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Postby ChrisT » Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:09 am

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Looks like your post kind of got overlooked.

Postby Niner Alpha » Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:22 pm

Sorry Chris. Things happen. Don't know why nobody answered.

I suspect every platoon carried 60 ammo according to what their platoon leader or platoon sgt. thought best. It was spread around among the men. The M16 ammo was pretty much a matter of individual choice. In the delta most guys probably carried no more than two bandoliers of M16 magazines. I mostly never carried more than one bandolier of ammo.... but I was arty... and M16 fire wasn't what I was there for anyway.

Anybody remember how many magazines could be put in a bandolier? I'm guessing .. 8? I can't remember.

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