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Posted: 10/10/2004 7:57:13 AM EST
A while back there was a thread where some members posted pics of their "ammo dumps". I am in the process of building mine. Can you guys post pics? I also want to know how many loaded mags you can fit in the ammo cans ( do you worry about the finish of the mags rubbing on the inside of the cans?) and where you guys buy dessicant. All your pics willl be greatly appreciated!
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 10:31:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 10:40:31 AM EST by die-tryin]

Originally Posted By The4thHorseman:
A while back there was a thread where some members posted pics of their "ammo dumps". I am in the process of building mine. Can you guys post pics? I also want to know how many loaded mags you can fit in the ammo cans ( do you worry about the finish of the mags rubbing on the inside of the cans?) and where you guys buy dessicant. All your pics willl be greatly appreciated!




No pics but,

18 30rders will fit in ammo can.

14 30rders and 9 20rders will fit in can

can get damprid packets at walmart, superwalmart in their laundry section.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 1:48:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 1:49:20 PM EST by gus]
I'm not very organized in how I store ammo. I have several closets in my spare bedrooms that look like this:

Link Posted: 10/10/2004 6:50:04 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 7:48:48 PM EST
Here is my ultra-tidy, super organized ammo storage unit:

This is my footstool while I'm sitting at my computer desk.


And this is just to the left, next to my tactical ant trap and underneat my work-bag thing.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:01:26 PM EST
Damn I deleted my pics
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:16:39 PM EST
Troy-


That's only ONE shelf?

How many shelves look like that one? Don't tell me all those cans are full.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:20:06 PM EST
I got a corner of a room full of various sized cans full of ammo, and 2 big ones full of mags.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 8:36:44 PM EST
Lapp_Dance, that's only one shelf in one bunker.

We don't call 'em "Troy's Toys" for nothing!
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 9:15:05 PM EST
I WANT WHAT TROY'S GOT!!!! WOW! What do these guys do for a living?...I have to save up for months, not to mention get permission from Congress (the wife) just to buy a 1000rds. I am bombarded by:

"Why do you need so much?"

"Just cuz those gun nuts on that website you're always on buy a ton, doesnt mean you have to!"

"Another rifle? You already have one just like it!"

Oh! The humanity............
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 9:17:44 PM EST
Live alone like me, set what you care about, which in my situation isnt much.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 9:53:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 10:09:21 PM EST by Ellery_Holt]
Well I was pushing 20K rounds total in two calibers, but I've shot that down a bit.

I don't think ammo is becoming scarce, but ammo cans shure have been in my neck of the woods. Has anyone else noticed the supply of the 'fat-50' cans drying up since the war?

As for dessicant, I use the silica-gel, purchased in bulk as the special kitty litter at Petco. Then I just put it in any water transparent container. I bought some paper card humidity indicators online and stick one in each can too, to know when to replace the kitty litter.

Link Posted: 10/10/2004 9:55:38 PM EST
I find it hard to find cans in general, atleast at decent prices.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 10:06:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 10:12:12 PM EST
Brown cans read:

840 CARTRIDGES
5.56 MM
BALL M 193
10 RD. CLIPS
BANDOLEERS
LOT XXXXXXXX
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 10:22:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 10:23:35 PM EST by M4_Aiming_at_U]
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 10:23:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By Ellery_Holt:
Brown cans read:

840 CARTRIDGES
5.56 MM
BALL M 193
10 RD. CLIPS
BANDOLEERS
LOT XXXXXXXX



I think he means the lighter brown ones to the left of those.
Link Posted: 10/10/2004 10:51:29 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/10/2004 10:52:50 PM EST by Ellery_Holt]
Oops, I see -- sorry. I thought maybe your eyesight was bad, but it turns out I'm color blind.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 12:13:38 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 12:38:23 AM EST
How do I post a pic?
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 1:01:21 AM EST
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 2:52:18 AM EST
DAMN Troy.

I have ammo envy.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 5:21:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 5:21:18 AM EST by brouhaha]
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 5:26:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By Spooge5150:
DAMN Troy.

I have ammo envy.



+1
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:08:23 AM EST
Here is some of my ammo. I took this photo to show off my newly made magazine rack. I have lots more ammo in other parts and some still in shipping crates.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 12:01:53 PM EST

Originally Posted By 7:
Here is some of my ammo. I took this photo to show off my newly made magazine rack. I have lots more ammo in other parts and some still in shipping crates.
members.cox.net/rwhitehill/magrack.jpg



Nice rack. Looks like you need more cans. I just picked up 40 cans at Ammunitionstore.com and filled 30 of them the other day. that about cleaned up all the boxed stuff here. Past the 150k mark a while ago.

Is that a fire rated safe(concrete lined walls and door) or just a big steel box?
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 12:48:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By 7:
Here is some of my ammo. I took this photo to show off my newly made magazine rack. I have lots more ammo in other parts and some still in shipping crates.
members.cox.net/rwhitehill/magrack.jpg


Ho. Lee. Shit.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 1:02:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By tommygun2000:

Originally Posted By 7:
Here is some of my ammo. I took this photo to show off my newly made magazine rack. I have lots more ammo in other parts and some still in shipping crates.
members.cox.net/rwhitehill/magrack.jpg



Nice rack. Looks like you need more cans. I just picked up 40 cans at Ammunitionstore.com and filled 30 of them the other day. that about cleaned up all the boxed stuff here. Past the 150k mark a while ago.

