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Posted: 2/14/2012 6:41:59 PM EDT
That. If you had to move and could carry your rifle and mags, how many mags? What would you carry them in? The German mag pouches (rain pattern) look good because of the price but 4 mags does not seem like enough to me, and 8 would be heavy as fuck I think. Whatcha got?
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 6:52:06 PM EDT
I have a chest rig that can hold 9 and two drums ... and that's more heavy than practical. I would say 30 round mags, 6 on the chest 1 in the rifle and a few extra mags in your bug out bag /ruck sack.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 6:52:57 PM EDT
7 mags total. I have a vest and molle pouches left over from my army days I'd carry them in.

I don't think I'll ever have to worry about this.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 6:55:08 PM EDT
I can carry about 2000 rounds of 5.45x39 and 6 mags.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 6:56:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JSW79:
I can carry about 2000 rounds of 5.45x39 and 6 mags.


Nice, Rambo.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 6:59:27 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JSW79:
I can carry about 2000 rounds of 5.45x39 and 6 mags.


So you would carry around 50lbs of spare ammo?
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:07:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JSW79:
I can carry about 2000 rounds of 5.45x39 and 6 mags.


For how long?
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:11:07 PM EDT
Six rounds in my wheelgun and a cowboy hat and I'm good to go. I learned that on The Walking Dead.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:15:27 PM EDT
7 mags. If I need more than that, I wasn't going to make it anyway.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:16:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Liquidmetal:
Six rounds in my wheelgun and a cowboy hat and I'm good to go. I learned that on The Walking Dead.


Yep, until their friends starts kickin at the door and you got one bullet left (I'm sure he got at least 12 rounds strapped somewhere on his belt).

Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:22:00 PM EDT
Well there's a differance between how much I COULD carry, and how much I WOULD.

Weight-wise, I could carry a heckuva lot. For the heckuvit, I tried one setup: LBE Harness+2 quad mag pouches+chest rig+2 drum pouches slung=570 rounds of 7.62X39. Managable...clumsy as heck and not at all worthwhile in my opinion, but doable.

I've got two setups I would use:
#1. A light/normal load. that would be 4+1 30 round mags. Either a chinese 4 pouch, single stack, or a quad pouch on the belt. Truthfully, I doubt there will be any need, even in SHTF, to need more than 150 rounds. Possible, but highly unlikely.

#2. If I should be expecting trouble: 8+1 30 round mags in a LBE setup.

#3. Actually a third: Whenever I excercise, on a run,etc. I carry 6 mags in a chest rig+a drum in my gun. I figure the extra weight is a plus when keeping in shape

I really wouldn't plan on carrying more than 270 rounds. I CAN add more, but for the most part, unless you got a full team with you, any fight involving 300+ rounds will mean you're hit/killed/out of the fight before they're all gone.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 7:46:22 PM EDT
My vest carries 8 mags. If I need more then that I am probably screwed. I keep lots more at home though
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 8:01:17 PM EDT
Got 8 on my vest
1 in rifle
Few hundred extra in a backpack
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 8:19:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2012 8:20:50 PM EDT by mustangduckk]

My SHTF loadout includes my AR and a sidearm. I only have 1 AR and a pile of AKs, but for the sake of easy ammo access, I would be forced to take the AR.

I would carry 3 mags on the warbelt, plus 1 in the rifle. I'd carry my sidearm with 2 spare mags and 1 loaded.

This would be good enough for any defensive scenario. By the time I've fired 120 rounds, the fight is probably over one way or another, or I'll have a chance to leave.

Bear in mind, my emphasis would be on leaving. I have a family to look after and take care of. If I was on my own in the SHTF scenario, I would be a little more aggressively armed with more ammo.

Either way, more ammo would be carried in a back back or vehicle.

Link Posted: 2/14/2012 8:24:52 PM EDT
Chinese 6-mag chest rig +1 in the rifle. Ruck carries 6 more empty mags and 200 rds. in an SKS bandolier. Yeah, it's heavy but if you have to the ruck can be dropped to lighten the load. Tried the E German pouches and even with LBE was way heavy. If I get into anything requiring 410 rds. it would be nothing short of a miracle if I made it out.

