There aren’t many firearms that are more fun to learn with and shoot than the Ruger 10/22 .22LR rifle.

It’s one of the most versatile rimfire rifles ever made, perfect for everything from taking small game to a fun afternoon of plinking at cans, balloons, and paper targets. Many learned how to shoot on this legendary platform (my two sons and daughter included).

Whether you’re heading out into the field, or just to the local range, you want to spend as much time as you can pulling the trigger and learning/teaching the foundations…not loading magazines. That’s why it’s a really good idea to have plenty of reliable 10/22 magazines on hand and loaded to best maximize your time behind the gun.

Ruger 10/22 rifles with BX-1 magazines

Pictured: Ruger 10/22 rifles with BX-1 magazines. Source.

The key, though, is to buy quality mags that won’t give you trouble while loading or reliably feeding ammo into your 10/22. The .22 LR caliber can be finicky enough – don’t lose time scratching your head if it was the ammo or a cheap aftermarket magazine.

The Quick List

While we’ll go into greater detail in each section, here are my favorites:

  1. Simple factory magazine – Ruger BX-1 10-round
  2. Extended factory magazine – Ruger BX-25 25-round
  3. Drum magazine – GSG Ruger 10/22 .22 LR 110-round

 

Best Ruger 10/22 Magazines

1. Ruger BX-1 10-Round Magazine

The classic is one of the best options. The 10-round BX-1 is the magazine that Ruger ships with the 10/22 rifle, and it’s still one of the best choices out there.

Ruger BX-1 10-round magazine

Ruger BX-1 10-round magazine

Ruger 10/22 with BX-1 magazines in stock

Ruger 10/22 with BX-1 magazines in stock

The magazine is rugged, well-made, and supremely reliable. You’ll want to have a bunch of these loaded and ready to go in your range bag when you head out. Enjoy bulk savings with a BX-1 3-pack!

MAXIMUM RELIABILITY
Ruger BX-1 10/22 .22LR 10 Round Rotary Magazine (3 Pack)
Ruger BX-1 10/22 .22LR 10 Round Rotary Magazine (3 Pack)
$39.99
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Looking for a 10-round magazine for your left-handed Ruger 10/22 rifle? Try the LX-1 magazine.

FITS LEFT-HANDED MODELS
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Ruger LX-1 .22 LR 10 Round Magazine (3 Pack)
$38.99
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2. Ruger BX-25 25-Round Magazine

The only downside to the BX-1 is that it only holds 10 rounds. If you want more trigger time between reloads, the Ruger BX-25 magazine is definitely one of the best 10/22 magazines out there.

25-ROUND CAPACITY
SALE Ruger 10/22 BX-25 .22LR 25 Round Magazine
Ruger 10/22 BX-25 .22 LR 25 Round Magazine
$26.99
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The banana-shaped BX-25 lets you pack 2.5 times the number of rounds as the traditional BX-1 with the same level of build quality and reliability. Ruger also makes the 15-round BX-15 but if you’re going to go for more rounds in your mags, why stop part way? The BX-25 is the better option.

Maximize savings with a BX-25 2-pack!

BULK SAVINGS
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3. GSG 10/22 110-Round Drum Magazine

If 25 rounds just isn’t enough between magazine changes for you, you’ll want to try out the big GSG 110-round drum magazine for the 10/22 rifle. Yes, you’ll spend a little more time loading it, but with that much capacity on board, the GSG drum mag will let you shoot and shoot (and shoot some more) before you run dry. That alone makes it a contender for the best magazine for a Ruger 10/22.

MAXIMUM CAPACITY
GSG-16 .22LR 110 Round Rotary Magazine Drum
GSG Ruger 10/22 .22 LR 110 Round Drum Magazine
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