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[Review] Podavach Magazine Loader (With Video)

Need to load a lot of rifle magazines? Check out our review of the Podavach U-Loader magazine speed loader built for ARs and AKs in a variety of calibers.

Need to load a lot of rifle magazines?

But don’t want to sacrifice your thumb to the mag gods?

The Podavach U-Loader ($69) might be the solution.

Loading Podavach
Podavach Magazine Loader

Follow along as I do a quick review of this light, fast, and effective rifle magazine loader.

How Does It Work?

Put some rounds in the holding section, choose as many as you need and put them into the channel, hold the mag, and slide the pusher.

Ready to Load Podavach
Ready to Load Podavach

Let my video do the talking!

It only gets easier the more you practice (plus my mag is pretty new). I’ve seen other videos where you don’t need to brace against anything.

Or I’m just weak.

Full List of Features

Podavach Features
Podavach Features

One of the things you can’t tell from the image is how light it is.

It’s 1.2 lbs or less than the weight of a metal mag, thanks to its Baltic birch plywood construction.

Plus…it works for a lot of calibers and magazine types. For me I had the chance to try it with PMAGs, D&H, and Hex Mags.

All worked great.

Podavach and Different Mags
Podavach and Different Mags

Supported Mags

  • AK (AK47, AK74, AKS, AKM, etc.)
  • AR15 (M16, M4, Ruger Mini etc.)
  • Steyr AUG PMAG

Supported Calibers

  • 5.56x45mm, .223,
  • 300 BLK
  • 7.62x39mm
  • 5.45x39mm
  • 6.5 Grendel
  • 204 Ruger
  • .224 Valkyrie
  • 25-45 Sharps


There’s a nifty full on range bag that will fit your Podavach. But for me I simply opted for their carrying case.

Podavach Case
Podavach Case

Juuuust right!

I also found that it fits my 5-25x scope too if I’m doing a long range day instead of mag-dumping my ARs/AKs.

Podavach Case and Loader
Podavach Case and Loader


It’s not that hard to load rifle mags by hand…but if you’re loading all day long (like during a competition or awesome range day), the Podavach will definitely save you some pain and time.

It’s a little larger than other loaders but it gives you more ease and different holds.

Ready to Load Podavach
Ready to Load Podavach

Oh yea, and the various calibers/magazine combos doesn’t hurt.

Is the Podavach worth it? Do you have another favorite rifle mag loader? Or are you all about pistols…check out our Best Pistol Mag Loaders article!

Caldwell Universal Pistol Magazine Loader (4)
Caldwell Universal Pistol Magazine Loader

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