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Offline Nate

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.22 tube magazine quick reload
« on: December 23, 2010, 10:03:51 PM »
Does anyone have a good suggestion for reloading .22 tube magazines quickly?  I just saw a marbles catch 22 storage dispenser.  I also discovered that a McDonalds drink straw will hold about 7 LR rounds.  What do you all use to reload quickly?
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Re: .22 tube magazine quick reload
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2011, 01:09:00 AM »
The technique I've read about: find a rigid tube of any material slightly larger ID than a .22 round. Measure and cut to length so that it's a little longer than the quantity of rounds end to end that your rifle will take. Either crimp one end close or cap with a cork. Slide your rounds in the other end and put in a cork. Done.

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Re: .22 tube magazine quick reload
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2011, 06:43:41 AM »
you might like this better, been around for years called the spee-d-loader

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shooting/Firearm-Components/Magazines-Clips%7C/pc/104792580/c/104717880/sc/104442480/Spee-D-Loader/740381.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fshooting-firearm-components-magazines-clips%2F_%2FN-1100238%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_104442480%3FrecordsPerPage%3D108

only $20 price hasn't changed either

I have one of those, they are awesome. They load themselves quickly, can be used with rifles that load through an under-barrel tube or a stock tube, and come in different capacities. I got a 15-rounder for my new Marlin 60, and it works spectacularly well - 15 fast reloads of 15 rounds ready and waiting.

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Re: .22 tube magazine quick reload
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2011, 09:02:04 AM »
An aluminum arrow is the perfect diameter.  Simply cut to length for the desired number of rounds and then cap it off with a spent 9mm shell to keep them in place.
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Re: .22 tube magazine quick reload
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2011, 09:06:19 AM »
An aluminum arrow is the perfect diameter.  Simply cut to length for the desired number of rounds and then cap it off with a spent 9mm shell to keep them in place.

I like that idea!  Seems like a more rigid set up that I could fasten to a sling or the stock for on board ammo storage.  I have an old arrow I found in the woods....now i just need a 9mm casing!
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Re: .22 tube magazine quick reload
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2012, 01:38:41 PM »
I like BOTH ideas.  The straw trick is cool for "disposable" use and the ends could be sealed to keep the ammo dry.

Thanks for the tips!

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Re: .22 tube magazine quick reload
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2012, 11:40:35 PM »
I like BOTH ideas.  The straw trick is cool for "disposable" use and the ends could be sealed to keep the ammo dry.

Thanks for the tips!

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Re: .22 tube magazine quick reload
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2012, 03:13:41 AM »
The technique I've read about: find a rigid tube of any material slightly larger ID than a .22 round. Measure and cut to length so that it's a little longer than the quantity of rounds end to end that your rifle will take. Either crimp one end close or cap with a cork. Slide your rounds in the other end and put in a cork. Done.

That's a great idea.  I will definitely be using that. Thanks.

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Re: .22 tube magazine quick reload
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2012, 11:50:44 PM »
i have 5 arrows taped together and plugged with cork pieces this roll straps to the side of my pack and id easily accessible for reloading. just remember if ure going to go this route mark your arrows with bullet orientation, i loaded quite a few loads upside down till i learned :-/
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Re: .22 tube magazine quick reload
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2013, 11:06:11 PM »
So gonna be using these ideas for my Model 60 lol
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Re: .22 tube magazine quick reload
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2013, 02:44:27 PM »
Thanks for the ideas, they will make me and the 60 very happy!

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Re: .22 tube magazine quick reload
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2013, 07:46:58 AM »
Thanks for the arrow tip. My son used it at his first Appleseed and it worked well.
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Re: .22 tube magazine quick reload
« Reply #13 on: February 10, 2013, 05:16:37 PM »
I used a small pipe cutter to cut down some aluminum arrows...  Some rubber bands and caps from some old highlighters make good lids.  I rigged them bungee style..

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Re: .22 tube magazine quick reload
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2013, 08:57:00 PM »
I like the catch 22 cartridge holder. I primarily use mine for holding rounds in my pack, and it would only hold about 3 reloads for a marlin nodel 60, but it is so much easier to carry than arrows full of cartridges. My primary 22s are a marlin single shot bolt action, a walther p22, and a ruger 10/22, in that order. The catch 22 is nice for separating different rounds, as i always keep a few CB caps around for use around the homestead, which is why i like the single shot.

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Re: .22 tube magazine quick reload
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2013, 10:51:09 AM »
I'm keen on all cheapo ways to hold fast reloads on my marlin 60...but I'm trying to figure out one that doesn't RATTLE when I walk.

The cool one on Cabela's rattles like a can full of dice!

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Re: .22 tube magazine quick reload
« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2013, 01:07:34 PM »
I have the Speed-D- Loader and it has eight tubes(?) to load with.  It was about $20.00 at Cheaper than Dirt.  Really like it.

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Re: .22 tube magazine quick reload
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2013, 04:09:00 PM »
GrannyWiskers, you just sold me on one, l've been wondering about the Spee-D-Loaders and your review locked in my decision. ;D

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Re: .22 tube magazine quick reload
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2013, 10:45:47 AM »
I'm keen on all cheapo ways to hold fast reloads on my marlin 60...but I'm trying to figure out one that doesn't RATTLE when I walk.

The cool one on Cabela's rattles like a can full of dice!

G.

I like the idea of the straws or arrows.  If you put a small spring in the bottom of each tube I wonder if that would eliminate the rattle? Not so long for partially loaded tubes but just enough to snug up a fully loaded tube. Also, I am thinking to look at Home Depot to see if any plastic tubing has the correct diameter.  That would be cheaper than arrows and quieter as well.
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Re: .22 tube magazine quick reload
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2013, 10:08:05 PM »
I wonder if its a practical way enough reload for Appleseed.

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Re: .22 tube magazine quick reload
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2013, 05:27:06 AM »
I wrapped my speedee loader with mcnetts "camo form" tape -helps with the rattle....

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Re: .22 tube magazine quick reload
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2013, 08:16:37 PM »
I help teach Appleseeds.  I went to walmart with a .22 casing and discovered that not all aluminum arrow shafts are the same diameter.  It takes the larger size (don't remember the diameter).  The nice thing is that one shaft will make two speedloaders that will each hold at least 10 rds.  We use these for Marlin model 60s, and they do work well.  Take care.  Larry

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Re: .22 tube magazine quick reload
« Reply #22 on: July 06, 2013, 10:45:01 PM »
I've used the straw technique.  I plugged the ends with the foam earplugs.  Worked OK.  Faster than loose rounds.