Bandoliers could get you killed. It was only with considerable effort that a clip could be removed from the pocket of a bandolier. Best carry was in the pockets of the field jacket or pants. The cartridge belt allowed freer access than a bandolier.
As to the .30-06, I never saw any, all we were issued was M2 AP. Ball ammunition, with a lead core, was never issued outside the continental United States. It was used for Statesdide training and guard duty.
Last edited by Bob Wright; April 20, 2013 at 01:57 PM.