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weight of ammo, mags.

PostPosted: Sun, 08 Jul 2012 12:53:19
by traveler
a steel 30 rd AK mag weighs 3/4 lb. A steel 20 rd 308 mag weighs 7 ozs. An aluminum M16-AR mag weighs 1/4 lb. A steel 1911 mag weighs 2 ozs. 30-06 or 168 gr match 308 is 16 rds to the lb. 150 gr 308 is 18 rds to the lb. .30 AK or 230 gr .45 ammo are 22 rds to the lb. 9mm or 223 or .20 AK ammo is 40 rds to the lb. 12 ga shells are 10 to the lb. .22lr rds are 135 to the lb. you aint carrying more than about 50 shotshells, how many each will be birdshot, slugs, and buckshot, hmm? :-) Better be ready to hump it all on foot, cause Murphy will see to it that you have to do so, you can count on that much. So the heavy, bulky stuff is out, and you can't carry very much 223 or 9mm, really. Best to stick to either thick cover or darkness, have a suppressed 223 autoloader, and a .22lr conversion unit for it. Better also have replacement ammo cached all around your bol and along the route to same, if you have to go more than a very few miles.

Re: weight of ammo, mags.

PostPosted: Sun, 08 Jul 2012 17:02:22
by kelu
So you plan to shoot almost all your ammo, then move to next ammo cache, reload, shoot again while moving to next one? Sounds like a video game.
Honestly, I don't think you can shoot more than 50 rounds and live to go to next ammo cache.