Ruger BX-1 Magazine – Ruger Factory-Produced 10-Round Magazine for the 10/22
Ruger BX-1 10/22 Magazine
Description / Ruger BX-1 10/22 Magazine
It was in 1949 that Sturm, Ruger & Company, Incorporated, more commonly known as Ruger, was founded by William B. Ruger and Alexander McCormick Sturm. Since then, the Connecticut-based arms manufacturer has been recognized as a leader in centerfire and rimfire handguns and rifles and renowned for their reputation regarding both reliability and durability – a reputation earned by producing firearms like the Ruger 10/22.
Generally speaking, it is beneficial to seek out factory magazines for your firearms. Factory magazines are manufactured by the same company, to the exact same specifications and tolerances as the originals. They are also made from the same materials, which ensures both fit and function in your firearm.
As noted, the Ruger BX-1 magazine is a Ruger factory-produced magazine for the 10/22. This rotary magazine is designed to hold 10 rounds of .22 LR ammunition and fits flush with the underside of the stock. The magazine has been manufactured with multiple features that give it a performance that is miles ahead of the aftermarket competition.
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. Additionally, the feed lips are designed to present cartridges at a 30 degree angle for reliable feeds every time. And because this is a rotary magazine, it contains a stainless steel torsion spring that exerts a consistent force that results in feeds that are consistently reliable.
It is no secret that you love shooting the Ruger 10/22 – the whole of America loves it. Enhance your enjoyment by cutting down on load times by purchasing a few spare magazines. Consider the Ruger BX-1 magazine for:
- Ruger 10/22
I also use the BX25 if I need or want a high cap mag but these are the best mags made for the Ruger 10/22
Kinda hard to imagine spending over $5000.00 plus another $200 for the Tax Stamp to convert your gun to full auto only to find out it would only feed reliably with a 10rnd mag!
But since most of us didn't jump on those trigger packs back when he was selling them for $5k, that's not a problem for us.
I have 3 10/22's and a Ruger 96 in 22 Mag (Same design just larger) with 3 10/22's to feed I have acquired a pretty good supply of these over the years since I bought my first 10/22, I even still have and use the mags that came with that gun when I bought it new some 18 years ago.
The only problem I have ever had with these is one I created.
While shooting on a newly built range our mags got dirtier than usual (lot of dirt till the grass grew that first year!).
ANYWAY Being a Mechanic I decided it was time for a complete break down, Cleaning and lubing of All my mags.
OH Boy, is really nothing to it if you pay attention but we all have those off days! Oh Well it happens.
Anyway when I removed the screw and popped the end cap off I failed to pay attention to where the spring tail was located (It can be clocked to 8 positions) I also failed to count how many complete wraps the rotary follower had on the to tension the spring so it would have enough pressure to chamber the last round in the mag and still be able to wind around far enough to hold all ten rounds.
Needless to say our next trip to the range was frustrating and the Wife was Not Happy to say the least.
I finally went out and bought 1 more new mag and took it apart while paying attention to where the spring tale was clocked and how much preload was on the spring from the factory.
Went back through all my mags again re-clocking the spring tails all to the same orientation and set the pre-load on all them back to factory specks and haven't had another problem since then.
Normally when I clean them I use compressed air to blow them clean and Graphite to lubricate them and they serve me fine.
Overall a really well designed mag. Its only downside is if for some reason you are shooting in a extremely dust/dirty area (like freshly built range, Berms and all!) then you will likely never have any reason to disassemble your mags and wont have any problem out of them I like them well enough I still buy another one from time to time.
If you own a Ruger 10/22, 77/22, 0r 96/22 or the .17 caliber brother to the 22 then these are the mags you need to stock up on.
They Fit, Feed, and Function better than any other mag out there that I have tried to date.
I just got a BX25 mag last week so the jury is out on that one for now.
I just wish KS would have let me buy 2 of them instead of only 1. Now I still gotta find one more but I understand why they did that
ANYWAY, If you own a gun that uses this mag stock up on em and always keep em handy They Fit, Feed, and function better than any aftermarket mag out there.