Is that a fire rated safe(concrete lined walls and door) or just a big steel box?




chances are its fire rated, since under his avaitar says MG nut I dont think he wants his Machine guns buring up
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 3:18:47 PM EST
these are the threads i love to see.

best porn on the net.

Link Posted: 10/11/2004 3:38:23 PM EST
I'm gonna tag this thread so I can show friends that my measly little 15,000 rounds means absolutely nothing Very nice ammo dumps you guys have!
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 3:45:52 PM EST
Holy crap but I need to start getting more ammo. People bitching about their measly 15K rounds... I'm lucky to have 1500!
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 3:50:56 PM EST
I need more ammo
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:09:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 4:10:15 PM EST by Currahee]
Okay, I had to go make a count. It was pitifully easy.

My "SHTF" stored ammo...

2 case card boxes with...
2 x stripper bandoleers = 280 rnds 5.56 Q3131A
25 mixed 12 gauge rounds
100 .45 APC
40 .38+P
250 .22LR

2 stripper clip bandoleers in my BOB

1 30cal ammo box with...
320rnds Q3131A boxed
100 rnds .45 APC
15 rnds mixed 12 gauge

2 600 rnd (milsurp) battle packs

thats 2Krnds 5.56, 300rnds .45, 100rnds .38, 500rnds .22LR, 65 12 gauge

Plus my stuff in the range bags etc

I feel small
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:30:32 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 4:34:35 PM EST by Ellery_Holt]

Originally Posted By Currahee:
I feel small



Accumulating ammo is easy and takes no skill. The bragging rights involved are thin indeed.

The 'ammo dump picture' thread, that's where I get to show off some -- but I don't get a feeling of accomplishment from a large grouping of ammo cans like I would from a small grouping of bullet holes. In that realm, I'm small fish too.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 4:35:44 PM EST

Originally Posted By The4thHorseman:

No pics but,

18 30rders will fit in ammo can.

14 30rders and 9 20rders will fit in can

can get damprid packets at walmart, superwalmart in their laundry section.



Can someone please tell me what size can he's referring to here? I happen to have 18 x 30rounders. Also what is everyone's opinion on storing magazines loaded for long term?
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 5:53:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By 7:
Here is some of my ammo. I took this photo to show off my newly made magazine rack. I have lots more ammo in other parts and some still in shipping crates.
members.cox.net/rwhitehill/magrack.jpg



DAMN.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 6:52:42 PM EST
I am simply..stunned. I am sure Troy and Brouhaha could take over a small, third world country!I buy my ammo cans on ebay..very good prices and shipping is quite reasonable! I have 2000 rds of XM193 in Brit Bandos. This is just to start! But does someone have a pic with an open can showing the way they pack loaded mags in the ammo cans?
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:21:51 PM EST
I've got about 2000 rounds in various calibers. Obviously I need more.
Link Posted: 10/11/2004 9:55:44 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/11/2004 9:58:52 PM EST by Stickman]

Originally Posted By The4thHorseman:
But does someone have a pic with an open can showing the way they pack loaded mags in the ammo cans?



Here is how I do my "baby cans".


Start with a little can, evidently I used this one for a camo scheme of some sort....



Load the ammo up on striper clips and place in carboard.......



Pack in the top layer, throw in some spoons, and you have 540 rounds all set and ready to go...


What I have found is nice with the little cans is that a half case (actually a tad over) is very easy to run around with. Even smaller people can tote a small can around like this and not have it be a chore. They stack easy, are pretty cheap, and are ready to load up on short notice.

The routine for setting up full cans isn't hard, but it has been covered a few times by other posters.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 7:20:12 AM EST
You guys SUCK!!!

MN
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 8:15:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 8:17:31 AM EST by militiamedic]
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 9:14:09 AM EST
*COUGH*paranoid*COUGH*
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 12:47:09 PM EST

Originally Posted By ALPHA9000:
*COUGH*paranoid*COUGH*



not paranoid.

just like anything else. guns, uppers, lowers, it gets addicting.

first you start out with a case of q3131a...

then its a case of xm193..

then you think....gee..it would look really cool if i had five cases of each.

then your hooked.

shooting is an expensive hobby.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 2:29:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/12/2004 2:30:01 PM EST by kensteele]

Originally Posted By ALPHA9000:
*COUGH*paranoid*COUGH*



40% of my ammo purchases have been based on current cost being so reasonable (my current fianancial situation allows a lot of disposable income), 30% based on the idea that ammo supplies may dwindle in the future, 20% based on the fact that I keep a supply of ammo out of state (in Texas) so I don't have to transport ammo when I travel, 10% the paranoid factor, might have a prolong shootout with zombies/terrorists.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 6:03:16 PM EST
I have about 2,500 rds between the cans and the boxes in the safe. I don't even have ammo for all my guns.
Link Posted: 10/12/2004 6:28:25 PM EST
I think I have so much because of you psychos. Over 25k of assorted stuff, which pales in comparison to a lot of you. Maybe I'll take pictures when I get home this weekend, but I know I'll feel guilty when I think how much I've spent on my anti-zombie stockpile.

The Curio and Relics license sure has bloated my ammo supply and amount of calibers.
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