Factory 10/22 mags

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CanonLyles

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I found new Ruger brand 10/22 mags for $16.75 at a local pawn shop. Not the cheapest, like I've found online. But, definitely comparable. And I got it right then. They also had a stainless SP-101 w/ Crimson Trace grips .357. I didn't even look ask to hold it (would of bought it, and can't afford it just yet).
 
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I think you got a good deal... no shipping and you bought local.
I'm sure there is a limit to the number of factory 10/22 mags one should own... but I'm not yet aware of what that number is....

the only problem I see is somewhere around 8 or 10 you need to start numbering them so if you have a problem with one, you'll be able to tell which one it is.
 

hutchman

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I recently bought 3 and I think I gave $18 for mine....so you got a good deal. None-the-less, do you need more.....?

You can never have enough! :D
 
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breathing too much gun smoke will do this to you sometimes.

I have to admit this past weekend I was shooting one of my 10/22s in an Appleseed project and started out with butler creek steel lips and after the second fail to extract... I switched to factory mags and never had a problem again. I started with the butler creeks because someone mentioned it was easier to remove the mags and insert a new one during the quick mag change and shooting part... but I found it really wasn't that hard with the short squat flush factories. Since the most rounds you load is 10... this was the way to go.
 
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The sad (for me) part of all this...I'm guilty of buying 10/22 magazines pretty much whenever I see them, when it's a fair deal. But then, when I really do need a new one, they don't seem to be anywhere near me.

So, when I'm looking thru junk drawers, or gun cleaning boxes, or just about anywhere in my pickup, I discover these magazines I've socked away, and I'm forced to roll my eyes at my system.

A guy can never have too many 10/22 magazines.

WAYNO.
 

CanonLyles

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I was glad to finally get a couple. I went back a few days later, because I really wanted to look at an SP101 again. Also, I decided to throw away my 25 rd Butler Creek because of 12 jams in one clip. I had 2 FTEs with the Rugers, but 30-35 mph wind into wind gusts were to blame. I love the factory ones. I don't think I'll use anything else from now on.
 
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the butler creek STEEL lips work pretty good for me. If you want more than 10 rounds that's the way I would go. I think both the steel lips and especially the plastic lips take some smoothing out and breaking in.

Hey Wayno, the secret I'd say to all those 10/22 mags floating about your place is always load them before you lose them and then you know you'll always have a spare mag and rounds when you need them.
 

CanonLyles

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Mine's worn out. lol I really like being able to hold the gun on the front side of the mag-well. That's where it's most comfortable for me. I never could get it right with the 25 rounder. Maybe I'll change my mind, someday. Maybe not. haha
 
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