Originally Posted by angus-5024
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.