Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Posted: 1/8/2005 5:49:17 PM EDT
I just turned around while reading arf and my ammo closet was open. My top two ammo cans both say:

85 CARTRIDGES
CAL.50
LINKED 15A2
1 TRACER M17-4 API M8
FUNC LOT POD80D003L017

How cool is that?

(They both have XM193, white box )
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:50:52 PM EDT
All of ours say 7.62 NATO, linked.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:51:21 PM EDT
I got 2 that were laeled 12 Guage Buckshot the ohter day
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:52:21 PM EDT
I have one that says colt 3000 rds 5.56
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:52:26 PM EDT
250 CAL .30 CARTRIDGES
LINKED 4 BALL M2-1 TR M25
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:55:53 PM EDT
Semi Thread Hijack, do people here label their ammo cans?

I use duct tape and write what type of ammo, calibre, bullet weight & type (FMJ) and form, loose, box, bandoleers.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:56:15 PM EDT
7.62 on the sides . got a few wood boxes labeled arty simulator too. a couple .50 cal.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:56:54 PM EDT
Empty


painted over th eoriginal 30-06, 7.62, 5.56, and 50BMG markings....
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:56:57 PM EDT
I don't know, and I'm not getting up to go check.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:57:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SS109:
Semi Thread Hijack, do people here label their ammo cans?

I use duct tape and write what type of ammo, calibre, bullet weight & type (FMJ) and form, loose, box, bandoleers.




Yea I do that here.

I got alot of diffrent ones dont have any pictures uploaded right now.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 5:58:01 PM EDT
I have an ammo can at my parent's house that is covered in Hebrew (I'm guessing, its IMI) writing. All I can make out is 556.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:00:24 PM EDT
My wife bought one of the laber makers, so I put the cal, the type, and the date of purchase on the top and right side of each can.

Example: 5.56 M855IMI 2001


Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By SS109:
Semi Thread Hijack, do people here label their ammo cans?

I use duct tape and write what type of ammo, calibre, bullet weight & type (FMJ) and form, loose, box, bandoleers.




Yea I do that here.

I got alot of diffrent ones dont have any pictures uploaded right now.

Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:01:41 PM EDT
Do you pack loose or in boxes?

I do both, my can of 9mm ammo is all loose and I also keep losse cans of 223, and 7,62x39
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:02:30 PM EDT
I've got so damn many cans that I have nearly one of everything. I've got various 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50 cal marked boxes. Some are .30 cal size, some .50 size. I've even got some that have Korean markings/writing on one side.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:04:44 PM EDT
Any ammo cans that have been properly demilled should have at a minimum the lot numbers
defaced/obliterated.

I used to print out labels with the contents on them but now made up stencils for all of them.
Even made the military symbols for bandoleers and stripper clips.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:07:16 PM EDT
*Eye of Newt
*Viet Cong Ears
*Paint Balls
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:08:35 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:09:01 PM EDT
I'v got three with Korean crap written on them.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:10:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2005 6:11:44 PM EDT by Lon_Moer]
From where I'm sitting, there are two ammo boxes;

840 CRTG 5.56MM
BALL - M855
10 ROUND CLIPS

and
200
7.76MM BALL F4
IN 4 BDR
and they're right.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:11:05 PM EDT
I also got one of those 160? round British ones. My favorite is the big tubes about 2 or 3 foot high, can hold 1500 round of 7.62x39 boxed and doubles as a stool.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 6:11:22 PM EDT
I got some cheater cans fom somewhere. They had the official USGI stencils and green paint on the outside but brown paint on the inside, I think the cans are of Indian origin.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:18:23 PM EDT
17-A362
230 CARTRIDGE, 7.62MM: NATO, BALL, LINKED
M13
LOT RG 01-02

I have it 1/2 full with 22lr
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:20:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
I don't know, and I'm not getting up to go check.


+1
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:21:12 PM EDT
I have all sorts of differently marked ammo cans...one even says it is full of blanks
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:21:59 PM EDT
Maybe when I get home I'll check further and take pics.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:23:34 PM EDT
One for each caliber than two boxes for preccisoin ammo.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:29:04 PM EDT
Got a few proximity fuze marked cans, I guess they are for 155mm shells.
Link Posted: 1/8/2005 7:40:17 PM EDT
I'm forced to label all my ammo cans and crates. I number them and enter them into my database so I can keep track of what I have. I blew past #100 some time ago with over 70,000 rounds not including rimfire. Sad thing is because it's so hard to dig through it all and find what I need I just end up buying more to shoot instead of dipping into the stash.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 5:42:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 5:51:09 AM EDT

The 50cal cans that I take to
the range all have Bush/Cheney
'04 stickers on them...


