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 How many 7.62 rounds in a 50 cal ammo can??
REDMASTA  [Member]
2/19/2009 1:07:50 PM EST
How many 7.62 rounds can you fit in a 50 cal ammo can? I know you can fit 840 5.56 rounds on stripper clips in 4 pocket bandoleers. I used the write up on here to make a couple 840 SHTF 5.56 cans and now want to make one for my AK. I'm not sure I would want to put the rounds on stripper clips like I did with the 5.56. Mainly because the stripper clips are much more expensive and they don't make a Striplula for the 7.62 which is a shame since that thing is amazing!! So whats the best way? Should I just see how many boxes I can pack in there? Thanks
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1saxman  [Member]
2/19/2009 1:38:54 PM EST
There's very little wasted space in the 20-round boxes. I'd say put the boxes in cans.
paddle3  [Team Member]
2/19/2009 1:44:57 PM EST
Boxed, I've fit appx. 1300.
ArmedFerret  [Member]
2/19/2009 1:47:30 PM EST
Originally Posted By REDMASTA:
Mainly because the stripper clips are much more expensive


$9 for 40 strippers = 400 rounds

That's expensive?

and they don't make a Striplula for the 7.62 which is a shame since that thing is amazing!!


AK Stripper clip guide, $7.99

So whats the best way? Should I just see how many boxes I can pack in there?


If you're doing it by boxes, typically i've just done an even 1k in each can. there's plenty of room to spare (like paddle said, approx. 1300 rounds if you leave it in boxes), but I really can't see myself lugging around much more weight than that in a single .50-cal can.
fammyman  [Member]
2/19/2009 2:41:42 PM EST
please show me how you got 1300 rounds in boxes in a 50 cal can 1040 is my personal best
Dieter122  [Member]
2/19/2009 2:50:16 PM EST
Originally Posted By fammyman:
please show me how you got 1300 rounds in boxes in a 50 cal can 1040 is my personal best


Fields_Overseer  [Member]
2/19/2009 3:08:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By ArmedFerret:
Originally Posted By REDMASTA:
Mainly because the stripper clips are much more expensive


$9 for 40 strippers = 400 rounds

That's expensive?

and they don't make a Striplula for the 7.62 which is a shame since that thing is amazing!!


AK Stripper clip guide, $7.99

So whats the best way? Should I just see how many boxes I can pack in there?


If you're doing it by boxes, typically i've just done an even 1k in each can. there's plenty of room to spare (like paddle said, approx. 1300 rounds if you leave it in boxes), but I really can't see myself lugging around much more weight than that in a single .50-cal can.

$90 is a substantial ammount. Id rather spend it on ammo myself.

LilTate  [Member]
2/20/2009 5:01:16 AM EST
you can fit 80 boxes of Golden Tiger (end on end 4 rows of 20) in a Fat 50 Saw Can.
1600 rounds boxed.
haLfLiFe  [Member]
2/20/2009 5:09:25 AM EST
I have about 1300 rounds on stripper clips in a .50cal ammo can and there is really no room to spare.
Mack77  [Member]
2/20/2009 5:36:33 AM EST
What alternate universe are you guys getting your ammo cans in? We are talking 7.62x39mm right?

.50 cal can (there is no such thing as a "Fat 50" can there is a larger SAW can but I am talking regular 50 can) will hold 840 rounds of boxed Golden Tiger or 800 rounds of Brown, Silver or Gold Bear (slighty larger boxes). I have not tried stripper clips only but since a box of 40 rounds of Yugo on strippers is larger than two 20 round boxes I find it somewhat hard to believe you can get 1300 or 1600 rounds in a 50 can. As a matter of fact I was only able to get 700 rnds of the Yugo into a .50 cal can leaving it in the boxes. In the tall 40 mm can I can get 1660 boxed Golden Tiger or the Bear ammo. The SAW cans I use for loaded mags and have fit two Chinese bandoleers, 5 loaded 30 rd mags in a canvas shoulder bag and 1 loose 30 rd mag which is 180 rds in mags and 360 rnds in bandollers for a total of 540 rounds.

m.
Chris_1522  [Team Member]
2/20/2009 6:14:42 AM EST
About a thousand loose.

