Jam Mags With Buck’s Ammo Ram

As I have stated in the past, I don’t mind loading magazines – when time permits. For those more urgent times, or for times where you have more than a few mags to load, a device to saves time (and your thumbs) is a welcome sight. Buck’s Ammo Ram is a new device that allows users to load loose or stripper clip ammo into AR mags quickly and easily.

Although I have yet to give it a try, the device itself seems simple enough to use. If you prefer your ammo loaded onto stripper clips, just place the whole ten round clip into the ram and push the slide home. Repeat two more times to load a full magazine within an advertised 10 seconds. For loose rounds, line up the cartridges into the feed area and again, push the ram into the magazine.

How does the Ram compare with my trusty Mag-Lula? Price wise, the definitive edge goes to the Lula. As for the function, the Ram appears to load more rounds faster. For now, we will just have to wait for some real world reports.

Check your stockings and report back. I could see the Ammo Ram being a solid Christmas gift for your favorite AR shooter.

Buck's Ammo Ram @TFB

Buck’s Ammo Ram @TFB

Buck's Ammo Ram @TFB

Buck’s Ammo Ram @TFB

Bucks Ammo Ram Specifications:

  • All metal construction
  • Loads stripper clips and loose ammo
  • Compatible with 223/5.56 AR-15 magazines steel and plastic including P-Mags, Hex Mags…
  • Compact – 8” x 1” x 1.5”
  • 100% made in USA
  • MSRP: $79.95

 


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  • Christopher Wallace

    Seems legit. Price tag? Not so much.

  • AC97

    Is a Maglula for pistols actually worth it?

    • 277Volt

      I consider mine some of the best money I’ve spent.

      • AC97

        New CZ 75 magazines are a PITA to load fully…

    • Sunshine_Shooter

      Yep. Money well spent.

      • AC97

        I’ll take your word for it. (and everyone else’s)

        Thanks. 🙂

    • Cymond

      It’s the best pistol magazine loader I’ve ever seen. It’s far better than the simple push loaders that come with some pistols, like the Glock loader.

    • Independent George

      Yes. Yes it is.

    • DanGoodShot

      Ab so Fickn lootly

    • DanGoodShot

      Im buyin the 22lr one next! I have 4 kids I take to the range. By the end of the day I can barley use my hands.

    • Sledgecrowbar

      Everything made by UpLula is entirely worth the money even if you don’t mind loading because of how they completely negate sore loading thumbs. They’re a benchmark for good, smart engineering design and they all work well. I’ve never met anyone on the range who doesn’t give me a nod when they see it come out. I do wish the stripper clip model was sturdier, but I’ve never broken mine, possibly because I treat it well. You stress it enough during proper use and it’s never failed me, like a Glock frame I’m sure they’re tougher than people give them credit for, but to make it $20-odd dollars it has to be that polymer. The striplula is a part of my bug out bag up there with a Bic lighter, a flashlight, and a pocketknife.

  • R3
    • Martin M

      Spoon + table edge. Mega effective.

      • Drew Coleman

        Indeed. I reload and my final step after seating and crimping is putting them on stripper clips and throwing them in a can.

        • R3

          “throwing them in a can”
          You just sent shivers up my spine. With a COL of 2.20″ and a little bit of autism you can fit 1575rds of .223 in a .50cal can. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/befb17c709ac2f7b55418c54d9d811769c13c31f9d9b653dcf9153a3723d362f.jpg

          • Dan

            Me and you need to hang out. You made my O.C.D. happy

          • MarcoPolo

            R3: You complete me. Also, how do you keep them from falling over as you load the ammo can this way? Do you just stand the can on-end or is there a trick to it?

          • R3

            Take the lid off and stand the can on end, hinge side down. You will need a piece of cardboard on one of the long sides otherwise there is just a bit too much slop to the rows to be perfect. I also put a layer of cardboard between layers to protect my tips and primers.

          • Pete – TFB Writer

            Winning

          • DanGoodShot

            Autism? I just called it ocd. Huh. Explains alot.

      • gunsandrockets

        ??

    • Sam Damiano

      Is $2 with or without the loop of 550? Seems you are underpricing yourself? 🙂

      • R3

        The paracord is the $29 Custom Tactical version. Comes in Black, Foilage Green, and Roleplay Tan, er I mean FDE.

    • M

      Not saying that the ram’s price tag is warranted but I don’t like feeding the rounds with the 5.56 spoons. I found that 5.56 clips can sometimes bind up, and it is either impossible to force in, or the force needed to feed the rounds warps and deforms the clips, making it faster to pull the rounds off the stripper clips and thumb them in individually.

