Ammo Belt or Side Saddle??

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    Ammo Belt or Side Saddle??

    For a shotgun, which would you rather use?

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    Both, I have a 5 shell stock pouch and a 25 shell belt loaded with 00 buck.
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    I like the side saddle myself. Attached to the weapon and ready to go at all times.
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    I have five extra riding on my stock... but I prefer a belt. Anything to keep the weight of the gun itself down.
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    Check my Zombie Thread http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...-gun-porn.html. I like both......i figured why not. I mean is there such thing as too much overkill
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    Quote Originally Posted by allenruger View Post
    I like the side saddle myself. Attached to the weapon and ready to go at all times.
    +1....I'm on that list!

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    Belt for in the field (weight factor). Side Saddle for my SHTF 870 ( no weight factor).
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    Thanks for the replies. So then you that like a few extra rounds on the gun, do you prefer them on the stock or on the receiver? I have the Knoxx Spec Ops stock.

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    I went with a simple four round side saddle this time around Ron. I had a five rounder on my former Ithaca, and I actually had a Bagmaster five round butt stock slip over elastic on my previous Mossberg 500 20ga. I go for the receiver mounted simply for the ergonomics and solidity. The only benefit I could see now for a butt stock shell carrier would be that the extra shells could be kept on either side of the stock and good for those lefties as well. A receiver mounted side saddle is going to be on the opposite side of the ejection port for very good reasons, pretty much for the right handed world! I figure any type of shell holder that works well for you AND lets you keep the shotgun on target without removing it from your shoulder is the best.

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    I am left handed so I prefer the belt, since having the extra rounds on the gun interfers with others shooting my shotgun as effectivly.
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    Neither - my HD shotgun (Saiga-12) uses 10-rd magazines (or 20-rd drums, if you're willing to spend the $$$).

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    spec ops stock

    Ront -
    That's the stock I have, and I really like the 5 rds on the stock set-up. I think keeping the weight as far back as possible helps. the cheek rest is nice too, and don't forget the small storage area.

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    I prefer a hard mount on the gun. I find the ammo belts get in the way, are cumbersome to use and its one more thing to worry about when I'm in a hurry.
    For my bird guns though, I like a vest with deep shell pockets.
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    hunting: the ammobelt. but I hardly ever need more than 2 rounds in hunting. so normally I go light. just the ammo the gun holds in it, plus 4-6 other type of rounds in pockets for other game. 2 bigger shots, 2 smaller in other pocket and maybe 2 rounds of emergency flares (just incase if i break a leg and end up down some hole in the ground.)

    defense: 4 rounds in holster on buttstock. weight thing. feels better to aim than 6 rounds in it :) -if there is time, the ammobelt or packs of ammo are still near by.

    but most important rule. 1st aim and THEN shoot. one shot one kill. and if the ammo i have in the magazine/gun is not enough then.. well.. then i was a crap shot and should of practised more and "deserve" to loose.

    or i had no chance in hell anyway as there wer so many of them!

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