A while back I purchased a new 10/22. I have discussed it here already. But, I never had the opportunity to shoot it before today. So, my wife and I headed out to the boonies to visit her brother. I took the 10/22 and 4 boxes (200 rounds) of some old Remington Thunderbolt ammo that I bought around 40 years ago. I have newer ammo, but, I am a firm believer in FIFO (first in, first out). I also took along the stock 10 round magazine as well as a 25 round mag which is made by Shooter's Ridge.
I am happy to report that I never had a single misfire! I think that is good for such old ammo. The 25 round mag worked flawlessly. And, the gun was very accurate, actually, probably more accurate than I am! But, all in all, I really enjoyed shooting the little jewel. I'm glad that I have it.
One thing that I want to mention about the Shooter's Ridge magazine is, that the follower spring is what is called a "constant tension" spring. It has the same tension from top to bottom. It is similar to a tape rule. It takes the same force to push in the first shell as it does the last one.
I really had a good time. But, my nephew told me that I could probably sell that .22LR ammo for $5 to $10 a box! But, I do not want to sell any. If the price ever gets close to reasonable and I find some of it for sale, I might add some more to what I have.
It was a great day today.