Some years ago, on a club range in Chester county, Pa., I was quietly shooting some groups while testing a load. A few spots down, the only other people there were shooting a Garand. Obviously their first time. They managed to load it, fire eight, and I heard the lovely 'PING'. This was followed by a good ten minutes of confusion on their part as they tried to load it again... sans en-bloc clip. I walked over, picked up the clip from the ground, and offered it to them. They angrily told me it wasn't theirs and to mind my own business. I still have that clip someplace.