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Posted: 11/24/2005 1:40:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/24/2005 1:45:49 PM EDT by blackeye]
This thread is in response to several members curious as to the different ways to STUFF certain types of ammunition in standard size 50Cal ammo cans. Don't forget your dessicant packs..........

My way is not the only way. By all means if you can add to the info on this thread. Post your pics and ideas freely.


Q3131A 5.56MM 1000RDS per can (50) 20rd Boxes.

1st Level



2nd Level



XM193 5.56MM 900rds per can (39) 20rd Boxes (12) 10rd stripper clips

1st Level



2nd Level



Q3131 5.56MM 800rds per can (40) 20rd Boxes

BSTOCK has stated that you can put it on stripper clips and it will still fit in the original box.

1st Level



2nd Level



USA223R1VP .223 Cal 1080rds per can (27) 40rd Boxes
WWB (Winchester White Box Value Packs)

1st Level



2nd Level





I would have fixed up a Wolf ammo can but I didn't want to get this thread locked.

Link Posted: 11/24/2005 2:15:47 PM EDT
Very informative, thank you Blackeye.
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 2:48:15 PM EDT
This appears to be a way to sneak more ammo porn into the system!

BTW, thanks for the ideas.

Groucho
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 3:38:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/24/2005 3:39:25 PM EDT by CAR_16]
Thanks blackeye. Good stuff.

ETA: A tacked ammo-can stuffing guide would be a good thing.
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 4:01:43 PM EDT
Good postings
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 4:08:54 PM EDT
Where do you obtain the dessicant packs?
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 5:04:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/24/2005 5:06:02 PM EDT by dilligaff]

Originally Posted By BerlinVet:
Where do you obtain the dessicant packs?



Here's where I get mine linky
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 5:20:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By dilligaff:

Originally Posted By BerlinVet:
Where do you obtain the dessicant packs?



Here's where I get mine linky



Thanks...
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 6:33:01 PM EDT
Taggage for later.

Thanks blackeye for the pics
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 6:40:36 PM EDT
I buy mine at the boating stores. They are a little large, about the same size a the Cheaper than Dirt link. Big is good.
BTW I think it would be cheaper to buy new ones than To recharge: From CTD. "Put pack in 250-degree conventional oven overnight. Can be recharged this way many times. It will be hot when you remove it from the oven! Do NOT put in microwave or throw in campfire!"
Cost more for fuel than their worth unless you really do volume.

Link Posted: 11/24/2005 6:43:09 PM EDT
Great info. Thanks!

I wonder if the original post can get snipped and added to the Ammo Oracle?
Link Posted: 11/24/2005 6:45:46 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 11/26/2005 5:18:15 PM EDT
Thanks for pics...
Link Posted: 11/27/2005 6:18:29 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2005 6:18:59 AM EDT by Triumph955i]
Are the Adcom UAE ammo boxes the same size as the Q3131 or XM193 boxes?
Link Posted: 11/27/2005 9:59:59 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/28/2005 3:09:45 PM EDT by barrysuperhawk]
Here are some more ammo storage options:
[feel free to hijack these images and mirror them elsewhere if this thread gets tacked]

FOR 20 and 50 ROUND commercial BOXES such as Black hills.
Natec PCA used for deminstration.

8-50 round boxes fit [400 rounds], or 2x20 rounders in the place of a 50. 4 commercial boxes will then fit flat on top.




Tall 50 cal cans can hold 720 rounds of surplus .308 [SA, SB, etc.] or 1080 of the 30 round 5.56 boxes, both with plenty of room for dessicant or magazines.




Standard 50 cal cans can hold 1700 rounds of GECO or similarly packaged 9mm



Top layer:



Bottom layer:



Tall 50 cal cans can hold 1120 rounds of bandoleered [7 pocket] .223 with plenty of extra room for a 3-4 single boxes or a couple of mags plus dessicant:




Tall 50 cal cans can hold 1440 rounds of Q3131A with the first 2 layers stacked like this:



and the last layer with room for dessicant and the last 8 boxes [could be 10 boxes, with smaller dessicant, for 1480 rounds total]



Link Posted: 11/27/2005 11:21:07 AM EDT
This really does need to be a tacked thread.
Link Posted: 11/28/2005 6:03:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GutWrench:
This really does need to be a tacked thread.



+1 Big time.

I don't know how much time I've spent sitting in the floor with ammo and ammo cans all around trying to get all my ammo situated neatly into the cans.
Link Posted: 11/28/2005 6:17:27 AM EDT








Link Posted: 11/28/2005 3:47:06 PM EDT

blackeye said:
BSTOCK has stated that you can put it on stripper clips and it will still fit in the original box.


I can confirm this-I just put 120 rounds of Q3131 on clips last night. The clips fit into the inner boxes (with the cartridge separating cardboards removed, of course) one up the other down, and the inner box slips neatly back into the outer box.

(It's all the Q3131 I had at the moment, (one bandoleer-worth) so I figured I'd try it out. It worked great.)
Link Posted: 11/28/2005 3:59:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/28/2005 4:59:26 PM EDT


blackeye said:

BSTOCK has stated that you can put it on stripper clips and it will still fit in the original box.





Why bother? Just slows you down when you want it.
Link Posted: 12/1/2005 7:54:16 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 12/1/2005 7:30:49 PM EDT
For those in search of dessicant, I purchase them from ULINE in bulk for much less than buying them at a retail outlet or the military surplus places. These are new and the cheapest come in a 5 gallon pail (PLENTY for MOST people).

See link: http://www.uline.com/Browse_Listing_1006.asp?desc=Tyvek%26reg%3B+Bag+Clay+Desiccants

Thi­s is what I use to seal up containers of ammo. $55 for 150 bags is NOT bad at all for the size and protect 1.67 cu feet.

Hope that helps!
Link Posted: 12/2/2005 4:18:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/2/2005 8:05:01 PM EDT by BSTOCK]

Originally Posted By Triumph955i:
Are the Adcom UAE ammo boxes the same size as the Q3131 or XM193 boxes?



The ADCOM boxes are a little smaller. If you put the ammo on strippers the top flap will have a very slight bulge. Almost unnoticeable though.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 8:50:36 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 6:56:40 AM EDT
Nice
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 6:58:32 AM EDT
Well done! Someone played some Tetris. Hopefully my childhood Lego training pays off and I can do the same with my ammo.
Link Posted: 1/19/2006 7:29:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GutWrench:
This really does need to be a tacked thread.



+1
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