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5/29/2017 5:35:05 AM
Posted: 6/29/2011 8:42:25 PM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 6/29/2011 10:23:13 PM EDT
Depending on the brand and box size, I can usually get 840-880 in a regular 50 cal. can.
Link Posted: 6/30/2011 4:33:22 AM EDT
I got 920 rounds of XM193 in 20 round boxes into a standard .50 can.
Link Posted: 6/30/2011 5:17:53 AM EDT
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.

Link Posted: 6/30/2011 5:50:44 AM EDT
You can get 1200 rounds of boxed (20rd boxes) 5.56 in a Fat Fifty

Link Posted: 6/30/2011 3:23:26 PM EDT
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.
http://i321.photobucket.com/albums/nn397/DavidFourteen/ocd.jpg

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



Why do I find this photo slightly arousing?
Link Posted: 7/1/2011 6:41:42 AM EDT
Put it on strippers & you can get 1100 into a .30 cal ammo can. With 2 spoons.
Link Posted: 7/1/2011 2:41:01 PM EDT
Good info.
Link Posted: 7/2/2011 7:45:27 AM EDT
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..




Al
Link Posted: 7/4/2011 6:31:05 PM EDT
1,000 rds plus a Lula in a fifty.

Link Posted: 7/5/2011 7:36:28 AM EDT
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
Link Posted: 7/6/2011 10:20:00 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/7/2011 6:19:31 AM EDT by 1811guy]
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
Link Posted: 7/12/2011 10:59:18 PM EDT
How about loose 5.56..... How much in each size can?
Link Posted: 7/14/2011 5:54:37 PM EDT
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?
Link Posted: 7/14/2011 6:06:43 PM EDT
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...
Link Posted: 7/15/2011 7:29:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/15/2011 7:30:10 PM EDT by lapster]
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
Link Posted: 7/16/2011 5:46:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/16/2011 5:47:02 PM EDT by Clastac]
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.....
Link Posted: 7/16/2011 7:07:08 PM EDT
880 loose in a 30cal!? Are you sure?
Link Posted: 7/16/2011 8:24:38 PM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 7/16/2011 8:54:43 PM EDT
930 rounds on strippers in 30 round cardboard sleeves in a 50 cal can.
Link Posted: 8/2/2011 3:19:18 PM EDT


Why do I find this photo slightly arousing?


+1
Link Posted: 9/22/2011 8:07:53 PM EDT
I just got 1140 rounds of the IMI M193 (38x30 round boxes) into a 50 caliber ammo can.
Link Posted: 9/23/2011 12:15:52 AM EDT
I got 700 loose in a 30.
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