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    How do magazines work?

    This 10 round came with my Sub2k and i picked up a couple 17s

    Got home and realized they were the same size.

    Why does the 17 round hold more yet they are the same size?

    I understand the 17 holds the rounds kinda side by side but what is in the 10 round that makes it just stack them ontop rather then side by side like the 17?

    If i were to take the 17 apart and put the guts of the 17 into the 10 would it then hold 17?


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    Nope. If you take apart the 10 round you will see why. It has ribs molded in to it that stack the rounds up on one side.
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    By telling your wife you only read the articles .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by chessail77 View Post
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    Then how do clips work?

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    How do magazines work?

    They hold the chip bag shut so the chips don't get stale!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BowerR64 View Post
    Then how do clips work?
    Clips ("stripper clips") are used to load internal magazines (e.g., with an M1 Garand). Clips and magazines are not the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurryin' Hoosier View Post
    Clips ("stripper clips") are used to load internal magazines (e.g., with an M1 Garand). Clips and magazines are not the same thing.
    Yeah, but the M1 Garand does not use stripper clips. It uses "en-bloc," Mannlicher-style clips. The clip and eight cartridges go in as a unit (see bruce's video), and, when the eighth shot is fired, the empty clip is ejected.
    Mauser '98s and Springfield '03s use stripper clips. The clip holds five (or more) rounds in a superposed line. It is placed into the open area of the rifle's receiver, and the rounds are "stripped" down out of the clip and into the gun's magazine. Then the stripper clip is discarded and the rifle's action closed, loading the first round.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M1911A1 View Post
    Yeah, but the M1 Garand does not use stripper clips. It uses "en-bloc," Mannlicher-style clips. The clip and eight cartridges go in as a unit (see bruce's video), and, when the eighth shot is fired, the empty clip is ejected.
    Mauser '98s and Springfield '03s use stripper clips. The clip holds five (or more) rounds in a superposed line. It is placed into the open area of the rifle's receiver, and the rounds are "stripped" down out of the clip and into the gun's magazine. Then the stripper clip is discarded and the rifle's action closed, loading the first round.
    It's a matter of when the stripper leaves the stage.

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    Had you been cleaning your magazines from time to time you should have been able to decifer them on your own. I suggest you clean them, especialy the pre Y2K ones, at which time you will be able to see the difference for yourself.

    Magazines can fail due to lack of proper maintenance just as the rest of the pistol can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurryin' Hoosier View Post
    It's a matter of when the stripper leaves the stage.
    ...Always after the fifth round, of course. And with nothing on or in it.

    Unless, of course, she's Swiss. In that case, she waits for the sixth round to pass out of her.

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