View Full Version : A word of caution: Butler Creek 10/22 mags.....

04-28-2009, 12:36 AM
.....don't spray em with Gun Scrubber. They melt. Oooops.

04-28-2009, 12:44 AM
funny things happen late at night. i guess not so funny for you right now. it will be

04-28-2009, 6:43 AM
I think the spray can says right on it that it removes plastic shotgun wad residue,
That may be a clue...:rolleyes:

Electronic parts spray cleaner has worked for cleaning my plastic parts without harm.

04-28-2009, 6:47 AM
Does anyone lube their mags? I've been using dry flake graphite in mine and it seems to make them feed better.

04-28-2009, 6:55 AM
.....don't spray em with Gun Scrubber. They melt. Oooops.

Can't you rebuild them?

04-28-2009, 7:16 AM
Can't you rebuild them?

Nope. They are solid body magazines.

04-28-2009, 7:16 AM
Does anyone lube their mags? I've been using dry flake graphite in mine and it seems to make them feed better.
dry lube spray here for my gsg

04-28-2009, 10:55 AM
did you melt the body and lips?

04-28-2009, 11:49 AM
I think I caught it fast enough that it only caused cosmetic damage. The feed lips look fine, and it can still load and cycle rounds fine. But DAYUM does it look ugly.

04-28-2009, 12:17 PM
steel or plastic lipped? these the high caps or 10rd variety?

YOU CAN rebuild them them if they were your precious preban 25rdrs by purchasing a tactical inc 25rd repair kits and using the bodies with butler creek internals ;) thats what i did with a few cracked mags with broken feed lips from back in the day. the coil spring mechanism is the same as well as the metal feed lips :thumbsup:

04-28-2009, 12:20 PM
I don't recall what brand they were but a local gun shop was selling 25 rd 10/22 mags at a gun show for $10 a few years ago. he sold a ton of them.

One guy tried to use his and it got stuck in the gun and would not come out. I had bought a rifle at the show and was at his shop the next day to pick it up and enjoying the heck out of the gun shop owners attempts to remove the magazine.

04-28-2009, 1:37 PM
If your trying to lubricate anything with plastic parts you want to use 100% silicon oil

04-28-2009, 1:48 PM
The feed lips are steel, I was referring to the area immediately surrounding the feed lips that may interfere with the magazine locking into the rifle properly. I noticed the melting immediately and wiped off the GunScrubber, but not before it really did a doosey on the smooth plastic. Its not smooth anymore, and I even have permanent fingerprints etched in. I better not leave this one at the crime scene. :eek: :D

This was just a derrrrrrr brainless moment. I get too happy with that stuff, get in the gun-cleaning groove and go crazy.

04-28-2009, 2:31 PM
yea i wrecked a couple ramlines and eagles back in the day with some 1,1,1, trichloroethlene they were really clean then a minute later they were covered in little cracks that grew and they pulverized

now i dont clean them but for a dry cotton cloth luckily i have a few butler creeksive never had a steel lips one only the hot lips

04-28-2009, 4:34 PM
.....don't spray em with Gun Scrubber. They melt. Oooops.


Defense Shooter
04-28-2009, 7:12 PM
i use the synthetic safe gunscruber on my 25rounders without issue... a guy at the range suggested foaming engine cleaner for something a lot cheaper. I am just too afraid to mess up my mags to try it.

04-28-2009, 10:11 PM
Soap and water is all you need. WD40 if you really need to lube it up. My Black Dog mags specifically says don't use solvents like Hoppes (or in your case Gun Scrubber). BDM are made of polycarbonate pretty much like your BC mags, I guess they're both basically plastic.

04-28-2009, 10:57 PM







I want you all to know, the ONLY REASON I did this was to serve as an example and show you all what NOT to do.

04-28-2009, 11:08 PM
HOLY S***!!!

YOU stay away from my magazines!!! :eek:

Well, take comfort in knowing you can now replace that poor,violated magazine body with a TI-25 (kit).

04-28-2009, 11:34 PM
Were those pictures taken 143 years in the future?

04-29-2009, 1:03 AM
HA! Yeah, I honestly don't know what the hell I was thinking. Actually, it was more an absence of thought........ I just got to blasting that can of scrubber like it was select fire on full auto, everything in the path of that little red straw got mowed down. Poor little bugger never saw it coming. :13:

The camera is my daughters, I have no idea whats going on with that date stamp. I mean, I admire her ability to always look forward, but sheeesh.

05-02-2009, 11:52 AM
neat those are the big font mags that they have been making since 2004