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5.56 stripper clips

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by CCF, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. CCF

    CCF

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    Just bought some ammo & going to get some stripper clips. Got a question. I've seen a few videos on YouTube and I haven't seen a good explanation of how to properly use the tabs.

    I know the tabs come bent up against the ammo with loaded stripper clips, but do you leave them bent up when loading or do you bend the bottom tab down before pushing into mag?
     
  2. WoodenPlank

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    Depends on the individual stripper. Some tabs will give when just pressing down on the ammo, and some will have to be bent back by hand first. Be aware that repeated bending of the tabs will cause them to break pretty easily.
     


  3. davsco

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    with the xm193 i have bought on stripper clips, i have never needed to bend the tab down. the force of pressing down on the mag gets it done.
     
  4. jeepinbandit

    jeepinbandit Sgt. USMC

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    Sick on magazine push down with thumb on BACK part of casing. The tab will bend out of the way. Unless they aren't USGI stripper clips. Careful if you push down too far to the rear of the case you can cut your thumb on clip.
     
  5. K. Foster

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    I always straighten 1 tab with my thumb nail.
    Not sure what your intention is but in the long run, it would be easier to buy a Lula loader and load your mags directly. Buying ammo already on clips is one thing, but buying the clips and filling them yourself is an extra motion and wasted time, IMO. Just food for thought.

    Is that the voice of experience?:supergrin:
    I can relate to that.:embarassed:
     
  6. CCF

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    You don't have to load the Lula one at a time? I guess I'm confused on how it works, but I'm inexperienced in the AR format.
     
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2012
  7. John Biltz

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    I think this falls into the category of over thinking it.
     
  8. K. Foster

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    Last edited: Oct 17, 2012
  9. K. Foster

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  10. I love the striplula. You dont have to bend the lip back it'll do it on pressure alone. It also doesn't bend it as far so there's less metal fatigue. Here in NJ we can't have loaded mags when going to the range, the striplula and some clips make it relatively simple.