I did find if I tightened the 9/64" allen retaining bolt at the front of the magazine too tight it caused the rotor to bind. Backing it out slightly let the rotor turn freely so don't over do the tightening torque.
Just the advice I needed. I've been struggling with 4 of my 6 mags not feeding well. Cleaned them 3 times and thought they were a lost cause.
Saw your comment and re-assembled them with less tightness on the bolt - all my problems are history. I had over-tightened the bolt.
I'm new to this site, and am learning a lot. I had always assumed that you couldn't disassemble, clean and reassemble the 10/22 mags, because it said not to in the manual. I believe what I read....lol
While my mags are still feeding okay, they are dirty and grimy and I think I'll be disassembling one to clean it and try it out. Thank you for producing a great video and instructions. It is very clear, and easy to understand.
Instead of turning the hexagon nut I pull out slightly so the hexagon nut is secured and then I turn the entire plastic end two full turns and tighten it down. I may be over tightening but have never had an issue. All you need is the correct allen wrench and a couple minutes of time.
If tightening the bolt all the way makes the rotor bind, that means that the ends of the rotor or the holes they turn in have a slight burr or the rotor is just barely too long. Instead of not tightening the bolt all the way and introducing other problems, just fix the burr and/or slightly sand and polish the ends of the rotor.
I took my new / used 10-22 to the range this afternoon to sight in a scope recently mounted, and the last shot on my first magazine jammed.
The spring felt kind of weak when I loaded it - the cartridges about fell in.
I had bought it used at the same gun show where I got the carbine (and later found brand new Ruger mags cheaper at my local hardware store).
Was hoping that ehey could be cranked up a bit, and thanks to these directions will certainly try on this one.
Heypete, in your excellent video on YT (which I found before I noticed this thread, BTW), you mentioned you use CLP to clean the mags. At the local gunstore I did not find CLP but they sold me Gunscrubber Synthetic Safe. Any issues using this? If this is not good, any alternatives to CLP? Thanks!!
I just followed this guide, but now the tension on the spring feels a little lighter than a "control" magazine that I didn't disassemble. I tightened it 8 turns and it wasn't easy. I marked it with red paint and will test it for reliability soon.