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Old September 15, 2012, 02:03 AM   #4
NWPilgrim
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Most of the surplus ammo CMP used to sell was packed in clips in bandoleers. Six clips per bandoleer and four bandoleers per .30 ammo can = 192 rds per can. When you watch WWIi movies and the troops are grabbing ammo out of a jeep they are grabbing the thin cloth bandoleers (not the heavy canvas belt type with eight clips but the thin fabric ones with 6 clips).

Like this one:


Most of the surplus .30-06 is sold out these days and at best you get loose ammo in a can, or commercial ammo in boxes. I still have a couple of cases (four cans per case) of the HXP ammo packaged that way.
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