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Posted: 5/3/2003 8:38:50 AM EST
Can anyone tell me a good online source for ammo cans like these? Went to one gun show and two military surplus stores today and nada! Thanks..

Link Posted: 5/3/2003 8:49:25 AM EST
try cheaper than dirt online or SG..or call round to army/navy surplus stores..the supplies are gettin thin from what i hear..military goin to sum new plastic ones that i havent really seen out there yet.
Link Posted: 5/3/2003 9:50:26 AM EST
I have stop getting them.  I bought all of mine full of ammo and for some strange reason don't have a problem emptying them.
Link Posted: 5/3/2003 12:47:50 PM EST
Given the cost of shipping, and the price that most ask for these cans, I would suggest you wait until you go to another gunshow.

Go [url=http://www.cegunshows.com/]Here[/url] to find a C&E show near you. You should be able to find plenty of .50 cal cans there. They may not say 5.56 on them but they are the same size.
Link Posted: 5/3/2003 12:54:32 PM EST
Yeah, shipping is likely to be more than the cans themselves depending on the place you find them at.

Best deal I've gotten on ammo cans yet was 5 for 10  bucks at a local gunshow back about 2 years ago.   These were GOOD condition cans and we got there while the guy  had 3 freakin pallets of the things.   He could have easily charged 4 bucks a can which seems to be about the typical going price, instead he just wanted to make certain he got rid of ALL that he had.    The pallets didn't last the day.
Link Posted: 5/3/2003 4:43:19 PM EST
If you are near enough to Camp LeJeune they have 166ea 7.62 cans at DRMS.  DRMS has direct sales to civilians so you might want to give them a shout and find out when their next sale is.  You can find out alot about DRMS @

Or call pawn shops and surplus stores near LeJeune they get some pretty interesting stuff a few days before payday.

Link Posted: 5/4/2003 4:16:26 AM EST
Widener's appears to still carry 50 cal cans for $20/6 + shipping.


The last batch I ordered from them was very nice. They seem to be more consistent in terms of quality than Cheaper Than Dirt. CTD has been hit or miss.
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