Caldwell AR-15 Magazine Loader Is Pure Witchcraft

Dump a box of ammunition in the top… give it a few pumps when you have an AR-15 magazine attached and you’re good to go:

Actuate the plunger back and forth loading 5 rounds per stroke as the spring loaded ammo carrier automatically advances aligning the next five rounds until the magazine is fully loaded. A 50 round Ammo Transfer Tray is included to invert ammo that is positioned in boxes with the bullet tip oriented down or to stage bulk ammo for dumping into Mag Charger.

*Keanu Reeves voice* Whoa.  Looks like it works every bit as well as the Automatic AR-15 magazine loader I posted about a while back.  With this one you’re going to have to get your hands dirty though. 

Caldwell-AR15-Magazine-Loader
Assault-Rifle-Because-I-Am-Black$80 over at Brownells on backorder.  Looks like they are backordered everywhere I looked… maybe they’re not released yet?

Thoughts?  Would add to operational gun room setup?  Would load up all your assault clips with it?

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Mike March 7, 2014 at 01:18 am

IMHO, I feel like this would increase the time it takes to load a magazine; empty three 20rd boxes, assemble 50rds into a tray and then into this loader. Great for guys who hand load trays of ammo and want to load up fast I suppose. I think that if I were to spend time loading cartridges into anything other than a magazine, it’d be stripper clips, if I didn’t have enough magazines to fill; otherwise, a trusty LULA is my go-to.

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Dave March 7, 2014 at 07:59 am

I buy all my 223 ammo in 50 round boxes, so this will work great for me. Can’t wait to get my hands on one.

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Simon March 7, 2014 at 08:31 am

suppose its good for self defense in a place like Australia where you cant have your mags loaded in your own home, not that any one would be breaking that nanny state law to begin with *rolls eyes*

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Sendarius March 7, 2014 at 07:17 pm

Well, since owning an AR is essentially banned in Australia, I would say that the point is moot.

Interestingly, the law on safe storage only seems to apply when you are not at home. I can’t find any legal restriction on walking around IN YOUR HOME with a (legally possessed) loaded Glock 17 on your hip. Of course, the 10-round Magazine capacity limit applies.

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Highjak86 March 7, 2014 at 08:57 am

This might come in handy, but I have found my zen in loading one round at a time and if I didn’t already have 60+ fully loaded AR mags.

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Jesse March 7, 2014 at 07:07 pm

10/10 would prepare for operations with

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Don R March 7, 2014 at 08:49 pm

I’ve got over a hundred mags stuffed with 223 already, but I’m thinking my zen is to unload them and then buy one of these to reload them… And then unload them and reload them and then unload them and reload them…..

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NutterButter March 8, 2014 at 10:07 am

If they can make one that works with standard 20 round boxes as well as another model that works with AK mags I’ll jump on it.

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James P March 8, 2014 at 11:52 am

Seems kind of pointless if you have to load them one by one into the tray.

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ENDO-Mike March 8, 2014 at 03:07 pm

You dump the box into the tray!

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Fallschirmjäger March 8, 2014 at 03:55 pm

Okay, let me see if I’ve got this right…. I’ve meticulously hand-loaded some 5.56 and placed them base down in some 50-round boxes I’ve purchased. But suddenly, I’m so pressed for time that I’ve got to transfer from the 50-round boxes into magazines as quickly as humanly possible?

If that were the case, I’d just cut out the middle step and go from the reloading press directly to loading into the magazines.

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dgdimick March 13, 2014 at 04:25 pm

Good point – not much use when all you deal with is 1000 round cases

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ron August 15, 2014 at 04:47 pm

What you need is a tumble type sorter that takes a handfull of loose cartriges, or those poured from a box of any type, that will sort and align them into a row of 30 to be pushed into a magazine in one stroke. Pour, pump, mag loaded…

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jim August 18, 2014 at 06:32 am

There are a few companies selling ammo in 50 round boxes that are compatible with the Mag Charger:
Fiocchi http://www.fiocchiusa.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=301&Itemid=112
223SFNT 223 Remington 45gr Frangible lead Free
223HVA50 223 Remington 50gr Hornady V-Max
223HVB50 223 Remington 40 gr Hornady V-Max
223A 223 Remington 55gr FMJBT
223C 223 Remington 62gr FMJBT

Black Hills http://www.black-hills.com/rifle_calibers.php
M223N15 223 Remington 36 Grain Barnes Varmint Grenade Hollow Point Flat Base Lead-Free Box of 50
M223N11 223 Remington 40 Grain Hornady V-Max Box of 50
M223N7 223 Remington 50 Grain Hornady V-Max Box of 50
M223N7M 223 Remington 50 Grain Hornady V-Max Moly Box of 50
M223N3 223 Remington 52 Grain Match Hollow Point Box of 50
M223N3M 223 Remington 52 Grain Match Hollow Point Moly Box of 50
M223N17 223 Remington 55 Grain Barnes Triple-Shock X Bullet Hollow Point Lead-Free Box of 50
B223N1 223 Remington 55 Grain Full Metal Jacket Box of 50
M223N2 223 Remington 55 Grain Soft Point Box of 50
M223N10 223 Remington 60 Grain Hornady V-Max Box of 50
M223N10M 223 Remington 60 Grain Hornady V-Max Moly Box of 50
M223N4 223 Remington 60 Grain Soft Point Box of 50
M223N18 223 Remington 62 Grain Barnes Triple-Shock X Bullet Hollow Point Lead-Free Box of 50
M223N5 223 Remington 68 Grain Match Hollow Point Box of 50
M223N5M 223 Remington 68 Grain Match Hollow Point Moly Box of 50
M223N12 223 Remington 69 Grain Sierra MatchKing Hollow Point Box of 50
M223N12M 223 Remington 69 Grain Sierra MatchKing Hollow Point Moly Box of 50
M223N6 223 Remington 75 Grain Match Hollow Point Box of 50
M223N6M 223 Remington 75 Grain Match Hollow Point Moly Box of 50
M223N9 223 Remington 77 Grain Sierra MatchKing Hollow Point Box of 50
M223N9M 223 Remington 77 Grain Sierra MatchKing Hollow Point Moly Box of 50
D556N1 5.56x45mm NATO 50 Grain Barnes Triple-Shock X Bullet Hollow Point Lead Free Box of 50
D556N9 (50) 5.56x45mm NATO 77 Grain Sierra MatchKing Hollow Point Box of 50

