I have a fairly plain jane Springfield Armory, Inc. M1A, and recently got some 10rd stripper clips to try with it. If you own an M1A/M14 you know that a stripper clip guide is built into the gun. Anyway, I got the clips to work and loaded a magazine with them, but I had a difficult time getting the clip to slide into the guide. It had to be at a precise, perfectly vertical angle, and still took some effort even then. Is this the norm or does it suggest something is out of whack? I am wondering if my clips (stripper clips) might be a bit oversize. They are Chinese imports that I got from keepshooting.com*, with a galvanized body and blued spring. I haven't had a chance to try them in any other type of gun - offhand I don't even know what other common .308s will use stripper clips. *This style: http://www.keepshooting.com/firearmaccessories/add-ons/308-stripper-clips.htm Also, does anyone know where I can get some genuine USGI, US-made stripper clips at a reasonable price? The few places I've found (like DSA) are selling them for $1 or more each, and I'm not even sure that they are US made or USGI.