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Too many speed loaders- what to do?

Forums Projectiles Too many speed loaders- what to do?

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    Saltlake58
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    So, I have an Impact in .22 with the high cap 28 round magazine.  I also have a 3D printer.  So, I found a speed loader file on the internet and printed some.  Didn't like the design.  Then I found another design and printed some speed loaders.  Didn't like the design.

    Finally found a design I like.

    To be clear, they all work.  My problem in design is lid.  The lids just sit on top of the loader, and are easily spilled.  I found out you can fit two loaders in a JSB tin, and get the lid to close which keeps them from spilling.  The design I like uses magnets to keep it closed and I LIKE that design.

    So, in the end, I have 22 speed loaders I won't use. I hate to throw them out, but not sure how best to dispose of them.  Where people are selling these things (some are the same design that I printed) for $20 or $25 each I hate to let them just sit.

    Thoughts?  

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    Motorhead
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    Why do you NEED a speed loader ?  … Or is it an actual WANT ?

    That's really the bigger question with so much buzz and marketing about More, Faster, Larger being an actual thing.

     

    Just asking …

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    Saltlake58
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    Speed loader – why?

    good question.  In my case, I only get an hour or two at the range a couple times a month.  Pellets are little and fiddly, and I'm gradually losing finger control (long story, but it's getting harder and harder to load the mag on the fly).  When it gets cold, forget loading, I can't do anything there.

    Enter speed loader.  I preload by weight and other criteria before going to the range.  Since my time there is so valuable, and my fingers so uncoordinated these days, a speed loader allows me to quickly reload without wasting time or fiddling with the mag at the range.  

    I can preload in my nice warm office with everything I need instead of trying to do it in the outdoors, windy, and whatever else can go wrong conditions at the range.

    Anyway, that's my excuse.  To me, it makes my time at the range more efficient and more enjoyable.

     

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    stoti
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    What speed loader design did you finally go with and which ones are they that you really don’t like? I feel the same way about them, there are some I like and some I don’t. Instead of throwing them away, sell them at a great price and someone will buy them. Or, maybe just charge for shipping? How much is up to you but maybe someone that wouldn’t normally use them will give them a try if the price is right, even though they’re not your first choice.. 

    Scott, how are you? All is well I hope. Been windy over there? We’ve had some crazy days over here…30mph, 40mph+. Rain, 105 degrees, just been crazy. A little hard to practice, even if we want to practice wind calls. 

    Need? Want? Who knows!  The boys and I shoot a lot and use magazines that can be loaded with a speed loader, they’re awesome! They’re a huge time saver in the field…Like when shooting digger squirrels up North!!!  I have three magazines for my Impact and six speed loaders. My son, two magazines and 4 speed loaders. If not for the speed loaders, we’d be loading at the range or in the field so much more often. This gives us more time to help load Cooper’s magazines when necessary. Unfortunately, his RAW is not speed loader compatible and he really should have at least a couple more magazines..

    Have a great weekend guys!

    Stoti

     

    These are the ones I like. Although not the best picture, I’m sure you can tell which one it is. Made by a member here on AGN, Elis5173!

     

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    Saltlake58
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    OK, Don't like is strictly because the tops don't lock down.  They all work about the same.

    Thingiverse #4558908 and 4551332.  Both work but the lids are not secure.  All three work the same way.  Take out one pellet, spin the mag, load one pellet.  Flip mag upside down on top of speed loader, flip over. and you are loaded.  

    The one I like has spots for rare earth magnets.  They hold the lid tight with little chance of spillage.  Huge improvement in the design. Thingiverse 4791128

    Loading procedure the same, but security of the lid much better.  That's basically the only difference.

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