Ammo Storage for Hunting

Quicksilver338

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Curious what everyone uses for a compact and secure means for storing and transporting your ammo while hunting. I backpack hunt the high country where I live and only looking to carry 5-10 rounds of ammo. Last year I used a nice leather fold over style pouch that held 5 300wm rounds. This year I will be hunting with a 300 norma mag improved and am looking for ideas along the same lines to hold a cartridge body of that size. Ideally to work with 338 Lapua as well. I'm sure a cartridge this size really narrows available options but open to everyone's options and ideas!
 

Frog4aday

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Leather fold-over pouch that holds 5 is what I've been using, too. Except when I am carrying my Tikka T3, and then I just carry a spare, loaded mag.
 

Bravo 4

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10 round Voodoo tactical .50 cal ammo pouch for my Snipetac/Cheytac sized cartridges.
20 round Blackhawk folding pouch for basically everything else.
My .338 RUM cases barely fit in the Blackhawk. Your cases may need the bigger Voodoo. I can send you one of each to play around with to decide, but I think I paid about $15 a piece at the PX so it may not be worth the shipping.:D
 

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Quicksilver338

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10 round Voodoo tactical .50 cal ammo pouch for my Snipetac/Cheytac sized cartridges.
20 round Blackhawk folding pouch for basically everything else.
My .338 RUM cases barely fit in the Blackhawk. Your cases may need the bigger Voodoo. I can send you one of each to play around with to decide, but I think I paid about $15 a piece at the PX so it may not be worth the shipping.:D
The voodoo one looks like it may be a good fit in the backpack. I'll check it out, thanks!!
 

WeiserBucks

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This ^^^^^^^ . My mag holds 5 , Triad stock pack holds 5 and I keep a loaded mag in my pack. I'm not worried about shooting all 15 rounds, but I stress out about losing stuff .
 

Hoss50

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I dont backpack hunt, and I always carry way to much ammo. 4 in the gun, about 8 in the stock cheek rest holder, 1 in each pant pocket, 10 more in the daypack.

To much is better than to little. My buddy and I went out for a quick peak one afternoon. He left his pack in the truck. He saw an elk and ranged it at 250. He took 3 shots and missed 3 shots. He left his spare ammo in his pack, in the truck...

He re-ranged and it was actually about 415. He hit a tree at 250 on the first range attempt and launched his only 3 rounds. Once he re-ranged because he could not figure out why he missed he realized his mistake...

We never got another shot at those 2 elk again.
 

Bucklowery

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I can’t help much. I have 4 in the gun, 8-9 in cheek rest and a box of 50 in my drag bag if I have it, which I usually do. I don’t get to go on pack hunts a lot. It’s flat and rarely far from the truck. I do shoot a lot but you never know so I go loaded down. I think I got eleven one afternoon deer hunting. I have not done that again it is a lot of cleaning. Our deer are small here so like killing one big bull elk I would imagine

Thanks

Buck
 

cjl2010

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Because we usually backpack in I bring the extra 20 just in case I fall or anything happens I have enough ammo to confirm zero and create confidence that my rifle is still shooting well. Plus, you have to account for random coyotes that need to die!
 

SealTeam4

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Not getting out of bed to take photos but I have Bullet Binders made by a guy on Snipershide named “softcock”. I’ve been using them for about 5 years for every caliber I shoot. Love them. He makes several different sizes but I always by the 40 round. Found this picture ok google.

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