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Old June 10, 2002, 03:12 AM   #1
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Ruger 10/22 magazine vs. 77/22 magazine?

I was at the gun store today, and saw that the Ruger 10/22 magazine was listed different vs. the 77/22 rifle. Is there a difference?? Are they interchangable?? I was going to buy a 77/22 because the magazine is the same, but if they are not, then I'll buy something else.

If someone knows, please clarify for me. Thanks.

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Old June 10, 2002, 11:38 AM   #2
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I had not actually tried to insert a 10/22 mag into a 77/22 or the other way around as I don't have a 77/22 but I did examine the mags up close at a gun show one time. I t had appeared that the only difference was the bottom of the mag. The 77/22's was more flatter. Otherwise, they were the same.
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Old June 10, 2002, 11:40 AM   #3
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I don't know if they are interchangeable, but I do know that they are equally sucky

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Old June 10, 2002, 12:16 PM   #4
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I own both a 77/22 and a 10/22 and the only noticeable difference between them is that the 77/22 mags are flatter on the bottom. I have used all of my factory 10/22 mags in my 77/22 without any problems. I have however had a problem using my 50 round mag in my 77/22, I think that the 77/22 doesn't like the plastic tops. One of my friends has a 25 round mag that has a metal top like the factory mags and it works fine. I hope that this info was of some help to you.
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Old June 20, 2002, 10:57 PM   #5
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One of my friends has a 25 round mag that has a metal top like the factory mags and it works fine.
For what it's worth, the magazine in question is a Condor steel lip 25 round magazine.
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Old June 20, 2002, 11:27 PM   #6
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I don't know if they are interchangeable, but I do know that they are equally sucky
Stinger...care to explain?

The 10/22...77/22 factory mag is one of the most reliable mags ever designed. My 10/22 has never had a magazine related failure in 14 years and over 10,000 rounds. I am still using the same 3 factory mags I started with in 1988.
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Old June 20, 2002, 11:45 PM   #7
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Equally sucky? I've never known of a bad one. It is an excellent, compact, proven design.

They list three magazines, IIRC: One for the lever, one for the auto and one for the bolt. All are interchangeable.
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Old June 21, 2002, 10:42 AM   #8
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Sheesh, you guys must be really bored, this thread is over a week old.

Well, I never actually owned a 77/22...but I have had many problems with the 10/22 mags. I have had problems with both the factory mags and Butler Creek (although it was probably the ammos fault more than the Butler Creek mag).

Problems being failure to feed. After the first couple hundred rounds through the factory magazine I began to experience problems feeding. It seemed that every 3-4 rounds would just sit on the lips of the magazine. But with aftermarket mags, I didn't experience this strange phenomenon. So I trashed it.

Isolated incident? I think not. A friend of mine had the same problem after approximately 400 rounds in his factory magazine.

I really like the compactness of the factory design, but my experience is that the Butler Creek are more reliable. Of the three I have owned, only the first had some hiccups, but haven't had a problem since. The other two have been stone cold reliable.

It seems kinda strange that I would have better luck with the aftermarket mags because they don't fit as flush as the factory ones, go figure.


Was that explanation enough??? Sorry if I offended anyone with my opinion of Ruger's magazine


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Old June 21, 2002, 11:36 AM   #9
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IIRC, Butler Creek also had 25 round metal uppered mags called 'Steel Lips' (as opposed to the original red plastic upper 'Hot Lips') that were profiled similarly to the OE mags.
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