Well, Sturm, Ruger and Co. has finally come to their senses and realized that we in the shooting sports community actually like hi-capacity magazines in our semi autos. Apparently the ghost of Bill Ruger has thankfully been exorcised from the corporation. (Old Mr. Ruger became infamous for his pathetic, sickening support of the Clinton Assualt Weapons Ban, and this little nugget of dialogue:
"No law abiding citizen needs more than 10 rounds in his weapon." )
Ruger is now offering hi cap magazines for their Mini 14 rifles, and their Ruger 10/22, which has become a favorite of mine. The BX-25 is the official designation of their 10/22 mag, and I picked one up awhile back to see if the wait was worth it.
The Bx-25 fits snug in the mag well of the 10/22. No sloppin' around.
The BX-25 has a very well built body, it features two set screws that allow you to disassemble the mag for cleaning, anti-tilt follower and a constant force spring in the mechanism.
It fits snug in the mag well, and doesn't slop around like I have seen in some Butler Creek mags, or others of lesser quality. It's at a decent price point: I think Midway has them for about 24 bucks each plus shipping. That's on par with several of the other brands. Why buy them when you can have the Ruger factory brand?
Since purchase I've put about 1500 rounds through this mag, and I have yet to have a hangup.
That, right there, is pretty awesome. If you have a 10/22 and want a good, durable, and cleanable hi-cap mag, give one of the BX-25s a spin.