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Monday, January 11, 2016

What does your plinker like?



Variety is the spice of life, or so I hear...




I only use the Ruger BX-25 mags in my 10/22, but even those have to be corrected by taking apart and lifting out the spring, throat, and follower from time to time. The Butler Creek are worthless in my opinion because they have plastic lips that break or crack after a bit of use. With a small amount of polishing in the right spots, a 10/22 will eat just about anything you put in it.

7 comments:

weaponoffishdestruction@gmail.com said...

I prefer to use Stingers but, my collection looks a lot like yours. I have to be honest, my 22/45 lite has not had any problems with any of my .22 LR ammo.

larryw said...

Stingers or MiniMags for critters, Fed bulk for plinking; Rem when that's not available. That said, I've found getting any Ruger rimfire to function properly entails running a brick of ammo through it to knock down the machining burrs, give it a cleaning and a light lube, and then have at it. The only time I consistantly have mag problems is when I run the Wolf MT ammo (waxed) through mu Bullseye Slabside, but a dose of silicon spray beforehand usually fixes that.

Only ammo that I can count on not feeding on my 10/22s or Mk IIs are the CCI mini shotshells.

Stackz O Magz said...

Stingers are hard to beat. The Mini-mags and the Remi subs do quite well for me too.

Stackz O Magz said...

I agree, they aren't the top ranked fit and finish out of the box. I've done a few mods to mine to get it how I want it. Dremel tools are a blessing.

larryw said...

Sign in a gunsmith's shop:

Labor Rate:
$100/hr.
$150/hr. if you watch.
$300/hr. if you own a Dremel.

Stackz O Magz said...

Haha, I've seen some pretty bad hack jobs from Dremel use. Fortunately for me, I have more sense than money.

extexanwannabee said...

I was fortunate enough to purchase a 5000 round case of CCI Blazer for $212 before the prices went up. They work very well in the Beretta U22. Have some Federal and Stingers too, as well as some Winchester, but the Blazer works best in the Beretta. We have a revolver with a magnum cylinder too and there is just a very wide variety of ammo for it. Too bad it's so expensive. I prefer the Hornady Critical Defense for that one.