For upland hunting, I use the pockets of the vest or jacket I'm wearing. Those elastic things that come on vests are an ammo maker's dream. They stretch and dump the shells after a little use. Of course, the pockets must be deep and one must be able to zip, snap, button, or otherwise close a flap to keep hulls from falling out. I just bought a shell belt and am going to try that this year. It works well while dog training and testing, just not sure how comfortable it will be for all day use.
For waterfowl, I use a small carry bag to put the shells in. Once at the blind, I set a box where it will be handy. I put a half dozen or so in my pocket in case I have to leave the blind to chase a cripple.
i use a hand me down .... its my dads old leather cartridge belt 25 seems plenty for rabbits and pheasents.... when deer or turkey hunting 3 in the shotgun and another 3-4 in my jacket... cause i dont think ill use more than that
Normally a cammo hunting vest when dove hunting. It's mostly mesh so it's not too hot. I did have the same problem with shells slipping out of the elastic loops. I started putting the shells in brass first and the problem went away. I also use a 5 shell butt cuff. I find that I can pull shells out of the butt cuff faster than my vest or fanny pack.
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