Praxis: Outstanding little DIY SKS stripper clip speedloader.
Regular readers will recall that I am an advocate of having all your ammo combat packed in stripper clips, bandoleers, ammo cans and crates, especially for the SKS. Previous posts such as "Packaging is everything."-- Stripper clips, bandoleers, magazines, ammo cans and crates; and How NOT to load an SKS; and Strippers. "Juden haben waffen!" have set forth my thoughts in often excruciating detail.
Used to be, back before Bill Clinton cut us off from cheap ammo out of the PRC, you could get all the ammo you wanted already packed in stripper clips. Alas, no more. I would hate to think how many thousands of rounds of loose 7.62x39 I have loaded in SKS stripper clips by hand, prepping them for further packaging in 7-pocket USGI bandoleers, M19A1 "thirty cal" cans and ComBloc wooden crates. Now there is a DIY SKS stripper clip speedloader that, thanks to a reader, I just discovered and it looks GREAT. Check out the videos below.
Link on how fast it is.
Link on how to make one.
I'm going to make up some of these when I get a little time and money next year. I suggest that anybody with an SKS do the same.
sks strippers will also carry 10 .38spl. or .357mag rounds PERFECTLY.
Ideas like this are very valuable in these times. Thanks for posting it.
So what is the best way to load an SKS? I have an SKS I have never fired. (I shoot my AR10, AR15, and Rem 700 mostly.)
Anon. 0615, lock sks bolt to the rear, insert stripper clip into guide, press FIRMLY untill all rounds are in the mag,pull bolt to the rear and relise to chamber the first round. With practice you can get off as many rounds with an sks + 10 round mag as you can with a AK + 30 round mag. Your rate of fire is limited by heat, not mag size.--- PS the 30 round after mkt. mags. for the sks are USELESS, they make one of the best carbines ever made malfution badly. IMO the SKS 1945 is far and away the carbine class wepon ever made.
Tip - to load clip put something - anything that works behind the loading end spring strip before slipping rounds on. Not fighting the loading end spring speeds the operation significantly
Wouldn't something like that also work for getting lose ammunition loaded into AR 15 chargers too? Or other types of chargers, like Mauser or Moisin?
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