View Full Version : Bandoliers for 10-round .308/7.62x51 Stripper Clips

04-24-2017, 12:50 PM
I ordered a 40 pack of 308/10RD clips, with a 20 pack of cardboard silencers box inserts off of Amazon last night. (I also ordered an NcStar .308 Quick Magazine Loader.) Now Iím trying to find light-weight bandoliers that have pouches that will hold two 10-round .308 (7.62x51) stripper clips in a box. So far, all Iíve seen are bandoliers for 5-round clips.

I donít want/need heavy-duty magazine pouches; I already have a web rig with four double-mag G3 pouches. The bandoliers would only be used for grab-n-go, quick ammo reloads.

04-24-2017, 09:52 PM
I don't recall ever seeing bandoleers for 10 rd 308 clips....maybe the the four pouch AR ones would work.

04-24-2017, 11:46 PM
I've got a bunch of the Vietnam era Aussie FAL bandos, they were designed for 10 round stripper clips.

04-27-2017, 09:23 PM
I got the stripper clips and cardboard boxes today. The dimensions of the box is 5"(H) x 3"(W) x 1.25" (D). Does anyone know of a light-weight bandolier that has a comparable pouch size?

04-27-2017, 09:40 PM
That's going to be too big for the FAL or M14 bandoliers. You might take a look at the Enfield 303 bandoliers. I know Canada had some lightweight ones similar to the US design.

04-28-2017, 01:57 AM
I'm still looking for the proper-sized pouches. However, in the meantime, the (I think it's the) standard size ammo can holds 380 rounds,

and the small Plano box (#1312) hold 180 rounds.

04-28-2017, 08:41 AM
Like I said before the four pouch bandoleer will work and they are cheap enough, that would give you 40 rounds per. You could sew two together if you wanted 8 pouch, or cut one in half and make it 6.

I cut a block of wood to your dimensions, here it is and in the pouch. You can remove the white string if you want it to sit lower in the pouch.


$2 a piece,

04-28-2017, 01:08 PM
I cut a block of wood to your dimensions, here it is and in the pouch. You can remove the white string if you want it to sit lower in the pouch.

Thank you for going to all that effort WBC! I actually ordered five USGI .223/5.56 4 Pocket Bandoliers off of eBay last night.

I watched a different video on YouTube, and it showed the filled bandos packed in an ammo can. The size of the three 5.56 stripper-clip boxes in the ammo can on the video appeared to be about the same size as my two 7.62 stripper-clip boxes in my ammo can, so I "rolled the dice" and ordered a five-pack.

Did you ever have, or hear of anyone else having, an issue with the white string coming loose on its own? I'm thinking of just having the excess material removed, and then having the bottoms resewn.

04-28-2017, 02:00 PM
I haven't, that thing is pretty tight, except if you pull the right part of it, then it unravels. You could sew them up pretty easy I would think.

05-01-2017, 05:08 PM
The bandoliers arrived today. The stripper boxes will fit snugly in the middle two pouches; however, I don't think they'll fit in the two outside pouches without really mashing up the cardboard. So, I pulled the string to use the full length of the pouch.

And then you can put one,
three bandoliers into an ammo can, along with a speed-loader.

So now I can have 400 rounds in magazines, and another 400 rounds on stripper clips in bandoliers.

The War Wagon
06-22-2019, 01:50 PM
Necrothread again... I know...

I found these in my "stash o' miscellany" just the other day though, and while I know they're 7.62, I can't remember if they're "39" or "51."

I've got 3 or 4 of 'em - mint - in case anybody needs 'em. If they're "51's," I'm not sure if they're 5 or 10 rounders. They LOOK like 5, but my eyes are old & grey - I have no stripper clips, so I can't tell!



06-23-2019, 10:19 AM
I have some surplus 10 round bandoleers for .308. Several years ago on the surplus ammo market they sold Indian (mid 70's) .308 in a .50 cal can that was packed with .308 bandoliers on stripper clips. The ammo/strippers was for the .308 Indian Enfeild 2A1. It was actually decent ammo being mid 70's Indian compared to the late 70's Indian ammo that was dangerous junk.