My thumbs surrender!!! Need 22lr autoloader suggestions


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Rockrivr1
June 30, 2006, 06:34 PM
I went to the range today with my 10/22 that I've just converted to a Krinker Plinker. I have a 50 rnd Ram-Line mag for it and it works great. The only problem is that 50 rnds of 22lr does not last very long when I'm throwing rapid fire down range. I went to the range with it filled and filled it up 3 more times. I would of used the whole 500 rnd box, but my thumbs just couldn't manually load that mag any more. (Oh and as a side note, that Ram-Line mag worked just great with no failures what so every)

With that said, can anyone suggest a autoloader that would work with the Ram-Line mag? I'm not sure how much they cost, but whatever it is, it would be worth it! Not to mention my thumbs would thank me. :rolleyes:

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Henry Bowman
June 30, 2006, 06:43 PM
I hate loading mags.:cuss:

I have been working on a design for rim fire rounds in a drum that would come pre-loaded in 250 or 500 round packs that would be disposable and fit the most common firearms (starting with the 10/22). I'm convinced it's workable, though I haven't built a prototype yet. Unfortunately, I don't think that there is enough of a market for these to get the price down low enough for common use.

DoubleTapDrew
June 30, 2006, 08:54 PM
Bottom of this page is what I use http://www.gunaccessories.com/1022/magsloaders.asp
Got it after one weekend varmint hunting where we went through about 5 bricks of 22lr. Black, raw, painful thumbs are no fun! With that one you toss in a handful (or box) of ammo, jiggle it and the rounds fall bullet-first into slots, push the spring loaded doodad on the side and it pumps rounds in. Keep in mind you'll go through more ammo when you don't have to load it by hand so stock up accordingly! :D

wally
June 30, 2006, 10:36 PM
The "Hot Lips" brand above it works better, but for some reason don't work with the Ramline mags.

I had the one below and it worked for a while but didn't last very long before it started jamming all the time.

http://dillonprecision.com/template/p.cfm?maj=57&min=1&dyn=1& has the ADCO "super thumbs" which are cheap, simple, and effective aids for stufing mags.

--wally.

hksw
June 30, 2006, 11:53 PM
I've been using Butler Creeks loader (the one pictured as the Hot LipsŪ loader in the link above) for 12-15 years now with great results.

wally
July 1, 2006, 11:49 AM
hksw is correct, but my hot lips loader will not put more than 10 rounds into a Ramline mag. I don't think it can deal with the stronger springs of the 50 round Ramline magazines. Fantastic with the Butler Creek 25 rounders though.

My Ramline loader (the one at the bottom) worked great for a brick or two and then because a useless jam-o-matic device.

--wally.

rangerruck
July 1, 2006, 12:52 PM
also the problem with these loaders, they are mag specific. try this:
http://www.1022central.com/
fifth item down. works great. and cheap!

wally
July 1, 2006, 02:53 PM
try this:
http://www.1022central.com/
fifth item down. works great. and cheap!

That's basically the same as the ADCO "super thumb" I'd mentioned. Cheap, simple, and effective.

To be fair the Butler Creek loader says "only for Hot Lips magazines" on the package, but I didn't see why it wouldn't work with the Ramlines, but I verified it doesn't. The Ramline plunger loader is too complex, didn't hold up well, and is rather expensive.

--wally.

Crosshair
July 3, 2006, 04:00 PM
Butler Creek loader + Butler Creek Steel lips mags = :) Thumbs.

UberPhLuBB
July 3, 2006, 05:03 PM
One solution is to buy as many magazines for a specific gun as you'd want to shoot at the range, and load them one by one over a few days before your range trip. Get to the range, shoot through your pre-loaded magazines and take the empties home. No reloading at the range. :D

You could also get some gloves that would save your fingertips a little. I wear flight gloves from time to time, it does help a little.

Bullet Bob
July 3, 2006, 06:08 PM
Re-vol-ver.

I know, I know, it doesn't hold enough ammo for the under 40 crowd.

minuteman1970
July 3, 2006, 08:57 PM
I use the Adco super with my Eagle 30-rounders.

wally
July 3, 2006, 09:06 PM
One solution is to buy as many magazines for a specific gun as you'd want to shoot at the range, and load them one by one over a few days before your range trip

This is the key to my fun at the range, much better to load mags in air-conditioned comfort as opposed to standing outside in the heat and hummidity. In fact I often am stuffing rounds into mags as I browse this forum.

But I need to speed up the process. The Butler Creek loader is great for my Butler Creek 10/22 mags, but for everything else I use variations of the ADCO "super thumb" loaders, One of the best is what came with my CZ75 -- works for many (most) of my double stack 9mm mags.

Standing in the heat to stuff the cylinder of a revolver every 5-10 shots negates any thumb-savings for me at the range. YMMV. OTOH, it is nice to not have to chase the brass afterwards, which I speed up by sweeping into a pile and dumping into a stainer that lets the dirt and rimfire empties fall thru, then I sort it out back home either lounging by the pool or sitting in air-conditioned comfort on the patio. I really need to get A/C in the garage for my reloading, but for now I pretty much confine my reloading to small batches early in the morning, or try to load a sumer's worth in large batches during our short "not sumer" season.

--wally.

Vern Humphrey
July 3, 2006, 09:08 PM
Re-vol-ver.

I know, I know, it doesn't hold enough ammo for the under 40 crowd.
One day at the range I was shooting my .22 Ruger MK II and getting sore thumbs. I saw a piece of lath, maybe 1/4" X 1 and about six inches long. I took my Swiss Army knife and whittled a loading device out of it.

It served me well for years. Then I got my Colt OMT and I so rarely shoot the Ruger that I forget to put the loading device in my pocket when I go out to shoot it.:(

engineer151515
July 3, 2006, 09:15 PM
FWIW: The Hot Lips loader works real well for me. But, of course, I'm not using a Ram-Line mag.

With post ban being cheaper, it might be worth the switch.

4v50 Gary
July 3, 2006, 10:25 PM
That RamLine loader worked pretty well for me. Try it. If you don't, then adopt a kid and do what my father did: "Son, clean the gun." "Son, load the gun." You get the picture.

Majic
July 3, 2006, 10:40 PM
The only problem is that 50 rnds of 22lr does not last very long when I'm throwing rapid fire down range.
S-L-O-W D-O-W-N :D

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