Developing the Ruger BX-25 magazine must have been a no-brainer for the company. The 10/22 has blossomed into one of the nation's most popular rifles. Couple this with the fact that it is chambered in .22LR, one of the cheapest cartridges available, and you have something that people want to shoot – a lot. It only makes sense that they would offer a high-capacity magazine.
You may not know it by looking at it, but the Ruger 10/22 is a very modular rifle. Alongside its enormous popularity, this has led to a plethora of aftermarket products designed to provide a custom look and feel for the rifle. The Ruger BX-25 magazine, however, is a Ruger factory magazine and was designed and manufactured by Ruger. The name has not been licensed, nor is this a rebranded magazine, which means you can rely on the BX-25 magazine for a perfect fit and function.
As noted, the Ruger BX-25 magazine is a Ruger factory-produced magazine for the 10/22 designed to hold 25 rounds of .22LR ammunition. It is built with the same materials and standards as the BX-1 10-round rotary magazine, putting it miles ahead of the aftermarket competition. Additionally, several features have been included that were designed to make it perform even better than the BX-1.
The most notable feature of the Ruger BX-25 magazine is the use of stainless steel for the feed lips. Many aftermarket magazines use plastic for the feed lips, which is susceptible to wear and does not typically hold up over time. Additionally, the feed lips are designed to present cartridges at a 30 degree angle for reliable feeds every time. The BX-25 magazine also utilizes a stainless steel, constant-force spring. This ribbon-like spring is designed to exert a constant force over a range of motion, which provides a consistent feed for every cartridge in the magazine. Both the anti-tilt follower and the magazine body are injection molded. The body may be easily disassembled for routine cleaning and maintenance by removing two hex-head screws.
If you love shooting the Ruger 10/22, then you will love it even more with the Ruger BX-25 magazine. With the price of .22LR ammunition as low as it is, you will have no problem tearing through a pack full of 25-round magazines on your next trip to the range. Consider the Ruger BX-25 magazine for any of the following firearms:
- Ruger 10/22
- Ruger SR-22
- Ruger Charger
The Ruger 10/22 made its debut in 1964 and was designed by William Ruger and Harry Sefried II. Since then, it has enjoyed wild success. The 10/22 is a semi-automatic, rimfire rifle that is chambered in .22LR and utilizes a blowback action. Typically, it is fitted with a 10-round rotary magazine that is designed to fit flush with the bottom of the stock. The rifle is immensely popular with small-game hunters and those who prefer target shooting as well as plinking.