Posted by cleanammocans.com on 7/28/2018 to News
There is nothing we love more than new product announcements and this is a big one! We have been receiving requests for .308/7.62x51 stripper clips for the M14 and M1A rifles for a long time and we finally got them. CleanAmmoCans.com has secured a lot of .308 / 7.62x51 stripper clips, and bandoliers for the M14 and M1A rifles from a 2016 production run that are available immediately in our online store until we sell out. We have a limited supply from a one-time production run so don’t wait around on this one!
Can it get any better than stripper clips for the M14 and M1A? Yes! In addition to the .308 stripper clips, we also have the matching bandoliers, cardboard inserts, and stripper clip guides to support full repack to military specification. For the first time, we will be offering complete .308 / 7.62x51 repack kits consisting of new condition, once-used, USA made components straight from Lake City.
What makes the .308 stripper clips so hard to find? Well, the US military does not shoot very much of this ammo since switching to the M4 and M16 rifles unless it’s on links for their machine guns. There are still some applications to include the designated marksman rifles that are magazine fed in .308 caliber but they are relatively limited in circulation compared to the M4 family of rifles. What’s even rarer than M14 rifles in current service is finding stripper clipped 7.62x51 ammunition on stripper clips in bandoliers.
We are not aware of any 7.62x51 /.308 ammunition being produced in this configuration within the last ten years which is evident as the majority of online military surplus retailers are out of stock stripper clips and bandoliers. Stripper clips and bandoliers in .308 are also a rare find on the gun show circuit. Even if you can find them, it is rare to find a dealer with a sufficient quantity at a reasonable price.
The M14 stripper clip repack kits available at CleanAmmoCans.com include the more recent six pocket bandolier variant. Each pocket is intended to hold two, five round .308 / 7.62x51 stripper clips for a total of 10 rounds of ammunition per pocket and 60 rounds of ammunition per bandolier. Within each pocket is a cardboard silencer insert with one stripper clip guide and safety pin per bandolier. Mil-spec M80 stripper clip 7.62x51 ammo ships from Lake City in the M2A1 size ammo can with 420 rounds per can which is seven, 60 round bandoliers.
CleanAmmoCans.com is your one-stop-shop for M14/M1A ammo repack components! Organize your .308 ammo for your M14/M1A rifles with new condition re-pack components while supplies last.