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    deer stalking I will be lucky (or unlucky?) to use more than 2 rounds......but always carry 10...just in case I have day of bad shooting and have trouble finishing the job....

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    .308 and .30-06 case rims all fit into the standard NATO 5-round clip, I carry one as spare plus a mag and one in the chamber for two 5-round stripper clips. Plus, no issues with loaded mags and travelling at the end of the day etc as a stripper clip that doesn't fit the firearm or magazine isn't included in the loaded firearm in a vehicle rules. Also doesn't rattle at all period.

    I have the filter cap device that fits onto a standard soft drink type bottle screw threads - these bottles can be squashed to stop them sloshing and then blown up and dunked to fill them up. If the water is spectacularly dirty, a couple of bottles can be filled up and left to settle out then decanted into a clean one so the filter cartridge doesn't get clogged, or use those fancy tabs that act as a flocculent as well as sterilising. That filter cap thing is awesome, it's just like using a standard sipper cap bottle no bending over to get a straw into the creek and if you want a clean cup for a coffee etc just squeeze the bottle into a pan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rusl View Post
    Wow some of you carry allot of spare rounds, what's the normal? I have 4x in the gun and 4x in my pack, never used more than a couple on a walk. If doing a long trip I will have a few more at the base camp not many though.
    I guess partly a carry over from the days pre-radio and epirb when standard practice to carry a few rounds for signaling in emergencies. Plus handy to have spare rounds if you come across a mob of goats on way out. Also depends on whether you're culling or not I guess.
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    Old days I always had 5 in the rifle and minimum of 15 in day pack, today five in rifle and 5-10 in day pack.
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    Usually 5 in the mag and 5 in my day pack. Generally need 1 of them, sometimes 2.
    Really depends on what the hunt is all about
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    I usually carry a few spares, mainly for emergency signals etc. Haven't had to use any for that as yet. A piece of push bike inner tube around them keeps them quiet and doubles as a fire starter if need be.
    I was told by someone who should know, that ammo vibrating can affect the properties of powder, especially if using coated powders. Leading to erratic performance. I guess in a day pack etc should have minimal affect, in a vehicle over a longer period could cause issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmwsm View Post
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    I was told by someone who should know, that ammo vibrating can affect the properties of powder, especially if using coated powders. Leading to erratic performance. I guess in a day pack etc should have minimal affect, in a vehicle over a longer period could cause issues.
    I kept 6 rounds of lapua 160grn 270 mega in door of mates lada,for so long we forgot about them..when he sold it 6-8 years later he gave me back the rounds...I wanted reasonably new brass for reloadig so fired them off...into group under an inch...which for me was outstanding..... guess it hadnt deteriated too much LOL.

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    If you have a wooden stock which is well made and you don't want to spoil the lines with a stock pack/cheek riser thingy just to store ammo, then a cartridge trap is your answer:

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    These are still really popular on the continent (known as 'Schaftmagazin') but unfortunately the metalwork and in-letting for a full custom job as pictured above will cost the same as a cheap rifle

    I've handled an custom made Westly Richards Mauser type rifle with this installed, was really slick and did not rattle at all. Then again a £50k+ rifle should be perfect!

    I'll post up a 'common man' variation on this which is a part of my ongoing Sako Vixen project (don't worry I won't ruin it, promise!)
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    K98 stripper clip .
    Weighs next to nothing.
    before that I just used to tape 5 rounds together with insulation tape.
    "Sixty percent of the time,it works every time"

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    These are the ammo holders for the stock I made for my 2 which you have probably seen before....
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    That's the 338

    And this the 45/70...
    Attachment 156835

    Any spares for the 338 I just use the plastic 5 round holder that they come in in the box and keep one in my bag.
    The 45/70 I have 5 in the mag and 6 in loops. 308 I just use 2 mags , a 5 round and a 3 round....
    I think it's always a good idea to have more than required for emergency signalling as well as mentioned earlier...

    This is the water filter I use. Comes with a straw attachment and collapsible bag or can be screwed directly to a plastic water bottle like the 'H2O' brand water bottles you buy already full from the shops. Excellent little filters only a couple of inches long and weigh nothing. Mine lives in my bumbag/pouch. Would recommend to anyone. I believe that they can also be used as an inline filter on a camelbak type setup also....
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    attachments don't work for me

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    Sorry @widerange.... it's just the pics of the leather stock ammo holders I made for my rifles... you've probably seen them already anyway , I've posted them before.
    For some reason I can't add pics at all now....
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