More Ceiner! My thumb hurts


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PennsyPlinker
April 28, 2007, 01:07 PM
My Black Dog magazines came the other day, and then it commenced to rain. I had them all loaded up and was planning on hitting the range to make sure they worked at the end of the day, but it was not to be. But today, it was bright, and I went early, which was a good thing, as it is getting real cloudy right now. But anyway...

I had a blast! I thought I was having fun with that little 10 rd mag that came with my Ciener conversion kit. But the Black Dog 30 rd mags were an entirely different experience! Of course I got to go bang a whole lot more, but even more importantly in my mind, they functioned better. The mag that came with the Ciener just does not want to feed that first round without some bumping around and a few "special" words said. The Black Dog mags functioned flawlessly.

But after 200 rds out of the AR and another 50 or so out of my little Walther P22, my thunb was getting sore from loading those little bitty rounds. I found one loader for Ciener magazines on the web, but the guy wants $135.00 for it, plus he talks about bending the lips of the magazine. That is not going to happen with the BD mags. Does anyone know of another possibility of a speed loader for these things? Of course, if I can find one of them, I am going to be spending a lot more on .22 ammo.

As an aside, I also discovered that the bulk stuff I have been buying from Cabela's, Federal 36 grain rounds in the blue box work well in every .22 I have, regardless of the action - semi auto, bolt, or revolver. I count that a blessing, as it makes buying the stuff a lot easier.

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DMK
April 28, 2007, 02:14 PM
Last I heard Black Dog Machine was working on a loader. Not sure where they are with it though. You could always email them and ask.

I'm not sure if the Ciener loaders would work with the BDM mags. Might want to ask that in the email too.

PennsyPlinker
April 28, 2007, 09:20 PM
Thanks DMK. I did email them and the reply I got back was that they had a working model, but did not expect it to be ready until this summer. I guess I will just have to suffer - either that or make my daughter load them for me. :evil: She's a tough customer though. If she loads them, she will shoot them, regardless of the old man.

There is one offered by M60Joe, but it discusses bending the lips of the magazine to make it work, something that is not going to be possible with the BDMs.

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