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One of the unique aspects regarding the Ruger 10/22 is its use of a flush-fitting rotary magazine, which stores ammunition in a circular fashion rather than stacked, as in a box magazine. One of the benefits of this approach – aside from allowing the magazine to fit flush in the rifle – is a more consistent feed rate, which is a result of the consistent force exerted by a stainless steel torsion spring. If you are curious to see how this works for yourself, then check out the new Ruger BX-1 clear magazine.
As noted, the Ruger BX-1 clear magazine is a Ruger factory-produced magazine designed for the company's extensive line of 10/22 autoloading rifles. This rotary magazine is designed to hold and feed 10 rounds of .22 LR ammunition and fits flush with the underside of the stock. Presented for the first time with a clear body that allows the user to see the internal workings of the magazine, this variant is an exceptional choice for those interested in the unique mechanics exhibited by a rotary magazine. Additionally, this Ruger BX-1 clear magazine has been manufactured with multiple features that give it a performance that is miles ahead of the aftermarket competition, some of which have already been discussed.
The obvious advantage that the BX-1 holds over aftermarket magazines is the employment of stainless steel feed lips as opposed to plastic feed lips. Steel feed lips are not nearly as susceptible to wear as their plastic counterparts, offering greater durability and an extended service life. Additionally, the feed lips are designed to present cartridges at a 30 degree angle for reliable feeds every time.
|Gun Model||Ruger 10/22|
|Restrictions||No Sales To Restricted States|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|
And better sometimes! It is kind of neat to be able to check at a glance and see if all the mags on the table are loaded (even though you cant see the rounds when it's in the gun)
But just like the BX1 Black mags I just wrote a lengthy reveiw on, the only difference in these is that you can see through them to tell if they need cleaning,lubing,etc.
That and currently I only have 12 of these as apposed to aroung 20 of the Black model.
If you own a Ruger 10/22,77/22, 10/17Mach2, 10/17Aqulia or any other Ruger that uses this type mag these are as good as they get
The Clear ags do generally cost a few bucks more but not much and sometimes having the Clear Body is neat. If you don't own at least 1 of these yet then pick at least 1 up and give it a try.
It Fits, Feeds, and Funtion exactly the same as the black model but sometimes the clear body is a handy feature
Give one of these a try next time you need another 10rnd factory mag, you just might like it better than the Black ones