Originally Posted by 2952
Those with side saddle shell carriers should have the base of the shell going down so you pull down and slide into the magazine to reload instead of having to pull up and then move down to reload (extra movements and time).
Just my .02 cents
It also helps gravity and vibration to let the shells drop free of the shell carrier all on their own. There is a reason they are brass up.
Saving movement and time doesn't help when there is nothing there to grab.