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I spent Inauguration Day 2009 filling several dozen stripper clips.
A filled stripper clip and an empty magazine means NO COMPRESSED spring in the ammo magazine that would cause a failure to feed. I have stripper clips for my AR and AK with plenty of empty mags available. The M1 Garand en-bloc clips are an exception to that rule. I once had a failure to feed with an AK magazine that had been loaded (spring compressed) for a couple of years. Learned my lesson with that one.
found a nice visual on packing 4 and 7-pockets bandoleers into .50 cal cans:http://www.ar15.com/content/page.html?id=299-JRM
I naturally see the combat implications of using stripper clips. But, at the range, I use reloading time to critique my shots; whats good, whats bad. My friends do the same. We share ideas and constructive criticism to keep one another improving. We've always done this, even back when ammo was affordable to the poorest among us. Now, "down time" is even more important. When it's time to get down and dirty, the implications of the article will come back into play.
I've been thinking of stripper clips. Only problem is to date I have not been able to determine if the mags for my rifle (FNAR .308 Win/7.62x51) will allow the clips to be used. If anybody knows I'be eternally grateful.
Ask these folks if their magloader will work with stripper clips on what you have (see their note on the size that it will not fit):http://www.cjweapons.com/aspcart45/default.asp?page=719&start=1-JRM
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