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I'm looking for reliable Garand clips to go with my rifle. CMP is shut down, right now, I believe, so I am looking for another source. The link below is what I have found. Does anyone have any experience with them. How about others that are also available now?

https://www.midwayusa.com/prod...006264072?pid=677853

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I've used the ones in the link, good to go. I never really have trouble finding GI surplus at gun shows tho. I think the last batch I purchased were $2 per. Sometimes I've found them for around 50 cents per.
 
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I ordered a few since the reviews are good and they are available.

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"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats."
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“It is just as difficult and dangerous to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to try to enslave a people that wants to remain free."
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I use the ones from AmmoGarand.com. I Split 100 so we wound up paying less than a dollar each.
 
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How many do you need?
 
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How many do you need?


I just ordered 400 rounds of ammo, so...

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Every day, the New York Times carries a motto in a box on its front page. "All the News That's Fit to Print," it says. It's been saying it for decades, day in and day out. I imagine most readers of the canonical sheet have long ceased to notice this bannered and flaunted symbol of its mental furniture. I myself check every day to make sure that the bright, smug, pompous, idiotic claim is still there. Then I check to make sure that it still irritates me. If I can still exclaim, under my breath, why do they insult me and what do they take me for and what the hell is it supposed to mean unless it's as obviously complacent and conceited and censorious as it seems to be, then at least I know I still have a pulse. You may wish to choose a more rigorous mental workout but I credit this daily infusion of annoyance with extending my lifespan. -Christopher Hitchens

"At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child — miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill-disciplined, despotic and useless. Liberalism is a philosophy of sniveling brats."
-PJ O'Rourke
“It is just as difficult and dangerous to try to free a people that wants to remain servile as it is to try to enslave a people that wants to remain free."
-Niccolo Machiavelli

 
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If you can find some of the Greek clips, they're good to go.

Greek HXP M2 Ball ammo was readily available from the CMP in the mid-to-late 2000s, and came either in carboard boxes, on 8 round Garand clips, or on 5 round M1903 stripper clips.

I bought a number of spam cans of ammo on Garand clips, and a few on M1903 clips.

You still see HXP M2 Ball for sale on the secondary market, often on clips, as people sell off their old stock. So I'd keep an eye out for HXP ammo and grab some of that if you can. Not only is the ammo good, but the clips are as well.

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you will need 50 each


Only if you plan on loading all 400 rounds onto clips at once. While that's probably an ideal goal, it isn't strictly necessary.

You can have fewer clips, and just reload them and reuse them as needed. They're not as durable as detachable box magazines, but they're easily reusable many dozens of times.

I wouldn't want to get by with 1 or 2 clips, but you could easily make do with 10 or so clips for now. Most folks aren't blasting away with 80+ rounds of .30-06 rapid-fire in one string.

If all my Garand stuff weren't in storage in preparation for moving, I'd ship you a fistful of clips.
 
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If you can find some of the Greek clips, they're good to go.

Greek HXP M2 Ball ammo was readily available from the CMP in the mid-to-late 2000s, and came either in carboard boxes, on 8 round Garand clips, or on 5 round M1903 stripper clips.

I bought a number of spam cans of ammo on Garand clips, and a few on M1903 clips.

You still see HXP M2 Ball for sale on the secondary market, often on clips, as people sell off their old stock. So I'd keep an eye out for HXP ammo and grab some of that if you can. Not only is the ammo good, but the clips are as well.



This is how I got all of my clips. I haven't seen any HPX in a while, but always on the lookout for it. Wish I would have bought many more cans when it was so readily available. Frown



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