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How do you carry your shot shells? #7940085 08/18/20 12:39 AM
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So, I have always carried my shells in my vest pockets while bird hunting. But I was looking thru the new Dogs Unlimited catalog today and I saw a Leather Shell Belt (item # 1049070-M .. http://www.dogsunlimited.com/i/1614/shell-belt-12-gauge.htm) & it got me to wondering if these are any good and if anyone has experience with the Shell Belts?

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I have one that is almost identical to that one but its almost 50 yrs old. I keep it hanging around for nostalgic reasons only. it was handy enough to get shells quickly but always wanted to drag my pants down. since I went to a vest 20 years ago I never looked back

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Pass. Keep them in the pocket of my blaze orange vest. Keep the used hulls in the game bag of the same vest.

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I see them worn a lot at NSTRA walking trials.

Re: How do you carry your shot shells? [Re: 68rustbucket] #7940160 08/18/20 01:37 AM
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The glove box of the Mule.

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Positive: If you have 2 or 3 (or more) different loads/shot sizes you can arrange them for easy access on your cartridge belt.

Negative: Personally, I found the cartridge belt less comfortable than carrying shells in my shooting vest. But the main reason I switched over to a shooting vest is because I seem to often hold my gun against my body and I found that the shotgun's wooden stock/ and/or forend would sometimes rub against the exposed rim of the cartridge brass thus leaving marks on it.

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I like that shell belt! I've been thinking about experimenting with carrying shells like this. I've always just carried them in the the game vest pockets, but I've seen some guys in Montana carrying shells like this. It reminded me of old west gunfighters or African dangerous game hunters, I guess I just like the nostalgia!


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Re: How do you carry your shot shells? [Re: Chet] #7940457 08/18/20 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Chet
The glove box of the Mule.


From a man who has faith in his dogs. cheers

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bird bag for me

Re: How do you carry your shot shells? [Re: Chet] #7940527 08/18/20 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Chet
The glove box of the Mule.



pretty much.


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Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.


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I am a sucker for happy endings and strapped cowboys.
Re: How do you carry your shot shells? [Re: TruckMan66] #7940545 08/18/20 01:13 PM
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A few in the shell pocket of vest, the rest of the box sits in a cubby on the mule dashboard.

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Seems as if it would take a lot of extra time to put the hulls in a shell belt.

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Pocket of bird bag

Re: How do you carry your shot shells? [Re: TruckMan66] #7940754 08/18/20 04:19 PM
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The person hunting with me carries the shells
The least he can do for the company of me and my dogs


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Re: How do you carry your shot shells? [Re: tigger] #7940794 08/18/20 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by tigger
The person hunting with me carries the shells
The least he can do for the company of me and my dogs



Even if he owns the land? confused2

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If he owns the land he also furnishes drinks


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I've seen tigger shoot, not one person could carry that many shells laugh roflmao bolt

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Amen to that


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Made my own web belt with buckle and shoulder straps, bag on left side has a pocket with a divider. New shells go into inside pocket, empty's to the outside pocket. The game bag is on the right side. When i sit, stand, walk everything is on the sides not in front . Don't like shells hitting the front of my legs or game bag on back.

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Originally Posted by RayB
I've seen tigger shoot, not one person could carry that many shells laugh roflmao bolt



Doesn't really matter, if you ride in the Mule with him driving, you aren't going to live long enough to shoot any birds. He's a mad man. taz


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Haven't had it in years but never spit any out.


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Originally Posted by bear64
I have one that is almost identical to that one but its almost 50 yrs old. I keep it hanging around for nostalgic reasons only. it was handy enough to get shells quickly but always wanted to drag my pants down. since I went to a vest 20 years ago I never looked back

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Vest pocket.


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Originally Posted by bill oxner
Pass. Keep them in the pocket of my blaze orange vest. Keep the used hulls in the game bag of the same vest.



yep.


Keep additional stock in the Mule.


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