Stripper clips for .223/AR-15.

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by Shade, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Shade

    Shade New Member

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    I am tossing around the idea of storing a decent amount of ammo in stipper
    clips just in case the SHTF situation happens. Fast reloading of AR mags
    myself and several friends have standardized on .223 Rem and .45 ACP for
    our primary weapons, we reload as a group and have standard reloads that
    work well in all our weapons.

    Also the though of getting some bandoleers for ease of field use. Also 12
    loaded stripper clips fit well in a standard 12 ga. x 2-3/4" shotshell box holds
    25 shotshells.

    What do you all think of these ideas?

    The little combat I saw involved firing an M-60 attached to a Navy Helo.
    Never used the M-16 on the ground, what to you ground pounders think?
     
  2. Sniper75

    Sniper75 New Member

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    Ammo getting issued and stored on stripper clips and bandoleers sometimes for years sometimes for decades ( for the military anyway) just keep your ammo in a cool dry place and it will be fine
     

  3. Shade

    Shade New Member

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    You missed my question. The long term storage is not my question.
    I store my ammo in surplus military ammo cans, that are in good
    condition.

    My questions are:

    1) If and when needed, are strippers a fast way to reload magazines,
    if and when the SHTF.

    2) Do you think 12 stippers (120 rounds) would be easier to use if in
    a box or would a bandoleer be better?
     
  4. EagleSix

    EagleSix New Member

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    Shade,

    1) In my combat experience, I never had a loading spoon to seat the stripper clips, when I really needed one the most! However, when you have the spoon and when they work, and if you repeatedly train to load under pressure, the stripper clips are better than anything else I have used.

    2) I think the bandoleer is better. I just can't imagine a cardboard shotshell box holding up in field combat conditions.

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  5. Snakedriver

    Snakedriver New Member

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    I keep all my 5.56/.223 ammo stored on stripper clips. Cheaper than Dirt has a pack of 100 strippers for $11.97 so it just makes good sense. I also have numerous bandoliers stored in ammo cans ready to go too.

    There are a wide variety of stripper clip guides available, some good, some bad, but they all work pretty well. Like Eagle Six says though, it takes a little practice to perfect the use of loading mag's. with stripper clips, but it sure beats the hell out of trying to load them one at a time.

    BTW, many bandolier kits come with a giant black safety pin and I use it to pin a G.I. stripper clip guide to each bandolier so it will be available when I need it.
     
  6. fireguy

    fireguy New Member

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    I just picked up 420 rounds of 62 grn penetrator on stripper clips at the gun show today. Came with the guide and in a steel ammo can. I already had 150 rounds of 55 grn on strippers. That should be enough unless the zombie's get too bad around here.
    I like them for the ease of loadiing. You need to have the guide to do it right, so that is something to keep in mind. And if you use them for your everyday mag loading you can reuse the strippers and load them up again.