I usually just put 10 loaded 30 round magazines in a can. They fit perfect.

I usually lay a piece of neoprene toolbox padding down, lay five mags, another piece of padding, and then five more.

The padding keeps it a bit quieter.
haLfLiFe  [Member]
2/20/2009 7:23:54 AM EST
Originally Posted By Mack77:
What alternate universe are you guys getting your ammo cans in? We are talking 7.62x39mm right?

.50 cal can (there is no such thing as a "Fat 50" can there is a larger SAW can but I am talking regular 50 can) will hold 840 rounds of boxed Golden Tiger or 800 rounds of Brown, Silver or Gold Bear (slighty larger boxes). I have not tried stripper clips only but since a box of 40 rounds of Yugo on strippers is larger than two 20 round boxes I find it somewhat hard to believe you can get 1300 or 1600 rounds in a 50 can. As a matter of fact I was only able to get 700 rnds of the Yugo into a .50 cal can leaving it in the boxes. In the tall 40 mm can I can get 1660 boxed Golden Tiger or the Bear ammo. The SAW cans I use for loaded mags and have fit two Chinese bandoleers, 5 loaded 30 rd mags in a canvas shoulder bag and 1 loose 30 rd mag which is 180 rds in mags and 360 rnds in bandollers for a total of 540 rounds.

m.


Yes we are talking 7.62x39. Everytime I get down to about 300 rounds on strippers I buy another 1K an take them all out of the boxes and put em on strippers. They all fit in the .50cal ammo can perfectly. If you cannot accomplish this then I can charge you $100 to teach a class on loading ammo cans
XM-15  [Member]
2/20/2009 12:01:49 PM EST
1000 loose and 1250 stacked all "pretty as you please" in a standard .50 cal can.

Farmer-Ted  [Member]
2/20/2009 1:38:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By XM-15:
1000 loose and 1250 stacked all "pretty as you please" in a standard .50 cal can.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v45/xm15a2/100_0787.jpg


Nice, but you got way too much free time.
LilTate  [Member]
2/20/2009 2:36:34 PM EST
How much money do you want to bet on that?
I got paypal do you?
I got pics, 80 20 round boxes.
No such thing as a Fat 50 huh?
Wanna bet $500 I can fit 1600 rounds in my "FAT 50" ammo cans?



Originally Posted By Mack77:
What alternate universe are you guys getting your ammo cans in? We are talking 7.62x39mm right?

.50 cal can (there is no such thing as a "Fat 50" can there is a larger SAW can but I am talking regular 50 can) will hold 840 rounds of boxed Golden Tiger or 800 rounds of Brown, Silver or Gold Bear (slighty larger boxes). I have not tried stripper clips only but since a box of 40 rounds of Yugo on strippers is larger than two 20 round boxes I find it somewhat hard to believe you can get 1300 or 1600 rounds in a 50 can. As a matter of fact I was only able to get 700 rnds of the Yugo into a .50 cal can leaving it in the boxes. In the tall 40 mm can I can get 1660 boxed Golden Tiger or the Bear ammo. The SAW cans I use for loaded mags and have fit two Chinese bandoleers, 5 loaded 30 rd mags in a canvas shoulder bag and 1 loose 30 rd mag which is 180 rds in mags and 360 rnds in bandollers for a total of 540 rounds.

m.


LilTate  [Member]
2/20/2009 2:38:08 PM EST
Let me know so I can provide my account information for you to pay up after I post pics.


http://http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en-us&q=fat+50+saw+cans&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8
SnubMan  [Member]
2/20/2009 5:22:39 PM EST
Originally Posted By XM-15:
1000 loose and 1250 stacked all "pretty as you please" in a standard .50 cal can.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v45/xm15a2/100_0787.jpg


Wow! How long did that take?
XM-15  [Member]
2/20/2009 5:38:18 PM EST
Originally Posted By SnubMan:
Originally Posted By XM-15:
1000 loose and 1250 stacked all "pretty as you please" in a standard .50 cal can.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v45/xm15a2/100_0787.jpg


Wow! How long did that take?


The length of Van Helsing, stopping to watch Beckinsale of course.
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