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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-01-2013, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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I hunt with a 35 Whelen, 9.3x57, or a 9.3x62. A rifle with no ammo is a pretty club, to be on the safe side when in the woods I carry a minimum of 20 rounds plus whats in the magazine and most times
over 30 rounds.


The post about the hunter threatened by Wolves is a good case in point, who would want to have an empty gun in that scenario?


Several Wolves are a threat if they surround you at all, they do not understand warning shots, but a few gut shots would mean something to them. Just my opinion.
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I hunt with a single shot 45 LC ( Encore ). One in the tube, two in an ammo holder on my wrist and six in an ammo wallet in my pack. Majority of the time one of my 45 LC revolvers is on my hip too. Makes a total of 15 rounds.

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One in the chamber, one in my pocket and one between the fingers of my right hand (I'm a lefty)
for deer hunting.

about 10 for rabbit hunting.

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deer hunting - 4 in the ammo sleeve, 9 more in the wallet in the back pack.
rabbit hunting - 10
dove hunting - 125. used to carry 100, but ran out once.
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I carry what I feel comfortable with for that day. I don't hunt as much as I used to, but I carry every day. Some days an extra mag, some days not.
In the old days when I was a L.E. tracker, and worked at locating marijuana growers on the Okie-Texas border river bottoms, if I carried an AR, I might carry 6 to 8, 30 round mags. If I carried "ole reliable", my life long friend, a now 54 year old Model 94 Winchester 3030, I would carry about 20 extra rounds, and 8 in the rifle.
I never thought much about it then, but lookin back it seems kinda odd, doesn't it. I guess regardless of what your huntin, it's about comfort, even when you don't think about it.

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5 for the rifle , 11 on my hip. Box of each in the truck.
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Giving some thought to hog, and deer. In a bolt action I carried about 10 rounds total, for both hog and deer. With my 3030 I carried about 10, and with my AR I carried a 20 round mag.

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1 in the pipe, 4 in the mag. 4 on the sling.
Never need more than 2 hunting whitetails.

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Deer hunting....5. Plinking and squirrel hunting with rimfire.....a handful.

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Never caring one in the pipe when looking for four legged critters. New a guy that messed up his wrist doing that .
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