Link Posted: 1/9/2005 5:52:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SS109:
Semi Thread Hijack, do people here label their ammo cans?

I use duct tape and write what type of ammo, calibre, bullet weight & type (FMJ) and form, loose, box, bandoleers.



I use a paint pen.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 5:55:19 AM EDT
actually my cans have never said a thing to me.., but on them they have green & yellow paint
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 5:58:09 AM EDT
mine say "5.56mm Ball Tracer Mix"
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 6:18:36 AM EDT
My cans are prepared as follows:

1) The yellow paint is wiped off with acetone and paper towel.
2) They are repainted olive drab.
3) Printed labels taped on in two different places on the can contain the following information: caliber and type of bullet, maker, # of rnds and how it is packed (boxes, stripper clips or strippers in bandoleers), year of manufacture.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 2:36:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Troy:
I think AK_Mike and I must be related. This is a pic of one of my ammo shelves taken when I was digging around for one of the cans:

-Troy



I must be the poor cousin. First I packed ammo into a 5'x5'x2' Knack box. Filled that up so built a shelf. Filled that up. Stacked on top of the Knack (sp?) box. No more room. Then I began stacking in the middle of the floor. Now I can't even move around hardly. All this is in a public storage locker . People might freak out seeing all that ammo when the door is open, not to mention I think it's against the rules so I cover the mound with old bed sheets.

YOUR boxes are so nice and neat! I bet our gun safes are the same way, mine are crammed, can't take a rifle out from the back without removing 20 or 30 from in front first and people ask me why I always have the same guns when I'm at the range - cause I can get to them.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 2:39:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SS109:
Semi Thread Hijack, do people here label their ammo cans?

I use duct tape and write what type of ammo, calibre, bullet weight & type (FMJ) and form, loose, box, bandoleers.



I bought some labels and printed them using my printer.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 2:42:58 PM EDT
I have 4 cans that say "660 rds .50BMG M33 Ball" We got them from Lake City a few years ago. The boss sold them for $5 each. I made off with 4 of them.
I have so many .50 cans it's pathetic. Marked in Swedish, Norwegian, Israeli and US markings.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 2:46:16 PM EDT
100 CAL .50 LINKED
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 2:49:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taxman:

Originally Posted By SS109:
Semi Thread Hijack, do people here label their ammo cans?

I use duct tape and write what type of ammo, calibre, bullet weight & type (FMJ) and form, loose, box, bandoleers.




Yea I do that here.

I got alot of diffrent ones dont have any pictures uploaded right now.


P-touch
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 2:49:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
I don't know, and I'm not getting up to go check.

+1

i re-paint most of mine anyway
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 3:03:00 PM EDT
posted by ak_mike

m forced to label all my ammo cans and crates. I number them and enter them into my database so I can keep track of what I have. I blew past #100 some time ago with over 70,000 rounds not including rimfire. Sad thing is because it's so hard to dig through it all and find what I need I just end up buying more to shoot instead of dipping into the stash.



+1, or somthing like it.

But I also took those clear pages for binders, and cut them in half. useing the lower half, i tape it to the can with clear tape. This allows me to identify it's contents visually, as well as pulling the label out to make changes to it.

I also do this with my hunting stuff and shooting stuff. I have several big green duffels labeled things like "dove/s-tx/early" or "deer/c-tx/cw" and "deer/nc/w-o"

Last time I went on leave I went to tx for a week long hunt, among other things. I had 12 long guns, 3 pistols, 3 duffels, 11 ammocans, a large cardboard box full of wolf .45 and 7.62, a lg range bag, my wifes crap, 2 ice chest(full), and a dog loaded in the truck in 3 hours.

We dont fuck round, round heuuh.
Link Posted: 1/9/2005 3:03:30 PM EDT
Most of mine have Korean writing on them - I'm assuming it says something to the effect of ".30-06 on M1 Garand clips", because that's what's in them.
Top Top