I received a 2009 Ruger catalog in the mail a couple days ago. Was flipping through it today and came to the pages on the 10/22. What are they touting?
Easy-To-Use Extended Magazine Release
Provides smooth, no-fuss removal of the unique flush mounted magazine — with no exposed magazine to dent and no uncomfortable protrusions at the rifle’s balance point.
And you see the pictures, and there’s a little lever sticking off the bottom of the rifle.
Here’s the basic 10/22 carbine model off Ruger’s website:
The old magazine release was one of the biggest problems with the 10/22, thus a nice sized aftermarket exists. It’s nice to see Ruger improving the factory design.