SKS Stripper Clips

Discussion in 'AK & SKS Discussion' started by PanBaccha, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Anyone ever had problems with SKS stripper clips? They seem so unreliable. Maybe it's because I'm used to 30 round magazines on my AK. But with the Chinese SKS getting a mag adapter might not be the right solution as I heard many complaints about them, and getting the Duckbill magazine might just do for an unchallenging moment but not hold up in a real crisis.
    So all this brings me back to basics. How to embrace stripper clips. :confused:
     

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  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    They tend to suck regardless of what gun they are for. That said, with practice they can speed loading.
     

  3. JWagner

    JWagner New Member

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    I bought a couple boxes of them from a place I cannot remember. They are probably made in China and fit way tight in the gun. It takes a firm hand to make them work. But they do work.
     
  4. austin92

    austin92 New Member

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    Just gotta find a well made clip. I have some way to tight I never use and others that work flawlessly
     
  5. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Thanks for the comments, fellas! I am afraid I'd rushed in with a feverish pitch to purchase these clips for my SKS, and wound up with 3 boxes of them (60 strip clips). Sure hope I get the hang of the awkward loading. Practice, practice, practice, I guess.
     
  6. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    Press hard and keep em moving.
     
  7. 308Wins

    308Wins New Member

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    I like using clips better than magazines for that, no problems
     
  8. spack762

    spack762 New Member

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    Ive found that the SKS clips also hold 38spl/357mag. Ive got 10rnds on one clip. Not as fast as a true speed loader, but better than loose rounds.
     
  9. bfoosh006

    bfoosh006 New Member

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    Most of the current production SKS stripper clips... suck. I bought some "Chinese" ones from CTD a long time ago. They were stamped and finished very poorly.

    Try to find some Yugo stripper clips. Those work very well.
     
  10. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Read the original Russian Manual.

    You are supposed to lightly oil them.:)
     
  11. KG7IL

    KG7IL Active Member

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    Some stripper clips I have happened upon have been used (or poorly stored).

    If there is a bit of corrosion, or some nicks and scratches, these can make the rounds hang up.

    I have some AR15 stripper clips that need some light dressing and cleaning. ho-hum... someday.
     
  12. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what kind mine are. They came with my SKS. But mine work fine. I have done the Tapco stock and have the 20 round mags. The duckbill type mentioned above. The Tapco mags work good. But they are a little tighter inside than the original. You can load longer cartridges in the original mag than the Tapco ones. That matter if you are a reloader.
     
  13. Crazycastor

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    I had found some at a swap meet that were kinda rusty and pretty dirty. I just threw them in my brass tumbler and they came out like new. Put a little gun oil on them and they work great.
     
  14. Gizord1

    Gizord1 New Member

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    There's always some guy at local shows with bins of assorted parts, accessories, and tools.
    Got more strippers than I know what to do with, for a few bucks. Only had an issue with one. The rest work perfect.
     
  15. sunsoutgunsout

    sunsoutgunsout New Member

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    I actually don't mind my stripper clips, although its a bit tough to load them at times. Other than that I have no problems. Also, loading with your fingers is far more worse considering the bolt could slam shut on your fingers. (Never had this happen to me but I heard many stories, and its not something I would like to happen) if for any reason the bolt shuts once the stripper clip is unloaded, it usually kicks sideways holding the bolt from closing all the way!