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Old 11-25-2012, 4:58 PM
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Default What's up with the Ruger mag release?

First rimfire, Ruger 10/22, what else? Love to shoot this thing but the mag release is awfully sticky. Using factory 10 rnd mags. When I push the release, I need to either pinch and wiggle the thing out (very annoying and frustrating) or reach into the chamber and poke it out with my finger. Both very awkward.

Is this typical? Is there a upgrade to fix this? Thanks all!
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Old 11-25-2012, 5:19 PM
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Is the mag plunger all gummed up?

I don't think a new mag release will fix a sticky mag, but you could try. I run volquartsen mag releases on all my guns and they all drop free when pressed.
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Old 11-25-2012, 5:29 PM
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Man, you should try a marlin 795, the "button" is just a bent piece of metal and pressing it actually pushes it to the side. Horrible!
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Man, you should try a marlin 795, the "button" is just a bent piece of metal and pressing it actually pushes it to the side. Horrible!
Yea its "so bad" that it works every time!
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Yea its "so bad" that it works every time!
Exactly lol
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Old 11-25-2012, 5:49 PM
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Just hit the inside of the stock with some fine sandpaper, mine drops free now.
I have the synthetic stock, it was pretty rough right there.

Don't know about the wood one.
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See above if it is a Nylon stock. There is a ridge on the inside of mold were the mag goes in. Sand with some 600, then wet sand with the same. Should solve the problem. Also the
clear mags stick more than the black ones. Here is the good news, over time the problem will be less. Mine use to stick, but now just drop out. Best solution, shoot alot!!!

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I noticed that when my Ruger is immaculately clean, the mags just drop free. When it's dirty the mags just sit in the slot after I hit the release. When the happens I just put my finger into the depression just ahead of the mag slot.

So, I'm thinking a good cleaning, both of receiver and mags may fix your prob.
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Both of my 10-22s are old enough that I fitted (very easy) an aftermarket extended mag release---the mags literally fall out. Something (probably the stock itself) is preventing the mag from dropping free.
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try a butler creek magazine
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On my Razor 22WMR, if I hold the rifle up at a 45 degree angle, the mags drop right out. If held level or muzzle down, I have to coax them a bit! They might be weight biased differently than a 22LR.

Check the magwell (stock, actually) for any rubbing or interference. Also check the mag for excess molding flash. Not a problem to dress it a bit. You want it to drop out easily!

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Performed exactly the same on two different stocks - Tapco and walnut Yukon Extreme. Stock does not seem to interfere at all. Also, it's clean! Unless I'm missing spots. Lever moves freely also.

Once it starts, it moves right out, but it doesn't budge at all by just moving the release lever.
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Never used one but, this magazine release seems interesting. By using a new pivot design it changes the direction you pull the lever.

http://www.rimfiretechnologies.com/M..._p/mpr-011.htm
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Take the stock off and insert and release a magazine. If it drops free, you know it is the stock hanging it up. If so, a little sanding should give you clearance.
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Volquartsen and a few others make aftermarket products that are big improvements but by far my favorite is by Tactical Solutions which is available in a ton of colors.

Volquartsen 10/22 Black Mag Release
Volquartsen 10/22 Silver Mag Release



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Man, you should try a marlin 795, the "button" is just a bent piece of metal and pressing it actually pushes it to the side. Horrible!
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Take the stock off and insert and release a magazine. If it drops free, you know it is the stock hanging it up. If so, a little sanding should give you clearance.
I'll do that just as a final verification. Thanks.
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Man, you should try a marlin 795, the "button" is just a bent piece of metal and pressing it actually pushes it to the side. Horrible!
I would have except for the plastic, 9# trigger.
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OP Volquartsen Extended Mag. Release works great, no fumbling with the Mag. Even BETTER is Volq. Bolt release, highly recommend BOTH parts, it`ll make Shooting a lot more FUN! Approx 25$ for both & worth every penny...

Agree on the Cleaning!!! Guns Cycle/Perform better when Clean.
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OP Volquartsen Extended Mag. Release works great, no fumbling with the Mag. Even BETTER is Volq. Bolt release, highly recommend BOTH parts, it`ll make Shooting a lot more FUN! Approx 25$ for both & worth every penny...

Agree on the Cleaning!!! Guns Cycle/Perform better when Clean.
Might as well throw in the Volquartsen target hammer too.
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If you get one of these, and buy 3 Ruger 10 rounders, it will negate that problem. And you'll have 30 rounds available at a twist of the wrist. Google "TriMag".

http://alangator.com/
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i love my tac sol mag release on my 10/22 - I did file down the burrs/snags from the polymer mold stock from ATI before I did the new mag release.

as others have stated check your mag fit first, then decide what is best to do.

I also did the volquerston deluxe 10/22 upgrade kit and the trigger pull is so much better now
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Performed exactly the same on two different stocks - Tapco and walnut Yukon Extreme. Stock does not seem to interfere at all. Also, it's clean! Unless I'm missing spots. Lever moves freely also.

Once it starts, it moves right out, but it doesn't budge at all by just moving the release lever.
Ummm. No offense, but are you pushing the mag release forward and then holding it forward? Or pushing forward and then releasing? Sometimes but not always, it makes a difference.

Also, I notice that they don't drop free as well when the gun is getting warm after the 200th round.
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