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Old December 1, 2010, 03:55 PM   #1
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How much ammo do you carry?

I am going on my first whitetail hunt this weekend and was wondering how much ammo to carry. I have a single shot .270 Win and have a 10 round cartridge belt carrier. I am thinking this is plenty. What about some of you?
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Old December 1, 2010, 04:11 PM   #2
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Same as I carry - 10 rds should be 9 more than you need.
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Old December 1, 2010, 04:36 PM   #3
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I am going to agree and disagree. I think 10 is plenty for the field.......one shot one kill, right? If, you are going far enough from home that it would not be feasible to drive back, I always take at the minimum a box. Why? What if you have a mishap and have to re-sight your gun in?
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Old December 1, 2010, 04:39 PM   #4
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^^^^^^^ i agree
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Old December 1, 2010, 06:16 PM   #5
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Agree as well - I was just thinking "carry" as in walking out to hunt. At camp, I usually have 40-100 rds, depending how far out in the sticks we are.
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Old December 1, 2010, 06:42 PM   #6
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What .284 said basically.

A box in the truck, 3 in the rifle and one in each pocket.

Same thing when toting the shotgun & buckshot.
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Old December 1, 2010, 08:18 PM   #7
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I generally carry 3 or 4 (according to caliber) in the rifle of course and about 10 extra ones on the shell carrier on my belt. You say why so many in the woods, it only takes one to take the deer. I am a firm believer in being ready for whatever might come my way. Of course I have 20 or more at the truck or camper.
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Old December 1, 2010, 08:34 PM   #8
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10 is plenty.

Where will you be hunting?
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Old December 1, 2010, 08:45 PM   #9
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Only four in the rifle.
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Old December 1, 2010, 08:50 PM   #10
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For the field, I carry 3 in the rifle and 2 in the shell holder on the stock.

I'm getting too old (okay truthfully too lazy) to carry any more weight than I have to
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Old December 1, 2010, 09:21 PM   #11
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If I'm only going out for either the morning or the evening hunt, then just what my magazine holds. If it is an all-day hunt then I'll toss a few extra in the backpack. My sidearm will hold a full cylinder (6) and I may or may not have any extra for it.

If I do carry extra, it is not with the idea that I'll be needing it for actually shooting at game. The only reason I carry more than a full magazine load is for the remote possibility that I'll get in trouble and need to fire off shots to guide a rescue party. That I why I tend to only carry extra when I'm going off on an all-day hunt.
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Old December 1, 2010, 09:37 PM   #12
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When I hunt the club I'll load 2 rounds in 06. Leave rest in truck. PS I carry
my Ruger 357 4in Security Six on my side & a speed loader, Nrver shot over one round & then go collect my deer ; )
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Old December 1, 2010, 09:42 PM   #13
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Well I carry the gun loaded and then I have maybe a few hundred rounds in my pack is all.
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Old December 2, 2010, 03:38 PM   #14
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i carry 2 bandolier slings full of slugs late in the season so when the does herd up you can lay down some lead haha
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Old December 2, 2010, 04:43 PM   #15
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Carrying a TC Encore Pro Hunter "handgun" chambered in 7mm-08, 9 round cartridge carrier, one in the gun, so 10 rounds. I've never fired more than 4 rounds in an entire season so I'm guessing 10 is enough.
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Old December 2, 2010, 04:46 PM   #16
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Box in the truck. Four in the magazine. One in the pocket ... just in case.
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Old December 2, 2010, 04:49 PM   #17
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Carrying a TC Encore Pro Hunter "handgun" chambered in 7mm-08, 9 round cartridge carrier, one in the gun, so 10 rounds. I've never fired more than 4 rounds in an entire season so I'm guessing 10 is enough.
Off topic, but how is the 7-08 from the hand? Shoulder fired, nothing phases me, so I don't know how to relate that to a "pistol".
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Old December 2, 2010, 05:04 PM   #18
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Deer hunting with a group of friends three or four boxes, one while actually hunting, a few more in the truck for the fun shooting of long range targets. My .243 was always the favorite everyone wanted to shoot because it was easiest to hit a gallon paint can at 600 yards.

Edited, I had to pull that, it's not something I should be talking about, I'd like to though.
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Old December 2, 2010, 05:04 PM   #19
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Five in the rifle, five in the shell holder on the stock with any of my repeaters, one in the rifle and five in the shell holder if I've got my single shot that day.
One cylinder full with my revolver, or if I'm carrying my auto, one loaded mag in the pistol and a loaded mag in the holster.
I don't hunt far from the truck, so any other ammo is stored in the truck--usually the remainder of the boxes.
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Old December 2, 2010, 05:18 PM   #20
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10 for the 7mm-08. 12 for the gp-100 full box of each in vehicle.

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Old December 2, 2010, 05:38 PM   #21
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I hunt in a very remote area so I always plan as if I would be lost or stuck out in the woods for days..so have 4 in my rifle 20 0n my belt and a box in the truck in case of a re site. I also like yard dog carry my security six 4" with a speedloader in my pocket. I always plan on being stuck out there so I also have a metal match extra food, space blanket and garbage bags "they can be used for so many things".
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Old December 2, 2010, 05:52 PM   #22
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What's in the gun, plus 1 reload.

That applies to my bolt rifles, pump and semi auto shotguns and revolver.
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Old December 2, 2010, 05:57 PM   #23
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I carry what's in the gun, plus one reload most of the time.

A lot depends on what and where I'm hunting, but I don't use up a lot of ammo on a hunt. 1 shot, 1 kill most of the time.

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Old December 2, 2010, 05:59 PM   #24
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how is the 7-08 from the hand?
I find it to be easier feeling than a rifle. There's plenty of movement available to dampen the blow, not like bashing against your shoulder. Not that the 7mm has a ton of recoil anyway, but it's enough that it would get old before I got through a box, I'm sure of that. The Encore is just fun. I've fired close to 30 rounds in one sitting, no pain, just fun.
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Old December 2, 2010, 06:12 PM   #25
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4 in the gun.(.300 Win Mag)most of the time. 7 on the stock. And 10 rnds in the Glock!!!! Should always be more than plenty!!!
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