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Ruger Magazine Spring

Post by SMBeyer on 2/5/2015, 9:35 pm

The mag springs on my daughter's 22/45 are crazy strong making it difficult for her to load.  Has anyone ever tried cutting one off to make it a little weaker.  I'm sure Ruger has a reason for them to be that strong but it seems excessive.  If I had a third one laying around I would try it.

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Post by rreid on 2/5/2015, 10:33 pm

Maybe try something like the maglula x10 magazine loader.
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Post by LenV on 2/5/2015, 11:55 pm

Like this,

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/913227/archangel-10-22-magazine-loader-black-polymer?cm_vc=ProductFinding
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Post by Rob Kovach on 2/6/2015, 7:07 am

The link above is for a ruger 10/22 rifle.  try this link instead:
http://www.amazon.com/Ruger-Mark-III-magazine-loader/dp/B00E5TQSPS
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Post by Al on 2/6/2015, 2:36 pm

Scott,
I swapped out the old mag springs on my MKII (not the 22/45) a few years back.  I don't know if the 22/45 and MKII take the same one, but if they do you're welcome to my old ones.  Pretty sure I still have them lying around somewhere, cuz I never throw nothing away.
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Post by SMBeyer on 2/7/2015, 11:14 am

Al
If you find them I'd love to give them a try.  Let me know if you find them and I'll send my info to you.  Thanks a bunch, my daughter will appreciate it if this works!

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Post by DonBrummer on 2/7/2015, 10:26 pm

I've been very happy with this speed loader.  You need to disassemble and clean it about every 5000 rounds.

http://www.eabco.net/Ultimate-Clip-Loader-for-Ruger-Mk-II-III-and-2245-Magazines_p_14158.html
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