10/22 feed issues. Butler Creek mag. Help

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by sola7, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. sola7

    sola7 New Member

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    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..
     
  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    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?
     

  3. Fisherking

    Fisherking New Member

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    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
    F.K.
     
  4. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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    sola7,
    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.


    Jim.........
     
  5. sola7

    sola7 New Member

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    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.
     
  6. Bigcountry02

    Bigcountry02 Coffee! If your not shaking, you need another cup Supporter

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    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.

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    9200 Cody
    Overland Park, KS 66214-1734
    In Kansas City area - (913) 752-3400
    Consumers - (800) 423-3537
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  7. Yunus

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    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.
     
  8. Ruzai

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    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.
     
  9. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  10. Snakedriver

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    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.
     
  11. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    Try breaking them in 1st. I've had problems with my Butler Creek mags until I got them broke in. You might try a VERY light sprinkling of powdered graphite.
     
  12. Scratchammo

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    If you bought them both the same day then that'd explain it. If one is bad the whole batch is. TI25 mags are the best right now. Ruger has come out with one too for around $30.
     
  13. Leathermarshmallow

    Leathermarshmallow New Member

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    If they have the plastic lips...that is probably the problem. Steel lips are the way to go. Another thing to check is different types of ammo. Some guns/mags like certain brands/shapes better than others.
     
  14. xdm6951

    xdm6951 New Member

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    Ruger mags

    At the ruger store I bought 2 25 rd mags . Get the ones made for the gun
     
  15. Oohrah

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    Have three forms of 10/22s. Standard, Sporter, and Target Use both forms of aftermarket Butler Creek and even a few Eagles. None fail to function. However, I break the mags in when new by several to a dozen reloads, using only 25 rounds. If all is well, I usually leave a round or two less than the 30 full.
    For some reason the factory 10 rounders with exception of one never need a break in. Bah humbug! not as much fun as ripping off 25 or more!!!!