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Old 11-03-2008, 06:26 PM
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Default how many rounds do you carry when hunting?

Just curious, I usually carry 8, 4 in gun and another 4 in a spare magazine.
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:41 PM
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When hunting with my ML, I have one in the barrel and 2 or 3 more charges in my pocket. I've never used more that 2 shots in any one session. When I go up to Minnesota next Friday for rifle season, I'll probably just carry a full mag of 4 rounds with me in the stand, with a couple boxes in the truck. I figure that if I shoot all 4 in one session, I'll have plenty of time to walk back to the truck to get reloads, because the deer will be dead or long gone anyway.

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Old 11-03-2008, 07:42 PM
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I've got one of those cheezy rifle stock sleeves that hold 9 rounds. Not that I'll ever need 9, but that's what they had at Walmart for $4 so I bought it and figure if I have the space to carry 9 right on the gun why not?
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:22 PM
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Rifle: 8; five in the rifle and 3 in a case, in case. Haven't used more than 1 in a long time.

ML: 4; one loaded 3 in speed loader and 10 caps in a inline capper.
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Old 11-03-2008, 09:56 PM
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I usually carry at least 5 for the bolt action. 3 or 4 in the mag, plus one or two in my pocket. With the 30-30 I usually load 5 or 6 in the tube. I figure that it is very rare to ever get more than 2 shots off, but if I miss clean I want a chance at another since I am going to finish my walk anyways. Around here the deer are shot at so much that you cant rule out seeing another on the way back to the house...
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:03 AM
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8 for me too. Load the gun and the rest in the pack or pocket. The reason I like to carry extras is not so much if I miss but for emergency situations. They could come in handy.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:34 AM
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9 I have a sleeve on the stock and I leave it full till I get itnt he field and then I pull the first 5 out and load up.
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Old 11-04-2008, 11:21 PM
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I tote around 3 in the mag with a handful in my pack JIC. I always carry spares in the truck though, been known to bust a few @ yotes. Dad taughtus to be prepared.
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:49 AM
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Gun loaded 3 or depending on the gun and the another 9 on the stock.
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Old 11-06-2008, 06:50 AM
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1 in the pipe and 3 in my pocket. The rest are in the pickup.
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