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Posted: 6/25/2003 6:20:26 PM EDT
I bought some SA .308 battlepacks - you know, the little rubberized "battlepacks." Should I tear 'em open, and put the ammo into cans, or leave 'em in the battle packs?? Why or why not???
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 6:24:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 6:26:27 PM EDT
They are sealed; don't open them unless you are going to shoot the ammo.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 6:26:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 6:27:21 PM EDT
Unless you're putting them on stripper clips, in mags, or shooting them, then why pull them out of their sealed, protected environment?
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 6:31:49 PM EDT
If it were .223 SA battlepacks, I'd say, save 'em, since there don't seem to be any left anywhere to sell, but . cheapo .308 is EVERYWHERE...shoot 'em, if ya got 'em!
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 6:32:25 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 6:34:23 PM EDT
Leave 'em sealed until ready to use [sniper2]
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 6:36:43 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: Leave them sealed until you need them. Why would you want to open them and put them in cans?
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Cuz all my other ammo is in cans???
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 6:50:34 PM EDT
Leave em sealed and put em in ammo cans.
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 7:02:15 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 7:20:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/25/2003 7:21:14 PM EDT by Andreuha]
Its in battlepacks for a reason. Would you open up canned food just to put it in a mason jar and store it? I think not. Same goes with ammo (albeit ammo usually takes alot longer to spoil).
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 7:48:43 PM EDT
I'd hit it!
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 7:51:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 8:15:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 95thFoot: If it were .223 SA battlepacks, I'd say, save 'em, since there don't seem to be any left anywhere to sell, but . cheapo .308 is EVERYWHERE...shoot 'em, if ya got 'em!
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Where is cheapo 308??? You have any links?
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 8:25:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/25/2003 9:09:15 PM EDT
Leave 'em in the packs until you need them.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 1:36:54 AM EDT
Only an idiot would open a sealed battlepack and then store the ammo. [;D]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 1:43:28 AM EDT
Flooding.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:57:05 AM EDT
Seems kinda like asking the cashier to put your gallon of milk in a bag. Its in great container now. Plastic is your friend I leave them in the wrapper.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 5:40:56 AM EDT
Although it's very difficult, I personally prefer to shoot them and then open the battlepacks. [:D]
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 6:48:46 AM EDT
Might as well leave them until you shoot em
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 6:52:46 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/26/2003 6:53:31 AM EDT by illigb]
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: I guess my ratio of battle packs to ammo cans is way different than yours. When the SA .223 were plentiful, I bought a lot. I won't shoot any of it until it comes back around.
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Damn, I didn't know this. I just saw some at a gunstore for around $0.18 a shot, $55 for 300 rounds. I only bought one... Edited to say, I will not open the battlepack until I need it.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 6:55:43 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 11:02:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Paul: I open and then shoot!
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Link Posted: 6/26/2003 11:27:19 AM EDT
I love the SA 308. However I had some problems with the SA battle packed .223 in my AR-15. About every fifth round, I would have a failure to extract, and the rifle would try to feed another round into it's base. I had to use a cleaning rod to knock out the fired case. This didn't happen with any other ammo. And I kept my AR very clean. I fired the remainder in my bolt gun.
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 11:55:04 AM EDT
Put the battlepacks into ammo cans, and then open when needed.
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