Cleaning the 10-22 magazine

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  1. 1969SS396

    1969SS396 Member

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    My 10-22 magazine wasn't working like it should.....found this link helpful in explaining how to take it apart, clean and put it back together, thought I'd share in case anyone else was having problems with theirs.

    (scroll down for video in this link)
    http://www.heypete.com/pete/shooting/rugermag.html
  2. old semperfi

    old semperfi Active Member

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    thanks for the info but i do mine different and it has worked for me for years and i have yet to replace one.i take regular automotive brake clean spray the inside of mag,take a high pressure air hose and blow them out,any residual brake clean will air dry very quickly. old semperfi
  3. combatshop

    combatshop New Member

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    That is a pretty useful link. But I hate loading those mags. Prefer the Butler Creek Steel Lips with a loader. I find it so much easier to load plus you can shoot a lot more.
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    old semperfi Active Member

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    ITS NOT HOW MANY YOU CAN SHOOT...............ITS WHERE YOU PUT EM THAT COUNTS OLD SEMPERFI
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    LDBennett Well-Known Member

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    Black Dog makes a 10/22 loader. I just bought one but have yet to use it.

    LDBennett
  6. aa1911

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    I like graphite or spray on graphite dry lube on the inside of my mags, regardless of type, the big thing is to keep them clean/free of dirt but a little lube goes a long way too. those rotarys are a little trickier but same principles apply....
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    BETH Well-Known Member

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    i did not know u had to clean a magazine, how often?
  8. old semperfi

    old semperfi Active Member

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    BETH,IT DEPENDS ON GUN AND HOW MUCH YOU SHOOT,ID SAY FOR THE NORMAL SHOOTER POSSIBLY ONCE OR TWICE A YEAR. OLD SEMPERFI
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    ok thanks
  10. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    ...seems (from my experiance) with the 10/22 magazines, they get dirty pretty often, as I shoot more than average when I do shoot. One way I clean them and it may seem a bit harsh but is to give them a good soaking with Hoppe's powder solvent and then spray thenm out good and lightly oil with rem oil.
    Good post 1969SS396.
  11. Jackman

    Jackman New Member

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    Good post :cool:, always best to actually know how something works as a opposed to the wham bam method
  12. EvanB

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    I've got more than a little experience with this. First, I recommend that you do not disassemble. Flush with a good solvent, then blast with Brake Clene which you can get at any auto parts store, put on your goggles and blast with an air hose to dry and get all the loose crud out. A smal amount of good gun oil to slicken the surfaces and you are done - till the next time.

    The rounds you shoot will vary the amount of residue build-up. But ammunition is another post.
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