PSA: For those running the chinese chest rigs .... Go to the local surplus store and pick up a pair of the WWII era general purpose shoulder pads. They slip right onto the chinese chest rigs and spread the load more evenly so the strap doesn't dig into your shoulder when fully loaded. Weight isn't too bad with the 3-mag rigs but you will notice it with the 6-mag version if you wear it for any length of time.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 8:36:30 PM EDT
600-800 rounds in either belt or magazine form.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 8:39:20 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Toyoland66:
Originally Posted By JSW79:
I can carry about 2000 rounds of 5.45x39 and 6 mags.


So you would carry around 50lbs of spare ammo?


Originally Posted By Farmer-Ted:
Originally Posted By JSW79:
I can carry about 2000 rounds of 5.45x39 and 6 mags.


For how long?


I'm planning on carrying it for 3 days...
.....on the 4th day I'll turn off the DVD player with the zombie movie in it.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 8:48:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By dalyman72:
That. If you had to move and could carry your rifle and mags, how many mags? What would you carry them in? The German mag pouches (rain pattern) look good because of the price but 4 mags does not seem like enough to me, and 8 would be heavy as fuck I think. Whatcha got?


...and what? What's the scenario, where are we going? Staying around the homestead of light duty, or leaving in the middle of the night with your family to a safe spot. Mostly inside vehicles, on foot? TSHTF is a pretty broad statement.
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 9:35:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2012 9:37:10 PM EDT by Tactical_T]
My Bulgy 7.62 Krink works like rifles in the movies......it has a never-ending 30-round magazine with unlimited bullets.
But seriously, I'd only gonna carry a 4-cell mag pouch (120 rounds) on my person. But I would, of course, have an 50 cal ammo can full of extra rounds back where ever the rest of my crap was.

Link Posted: 2/14/2012 9:38:59 PM EDT
in a SHTF situation...what is the average number of opponents ?
Link Posted: 2/14/2012 11:04:25 PM EDT
Depending on the situation and precieved threat four to twelve mags. Carrying other gear, food, water, socks, etc. three mags plus one in the gun. Going out to pick a fight or end a fight with someone, carrying nothing but a good snack and a little water twelve mags.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 1:58:05 AM EDT
With my Z.O.M.B.I.E(Zoidberg's on my block, I'm engaging) bandoleer on I can carry six 30-rnd AK-74 mags, and six 14-rnd P14.45 pistol mags. I don't feel the need for so many pistol mags, so two of the slots are filled with a pocket knife sharpener, and my Leatherman Surge multitool.

I have a wife and an elderly mother who doesn't travel well, so we'll be sitting low and very quiet for as long as we can before making a break for our BOL.

I figure if I can't do it with the 180 rounds of 7N6 and 57 rounds of .45 that I'll be carrying on my person + all the extra loaded mags in the rig, spare ammo, and other assorted weapons I'll have with us... I will have done something seriously wrong.

If that's the case, the surviving bad guys will have definitely EARNED whatever they get from me.

-urban
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 3:51:10 AM EDT
Originally Posted By JSW79:
I can carry about 2000 rounds of 5.45x39 and 6 mags.


nah i doubt that...maybe from your safe to your car or bov.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 3:59:04 AM EDT
Thats why we have kids... They can carry atleast 1000 rounds of 5.56 each
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:34:13 AM EDT
7.

if its a "grab one & go!" id take ak with a mag plus 2 spares. and the pistol w/2 spares.


no mayter what: SPAM CAN. buried in the back yard at the woodline :D
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 4:51:22 AM EDT
I ran my last class with my FAL with 6 mags in the rig and 1 in the gun. Plenty comfy. This same rig can accommodate the AK , AK74, or AR mags too (I love the taco!) so it can be used for all. I have a good stash of ammo at home, hopefully any SHTF situation I would be able to keep most of it, but that's another reason why America is so great, there's guns and ammo everywhere.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 5:11:13 AM EDT
Hmmmm.... SHTF huh ? I guess all I need is one bullet, nuff said



Just kidding!!!! So nobody get all preachy.


I would have to assess the situation at hand and go from there, to many variables.Hhowever I believe being able to adapt and think on your feet is better than playing rambo with 1/2 ton of ammo on your back.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 7:45:03 AM EDT
Do yall have any opions on this? Army Surplus Vest

I am wondering if it holds 6 AK mags since it has M16 mags listed.

I would not be bugging out as far as I can plan ahead, my current location is pretty sustainable with good neighbors (for now). I would like to carry a fair amount of ammo if I was protecting a cattle heard from looters or whatever you want to call them. Obviously cattle would be an important resource to keep alive.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 8:15:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2012 8:18:19 AM EDT by Stizout]
1 mag in the rifle, 8 in the vest and 10 mags in assault pack. Total: 570 rounds. If I use more than that at a one time without resupplying I am up the creek.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 8:24:40 AM EDT
Ammo?? Pffftttt.

