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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 9/4/2005 6:59:37 PM EDT
How much ammo for the Garands did our boys carry with them?

Always been wondering this... it's a pretty heavy round, but then again, combat back then was slower and you didn't shoot as much, since most people only had bolt actions and 8 round clips (garand).
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 7:02:30 PM EDT
looking at pictures, I figure they carried anywhere from 150 to 200 rounds.
Link Posted: 9/4/2005 7:06:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/4/2005 7:07:14 PM EDT by Matthew_Q]
I think I read an interview... a soldier who landed at Normandy said he was carrying 8 in the rifle, the cartridge belt (10x8 round clips) and I think three bandoleers (6x8 round clips = 48 rounds each)

which would come out to 232 rounds
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