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Unread 06-16-2013, 06:47 AM
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Re: rounds to take hunting

I take either a full box of 50 or 60 in three 20 round slip tops. I used 20 rounds last year in Wyoming checking drops before starting my pronghorn hunt.

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Unread 06-16-2013, 09:57 AM
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Re: rounds to take hunting

Originally Posted by angus-5024 View Post
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.
Almost exactly the same and for the same reasons. During the day, I will have 3-4 in the gun and 10 in my pack. For the trip, I will bring at least a box of 20, if not more. I have had a hard fall as well, so I know the need to have the extra ammo laying around to re-check your gun.
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Unread 06-16-2013, 11:03 AM
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Re: rounds to take hunting

I'd lean toward wearing those Mexican ammo belts , 2 of them. Makes you look tough and plenty of extra's for tweedy bird practicing at the end of the hunt.

5 a day or 20 total for the rest of us.
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Unread 06-16-2013, 01:21 PM
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Re: rounds to take hunting

Hell I over pack I guess.... I have 4 in the rifle. And 14 more in the pack. Then I have the 500 smith in its shoulder holster with 5 in the cylinder and 12 in the pack. Back at the camp I have a box of 50 for each.. It's never a bad thing to have more then enough! Most times the 500 doesn't even get fired and the rifle only gets fired maybe once or twice. But for some reason I need to re-sight my rifle in up there I won't have to worry about running out of rounds. Plus you never know when the Zombie apocalypse may hit!! Hahahah
My dear boy if 5 miles away they don't sit up in their beds and ask what the HELL was that, the gun is not big enough!

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Unread 06-17-2013, 08:14 PM
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Re: rounds to take hunting

Originally Posted by Bravo 4 View Post
There are only two times you can have too much ammo;
When you're drowning, and when you're on fire!
Been in a couple of classes where I heard that more than once.

I usually take about 40, but only carry 10 or so.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 09:06 PM
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Re: rounds to take hunting

one in the chamber and full mag.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 09:45 PM
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Re: rounds to take hunting

I always have a 20 in a slip cover in the truck and when I take of from there it's one in the pipe, a couple in the mag one in a pant pocket and one in a coat pocket. At home I have 50-100 loaded rounds ready at the beginning of the season so I don't have anything changing during the season.
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