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Hello everyone. I was unsure on where to post this so if this is the wrong place, please just move it to where it belongs. Thanks!!!!! I wanted to see what everyone is doing nowadays to remedy the issue of loading the CMR/PMR 30 mags????? I read somewhere that you can spray lubricant inside the mags so they feed better. I tried this with no change noted. I loaded 8 of the mags before posting this and WoW what a chore it is to re-load these mags. (It's been awhile since I last have done this LoL). I did the whole add 5rds, tap tap, add 5 more, tap tap, and still I was finding that it is really a pain to load them with the full 30. If anyone can chime in to a better way, please reply to this post!!!!! Thanks everybody!!!!!
 

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Nest loader from American Speedloader. There’s several threads on it in the PMR forum. Fast, easy, simple. Available from Amazon.

I’d been using their deluxe loader and it’s good too but took some practice. The nest loader is a no-brained and loads faster. Only downside is it is designed to sit on a tabletop while the deluxe works like a Maglula and can be used anywhere. So I load up with the nest at home and keep the deluxe in my range bag for any loose rounds.

And Magpul is supposed to be rolling out a speed loader sometime this year but I don’t think it’s out yet.
 

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Nest loader from American Speedloader. There’s several threads on it in the PMR forum. Fast, easy, simple. Available from Amazon.

I’d been using their deluxe loader and it’s good too but took some practice. The nest loader is a no-brained and loads faster. Only downside is it is designed to sit on a tabletop while the deluxe works like a Maglula and can be used anywhere. So I load up with the nest at home and keep the deluxe in my range bag for any loose rounds.

And Magpul is supposed to be rolling out a speed loader sometime this year but I don’t think it’s out yet.
I checked out the speed loader. Does it load the mag evenly so you don't get a FTF every 4-5 rds?????
 

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I got a speed loader; injection mold plastic not the 3D printer variety, and I can load my mags quickly.
My suggestion is to get spare mags and rotate them. I have a total of 9 mags. I loaded all of them and let them sit for 2 months full. I than took half the rounds out and left them that way for another month and now they are easy to load. I usually rotate which mags I use every 3 months. I also use a dry graphite lube on my ammo too, Really seems to work well.
 

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I checked out the speed loader. Does it load the mag evenly so you don't get a FTF every 4-5 rds?????
It works for me.
But I’ve found most of my earlier issues were just break in issues. And figuring out what ammo works and what doesn’t. My biggest issue was stripping rounds, the slide seemed to ‘outrun’ the mag. The more I loaded the worse it got. Then I mounted a Tandemcross rail and a See All sight and I’ve had NO failures since. I think the extra mass has slowed the slide down just enough.
 

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When I picked up my CMR at the shop, it came with free range time so I bought some ammo and tried it out. I was immediately turned off by the mags and how it felt like I was going to break the feed lips after the 5th or 6th round went in. They got SO much right on this gun. Why are the mags so awful? I bought 4 extra mags and they're all equally terrible. After 10 or 15 rounds, I have to press so hard that the round at the top of the mag gets dented by the rim of the round I'm loading.

I also have an HK 416d .22LR and it's mags have a loading tab that runs their entire length. You just slide it down as you load and it not only makes loading effortless, it relieves the spring tension just enough so that you can perfectly align the rounds even when the mag is full. They should have done something like that (Are you listening Magpul? ProMag?)
 

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Why are the mags so awful? I bought 4 extra mags and they're all equally terrible. After 10 or 15 rounds, I have to press so hard that the round at the top of the mag gets dented by the rim of the round I'm loading.
I am also denting the top cartridge with the rim of the next because I’m pushing so hard. Does anyone know a real fix for loading these? I loaded mine up and left them in hopes of weakening/breaking in the spring a bit.
 

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I am also denting the top cartridge with the rim of the next because I’m pushing so hard. Does anyone know a real fix for loading these? I loaded mine up and left them in hopes of weakening/breaking in the spring a bit.
You're talking to an old post. The argument about the American Speed Loader vs the Maglula Loader has been discussed in many threads since this thread. I personally prefer the Maglula, but the point is that you must have one or the other to make loading the mags super easy and load the mags correctly. One of these has solved everyone's problems that post in the threads. Hope you can try one of them. They each sell for $35 on Amazon and eBay.
 

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I am also denting the top cartridge with the rim of the next because I’m pushing so hard. Does anyone know a real fix for loading these? I loaded mine up and left them in hopes of weakening/breaking in the spring a bit.
I store all 9 of my mags loaded to help a bit with the springs... This may or may not help depending on your springs.

I cannot personally recommend the American loader having the Maglula as well. The Maglula is the ultimate loader for the xMRs IMO. MCARBO makes one as well that has users that seam to like.

The next best / most noticable results I had on loading after the Maglula was breaking down the mags, hosing them down and scrubbing with hexane and alcohol (Gun Scrubber) then coating the insides with TPFE (WD-40 brand).

I still get tiny dents on weaker walled ammo, however this is operating the loader as fast as I comfortably can, and is far less pronounced than before and only on the last rounds when loading to 30.

The loading just feels better as well.

I almost tempted to spray the ammo down with the TPFE but my research shows that is a bad idea.

Loading the mags is perhaps #1 hassle of these arms.
 
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