Butler Creek Hot Lips Loader
A fast, simple way to keep the Hot Lips and Steel Lips 10/22 magazines full. Patent #5,301,449.
- Simply pour 50 22 LR shells into the hopper, insert the magazine and crank it full.
- Field portable and loads in-line magazines.
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Customer Ratings & Reviews
This butler creek hot lips loader works very well with my 6 Ruger BX-25. It worked so well that I purchased three more after my first purchase. You do need to go slow and not force it and recommend watching youtube videos on how to use it. The bottom line, it's much better than loading by hand and all the family members I gave it to love it.
Not a device for the impatient...
This is a beautiful thumb saving loader. I give it only four stars because, as another reviewer already mentioned, it is a little finicky until you get the rhythm of it. It is not perfect, but it is a hundred times better than no loader. Rounds will occasionally hang-up, and you will need to remove your magazine to clear them. You need to gently rock the rotary wheel back and forth if a round is balky going in. Just don't rush it - go at a leisurely pace and this hot lips loader will do the job for you. When you do find the proper grip and speed that suits you - you will love this device and wonder how you ever loaded hi-cap 22lr magazines without one. Until Maglula comes out with one for 25 round 22lr magazines, this BC loader is a must-have item. I have eight new 25/rd magazines for my late 10/22 Takedown. Three from Ruger and five from Butler Creek. This loader works with all of them. (One of the BC magazines hangs up when shooting occasionally. I believe this is a magazine specific problem and has nothing to do with the loader. I will try the graphite fix if it doesn't straighten out with a little more use.)
Used this butler creek hot lips loader on 2 Ruger BX25 magazines. A full brick of 22LR in an hour and a half using this item. Saved my thumb and fingers, and the sage rats hate it. No jam, no dents just be easy and don't force the knob. Found that if you work the knob forward and then reverse slightly that it works great.
For the price, this butler creek 10/22 magazine loader is perfect. They are made well for the price. I don't see anything to compare in the price range. I've used it at three range days, and people ask where they can pick one up. Some times they are hard to find because they are getting a good reputation. It helps when I show my customers how to use them. They have a little quirk, but it just a matter of knowing what's happening when you operate it. Even load my 10 rounders with it.
Best with 25 rd hot lips
I have been using the hot lips loader for years. Yes, you do have to hold it at 'just the right angle,' but unless you are mechanically challenged, it works great. I have two and have used them many hundreds of times without fail. Once 'an empty' case landed in an open box of ammo (don't do this), I poured it in the hopper with all the live ammo and jammed things up for a while till I cleared it with a screwdriver. But these are a great invention --- I wouldn't leave home without it. I can reload a 25 round mag in about a dozen seconds: no more sore fingers, no more dirty fingers, just lots of good shooting.
I used this on factory Ruger mags,
I used this on factory Ruger mags, both 10-round and 25-round BX-25, as well as on Butler Creek Steel Lips. I also tried it on a Shooter's Ridge 50 round plastic lip mag as well. The trick is to load the hopper up, close the cover, and swish it back and forth in your hand to get the rounds to orient in the loading well. Put the mag in place, and orient so the mag/speed loader is down at a 45-degree angle with the mag curved end towards you. Now proceed to turn the knob clockwise (which would be away from you if you are right-hander) to load the mag. I have found that half-turn back to make sure the next round engages the turnstile, and then a full rotation forward makes for error-free loading. It will be undeniable the mag is full once you cannot turn the knob anymore. You should never have to force a turn. Back off a half turn, shake it a bit, and then try again should it get stuck. Like the other posts said, it takes a few tries to get the knack, but afterwards, you will load a mag way faster than if you had to do it by hand.
If you buy one, you will ...
If you buy a butler creek hot lips loader, you will wonder what took you so long to do so! This thing is THE ticket if you have a 10/22! No more cramped hand, no more filthy fingers. My only problem now is getting my shooting buddies to let me use it. It is plastic and should not be abused, but if you take your time with it, I doubt there will be any problems. A must-have for all 10/22 owners! You can load a mag in about twice the time it takes to shoot it dry! Join the NRA!
WOW, I am amazed to hear about the people that don't like the butler creek 10/22 magazine loader.
WOW, I am amazed to hear about the people that don't like the butler creek 10/22 magazine loader. I have had one for at least ten years, and I am guessing at least 10,000 rounds through it. I have about a dozen BC Hot Lip mags that I have been using long enough that they are starting to fail. I have been able to load the factory 10th mags but usually do them by hand. I will say the loader takes a little getting used to. The one I have now is falling apart but still works ok. I am on here buying a replacement and if I get half the life out of it as the one I have now it will be money well spent.
A nice 10/22 loader.
A nice 10/22 loader. There's a bit of a trial & error learning curve as you figure out how to hold the thing at the right angle and how to give it a little side-to-side shake between shells. Still, it does the deed, and once you master the technique, you can use it to load not only Butler Creek but RamLine and stock Ruger magazines as fast as you can turn the knob. The only problem I've had was in loading a new RamLine 50 round magazine, which is nearly impossible to load by hand anyway. By hand, I could get ten rounds in the RamLine Magazine, using the Butler Creek loader I could get 37 rounds in before the shells began to dent and tweak. This is not a flaw in the Butler Creek hot lips loader, it's a testimonial to its ability to load any 10/22 magazine, even difficult ones! (See my review of the RamLine magazine elsewhere on this site)
Works as advertised for the most part
Bought the loader with a Steel lips mag. Took a few seconds to get the hang of it. It works for Thur most part, you have to shake it a bit and unscrew it a bit if it gets caugt, but it does the job. It could work a bit smoother in my opinion and that's why I give it 4 stars.