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FEATURE | MAINTENANCE

A visual aid can be a big help. Make a pencil
mark on one of the cap nut's flat edges and
watch it as you count it pass seven flat edges
in the back plate to align with the eighth flat
edge (11⁄3 turns). Push the cap nut down into
place and hold it with thumb pressure as you
insert and tighten the cap nut screw.

NIFTY TOOLS
Step one is to remove the magazine's cap nut screw.

All easier said than done, as it can be difficult
to simultaneously hold the back plate in place
while also turning the cap nut against spring
pressure with a 7/16-inch wrench and then
snap the nut into its recess. Under increasing
spring pressure, the cap nut tends to slip out
from the wrench as you turn it, or it jumps
free, unwinding the spring, as it transitions
any gap between wrench and recess.
Those folks at Tandemkross, makers of
innovative accessories and tools for rimfire
competitive shooters, have obviously
struggled with the Ruger 10/22 rotary
magazines themselves. Following the axiom

The feed lips assembly has round keys on the ends.

Mag rotor stops against the feed lips assembly.

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Remember the cap nut and back
plate are under spring pressure.


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