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I have two chinese made stripper clip guides. With neither one can I charge a full mag without expending great effort, blood, and invective. The rounds just don't feed well from the strippers, through the guide, and past the feed lips. I've used strippers on other types of rifle mags for years with little or no problem.
Are they all like this? Is there a particular technique to use, or are all of the chinese chargers difficult to use?
03-11-2004, 08:21 PM
I've used the stripper clip guides for years and I've cussed them plenty of times, too. I'm sure under the heat of combat your extra adrenaline would make it so you don't notice the difficulty (you'll just plow right through the tension). In everyday use, however, they can be a pain.
One of my fellow shooters has been using the "MagLula". I don't know the company that makes it, but he swears by his.
03-12-2004, 08:59 PM
I seriously wonder if those AK adapters were ever really intended for use, or if they were just something to sell to the round-eye devils. I've heard of people who could use them, but never seen one. And I don't ever remember seeing anyone use one at the range, or attempting to use one.
The Chinese mag loaders work really well if you use the proper technique.
First off inspect your stripper clips if any are bowed,bent,or have been stepped on don't use them. If the cartridges hang up or don't slide off the clip easily don't use that stripper clip. Then you need a hard solid surface. Your thigh,knee,or any other body part will not work. Slide the loader onto the mag and then rest the bottom of the mag on the hard solid surface. Grab the mag just like you would a pistol grip. Put your fore finger on the front of the loader and your thumb on the back of the loader with the rest of you fingers/palm on the mag body. Tilt the mag back till just the rear of the floor plate is on the hard surface and the part that holds the stripper clip is perpendicular to the hard surface. Insert a loaded stripper clip and push loader onto the mag which will push the mag into the hard surface. Put your thumb on the top cartridge of the stripper clip and push the cartridges into the mag with one fluid motion. Your thumb should rub aganist the stripper clip as the cartridges are pushed into the mag. The front of the mag loader will want to raise up as the cartridges are pushed in the mag this means you are not pushing the mag loader/mag into the hard surface enough. The loader should not move at all as you push the cartridges into the mag. Make sure the stripper clip stays perpendicular to the hard surface at all times.
It will take loading 2-3 mags before you get good at it but once you do you will never be able to figure out why anyone would load a AK mag without a loader/stripper clips.
03-14-2004, 12:26 AM
BTW, the stripper-clip loaders that I have played around with do NOT work with the plastic mags.
They are really only useful if you own both an SKS and an AK, and you have metal mags for your AK. Otherwise, AK mags are too easy to load to even require the stripper clips.
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