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    ammo weight

    I have been looking online all over and can't find the answer to my question. I see that 33 twenty round mags (660) of 5.56 weighs about 22 lbs. 14 twenty round mags of 308 (280) and 10 thirty round mags (300) of 7.62x39 weighs close to the same. What about other calibers like 6.5 grendel, 300 blackout and 6.8spc? How many rounds of those calibers can you carry that weighs about 22 lbs (10kgs)? I was just trying to make a comparison.
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    I don't know about those other calibers, but how many rounds do you want to carry? 300 is plenty in my opinion. If you use more than that, (1)you are either a bad shot, (2)there are too many of them,(3) you're not egressing fast enough, see #1&2 .
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    I would want to carry as much as I could manage. Not that I am expecting to need to carry an extreme amount of rounds but you never know, right? The relevancy would come into play if one were to need to bug out. You only have what you can take with you.
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    The case is usually the heaviest part,there are 7000 grains to a pound,if you know how much a cartridge weighs then you can multiply 7000 X 22 divided by cartridge weight = number of cartridges in 22 pounds
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    Thanks for the info, Duk. That's actually pretty helpful. I didn't know there were 7000 grains in a lb!
    Keep your booger hook off the bang switch.
    It's faster to dial 3-5-7 than it is to dial 9-1-1.
    I'd rather be judged by 12 than carried by 6.

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