The new guns are not technically a reproduction as they are built on the Ruger rimfire action and are chambered in .22 LR. However, the guns have authentic looking wood furniture and M1 Carbine style sights. Ruger includes a Picatinny type rail on the top of the rifle so a shooter can add an optic if he or she prefers.
Standard 10/22 M1 Carbines will ship with a 15 round magazine. However, TALO did order a number of the rifles with 10 round magazines for sale in states that have restricted its law abiding citizens from possessing standard capacity magazines. Standard 10/22 magazines will fit the gun, so the BX-25 (25 rounds) magazine should also work without any problems.
The Ruger 10/22 has been around for a long time. In 2014, the company celebrated the rifle’s 50th year of production making the line older than many of the people shooting rifles in it.