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Posted: 7/24/2003 9:37:39 AM EST
Does anyone know how the 5.56 ammo is pack before bein given to troops. In cans, in strippers, or battle packs?
Link Posted: 7/24/2003 9:53:07 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/24/2003 11:49:11 AM EST
based on my experience, I mostly saw M855 come in boxes of 30 rnds on three stripper clips. those boxes were in a green cloth bandoleer and several bandoleers came in an ammo can. each bandoleer came with a speed loader attachment inside. Also saw a lot come linked in 200 rnd plastic boxes for M249. Those were in ammocans with little bandoleers too as I recall.
Link Posted: 7/24/2003 8:26:43 PM EST
Have a look at: http://www.almc.army.mil/alog/issues/JulAug98/MS298.htm
Link Posted: 7/25/2003 9:22:23 PM EST
[url]http://www.almc.army.mil/alog/issues/JulAug98/MS298.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 7/26/2003 3:02:12 PM EST
The outer box is shrink-wrapped in 5-millimeter-thick Polyethylene bags for waterproofing
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That must be one hell of a shrink wrap machine.
Link Posted: 7/26/2003 3:30:49 PM EST
86,400 rounds of ammunition on a single pallet [shock] I want one for Christmas!
Link Posted: 7/26/2003 7:14:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By Demordrah: 86,400 rounds of ammunition on a single pallet [shock] I want one for Christmas!
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At $170 per thousand that's $14688. Being a good boy might not be enough to get Santa to spring for that one.
Link Posted: 7/26/2003 10:07:43 PM EST
Originally Posted By Delta_3_63:
Originally Posted By Demordrah: 86,400 rounds of ammunition on a single pallet [shock] I want one for Christmas!
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At $170 per thousand that's $14688. Being a good boy might not be enough to get Santa to spring for that one.
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Yeah, I was aware of how much it would cost, but that never stopped anybody from asking for a Dodge Viper either [;)]
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 2:17:55 AM EST
That's definitely a gift for the shooter who has everything. How cool would it be to be the first kid on your block (or shooting club) to own a skid of GI M193 or M855? I'm sure guys like Eric over at ammoman.com see skids all the time but I haven't laid hands on one since the last time I got stuck on ammo point detail back in '85. At that volume I bet you could get it for a lot less than $170 per thousand too.
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 2:22:47 AM EST
Well in the stone age when dinasours and E1s roamed the earth, it was in ammo cans and bandoliers with stripper clips. Tj
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 2:40:24 AM EST
Yep! I've still got splinters in my knuckles from breaking down those stupid wood boxes.
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 7:48:37 AM EST
That "5 millimeter" shrink wrap has to be a typo. Film and thin sheeting is normally graded by "mil" indicating thousandths of on inch. Probably 0.005" PE and not 0.200". At 0.2"PE, the old wooden crates would strip down faster.
Link Posted: 7/28/2003 11:29:10 AM EST
I was thinking 5 mils. I just couldn't suppress the urge to make a smart-assed comment. [;D]
Link Posted: 7/31/2003 12:12:25 AM EST
Only real-world problem with the commercial pack is that 99.9% of GI's don't have a "spoon" or speed loading clip when they get to the range, and there is not included in the box. Most of the time, when I ask if anyone has one, I hear,"Shit, it's in my desk", or "Shit! At home in my junk drawer."
Link Posted: 7/31/2003 2:57:38 PM EST
Wouldn't the UPS guy shit if he had to deliever one of those to your house?
Link Posted: 7/31/2003 9:39:59 PM EST
Originally Posted By Bang: Wouldn't the UPS guy shit if he had to deliever one of those to your house?
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Not as much as he'd shit when I asked him to help me carry it all up 3 flights of stairs [:D]
Link Posted: 8/1/2003 6:01:28 AM EST
If old surplus ammo is suppose to get bad as it gets old (so i have read), how does it last in sealed battle packs? The air cant get to it.
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