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It seems like there is a lag between when rockets/mines/c4/etc gets reloaded compared to bullets by the support guy dropping ammo. Is that the case or am I imagining it?

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You are not imagining, it takes longer to resupply explosives (including grenades). I'm pretty sure the reason is game balance, since these weapons inflict quite a lot of damage and too fast resupply would make players with these weapons too powerfull.

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not only that, but I believe explosive resupply "uses up" the supply crate faster too at which point it disappears. So the support guy will need to drop another supply crate even faster! –  Jeff Atwood Nov 16 '11 at 22:04
    
are there numbers for how long it takes for different ammo types? –  Michael Pryor Nov 16 '11 at 22:11
    
It's also kind of prioritized, ie. you will only start getting grenades, after you're fully re-stocked with guns' ammo. –  vartec Nov 17 '11 at 17:34
    
Vartec: are you sure that isn't just an effect of grenades taking longer? –  Isak Savo Nov 17 '11 at 20:41
    
@MichaelPryor I don't think anyone has documented this. But anecdotally I have noticed that regular gun ammo has to fill first before explosives will even begin to fill. So the supply crate can used up on just rifle ammo .. it is possible, because that always goes first. –  Jeff Atwood Nov 18 '11 at 21:49

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