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Old 01-13-2018, 2:40 AM
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Any reasons why not?...

They seem to be the most inexpensive way to carry a lot of ammo.

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It's a convenient way to store and carry ammo.

Other option would be ammo pouches.



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Old 01-13-2018, 6:41 AM
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I like mine.

Easy grab & go.
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Two of em..... crossed chest. One for slugs, the other for 00
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Some like them, but they are not for me. I shoot skeet and clays, and have gotten used to a pocket full of shells. I honestly think I am faster with just loose shells in a large pocket, than any elasticized holder. I can reach for them in the same place, and load fast enough.

That said, I also have an Original SOE COP rig. It is neat, but I haven't really practiced much with it. I've also been interested in 3 gun, and have wanted to check out some of the shell caddy options.

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Old 01-14-2018, 10:23 AM
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When I go shoot clays I usually like to just wear a molle belt with a dump bag filled with shells. The bandolier however is nice to throw over your chest when out on the trail. Cheap and convenient way to carry additional shells IMO.
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When I hunt rabbits, I use a WWII era M1 cartridge belt. Each pouch holds three to four 12 gauge, or five 20 gauge. Real easy to carry, secure but quick to get to the ammo, all the weight is not on your gun (in the case of a sling bandolier), rides on your hips very well (if properly adjusted) and built a lot tougher than elasticized loops made in China. I have two always hanging on pegs, one loaded up with 12 and one loaded up with 20 gauge. Truly grab-and-go.

The one I have is WWII issue that I bought at an Army/Navy surplus store for $5 in 1971. I have yet to wear any part of it out, and it has been used A LOT.

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Personally I can't standing shotshell holders/bandoliers that have elastic loops for every single round (minus side saddles). They are slow to load, slow to reload your shotgun, and just overall a pain. While I am not a fan of 5.11/VTAC I do think their shotgun shell pouch is among the best and simplest. Simply rip off the top of a 25 round box and drop it in. I use these for upland game hunting where I reload after 3 rounds and it works great. At least in that application I can pull out the box and show a warden that I am lead free.


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Any reasons why not?...

They seem to be the most inexpensive way to carry a lot of ammo.
Answer will vary based on your needs. HD? Range? Hunting?

For instance, a pouch is great, but for HD I'm not going to take the time to put it on. I want the extra rounds attached to the gun in some way.
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Dump bag full of shells is my preference. The Safariland ELS shotgun holders are nice too but very 3 gun focused. I'm not sure I would wear it skeet shooting. I have cobra belt with dump pouch that I grab every time for skeet or trap and I've never felt like I needed anything more.
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I use Competition Carriers and Velcro Side Saddles for 3 Gun. I have 3 of the carriers and 3 of the Velcro side saddle cards for 36 rounds total plus the 8 in the gun. my belt has a dump bag for loose shells too. That's a lot of buckshot and slugs. Weight does come into play with shotgun ammo.

I also have a bandolier which holds about 30 rounds but it is hanging on my HD gun and is a grab and go thing.

There are many ways to carry spare ammo for shotguns. I have belts with holders for individual boxes I use for Skeet and Trap as well as Belt Bags for fired shells cuz I reload them.

The whole idea is to find something that works for you and use it and practice with it until you are comfortable with it. If it doesn't work out, don't quit, find something else.

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In my trunk along with the trunk shotgun I keep a stash of shells in a messenger style shoulder bag. It will hold a ton of shells and very easy to grab a handful when you need.
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I shoot skeet with a gent that sports a lever action Marlin and Winchester. With those guns he wears the bandoleer. They definitely fit together.
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Side saddle is the most practical. I also work off a belt with shotgun cards
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I use to have two really nice leather ones that would hold 25 rounds each.
Used them while duck hunting,.......came in real handy.
Just hang the blind.....right in front of you.....great way of holding ammo for re-loading in a hurry.
Did take some practice thought!

Old WWII era M1 cartridge belt works great too!

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Shotshell bandoliers across your chest are one thing; a sling bandolier is a terrible idea. It swings beneath the shotgun, throwing all this weight around and pulling the shotgun down, and then makes a convenient giant handle for someone to grab and take the shotgun away from you.

I know itís a bad idea because I had one briefly back in the Ď80ís which I immediately disposed of.

Instead I have a sidesaddle along with a speedfeed stock, so I have 6 in the Gun, 6 in the sidesaddle, and 4 in the stock as backup. Thatís plenty enough.

For the field I found an old WWI shotshell belt that holds about 20 rounds comfortably around your waist.


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590a1 with a side saddle- gives me 8+1 with 5 on the side for home. I have a chest bandolier loaded up which I could grab, but like others have said its not quick to load from.
If I'm out screwing around or hunting I have a dump pouch with loose. Probably quicker then anything in my experience upland/duck hunting. But I don't train the same on my over-under or wing master like I do on my mossbergs.
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dump pouch only sucks if you start moving around faster than walking pace. it will start bouncing all the shells out.

i've always wanted to show up to the clay range wearing a chest bandolier though. just for the heck of it.
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Depends on what you are planning to do. For home defense, bandoliers are really overkill. You shouldn't need that many shells to defend yourself against a home invasion.

For riot situations where a bit of intimidation factor can be useful, they are nice. Show up with a shotgun and a bandolier full of shells across of your shoulder and rioters will likely find other ways to entertain themselves instead of robbing and burning your home.

I've seen this AmmoPal that looks like a nice way to carry additional shells, you should look into it:
https://www.amazon.com/AmmoPAL-Gauge...0Y/ref=sr_1_62

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They would be great if they made one that worked. If you don't mind leaving a trail of unfired shells behind by all means use one.
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Two of em..... crossed chest. One for slugs, the other for 00
Shouldering that shotgun will be rugged.

In the field I use a vest or waist bags.

I can't imaging needing 10# of ammo for HD.
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I bought a bandolier. I thought they looked cooler than heck and figured it would be a great way to keep extra ammo on board.
After loading one up on my tacticool Mossberg 590 I realized within 5 minutes how impractical and annoying it was.
I instantly removed it and to been sitting in the closet ever since.
It was too heavy and extremely awkward. I also realized it was almost impossible to reload from in a practical way.
Sure did look sweet though.
I’d advise you spend your money on a side saddle instead. Much more practical
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It's a convenient way to store and carry ammo.

Other option would be ammo pouches.



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