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Posted: 9/21/2001 7:31:25 AM EDT
Who stores their ammo loose (not in 20-rd boxes)in ammo cans?? Any chance of detonation due to primers gettin struck accidentally?? It would seem to make sense to have the ammo loose for faster mag loading. I think the ammo can could hold more that way. Comments???
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 7:36:31 AM EDT
If someone says I need to box them, there goes my weekend. 10 cans X 1200 ea.......[:O] Oh Boy. Thats a lot Zaz "I have given up trying to understand people in favor of mocking them."
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 7:39:49 AM EDT
I've stored it loose, in boxes and on stripper clips. Stripper clips seem to make the best use of the space available; although common sense says that you could probably fit even more loose rounds in the can if you had the patience (I don't) to arrange them in orderly rows.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 7:44:35 AM EDT
I only store ammo 2 ways. Loose in ammo cans, or sealed in the origional case.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 8:07:58 AM EDT
Lets suppose a 5.56 round did go off in the can... because the "bang" isnt confined by a chamber and barrel... how much pressure do you think would be released? What I mean is, do you think the 55gr bullet or brass case would have enough energy to blow out the side of the ammo can? Possibly ignite other rounds? My estimate (and only a guess) is that you'd get a lout pop and nothing more. M.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 8:07:59 AM EDT
I alwasy store ammo that I reload loose in a GI 30 or 50 cal. ammo can. I have never had an explosion, of course the usual precautions such as don't abuse them apply. If you want to take the time, you can load them into stripper clips or put them into boxes later if the need arises.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 8:09:04 AM EDT
I store most of mine on stripper clips, but have stored it loose also. As a matter of fact, I sometimes buy from Georgia Arms, and they ship their "canned heat" ammo loose in ammo cans with packing paper to keep it tight. Seems that it would take a pretty good blow to detonate a primer, but I admit that I did have the same concern.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 8:37:57 AM EDT
A couple of months ago I received a case of 7.62 x 25. 500 rounds packaged in 50 round plastic boxes. The plastic boxes were in a cardboard box. When I opened the box I noticed that some of the plastic cases were broken. Turned out 3 bullets in 2 different boxes. Only lost the 3 rounds nothing else. The ammo came from South Africa to AR. So I don't know where it went off.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 8:37:59 AM EDT
A couple of months ago I received a case of 7.62 x 25. 500 rounds packaged in 50 round plastic boxes. The plastic boxes were in a cardboard box. When I opened the box I noticed that some of the plastic cases were broken. Turned out 3 bullets in 2 different boxes. Only lost the 3 rounds nothing else. The ammo came from South Africa to AR. So I don't know where it went off.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 8:43:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 8:49:48 AM EDT
You REALLY have to bang a primer to get it to go off. I've never had a shell go off in a bulk packed ammo box. Even if it did, it won't set the others off. I used to take a sling shot and 22lr rounds, and shoot them at a concrete wall. They make a pop. Afterwards, you go over, and all the slugs are lying on the ground, right where it hit. Without a barrel, the slug can't go anywhere. If it was dangerous, the military would not do it. Of course, if you drop the can from 400 feet, this rule does not apply. [:D]
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 8:55:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By kramrd: Lets suppose a 5.56 round did go off in the can... because the "bang" isnt confined by a chamber and barrel... how much pressure do you think would be released? What I mean is, do you think the 55gr bullet or brass case would have enough energy to blow out the side of the ammo can? Possibly ignite other rounds? My estimate (and only a guess) is that you'd get a lout pop and nothing more. M.
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That's right. Ammo cans are fairly air-tight, so a blast would be contained and measured only in the pressure of the can itself. The less ammo in the can (i.e. more air space), the less blast damage you would have. You figure a few mL of volume in a .223 cartridge, versus up to a L or 2L of volume in a can, and you end up with a loud bang, a flying pebble, and a smokey air pocket. Remember the analogy of the firecracker: light one and sit it on your hand, and it will burn your skin; light it and close it inside your fist, and you'll never be able to open your hand again.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 9:39:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 9:41:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By raf: Excepting pistol and specialized/test rifle ammo, ALWAYS in clips and in bandoleers.
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lets see, thats 12000 rounds in clips and bandoliers..... 6000 rounds of .223...30 round mags......thats......Oh may god... 200 mags. Better start savngmy pennies! Zaz
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 9:46:27 AM EDT
Okay DVD -- very nice. I see 45ACP, ??? (maybe 45Colt), .30 carbine, 7.62x39, 30-06 in garand clips, loose .30 carbine, loose 30-06. How close was I? [:)] - CD
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Link Posted: 9/21/2001 10:18:15 AM EDT
Dang, shiney brass sure is purdy.
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 10:49:58 AM EDT
You guys keep mentioning centerfire cartridges. What about the incredible number of 22 LR rounds sold by Wal Mart and others in 500+ round boxes? I've never heard someone mention that they've seen a round go off. If a rimfire cartridge won't go off and is "lawyerproof," then I would assume that a centerfire cartridge is even safer.z
Link Posted: 9/21/2001 11:01:17 AM EDT
I have been storing my ammo loose in ammo cans for the last 30 years and never had a problem. Found some 30'06 stored in an ammo can I loaded 14 years ago and they shot just as good as the day I reloaded them.
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