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  1. Legionnaire
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    ... how do you carry your ammo?

    I have a couple of Blackhawk cheek rests with ammo pouches that I have used on bolt action rifles to raise my cheek weld and on H&R Handi Rifles primarily to keep ammo handy. They work fine, but they are inelegant and to my eye look out of place on a classy Ruger No. 1. Easy enough to carry a couple of spare cartridges in a jacket pocket, of course, but I'm wondering what others have found handy.

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  2. LRDGCO

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    I use a rather nice lace on leather and suede butt cuff with ammo slots on a Ruger No 3 in 30-40. Load one, hold two in right hand between middle and ring and ring and pinky fingers by the rims. Works fine, keeps two ready to go. I'v shot two hogs and a whitetail that way. Having them in the actual slots of the ammo carrier is awkward, so a belt slide, or easy access jacket pocket is just as good. Getting comfy with one or two extras in your shooting hand is harder.
     
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  3. readyeddy

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    I'm going to use a fanny pack to carry powder and bullets for muzzleloader.

    I can't tell you how well it works because my first muzzleloader hunt is coming up later this month.
     
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    I hunted for many years with a Contender pistol or rifle. I always used an elastic wrist band with cartridge loops on my right wrist. Easy and quick reloads, can’t see why it wouldn’t work on a handi.
     
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  5. troy fairweather

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    maybe just get one of those slip over cartridge holder( the spandex kind ) and slip it over your arm.
     
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  6. RedlegRick

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    Since at the moment all I hunt with is a .22, I use an old squeeze coin purse on a cord I found around the house. Holds about ten and I can prop a couple in the opening. Not fancy, but works okay for me. IMG_20190110_195958.jpg
    Edited to add: I also have a leather loop attachment that holds eighteen rounds, but the coin purse is quicker for me.
     
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  7. Browning

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    I use an inexpensive nylon buffcuff on my Ruger No. 1 in .270 Win. Should probably upgrade to something in leather since the sling is so nice, but I haven't gotten around to it.

    It works though.
     
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  8. George P

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    When I hunted with my Ruger No1 RSI, I carries extra rounds in those old (1980s) orange plastic ammo holders that came with the ammo. Carried in the pocket, no noise and readily available.
     
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  9. ridgerunner1965

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    I always had extra ammo for my single shots in a nylon butt cuff. if I thought I was ready to take multiple shots at game, I would slip a couple shells in between my fingers on my hand holding the forearm of my rifle.
     
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  10. Armored farmer

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    My H&R Handi's have elastic ammo sleeves. I think the rifle sleeves hold 9rds. I am an admitted minimalist when it comes to hunting and scouting, and I have never lacked for ammo. 9 rds has always been sufficient for hunting.
    My rifle case holds a box of ammo in an exterior pocket, but in the field, I rely on the 9rd sleeve.
     

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  12. Legionnaire
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    I do have a nice leather sling. I like the idea of something on the sling itself.
     
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    20151227_175229.jpg Here is a little cartridge slide that I made for my .243 ammo.
     
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    Love the ball glove and the beer.....OH, the shell holder is cool too!
     
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    Do you get the leather online or locally?
     
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    I think that came from a black powder rendezvous....so locally on this one.
     
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    A shotgun belt and 15ml centrifuge tubes make carrying bullets, primers, and pre-weighted/measured charges easy. Makes for quick reloading also.

    Or if you use speedloaders the belt can carry them nicely as well.

    When hunting with single shot rifles or shotguns I carried loose rounds, or rounds in Federal carriers, in my pocket and as previously suggested two or three rounds held between the fingers of my right hand.
     
  23. Hookeye

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    Pocket.
    No likey ammo on slings.
    And elastic ammo holders on stocks leaves marks (and looks like crap).

    If one must have ammo a little more available, I'd go wrist cuff of some sort.
    Could run a velcro strap under scope and around forend.
    Use a SAP 2 rounder.
    https://www.shortactionprecision.com/products/sap-two-round-holder

    Have seen leather ones made. Seem bulky to me.
    FRom the web

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  24. WestKentucky

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    DC7568D5-BBF3-4B13-AA5C-55BA829782CF.jpeg One of these. On the belt, above left front pocket. With my Contender it’s the most natural place for my left hand to fall after I open the action with my right hand and gently sling the spent shell with left hand.
     
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  25. eastbank

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    I just stuff them in my coat pocket or pants pocket if no coat needed. not much slower that all the gagits and they never fall out. 45-70 ruger #3 in 45-70.
     

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