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this may be in the wrong section, and it is an odd question, but want are the disadvantages or advantages if any of the two different types.

i have both (for different cal of gun) and a cant really tell the difference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

any input would help

 

thanks deer stalker

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I like open loops- I'm always amazed at the debris that collects in the closed loops. But look for a belt with a strip sewn on underneath the loops to keep the cartridges from falling through right up to the rims, which makes them a pain to pull out.

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not something i ever thought about. my belt is closed loop, holds the cartridges ok and they dont fall out, which is all im looking for. suppose if its open loop you can push them up from the bottom to get them out (i have to work from one side or the other, bit tight to pull them out from the middle) but as windknot says they might fall in down to the rims.

 

ps im assuming youre looking at a belt or something at the mo, hence the question? if so i use one of these in the green camo on my cartridge belt, holds an extra 24 and doesnt take up much room; can also be used on its own on an ordinary belt

 

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/FSBE-MOLLE-Shotgun-p...A1%7C240%3A1318

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I hate cartridge belts. Too many walnut stocks dented and scratched by exposed brass heads, and/or birds lost due to wet leather making loading a slow job.

 

I find it much easier and quicker to split a box of cartridges between my coat pockets, and carry a cartridge bag in addition. Slinging the bag over my head so that it sits in the small of my back, means that my movement is unimpeded.

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I'm with Baldrick on this one.

 

Really not a fan of Cartridge Belts, decent jacket any day for me.

 

Just too easy to scratch your stock.

 

Still if that's what you want go for an open loop, much easier to get the shells out.

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Have we not had this discussion before on another post and cartridge bags/pocket won.

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I use them worn under my jacket. Its easy to keep tabs on how many go with me and how many are left.I lost a cartidge and it sent me mental trying to find it to the point of taking a metal detector to the spot.

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Yeah but you can't rest your gun on your cartridge pocket can you? :yes:

 

I always use a belt, open loop!

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Have we not had this discussion before on another post and cartridge bags/pocket won.

 

I defy you to find a topic to discuss, that hasn't already been discussed on PW!

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I defy you to find a topic to discuss, that hasn't already been discussed on PW!

 

Perazzi vs. Baikal?

 

Fox recipes?

 

Best way to smuggle a new gun into the house past SWMBO?

 

C'mon, there MUST be something!

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I've been using a canvas cartridge 'bag belt' which I got on everyone's favourite auction site just

before Christmas.

 

This is a bag on a belt rather than a shoulder strap which seems to work well, the only

downside I can see is that there's no lid to keep the rain off.

 

It's got two pockets allowing 100 cartridges to be carried, or 50 if you're going

to be picking and carrying used ones.

 

 

 

Nial

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