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HuskyKMA
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Posted: 6/30/2011 12:42:25 AM
Can someone tell me how many 20-round boxes of 5.56/.223 ammo will fit in a...

A) .30 cal ammo can
B) .50 cal ammo can
C) "Fat Fifty" ammo can

I tried to search but most of the information I found was either conflicting or it was for loose rounds.

Thanks for the help.
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Posted: 6/30/2011 2:23:13 AM
Depending on the brand and box size, I can usually get 840-880 in a regular 50 cal. can.
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Posted: 6/30/2011 8:33:22 AM
I got 920 rounds of XM193 in 20 round boxes into a standard .50 can.
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Posted: 6/30/2011 9:17:53 AM
Originally Posted By HuskyKMA:
Can someone tell me how many 20-round boxes of 5.56/.223 ammo will fit in a...

A) .30 cal ammo can.

Not sure how many boxes will fit, but if you take the rounds out of the boxes & arrange them carefully (as one member did a few years back), you can get 1000 rds into a .30-cal can.


And if you can get your hands on a 40mm ammo can, it will hold 1840 rounds in 20rd boxes.

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Posted: 6/30/2011 9:50:44 AM
You can get 1200 rounds of boxed (20rd boxes) 5.56 in a Fat Fifty

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Posted: 6/30/2011 7:23:26 PM
Originally Posted By David14:
Originally Posted By HuskyKMA:
Can someone tell me how many 20-round boxes of 5.56/.223 ammo will fit in a...

A) .30 cal ammo can.

Not sure how many boxes will fit, but if you take the rounds out of the boxes & arrange them carefully (as one member did a few years back), you can get 1000 rds into a .30-cal can.
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And if you can get your hands on a 40mm ammo can, it will hold 1840 rounds in 20rd boxes.



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Posted: 7/1/2011 10:41:42 AM
Put it on strippers & you can get 1100 into a .30 cal ammo can. With 2 spoons.
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Good info.
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Posted: 7/2/2011 11:45:27 AM
I got like 900 in a 50 can..

stack on left and right and then 4 up the center on sides..

then stack left (or) right in the front..




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Posted: 7/4/2011 10:31:05 PM
1,000 rds plus a Lula in a fifty.

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Posted: 7/5/2011 11:36:28 AM
30 Cal can:
24 x 20 rd box Federal XM193.
19 x 30 rd box IMI M855.
50 Cal can:
Best I can recall about 48+ x 20 rd box Federal XM193.
34 x 30 rd box IMI M855
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Posted: 7/6/2011 2:20:00 PM
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Originally Posted By fuzzy03cls:
Put it on strippers & you can get 1100 into a .30 cal ammo can. With 2 spoons.


You mean in a .50, right? I pack mine on strippers into .30 cans and can only get 650 rounds (plus a spoon and dessicant pack).

ETA - I can get 1000 rounds into a .50 can provided it is in 20 round packs sized like Q3131 or LC M193
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Posted: 7/13/2011 2:59:18 AM
How about loose 5.56..... How much in each size can?
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Posted: 7/14/2011 9:54:37 PM
I have tried stacking like that in a 30cal can, but the ends start to get holes and give in. That half round hole just isn't stable in .223 like it is in .308. What is the trick?
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Posted: 7/14/2011 10:06:43 PM
Originally Posted By 1811guy:

You mean in a .50, right? I pack mine on strippers into .30 cans and can only get 650 rounds (plus a spoon and dessicant pack).



Spoon? Ya' know, you're really not supposed to eat dessicant...
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Posted: 7/15/2011 11:29:32 PM
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I know you asked about 20 rd boxes, but just an FYI:
I store 60-30rd IMI boxes.....1,800rds with dessicant in Fat 50's. Only problem is they are HEAVY Mo Fo's
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Posted: 7/16/2011 9:46:22 PM
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In a .30 cal can, I can get 30 boxes(of 20) of Privi stacked in rows of 11, 11, and 8. I can get 880 loose in the same can, but others can probably get more.....
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Posted: 7/16/2011 11:07:08 PM
880 loose in a 30cal!? Are you sure?
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Posted: 7/17/2011 12:24:38 AM
Pretty sure....

I started with 2 cases(500 rds each) of 20 rd. boxes. Ended with 6 boxes left over. Others may be able to get the full 1000 into it, but I was not able to.
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Posted: 7/17/2011 12:54:43 AM
930 rounds on strippers in 30 round cardboard sleeves in a 50 cal can.
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Posted: 8/2/2011 7:19:18 PM


Why do I find this photo slightly arousing?


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Posted: 9/23/2011 12:07:53 AM
I just got 1140 rounds of the IMI M193 (38x30 round boxes) into a 50 caliber ammo can.
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Posted: 9/23/2011 4:15:52 AM
I got 700 loose in a 30.