      • DanGoodShot

        If it binds your doing it wrong. I’m not tryin to insult ya at all. They used to bind on me all the time. It got to a point I thought the stripper clip was just a stupid idea that didn’t work for sht. But, no, it was me. You have to push low on the rounds. Closer to the stripper clip. Once I figured that out. Bye bye binding. Oh, and using the side of a table or shooting bench while keeping the clip close to the table works wounders. Good luck!

        • bobthenest

          1963, Basic Training, pushed REAL low on the stripper and sliced two very nice railroad tracks in my finger. Bleeding like a stuck pig, to the ER, docs had a fun time trying to close it up. Hurt like hell and to this day I shudder when I have to handle a stripper clip. Yeah, dumb stuff, but it is what it is.

          • DanGoodShot

            Oh, yeah. I got myself a few times that way. Well, never that bad. More like paper type cuts that just hurt like a sob. but I can certainly see that happening. Fingers do bleed like a stuck pig. Then for the next week everytime you touch something your quickly reminded of the “gift” the stripper clips left you. Fun stuff.

  • stephen

    Price $79.95? Does this thing make coffee to?

    No thanks. I’ll stick with the old army ‘spoon’.

  • Frank Grimes

    For $10 you can get the NcStar magazine loader off eBay with free shipping.

    It works great and has a magnet to remove the empty clip from the body of the device.

    It’s not quite a StripLULA, but it’s dirt cheap and very effective.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Looks solid.
    Id even pay that price IF it came with a lifetime guarantee and was made by a company I had some confidence in being around a year from now.

  • QuadGMoto

    How does the Ram compare with my trusty Mag-Lula? Price wise, the definitive edge goes to the Lula.

    Which MagLula? The toggle version or the benchloader?

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      The ~$15 toggle. I probably use it to unload mags more than load mags.

      • QuadGMoto

        Uh oh. Your Man Card might be at risk for unloading magazines using a method other than “down the barrel”! ???

        • Pete – TFB Writer

          Eh. It’s been through the wash a few times. Pretty faded and worn now.

      • 1911a145acp

        Uhmmm…. you guys know how to unload mags with a loaded cartridge point right?

        • Pete – TFB Writer

          Of course. But the Mag LULA is 10x faster. 30 rounds in less than 10 seconds fast.

  • On a plus note, at least your thumb is not cut by the damn stripper clip but on the down side who buys ammo at reasonable prices on stripper clips besides the military? If I’m going to have to load the stripper clip I might as well use one of the other multiple designs that are much more user friendly to load and have less sharp edges and without the tabs that break off.

    • Pete – TFB Writer

      True. But it does have a loose round function as well.

      • RA

        I like that feature the most. Easy to see where a OH SHTF environment leaves you with a ton of loose ammo and the need to reload mags ASAP.

      • DanGoodShot

        Now if someone would just come up with a stripper clip loader…hmmmm…

    • Sledgecrowbar

      I bought I think 200 stripper clips a few years ago (but during the current administration, for price reference) for cheap. They do eventually break off their little end tabs so I consider it worthwhile to have that many, although I don’t ever plan on needing to keep that much on clips. Some folks certainly would, though. It’s worth the convenience to load stripper clips before a range day, and I find that I like doing it. Also, in my stupid state, having ammo loaded in mags is considered a loaded gun being transported. Just found that out recently, really irritating since my (civilian) range is part of a base and they call cease fires every 15 for 5 minutes and you pay by the hour. Having a stack of loaded mags was worth the trouble.

  • JSIII

    So it’s an overengineered StripLula.

  • 1911a145acp

    I have found myself loading dozens of mags by my lonesome on more than one occasion in the past 30 years. I cannot figure how taking ammo out of cans or boxes, loading them into strippers or chargers FIRST, or taking loose ammo and loading it FIRST into a mag loader that I spent $80 freaking bucks on and THEN loading it into magazines saves me time and money…….

    • Sledgecrowbar

      It saves you no money at all, unless you pay by the hour at your range, like I do, in which case it actually does save money, but that’s not the point. It does a slow thing fast and gets you back to the fun part, that’s actually worth it. In my case, I have a striplula, and for the price, I will never NOT own one again.

  • RA

    Great product IMO, but WAY overpriced. The Caldwell works great for a lot less money.

  • rob in katy

    If them come in hot pink so that I can find the bits in my black range bag…

  • Toxie

    $79.95. Not sure who stuffs YOUR stocking, but this guy sure isn’t going to find it in mine.

  • Chris H

    Slightly (only slightly) over engineered compared to the Stripula… but drastically overpriced. Sure, it’s aluminum. But GD…