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sola7 06-20-2011 06:18 AM

10/22 feed issues. Butler Creek mag. Help
I have a brand new Ruger 10/22 and new Butler Creek magazines. I'm having trouble with jams :mad:. Both magazines act the same. I get a Jam especially on the first chambered round. After the first it is better but still jams often. The first one upon rack will almost always jam. If you wiggle the mag it will usually chamber. I'm hoping this is just because both are brand new. And yes that mag is all the locked when jamming occurs. I have a buddy that shooting the exact same set up with zero feed issues, only difference is he has thousands of rounds through his. Any help would be greatly appreciated..

cpttango30 06-20-2011 01:00 PM

I am going to say you have a bad mag myself. Does it do that with the factory mag?

Why not just use the factory mag as it is better quality than most of the after market mags?

Fisherking 06-20-2011 02:58 PM

I use a little dry grafite in mine and never load up the mag to 25, I load to 20 no jams.
My 2 cents

masterPsmith 06-20-2011 04:38 PM

I do believe that you answered your own question in your post. Try your buddys mags, if they don't work, then you know that your 10/22 does not like Butler Creek mags.


sola7 06-20-2011 05:48 PM

Thanks for the replies. I think I knew it was the mags but was having wishfull thinking :rolleyes:. The stock ones work ok. Ill try and load them to twenty and see if that works.

Bigcountry02 06-22-2011 04:42 AM

I have 2 25 round steel lip Butler Creek mags, they work full loaded in both Ruger's I own. Current ammo is Federal and Blazer CCI. I picked up a ProMag 32 round mag, it is good; but, finger loading can be slow, compared to the Butler Creek.

If issues continue, here is the Butler Creek information.

Bushnell Outdoor Products
9200 Cody
Overland Park, KS 66214-1734
In Kansas City area - (913) 752-3400
Consumers - (800) 423-3537
Dealers - (800) 221-9035
Fax - (913) 752-3550

Yunus 06-22-2011 05:29 AM

In my experience Butler Creek mags need to be worn in before they become reliable. Well as reliable as you can be with a 22. Also make sure they are steel lips.

Ruzai 06-24-2011 02:32 AM

You may have too much friction between the top lip of the magazine and the bolt. Check clearance of it and file it down if its making contact with the bolt.

big shrek 06-25-2011 04:17 AM

Also, check your stock/action stability.

A loose or misaligned stock can cause all sorts of headaches with box-mags.
Its half the reason Shooter's Ridge mags have headaches as well.

Snakedriver 06-25-2011 12:38 PM

The Butler Creek "Hot Lips" mags. that have plastic feed lips are only about 50% reliable, but the price is right. On the other hand, for about $5.00 more the Butler Creek "Steel Lips" mags. have been 100% reliable in my two 10/22's.

The differences between the two mag's are significant. I'm not sure exactly how Butler Creek ended up with the two different lines of mag's. for the 10/22, but considering the if'y performance of the "Hot Lips" they are doing themselves more harm than good by having that cheaper line with poor performance.

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