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Ruger 22LR?
« on: February 02, 2009, 12:34:19 AM »
My buddy just gave me an old Rugar 22LR without the magazine.  It needs some work refinishing the stock due to all of the scratches on it, but that is no problem.  I am in the process of striping it down as we I type.  My question is, anyone know of a good/cheap place to buy a couple of magazines for this rifle? I know a pair of 10 rounders are going for $27.99 on the Cabelas website, which is way too much.

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Re: Ruger 22LR?
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2009, 02:43:36 AM »
I like Butler Creek http://www.butler-creek.com/products/magazine_banana.html they are $20 at Bi mart.

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Re: Ruger 22LR?
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2009, 04:34:42 AM »
Keep your eyes peeling in the Clearance section at your local Walmart.  I found factory 10 rounders for $12 there.  Haven't seen them there since.  But, I keep looking.

Just stay away from anything that says Ramline on it.  I've had very good luck with Butler Creek 25 rounders myself.

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Re: Ruger 22LR?
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2009, 07:55:24 AM »
There is a cool adjustable 25 round 10/22 magazine from Tactical Innovations called the TI25.  You can adjust the feed angle and other tolerances to fit your specific 10/22  You can also open it up to clean it--unlike plastic molded ones, including factory mags.  Mine works supremely well.  If I were stuck on an island and had to rely on just one 10/22 magazine for years, it would be a TI25.

A year ago mine was $35 or something.  Now they're backordered 6-8 weeks (which is really 8-10 weeks in mail-order speak) and $49.99:

http://www.tacticalinc.com/ti25-advanced-composite-steel-magazine-ruger-1022-p-532.html

A run on high capacity magazines after the election of a socialist.  Whodathunkit?

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Re: Ruger 22LR?
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2009, 01:48:40 PM »
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Re: Ruger 22LR?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2009, 01:58:57 PM »
Keep your eyes peeling in the Clearance section at your local Walmart.  I found factory 10 rounders for $12 there.  Haven't seen them there since.  But, I keep looking.

Just stay away from anything that says Ramline on it.  I've had very good luck with Butler Creek 25 rounders myself.

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Not that I've ever had problems with the factory 10 round mags...but, does anyone else make a 10 round 10/22 mag?  Just curious.  Sometimes I don't need that big banana clip hanging down under the gun.

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Re: Ruger 22LR?
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2009, 05:46:43 PM »
Midway has the Ruger 10-rd mags on sale right now for $10.99 - http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=252579.

Other mags are at http://www.midwayusa.com/browse/BrowseProducts.aspx?pageNum=1&tabId=7&categoryId=15089&categoryString=10613***687***11341***8904***.  Avoid ProMag.

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Re: Ruger 22LR?
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2009, 02:04:37 PM »
Thank you very much guys.  I searched the internet for a manual on this weapon and can't seem to find one.  Anyone know of one?  I know I am a pain in the ass.  ;D

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Re: Ruger 22LR?
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2009, 03:49:26 PM »
Thank you again.  + karma for all.  :D

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Re: Ruger 22LR?
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2009, 09:59:33 PM »
There is a cool adjustable 25 round 10/22 magazine from Tactical Innovations called the TI25.  You can adjust the feed angle and other tolerances to fit your specific 10/22  You can also open it up to clean it--unlike plastic molded ones, including factory mags.  Mine works supremely well.  If I were stuck on an island and had to rely on just one 10/22 magazine for years, it would be a TI25.

A year ago mine was $35 or something.  Now they're backordered 6-8 weeks (which is really 8-10 weeks in mail-order speak) and $49.99:

http://www.tacticalinc.com/ti25-advanced-composite-steel-magazine-ruger-1022-p-532.html

A run on high capacity magazines after the election of a socialist.  Whodathunkit?

I actually need to order a couple of these. My buddy has a couple and given how dirty 22 ammo is I'm convinced that they'll be worth it in the long run since you can disassemble and clean them, unlike the Butler Creek mags (which I also have some).

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Re: Ruger 22LR?
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2009, 06:17:48 PM »
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Re: Ruger 22LR?
« Reply #13 on: April 03, 2009, 06:09:55 PM »
I just purchased a PROMAG 32 RD,  A Butler Creek 20 RD, an Eagle 30 Rd and a Ram Line 30 rd

I took them all to the range today:

PROMAG:  Fit lose in the rifle, but fed fairly well.  I went threw two magazines and it jammed once.  I wouldn't trust my life to these but at the range it is nice not to spend half the day loading magazines (especially when you pay by the hour!)  The magazine cost me $15.99.  It is a plastic magazine with metal lips. Very easy to load.

The Eagle Magazines were horrible.  I got them for $7.99 so figured they were worth trying.  I had MULTIPLE jams, problems with the bolt catching on the magazine.  I could have hand loaded a single shot faster than firing and clearing a jam with these magazine.  I only shot two magazines and will probably never shoot it again.  This is a completely plastic magazine.

The Butler Creek Magazine worked great.  It fit nicely in the rifle, and I went thew three magazines without a jam.  This magazine was given to me by a friend.  He told me he has had decent luck with them.  This is a plastic magazine with a rubber type lip. Easy to load.

The Ram Line is nice in size, it is half the length of the Promag.  The bullets line up side by side instead of on top of each other.  It jams.  It jams quite a bit.  It's pretty stiff to load.  It wasn't as bad as the eagle but i wouldn't trust it to fire when I pull the trigger. I got this at a gun show for $10.00.   All Plastic.

Keep in mind, I only had a half hour for lunch and only got to throw about 360 rounds of lead down range.  I would take any of these magazine (minus the Eagle) to the range, but I would NOT use these in a situation where I needed them to work.  Also note, I only got to fire each magazine a few times, but I am pretty sure magazines are much like wine.  i don't think they get better with age.

The best magazine of course is the factory magazine that came with the rifle. I have shot hundreds of rounds, with all sorts of ammo, and it has NEVER jammed.  It's only ten rounds, but i would trust it to fire when I pull the trigger.  I am going to pick up a few more of these.


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Re: Ruger 22LR?
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2009, 03:30:13 PM »
+1 for Butler Creek and factory magazine - good experiences here. 8)

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Re: Ruger 22LR?
« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2009, 06:18:48 PM »
Yeah, I've been using the same two Butler Creek 25rounders for YEARS!!!!

On a side note...I found Ruger factory 10 round mags at Walmart in the clearance aisle a little while ago for $10.  I bought all of them I could find.