hats off to the lot of you. My buckshee ammo was more than that in AfghanistanStandard West Belfast and environs in the mid-80s was two magazines of 18 rounds each for the 'ordinary' foot patrollers. More 'windswept and interesting' tasks in cars included 4 x 30 rd mags for the HK53 plus 6 x 13 rd mags for the 9mm pistol plus smoke grenades etc. I've never understood this but some people carried far, far less in the 'plain clothes' (emphatically not 'undercover') role as if it meant you were somehow not trying it on.
edited to add; now I think about it it might’ve been more than the windswept and interesting task cars as well.