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Posted: 11/30/2012 5:54:54 AM EDT
I see in other forums, especially the AK, members stacking magazines deep and high. While I realize that's possible due to various military rifles have surplus inventory to lower magazines prices.

However, is there a good reasonable number of magazines to keep on hand for the Ruger 10/22?

I use the BX-25 magazines since they work well and seem very reliable. I currently have 4.

What does everyone else keep on hand?
Link Posted: 11/30/2012 7:25:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/30/2012 7:26:54 AM EDT by mks99]
Well, I've ended up with quite a few. 10+ just due to trying different ones BEFORE the BX25's came out.

I don't use the others much anymore because they are mostly junk.

Now I have 8 of the BX in addition to the others. This is just because is more convenient to load a bunch before going to the range than doing it there. I only leave one or two loaded in the box just in case they are neede for something at home. (Small critters and garbage can tippers...)
Link Posted: 11/30/2012 8:00:34 AM EDT
I have 14 of the 10-rd stock 10/22 mags and 1 BX-25.
Link Posted: 11/30/2012 10:25:10 AM EDT
I have 3 tactical inovations mags and 3 bulter creek mags all plastic (pre ban). I dont use the BC's any more and I realy dont have a problem with being short magazines when I go shoot.
Link Posted: 11/30/2012 11:01:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/30/2012 12:23:38 PM EDT
I have 4 of the 10 rounders and 2 BX25's. I may get a few more of each.

Like the poster said above, it's much easier to load at home than at the range. Especially when it's below freezing outside.
Link Posted: 11/30/2012 4:13:57 PM EDT
50 + if you own a Norrell. Also consider this, after the last assault weapon ban the ramline and butler creek mags were selling for $100 each in the early 90s. At that time that was $50 less than the 10/22 itself
Link Posted: 12/1/2012 8:42:32 AM EDT
I like to keep two more than I plan on using, if only to buy time until I get around to buying more. As for cheaper mags, when they were the only option I actually had good luck with the black Ramline 50 round mags. Actually, the only aftermarket mag I ever had problems with was a smoke Ramline 35 rounder that someone had tried to take apart for cleaning(cut the seams, disassembled and superglued back together.) However, with the reputation they have, and the fact that BX-25s are only $5 more I'll consider the extra little bit insurance.
Link Posted: 12/1/2012 1:12:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/1/2012 8:13:45 PM EDT
I have 4 BX-25's, 5 10-rders, and a couple of BC "Steel Lips" magazines. A friend of mine is finally getting a 10/22, so I wil probably give him the BC mags, since they are only marginally reliable in either of mine.
Link Posted: 12/2/2012 8:57:10 PM EDT
I have 15 mags for my M&P 15-22. I usually buy one every time I go to Cabelas they are only going to get higher.
Link Posted: 12/4/2012 11:48:39 AM EDT
Pick a number...double it...and add one more. Almost enough.
Link Posted: 12/4/2012 2:58:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By lbsf:
I have 15 mags for my M&P 15-22. I usually buy one every time I go to Cabelas they are only going to get higher.

Didn't "need" them, but when I saw PSA had BDM mags for Ciener conversions at $11.99 on black Friday I snagged a couple. They're back to over $20 again.
Link Posted: 12/4/2012 6:59:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/5/2012 10:49:33 AM EDT
"Recommended Number of 10/22 Magazines?"

Link Posted: 12/5/2012 7:00:50 PM EDT
If you have to ask........you don't have enough of them yet!
Link Posted: 12/7/2012 11:17:26 PM EDT
$10 worth of ammunition for a semi-auto, $2 for the bolt action rimfire, and $2-5 for the centerfire.
Link Posted: 12/7/2012 11:35:24 PM EDT
FYI: I'd watch CDNN for BX-25 mags.. they sometime go on a great sale. ie $19.99 on the last major sale they did on them. Plus it was free shipping and they gave me a pair of free B&D safety glasses (which I didn't need).
Link Posted: 12/9/2012 1:39:32 PM EDT
I have 4 stock 10rd, 4 aftermarket 25 rds, and 4 of the BX... I need more of the BX..
Link Posted: 12/11/2012 8:16:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/11/2012 8:16:24 AM EDT by Timmee]
I currently have 4 10 round mags, 2 25 round Butler Creek mags (with the steel feed lips), and 2 BX-25 mags. I haven't had any problems with any of the mags so far.
Link Posted: 12/11/2012 9:44:39 AM EDT
15 bx25's, 6 butler creeks, and TI
Link Posted: 12/11/2012 9:49:27 AM EDT
I have about 10 Butler Creek magazines for 1 rifle. Only use about 3 or 4 of those mags, the others are still in the wrap.
Link Posted: 12/21/2012 5:40:03 PM EDT
I have 10 Ruger factory 10 round mags for my 10/22, 4 BX-25's, 2 more BX-25's on the way
Link Posted: 12/21/2012 7:13:15 PM EDT
I like to be able to preload mags for a range trip. How many rounds do you shoot per trip?
Link Posted: 12/22/2012 3:00:19 AM EDT
I stocked-up on some Ruger BX-25 mags the other day (got them for $22.00 each) at a LGS.

Yeah I did it as a speculation move because I remember what even the crap 25 rd Ram-Line 10-22 mags were going for five years into the last ban.

Everyone is going bonkers over P-Mags when quality 10-22 mags is what they should be buying if they have a eye toward future profit.

Meh...It's not like I'll ever lose money on them even if (I hope) this whole thing blows over.

As for my own use I prefer the 10 rounders as my rifles are hunting .22s. I got a sack full of those....No idea how many. I come across them all the time at flea markets/yard sales and such and I always buy them if they are $5 or under. I have a couple BX-25 mags I bought when they first came out for my own use but seldom use them.
Link Posted: 12/22/2012 8:38:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/23/2012 4:23:11 PM EDT
2 x10 rounders 2 x BC 25's and 2 x Eagle 30's
Link Posted: 12/23/2012 8:05:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By raf:
Originally Posted By Wishoot1:
I have 4 of the 10 rounders and 2 BX25's. I may get a few more of each.

Like the poster said above, it's much easier to load at home than at the range. Especially when it's below freezing outside.

The loaders aren't very big, and not heavy/bulky. Easy to bring it to the range if one wants.

I have "a bunch" of assorted 10/22 mags. I load them all before going out with my son to shoot our 10/22's and I still bring the loader because I don't have enough mags.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 10:06:27 PM EDT
I feel that a min. of 10 BX-25 magazines is a good number per rifle... 7 "basic" load, 1 spare and 2 for the range... Even if you don't need or even use the 7 basic load magazines, you will make money down the road to fund more guns and ammo when the ban kicks in.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 9:42:51 AM EDT
I have 10...

The original from 1977 and then 6 black and 3 clear 10 rounders joined with the 3-in-1's.
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