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Posted: 12/13/2008 1:28:02 AM EST
Anyone ever purchased these online and have a recommendation? I have several of the Metal tins but I wanted to be able to stack the surplus ammo I have a little bit better and I like the look much more as well. Just need a couple crates is all :)
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Posted: 12/13/2008 2:55:44 AM EST
Three 50cal ammo cans fit perfectly into your standard wooden wine box.

Hit up a few local liquor stores and you'll nab a few of them for free
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Posted: 12/13/2008 4:20:08 AM EST
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Originally Posted By JesseCJC:
Anyone ever purchased these online and have a recommendation? I have several of the Metal tins but I wanted to be able to stack the surplus ammo I have a little bit better and I like the look much more as well. Just need a couple crates is all :)


What sort of boxes? If you find milsurp wood small-arms ammo boxes, mosty 5.56 and 7.62, be aware that if it says "PB" it's treated with a nasty chemical.

ETA: Japanes SDF ammo boxes are sweet. Beautiful, untreated wood, especially artillery fuze boxes.
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Posted: 12/13/2008 4:25:07 AM EST
I love getting my ammo from CMP. The wooden boxes are great. I replace the wing nuts with a set of hinges and add a slide bolt which makes for a nice set up to store my ammo.
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Posted: 12/13/2008 4:49:11 AM EST
Interesting topic that I would like more info on as well.

It seems like good wooden ammo cases/crates are hard to find these days, especially ones that are marked according to what you want to store. I may build a couple over the next month or so if I can't find what I need; I have the tools and the materials are inexpensive. I'll post pics if I end up doing it.
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Originally Posted By sebois:
Interesting topic that I would like more info on as well.

It seems like good wooden ammo cases/crates are hard to find these days, especially ones that are marked according to what you want to store. I may build a couple over the next month or so if I can't find what I need; I have the tools and the materials are inexpensive. I'll post pics if I end up doing it.


Almost all wood overpack winds up in the dumpster, headed for the landfill or scrap yard.
None of those boxes make it into the re-sale pipeline.

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Posted: 12/14/2008 12:38:32 AM EST
Find a fairly local place that deals in bulk ammunition. They will quite often have stacks of wooden ammo crates that they are usually willing to give away. Even if they won't give them away, you may be able to get them for fairly cheap.
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Posted: 12/14/2008 4:25:36 AM EST
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Thanks dura and elk for the links Was hoping to find a place that also had SAW cans but I guess I cant have it all now can I

ETA

found them :)

http://www.omahas.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_89&products_id=641
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Posted: 12/14/2008 8:18:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By JesseCJC:
Thanks dura and elk for the links Was hoping to find a place that also had SAW cans but I guess I cant have it all now can I

ETA

found them :)

http://www.omahas.com/product_info.php?cPath=6_89&products_id=641



I've ordered that exact product. Realize that the crates are not well made and do have quite a bit a play in them. They are simply wired together. I would NOT stack them.
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Posted: 12/14/2008 11:15:56 PM EST
thanks for the heads up on that. I will keep looking, thanks
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Posted: 12/15/2008 4:27:37 AM EST
Numrich also has the military crates with two new cans included...

http://www.e-gunparts.com/DisplayAd.asp?chrProductSKU=978340&chrSuperSKU=&MC=
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Posted: 12/15/2008 9:59:19 AM EST
I have purchased the ammo crate and cans from Numrich before, they are in new condition.