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Loading round into open bolt

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by HDRider2002, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. HDRider2002


    Jan 18, 2010
    This is perhaps a terribly noob question, but none the less, here it is. The range i shoot at most often, allows only 1 round in the magazine at a time. So, instead of dropping the mag, loading the round, seating the mag, and releasing the bolt, can i simply drop the next round into the open bolt, and let the bolt slide it into the chamber as normal when the bolt is released? Its not like its THAT much work to load the mag one at a time, but i was just curious. Thanks for the input guys.
  2. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

    May 15, 2010
    NW Florida
    Yep, shouldn't be a problem. I've done the same thing shooting rifle matches on slow fire stages.

  3. RYNOCG201


    Nov 29, 2009
    Man and I've complained about my range only allowing 8 in the mag at a time

  4. Matthew Courtney

    Matthew Courtney Instructor #298

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lake Charles
    Loading your mags with 1 round each and practicing reloads along with marksmanship would be more beneficial if you want to improve in every aspect of rifle shooting. Unless you anticipate loading through the ejection port outside of that range environment, why practice doing it that way?
  5. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

    May 15, 2010
    NW Florida
    Makes me appreciate how crappy my local range is. They allow NFA items, FA, and as much ammo as you can cram in your mag. We had an M2HB out this past spring with 600 rounds of API. :rofl:
  6. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

    May 24, 2000

    My range to is the same way!! (except the crap part, I love my range!!)

  7. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    Jan 16, 2001
    Buried in the X-files
    Find a new range.
  8. ken grant

    ken grant

    Apr 3, 2004
    middle ga.
    I think it would be a good way to have a SLAM-FIRE.
    The firing pin will mark the primer when the cart. is feed from the magazine.
    I just wonder what it will do with nothing to retard the bolt speed.
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011
  9. ancient_serpent


    Jun 6, 2008
    OP: What state are you shooting in? Is a different range an option?
  10. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

    May 15, 2010
    NW Florida
    The firing pin itself doesn't have enough mass to do it. However, if debris, crud, etc has somehow jammed the firing pin forward, you could certainly get one. That wouldn't be changed by feeding from a magazine like normal, though.
  11. Patrick R

    Patrick R

    Sep 20, 2009
    Youngstown, OH
    Yes you can put 1 round in your chamber at a time safely.

    I shoot CMP & Bench rest all the time, 1 round in the chamber at a time. Never had or saw a slam fire. Not 1.

    CMP matches do this across the country.

    For Bench rest I load longer then the mags will hold so must be loaded 1 at a time.
  12. txgunguy


    Dec 14, 2007
    DFW, Texas
    1 round in your magazine at a time? How could you practice any type of self defense?
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2011
  13. racer88

    racer88 NRA & SAF mbr

    Oct 14, 2009
    I've got one of these for my medium range "sniper" AR-15. Works very nicely and makes loading one round at a time very easy and smooth.


    Product description:
    To get the most performance and highest ballistic coefficient possible out of the .223 Remington cartridge, long range competitive shooters often handload ammunition with the longest, heaviest VLD (very low drag) projectiles available. The result is often a loaded round of ammunition that is too long to fit the envelope of the AR-15 magazine.

    The Bob Sled fixes this problem by locking into an AR15 magazine well like a standard magazine, and providing a shallow trough onto which an extra long cartridge can be placed and held in perfect alignment with the chamber for smooth loading. The Bob Sled incorporates a plunger which locks the AR-15's bolt open after each shot, allowing the process to be repeated. Constructed of Delrin for durability, the Bob Sled is sized to match the profile of a regular 10- or 20-round magazine, and is also available for the AR-10.

    Available at Midway (and others I'm sure):
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2011
  14. HDRider2002


    Jan 18, 2010
    I suppose a new range is possible, but its certainly the closest, other than indoor ranges with max of 50yards. honestly, depending on who the RO is on any given day, i can get away with loading more, assuming a deliberate pace of fire.

    Most of what i'm referring to is bench rest type shooting, so i don't feel compelled to practice tactical reloads in that position. I generally practice those types of self-defense reloads when shooting closer distances, from a standing position, etc.

    I appreciate the info guys!
  15. whitebread

    whitebread ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Nov 29, 2010
    Raleigh, NC
    I can't believe any one shoots at a range where you can only load one round at a time. That is just insane!
  16. CarryTexas


    Aug 8, 2002

    Absolutley stupid... Makes no sense....
  17. Louisville Glocker

    Louisville Glocker Urban Redneck

    Dec 17, 2010
    Louisville, KY
    Having only one round "allowed" in a magazine would cause me to move along to a new range. I mean, doesn't that completely defeat the purpose of a magazine in the first place?''

    I'll be shooting in a state park range tomorrow. Few rules, other than the normal common sense ones. Oh yeah, and the price is right, free.
  18. dc2integra


    Oct 3, 2009
    I say get the hell out of that range.And this is someone from california telling you this :cool:.One round c'mon.