The only things coming with me if I'm ever on the run are a few granola bars, some water, and my "Best Of" compilation edition of Penthouse Letters.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 8:33:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By dalyman72:
Do yall have any opions on this? Army Surplus Vest

I am wondering if it holds 6 AK mags since it has M16 mags listed.

I would not be bugging out as far as I can plan ahead, my current location is pretty sustainable with good neighbors (for now). I would like to carry a fair amount of ammo if I was protecting a cattle heard from looters or whatever you want to call them. Obviously cattle would be an important resource to keep alive.


Won't work with AK mags. I and several buddies have those in your link and while they do hold the AR mags the AK mags are taller and shaped different so they don't fit.

Link Posted: 2/15/2012 8:34:48 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 56type:
Originally Posted By dalyman72:
Do yall have any opions on this? Army Surplus Vest

I am wondering if it holds 6 AK mags since it has M16 mags listed.

I would not be bugging out as far as I can plan ahead, my current location is pretty sustainable with good neighbors (for now). I would like to carry a fair amount of ammo if I was protecting a cattle heard from looters or whatever you want to call them. Obviously cattle would be an important resource to keep alive.


Won't work with AK mags. I and several buddies have those in your link and while they do hold the AR mags the AK mags are taller and shaped different so they don't fit.



Thank you. Ever seen one that works with Ak mags that is similarly priced?

Link Posted: 2/15/2012 8:58:01 AM EDT
Pack will have 5 full mags. Chest rig will have 3. Pistol will have two spares too. And enough loose ammo to reload 1/2 the mags I carry.

You won't be alive after 90 rounds of gun fight if you are the only one defending. So ....
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 9:05:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By dskeet:
7 mags total. I have a vest and molle pouches left over from my army days I'd carry them in.

I don't think I'll ever have to worry about this.


This.

One in the weapon, six on hand.

Link Posted: 2/15/2012 9:23:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By 1IV:
Pack will have 5 full mags. Chest rig will have 3. Pistol will have two spares too. And enough loose ammo to reload 1/2 the mags I carry.

You won't be alive after 90 rounds of gun fight if you are the only one defending. So ....


Ding ding ding. The right answer. You will either be ambushed or you
be ambushing. It will be decided quickly.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 9:43:08 AM EDT
My Blackhawk chest rig is set up for 4 primary and 2 pistol. So 150rds of 7.62x39 and 36rds of 9x18. I may throw some extra in the pack but idk. I'd rather be light and fast to GTFO of conflicts.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 10:09:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2012 10:09:27 AM EDT by cowboy]
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 12:51:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/15/2012 12:51:28 PM EDT by RABID]
I always figured 5 in the vest, one in the gun and 4 in pouchs around my belt (and about a case in the truck if I can still use it and dont have to ditch the vehicle)

The wife said she'd carry extra ammo for me ;)
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 2:44:31 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cfpkiller:
Originally Posted By JSW79:
I can carry about 2000 rounds of 5.45x39 and 6 mags.


nah i doubt that...maybe from your safe to your car or bov.


I think that I can....but I would die of fatigue before I get to the next subdivision.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 5:52:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BattletweeteR:
in a SHTF situation...what is the average number of opponents ?


Under 5.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 5:53:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BattletweeteR:
in a SHTF situation...what is the average number of opponents ?


Under 5.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 5:57:15 PM EDT
I hike fairly regularly with 10 full mag for the rifle and 5 for the sidearm so I know that is doable with room for some water and other essentials.

There sure is a lot of defeatism around here. " Oh well, I'm probably not going to live that long if it gets that bad anyway."

Screw that! I know the odds of survival get a lot smaller as the round count goes up but I'm going with an attitude of kicking those odds in the ass and surviving this shit.

Link Posted: 2/16/2012 3:43:49 PM EDT
Legit LOL

Originally Posted By Liquidmetal:
Six rounds in my wheelgun and a cowboy hat and I'm good to go. I learned that on The Walking Dead.


Link Posted: 2/16/2012 3:46:25 PM EDT
I would stuff my backpack full, and if it got too heavy I would dump some.
Link Posted: 2/16/2012 4:39:07 PM EDT
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