carying large magnum ammo in the field

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by robbor, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. robbor

    robbor Well-Known Member

    Jun 12, 2003
    Im looking for a container to carry 300 rum ammo in the field, for when I want to glass all day and take some shots. What do you guys carry your ammo in? Im like to find as compact as possible 20 round case that really protects the bullets.
  2. CatShooter

    CatShooter Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2001
    Look at MTM stuff - they make flat cases that hold 10 or 20 rounds and go in your jacket pocket.

    Last edited: Nov 19, 2007

  3. 1kstr

    1kstr Well-Known Member

    Dec 20, 2006
    I agree, MTM cases are good to use.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2007
  4. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2001
    I have a MTM slip top box that holds 20 rnds of 7STW (loaded long). It holds them in 2 rows of 10. I also have a MTM box that holds 20 rnds of 300RUM. This box holds 3 rows of 7, minus 1 where the clip is. I believe that they were bought from

    What I can not seem to find is an Ammo Wallet that will hold 7-10 rnds of 7STW (loaded with long A-Max bullets) or 300RUM ammo. Wallets seem to be available for everything smaller and the really big stuff like 460Wby, 416Rigby and other fat-so's.
  5. Buffalobob

    Buffalobob Writers Guild

    Jun 12, 2001
    I have two different brands of wallets. I do not know who makes one of them but it holds 6 rounds of 7 AM (338 Lapua size) and is hard sided and protects the bullets well. The other is from bass Pro and holds 10 rounds but is softsided and does not protect the bullets as well. Both are very quiet and don't rattle. Achieving low runout only to lose it during hunting is stupid.

    Go to Bass Pro and run search on : RedHead® Cartridge Pouches.
  6. eshell

    eshell Well-Known Member

    Mar 10, 2006
    I have a few Blackhawk 20 round ammo carriers that work fine for my 6.5-300 Weatherby ammo. They are shown as being for .308, but they have adjustable closures that allow them to carry the longer cartridges. I find them to be enough protection for hunting, without the bulk and noise of a 20 round MTM box. The "speed clip" version will go on a belt.

    BLACKHAWK ! Folding .308 Ammo Pouch

  7. .30-378

    .30-378 Active Member

    May 21, 2006
    I used the MTM ammo wallets, but the best thing I have found to use is a choke tube box with 2 separators allowing 3 cartridges. I can carry 2 or 3 of those and I not have a big weight in one place. They are black backed and semi clear covered. I just added a little more foam that was like what was already in there and it is great.

    If I would need more than even 1 of the 3 shells my .30-378s hold, I would be having a bad day and would go home anyway.
  8. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2005
    Try carrying 338Allen Magnum ammo, now THAT is a challenge. I finally found something to use, a choke tube pouch RedHead Shooting Bags - Choke Tube Case that I made a styrofoam bottom for (to protect the lower half of the shell).

    Talk about funny, carrying 6 rounds of ammo on my belt in a carrier made to hold long 12ga choke tubes.

    I use MTM shellholders and cartridge pouches like this RedHead Cartridge Pouch for my 'normal' size cartridges.

  9. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2001
  10. Brent-AR-30-338

    Brent-AR-30-338 Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2006
    just one round is all I need... ;-p
  11. WSmitty01

    WSmitty01 Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2005
    Full magazine with 1 extra round in the pocket, if I can't hit it with 4 rounds, I need to get outa the mountains!! If being attacked by a herd of something big and mean that needs more ammo, drop the gun and run like hell!