10-22, 77-22 magazines

Discussion in 'Ruger Firearms Accessories' started by Carl Crosby, May 2, 2019.

  1. Carl Crosby

    Carl Crosby Member

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    The two magazines... BX-1 and JX-1 look very similar, all that looks different is one has a rounded bottom, and the other is flat. Are they interchangeable without problems?
    I read somewhere on the 'net that one fellow had to take his rifle apart because he tried one type in the wrong rifle, and it got stuck.:eek: Seems a bit far fetched to me. What do you think? :)
     
  2. mike1

    mike1 New Member

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    Not an expert but I think the BX-1 is for 22lr and the JX-1 is for 22magnum and 17hmr in the bolt action. I know my 17 American uses the JX-1.
     

  3. Carl Crosby

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    Yes, Mike is right. the JX-1 is for the 77-22, and the BX-1, the one which has a slight curve to the bottom is for the 10-22. I called Ruger and asked the question, and the Customer Service lady said they are NOT interchangeable. Sooo...I decided to double check. I got my rifles out, and lo and behold, the 10-22 and 77-22 magazines both fit and functioned in the 77-22. It was when I tried the 77-22 (JX-1) magazines in the 10-22 that trouble began. They would fit and seat properly, but when I pressed the release, they hung up, necessitating me to stick my pinkie into the ejection port, and apply some "persuasion". So, while some magazines may function in both rifles, some will not. Best to check first, and save much hate and discontent!
     
  4. SGW Gunsmith

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    I've tried them and inter-changed 'em with one another without any issues. Maybe I've been lucky, so I hope that luck holds out. The only difference I've encountered is the bottom of those magazines and that doesn't have much to do with how they actually function, so therefore the different part numbers.
     
  5. SGW Gunsmith

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    Just the other day I tried one of my Ruger BX 25 magazines in my Ruger 77/22 and it worked just fine. Once the process for better fitting some of the more loose fitting BX 25 magazines is learned, they don't fall out like those really cheaply made 30 and 50 round RamLine and Butler Creek magazines have a habit of doing.
    For sighting in 10/22 or Ruger 77/22's from the bench, yes, the 10-round magazines are much more handy.
    For the reduction of chipmunk herds, two of the BX 25 magazines held together with a coupler, will provide 50 rounds of .22 hollow points for an afternoon of fun:
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