Black Hills Remanufactured http://www.black-hills.com/remanufactured_rifle.php
M223R15 Remanufactured 223 Remington 36 Grain Barnes Varmint Grenade Hollow Point Flat Base Lead-Free Box of 50
M223R11 Remanufactured 223 Remington 40 Grain Hornady V-Max Box of 50
M223R7 Remanufactured 223 Remington 50 Grain Hornady V-Max Box of 50
M223R7M Remanufactured 223 Remington 50 Grain Hornady V-Max Moly Box of 50
M223R3 Remanufactured 223 Remington 52 Grain Match Hollow Point Box of 50
M223R3M Remanufactured 223 Remington 52 Grain Match Hollow Point Moly Box of 50
M223R1 Remanufactured 223 Remington 55 Grain Full Metal Jacket Box of 50
M223R2 Remanufactured 223 Remington 55 Grain Soft Point Box of 50
M223R10 Remanufactured 223 Remington 60 Grain Hornady V-Max Box of 50
M223R10M Remanufactured 223 Remington 60 Grain Hornady V-Max Moly Box of 50
M223R4 Remanufactured 223 Remington 60 Grain Soft Point Box of 50
M223R5 Remanufactured 223 Remington 68 Grain Match Hollow Point Box of 50
M223R5M Remanufactured 223 Remington 68 Grain Match Hollow Point Moly Box of 50
M223R12 Remanufactured 223 Remington 69 Grain Sierra MatchKing Hollow Point Boat Tail Box of 50
M223R12M Remanufactured 223 Remington 69 Grain Sierra MatchKing Hollow Point Boat Tail Moly Box of 50
M223R6 Remanufactured 223 Remington 75 Grain Match Hollow Point Box of 50
M223R6M Remanufactured 223 Remington 75 Grain Match Hollow Point Moly Box of 50
M223R9 Remanufactured 223 Remington 77 Grain Sierra MatchKing Hollow Point Boat Tail Box of 50
M223R9M Remanufactured 223 Remington 77 Grain Sierra MatchKing Hollow Point Boat Tail Moly Box of 50

Hornady http://www.hornady.com/store/223-Rem
80275 223 Rem 55 gr FMJ/BT
80274 223 Rem 55 gr HP Steel Tip Match
80255 223 Rem 55 gr SP
80261 223 Rem 75 gr BTHP Superformance Match

Ultramax http://www.ultramaxammunition.com/rifle.php
223R2 223 55GR FMJ
223R3 223 55GR SOFT POINT
223R1 223 52GR HP
223R6 223 68GR HP
223R9 223 50GR TNT HP
223RF1 223 42GR FRANGIBLE
223R8 223Rem 75gr Match Hollow Point
223R10 223Rem 62gr Full Metal Jacket
223R5 223 40GR NOSLER BALLISTIC TIP
223R4 223 50GR NOSLER BALLISTIC TIP
223R7 223 55GR NOSLER BALLISTIC TIP

DoubleTap http://www.doubletapammo.net/index.php?route=product/category&path=303_305
22362SFMJ 223 Rem. 62gr. FMJ-BT SS109 
22377M 223 Remington 77gr. HPBT Match
22355FMJ 223 Remington 55gr. FMJ – Boat Tail
22355BT 223 Remington 55 gr Nosler Ba;istic Tip
22369M 223 Remington 69 gr Boat Tail Match

HPR Ammo http://hprammo.com/ammunitions/
223060VMX-R 223 Rem Remanufacture 60 gr Hornady V-Max
223055FMJ-R 223 Rem Remanufacture 55 gr FMJ
223060SP-R 223 Rem Remanufacture 60 gr Soft Point
223075BTHP-R 223 Rem Remanufacture 75 gr HP

ASYM Precision http://store.chencustom.com/223_ammunition_s/36.htm
.223 Rem 75 gr. Tactical OTM (BTHP)
.223 Rem 77 gr. Tactical OTM (BTHP)
 5.56mm PRECISION TRAINING NEW 55 FMJ-BT
.223 SOLID DEFENSE X 70 gr. Barnes Copper TSX 
.223 Rem 68 gr. Tactical OTM 

Cor Bon http://www.corbon.com/corboncart/
PM223UR55/50 .223 Rem 55 gr JHP

The Hunting Shack http://www.thehuntingshack.com/catalog/retail/index.html
22350RN (50) .223 Rem 55 gr Blitz King
22350R (50) .223 Rem 55 gr Sierra Blitz King Poly Tip BT
22351R (50) .223 Rem 50 gr Blitz King
22351RN (50) .223 Rem 50 gr Sierra Blitz King

Lapua http://www.lapua.com/en/home.html
LU4315015 .223 Rem 69 gr HP BT

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