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Old 06-15-2013, 12:06 PM
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rounds to take hunting

If you are going out for a remote hunt (not a day hunt), how many rounds do you typically take with you? Say a 5 day, big game hunt, that is not readily accessible to purchase ammo.
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Old 06-15-2013, 02:29 PM
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Re: rounds to take hunting

Five in the rifle, three in my left shirt pocket, and ten in the backpack.
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Old 06-15-2013, 03:35 PM
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Re: rounds to take hunting

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Five in the rifle, three in my left shirt pocket, and ten in the backpack.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:06 PM
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Re: rounds to take hunting

If it was a multiple big game species hunt, as in i had more than one tag in my pocket for deer, elk, bear, etc. I would be safe and bring at least a box (20) shells. It would better to have them and not need them than the other way around.

On the other hand if it was a backpacking hunting trip rather than a fly in hunt or outfitter drop camp. I'd make due with two magazines (10) shells. Figuring that if I shot anything I'd be headed back to the trailhead with a load of meat or two and I could stock up at the truck with heavy stuff like bullets and batteries.
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Old 06-15-2013, 04:15 PM
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Re: rounds to take hunting

How many you have in the truck is the answer I was looking for. If going on a 5 day hunt that is not home based, how many shells would you load up to take?
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Old 06-15-2013, 05:48 PM
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Re: rounds to take hunting

This is what I tell younger soldiers:
There are only two times you can have too much ammo;
When you're drowning, and when you're on fire!
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Old 06-15-2013, 11:23 PM
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Re: rounds to take hunting

I take at least 20. Most often though I have a full case (50) of reloads.
I took a hard fall once and my rifle took a harder fall while hunting. I didn't knock the scope out but I did need to verify zero and tracking. If you had something similar happen it could take a fair few rounds to troubleshoot.
You can never have too many (as long as your truck is the one hauling them). If I'm backpacking it is ten in my pouch and three in the mag.
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