charger and 10/22.

    Can't say the same about the Black Dog drum.
  7. Travclem

    Travclem Badass Member Lifetime Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    Lubbock, TX
    My BC mags usually have around 1 jam per mag so I bought a Ruger to try. We'll see. Ruger 10rd are the best so far.
  8. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Jan 16, 2001
    Buried in the X-files
    Have not seen a pair of the new 25's malfunction in any way under extended use. Might want to avoid cheap ammo, that may cause some feeding issues.
  9. The_Gun_Guru

    The_Gun_Guru Build the Wall

    I have six of the BX-25 mags and have NOT tried them yet in eithe my standard 10/22 or 10/22 Takedown.

    My dad tried a BX-25 in his standard 10/22 and it had issues. I suspect that it was the ammo because I did NOT bring any CCI Mini-Mags on that trip.

    Ammo seems to be key with ANY .22LR rifle or handgun!:wavey:

  10. orgnova


    Feb 13, 2010
    SW Ohio
    I have 4 of them and not one has given me any trouble. The are a little loose when they are in though. Are you using the magazine as a handle when shooting? I use any cheap 22lr I can find. My 2¢.
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2012
  11. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    What's the point of buying a cheap .22 gun and then use expensive ammo on it? If a mag can't feed the typical brick ammo then it ain't worth owning.
  12. Davegrave

    Davegrave Dapper Dan

    Sep 1, 2005
    NW IN
    Thats what I say!

    But good ammo does it too. It jams up with Federal brick, CCI minimags, CCI stingers.
    The two that failed me this weekend were loaded with minimags.

    From, I'm not using the mag as a handle. And it wouldn't matter because it happens even when the mag is out of the gun. It's VISIBLY misfeeding. You can see that the round isn't clearing the front of the mags and sometimes it's actually lower than that. I'll load them up and see if I can get some pics.

    I contacted Midway and they said they'll exchange them for me even though it's been a full year. I'm trying to decide if I should exchange them for 2 more Ruger mags since everyone elses are running fine...or if I should just swap out for some Steel Lips or just a few Ruger standard 10 round mags. :dunno:
  13. Davegrave

    Davegrave Dapper Dan

    Sep 1, 2005
    NW IN


    You can see how low the round is sitting compared to a standard 10rd mag. One pic it's just low, the other I removed the low round and the other didn't come up at all from there. The bolt wouldn't even hang up on that, the rim of the round is well below the lips of the mag.

    And that's with CCI Mini-mags. :faint: I'm pretty sure I'm gonna just use my Midway credit towards a few 10rd mags and a new tri-mag. I love those things.
  14. csaw44


    Nov 12, 2008
    I had a problem with the Ruger BX25 mags.The nose of the bullet was jamming against the metal feed ramp and not going into the chamber. With a little dremel work to smooth this area they work great. Hope this helps.
  15. LTR


    Nov 8, 2003
    I have two and the run 100%. So far about 1000 rounds each. I have no idea what the long term durability will be but I have some 10 rounds that exceed 20 years!