Ruger 10/22 fanboys and girls rejoice! Ruger is finally sell a high quality 25 round magazine for the Ruger 10/22.
The magazine feeds rounds at the correct 30-degree angle, has steel feed lips, uses a constant force spring (no speed loader needed) and can be disassembled for cleaning. The MSRP is $30.
Since about the time I started blogged, back in 2007, Ruger has been shedding itself of the legacy of founder Bill Ruger, who famously (or infamously) declared that “No honest man needs more than 10 rounds in any gun.” and “I never meant for simple civilians to have my 20 or 30 round magazines or my folding stock.”.
In the last few years, Ruger has introduced a AR-15, a high capacity pistol, a high capacity magazine for the Mini-14 and now, the last holdout, a high capacity magazine for the Ruger 10/22.
From the BX-25 press release …
Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE: RGR), announces that owners of America’s most popular autoloading rimfire rifle, the Ruger® 10/22®, can enjoy the extended fun offered by the new 25-round BX-25™ magazine. The new, genuine Ruger BX-25 magazine features the same correct angle feed lips that deliver the famous reliability of factory BX-1™ 10-round rotary magazines.
The BX-25 magazine will work in all vintages of Ruger 10/22 and SR-22® rifles, as well as all Ruger Charger™ pistols. The BX-25 magazines have stainless steel feed lips and use a stainless steel “constant force” spring. The anti-tilt follower is injection molded from Celcan – a high lubricity polyacetal. The magazine body halves are injection molded from durable glass-filled nylon.
“These are genuine Ruger factory magazines. We designed them. We didn’t license and rebrand someone else’s magazines,” said Ruger CEO Michael Fifer. “We tested the BX-25 magazines extensively and they work as well as the original Ruger BX-1 rotary magazine, the gold standard for rimfire autoloading reliability,” he continued.