stripper clip problems Mosin Nagant


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Sedrikthered
July 4, 2009, 08:43 PM
The steel case ammo did not behave with adequate lubricity when loaded into the newly manufactured steel clips. I had gotten both types: the solid ones obtained from Numrich and some from E-Bay with tips cut into the ends. Neither one wanted to perform with the steel case. The brass ammo (7.62X54R) did OK, but the steel case, being cheaper and more common left me with a headache.

Now, I reload numerous calibers and I use a case lube from UNIQUE. It's based on bee's wax, is anyhydrous and should not induce rust on the Russian ammo. I lightly lubed the bottom, not the primer end, but the bottom end of the shell casing where the clip would grip it. The rounds slip out now with tactical speed, as if a WWII rifle could be called "tactical"; but the rounds slip into the Russian rifle with ease. The Russian receiver does demand that the clip line up straight, but; I think that is a workable solution for the guys having problems with the stripper clips.

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fireflyfather
July 4, 2009, 08:49 PM
Most people having problems with the clips are not loading them into the clips properly (the "wing" shaped configuration...do a search). Alebit, lubing them could help, you may still run into the problem of the rims feeding improperly and jamming your rifle.

chuwee81
July 5, 2009, 04:21 PM
yep, saw the vid on youtube before i got my clips. it loads with no problems. besides, i got 2 spam cans worth of ammo. no way in hell i'd lube 'em before shooting it.

Deanimator
July 5, 2009, 04:34 PM
Be careful lubing loaded rounds. This changes the adhesion of the case to the inside of the chamber when fired, altering the bolt thrust.

Lubed cases are required in machineguns which don't have primary extraction of the fired case to loosen it in the chamber so that the head isn't torn off.

Using lubed ammunition in a firearm for which it is not a requirement may significantly increase the firing stresses on the bolt, particularly the locking lugs.

Instead, try lightly polishing the stripper clips to improve functioning.

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