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Old February 28, 2013, 12:18 AM   #26
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Yea, the first thing you think when you hear the bumble bee is "where did i put my earpro?"

We got 7 mags 30 rounds each, I was lower enlisted so no sidearm for me. I mean not that i needed it. We only did convoys every other day halfway across the country. Not to mention the stops for bread in taliban controlled markets.

All sarcasm aside, I'm just glad we didn't get in any big firefights.
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Old February 28, 2013, 08:53 PM   #27
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We all carried 6 to 8 mags, 28 rounds each. Wierdly I have never checked to see if that was an old wives tale. We also carried a full bandolleer or two, I think they had 5 or six sets of 30 each. Just in case things got ridiculous.
There would also generally be one man with a pack full. Though it's not about carrying, I also habitually rotated mags. Still do. Every couple days, unload all mags and use your other set, then clean each round and magazine. I find the process extremely thereputic.
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Old March 4, 2013, 10:04 AM   #28
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As an MP in OIF 08-09, I carried 6 mags of 5.56, one more in the rifle. 2 mags of 9mm, & one in the gun.

I can't remember how many rounds I carried with the M249, at least 3 drums of 200 rounds, one 50 round "nutsack" on the gun, & usually a backpack in the truck with 5-6 more drums.

We all wore eye pro out of habit, & if we dismounted in a hurry, usually had our radios on, which served as ear pro as well.
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