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Posted: 10/14/2004 4:16:32 AM EDT
Dumb question I know....

I recieved a case of ammo from ammo man, I'd like to store it in some mil surp ammo cans. Do they just dump the loose rounds in the cans, or do the 50 round boxes of ammo fit in the cans somehow?
Pics or explanation needed!
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:23:59 AM EDT
you can dump it in but if there is rust on the inside of the can you get it on the bullets.
i like to put them 50-100 into a Ziploc freezer bag. sort of a poor mans battle pack.
i don't think you need desiccant.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:29:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:30:29 AM EDT
Do you guys use .30 or .50 cal ammo cans?
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:31:37 AM EDT
just dumb that shit in and shoot it
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:35:43 AM EDT
50... they stack easier.
30 cal cans are good for cleaning gear and smaller things but i like the 50s because you can stack them 5 high without them becoming tipsy.

There is a box one size larger than a 50 box. I have all ways heard it referred to as a “SAW” box. It will hold 30 round ar mags vertical. For long term storage I like the 30mm cans but they get HEAVY!
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:37:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 4:44:06 AM EDT by PONY_DRIVER]
I use mainly .50 cal cans. I keep pistol and rifle ammo in diferent containers and stack it depending on how it's packaged. WWB 38/357 fits nicely sideways in a can, 4 deep, 3 high (and one stuffed in the end endways. .223 is on stripper clips stacked in some sort of order, (I don't have enough on SC's to matter) and the stuff in boxes stacked around that. I used .308 stripper clips fro ma bandoleer kit to store some of my .243 ammo, they're stuffed in the cardboard containers and stacked somehow into the ammo can. HTH
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:46:33 AM EDT
I have a few 660 rd .50 BMG cans I use for 5.56 and 7.62. I can get 3000+ of 5.56 in one.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:47:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 4:57:51 AM EDT
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