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#6403178 - 08/10/16 11:22 PM Do you remember when worried about having enough ammo for a hunt?
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Registered: 08/26/12
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Loc: DFW
I was getting my hunting gear ready for some pig hunting this weekend. My bag was kind of in disarray, so I pulled everything out and repacked it...as I did, I suddenly realized I was more worried about having enough BATTERIES than I was about having enough ammo. When did this happen?

I took a picture of all the batteries in my bag...then I realized the pic did not represent all I was taking with me. There is the Li-Ion rechargable for the thermal scope, plus a portable cell phone charger.

I remember going 'yot calling as a teenager and all that was required was a new 6 Volt lantern battery for the headlamp, a half box of .243, and my rifle. Now I've got a bag with almost 15# of stuff in it, plus a Pelican case with the electronics.

Just as a sanity check...all this technology means we are having more fun. Right?

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#6403296 - 08/11/16 07:17 AM Re: Do you remember when worried about having enough ammo for a hunt? [Re: nak]
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It's worse if you have 3 kids that want to participate.
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#6403376 - 08/11/16 08:32 AM Re: Do you remember when worried about having enough ammo for a hunt? [Re: nak]
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Registered: 05/04/15
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What about the batts for the Hearing Aid? Maybe NOT!

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#6403693 - 08/11/16 12:41 PM Re: Do you remember when worried about having enough ammo for a hunt? [Re: Dalee7892]
nak Offline
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Originally Posted By: Dalee7892
What about the batts for the Hearing Aid? Maybe NOT!


mad NO WAY are those for hearing aids. Those are for my Custom Fitted Electronic Hearing Protection !!!!







They just happen to have some amplification..







...and happen to be calibrate especially for me lol444
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#6403827 - 08/11/16 02:15 PM Re: Do you remember when worried about having enough ammo for a hunt? [Re: nak]
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Registered: 08/19/13
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When you grow up poor, you learn to make a box of 30-30 shells last for 4 years.
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#6403830 - 08/11/16 02:17 PM Re: Do you remember when worried about having enough ammo for a hunt? [Re: cheetah577]
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Registered: 10/01/10
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Loc: Deep Ellum, TX
Originally Posted By: cheetah577
When you grow up poor, you learn to make a box of 30-30 shells last for 4 years.


X2 Yep this

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#6403872 - 08/11/16 02:47 PM Re: Do you remember when worried about having enough ammo for a hunt? [Re: TooLow]
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Originally Posted By: TooLow
Originally Posted By: cheetah577
When you grow up poor, you learn to make a box of 30-30 shells last for 4 years.


X2 Yep this
popcorn we was so poor mine lasted close ta 20 years, & last two rounds both misfired on hogs... flag
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#6404553 - 08/11/16 11:06 PM Re: Do you remember when worried about having enough ammo for a hunt? [Re: colt.45]
nak Offline
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Registered: 08/26/12
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Originally Posted By: colt.45
Originally Posted By: TooLow
Originally Posted By: cheetah577
When you grow up poor, you learn to make a box of 30-30 shells last for 4 years.


X2 Yep this
popcorn we was so poor mine lasted close ta 20 years, & last two rounds both misfired on hogs... flag


Not 20 years, but I had a box of .243 100 gr that lasted 4 or 5 years of deer hunting. But in that same time, I probably went through 5 boxes of 72 gr varmint loads...but we were getting $5 - $10 a piece for coyote pelts (gotta learn to make those head shots).
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#6404607 - 08/12/16 04:29 AM Re: Do you remember when worried about having enough ammo for a hunt? [Re: nak]
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Originally Posted By: nak
Originally Posted By: colt.45
Originally Posted By: TooLow
Originally Posted By: cheetah577
When you grow up poor, you learn to make a box of 30-30 shells last for 4 years.


X2 Yep this
popcorn we was so poor mine lasted close ta 20 years, & last two rounds both misfired on hogs... flag


Not 20 years, but I had a box of .243 100 gr that lasted 4 or 5 years of deer hunting. But in that same time, I probably went through 5 boxes of 72 gr varmint loads...but we were getting $5 - $10 a piece for coyote pelts (gotta learn to make those head shots).
rofl those two rounds were ones left overs from first deer lease, when stand was just climbing a tree, several times caught in rain... casing's actualy were turning color were powder ended... Also found good deal on a .270 savage with scope at Walmart for under $200.00, son also got a .270 & wife a .243 that year... That & hunting 1 buck counties & other leases didn't have hogs, ammo lasted awhile... two different occations fireing pin fell on primmer at close range hogs in switch cane ending in dry fire... removed the lead & powder was clumped together... That & a dry fire on a huge buck back in 70's with my Kentucky .45 when woke up from me nap on hill side, tis reason say: Keep your head held high & your powder dry ... had fired & cleaned the .45 night before a hunt, bang forgot to fire a cap before pouring powder & seating patch & ball that night, it not considered loaded until cap is on... did end up with a nice 8 pointer though... Part of hunting... yawn another sleepless night, i got cheap posts... flag
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#6405239 - 08/12/16 11:49 AM Re: Do you remember when worried about having enough ammo for a hunt? [Re: colt.45]
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Climb up tree in backwoods Oklahoma last year with bow. Ranged about 3 maybe 4 spots with range finder and batteries went out! We're talking town that rolls up the pavment at sundown so what you think odds are of finding battery for my Bushnell? I did get lucky and find one! banana
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#6406355 - 08/13/16 07:54 AM Re: Do you remember when worried about having enough ammo for a hunt? [Re: nak]
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Registered: 11/20/14
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Loc: Athens, TX
I don't need a lot of ammo. In the last 4 years I have taken 5 deer and a pronghorn and have fired 6 shots total. I rarely carry more than 5 rounds into the field, 3 in my 7 mag and 1 in each breast pocket of my shirt. I won't fire unless I know I can make the shot since I'm getting too old to chase a wounded deer around. When you get right down to it, how much ammo do you really need on the average big game hunt? And I don't need batteries for anything besides my flashlight.

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#6406540 - 08/13/16 11:15 AM Re: Do you remember when worried about having enough ammo for a hunt? [Re: Flags]
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Registered: 09/30/09
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Originally Posted By: Flags
I don't need a lot of ammo. In the last 4 years I have taken 5 deer and a pronghorn and have fired 6 shots total.

that's all it takes. 1 per animal ^ ^ ^ ^ ^

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#6406543 - 08/13/16 11:17 AM Re: Do you remember when worried about having enough ammo for a hunt? [Re: Flags]
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Originally Posted By: Flags
. . .I won't fire unless I know I can make the shot


that's because you're a real hunter. nobody should ever try a marginal shot
though many these days often do

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#6406796 - 08/13/16 04:19 PM Re: Do you remember when worried about having enough ammo for a hunt? [Re: nak]
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I do not need a lot of ammo, but I have enough for ten years and that includes a lot of night hunting for pigs. Not paranoid, just pissed that I had to make so much effort trying to but 308 9 mm 22 lr. Couldn't have picked worse calibers for ammo shortage.
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