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Posted: 4/2/2006 2:06:49 PM EDT
Well, in my ongoing venture to sock away as much ammo as possible, I have run out of room in my current stock of ammo boxes. I have six of the 5.56mm boxes, three of the fat 5.56mm ones, two morter fuse boxes, and about 4 of the shinny ones. I went out to get a few more and discovered one in my area has ANY military ammo boxes. I MEAN NOBODY!

.50 cal, 30 cal, 5.56, nadda. Not even those big ones for morter fuses are to be had. Is the rest of the nation like this or is it just my area (SW Florida)?????

They use to be a dime a dozen.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:11:29 PM EDT
PANIC!
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:18:33 PM EDT
No shortage here. I was at Numrich Gun Parts in Woodstock on Friday and they had plenty of the 50s, 30s and some odd sized ones.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:25:03 PM EDT
No shortage here in San Antonio. I was at the funshow today and there was the surplus guy there as usual with pristene ammo cans. $6 ea. for the .50 cal size.
I am not sure where he gets them from, but they appear to be one time use only with the yellow writing intact.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:29:16 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:33:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2006 2:34:35 PM EDT by James_Brown]


50$ for a pallate of 1728 ammo cans. That breaks down to 3 cents a can.

ETA thanks for that link to the government liquidations.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 2:38:26 PM EDT
PEAK AMMO CAN!
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 3:15:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By METT-T:
web.govliquidation.com/auction/endecaSearch?words=ammo+cans&Ntt=ammo+cans&N=0&cmd=keyword&Nty=1&Ntx=mode+matchall&Ns=P%5FOpen%5FTime%7C0&Ntk=P%5FLot%5FTitle




Geez, anyone interested in buying 33,000 lbs. of fired brass? Includes about 16k lbs. of 5.56
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 3:45:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By adfinder23:

Originally Posted By METT-T:
web.govliquidation.com/auction/endecaSearch?words=ammo+cans&Ntt=ammo+cans&N=0&cmd=keyword&Nty=1&Ntx=mode+matchall&Ns=P%5FOpen%5FTime%7C0&Ntk=P%5FLot%5FTitle




Geez, anyone interested in buying 33,000 lbs. of fired brass? Includes about 16k lbs. of 5.56




Ya, I looked into that! The brass MUST be scrapped and not used for reloading. I don't know why or how they would even know, but thats what I heard.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 4:02:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/2/2006 4:03:04 PM EDT by RABIDFOX50]

Originally Posted By demigod:
PANIC!



Well, I wouldnt go THAT far now!

As I dont need 7 pallets of cans (although that would be interesting) I do want to get many a half dozen or so. Anyone have links to dealers who sell/have them. Besides the gooberment that is.

Thanks for that link METT-T. I passed it on to my dad and he went apeshit. I thing he is going to build a vacation home out of them!j/k
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 4:03:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wshbrngr:
No shortage here in San Antonio. I was at the funshow today and there was the surplus guy there as usual with pristene ammo cans. $6 ea. for the .50 cal size.
I am not sure where he gets them from, but they appear to be one time use only with the yellow writing intact.





Does he have .30 cal or 5.56?

Might be worth the trip if they are priced right.


Thanks,

Travis
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 4:05:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mustangwon:

Originally Posted By adfinder23:

Originally Posted By METT-T:
web.govliquidation.com/auction/endecaSearch?words=ammo+cans&Ntt=ammo+cans&N=0&cmd=keyword&Nty=1&Ntx=mode+matchall&Ns=P%5FOpen%5FTime%7C0&Ntk=P%5FLot%5FTitle




Geez, anyone interested in buying 33,000 lbs. of fired brass? Includes about 16k lbs. of 5.56




Ya, I looked into that! The brass MUST be scrapped and not used for reloading. I don't know why or how they would even know, but thats what I heard.





33,000 pounds ='s a lot of money if you scrapped it out
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 5:17:34 PM EDT
Fiddy cal can $6 each or 2 for $10 here. Fat or tall cans are $8 each or 2 for $15. Plenty available. Bought 12 fiddys and 2 tall ones yesterday. All are now full of ammo.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 5:40:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TravisJ1:

Originally Posted By wshbrngr:
No shortage here in San Antonio. I was at the funshow today and there was the surplus guy there as usual with pristene ammo cans. $6 ea. for the .50 cal size.
I am not sure where he gets them from, but they appear to be one time use only with the yellow writing intact.





Does he have .30 cal or 5.56?

Might be worth the trip if they are priced right.


Thanks,

Travis



He has both .30 cal & .50 cal size cans. (The .50 are $6.) He also had some larger, I think they were labeled as SAW ammo cans (They looked like big .50 cal cans to me).
The .50 cal size are labeled .50cal, 5.56 (M855) and 5.56 blanks

He has been at the last 2 Saxet Shows here in S.A. (1st weekend of each month)
and had (lots of) ammo cans each time.
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 6:12:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By wshbrngr:

Originally Posted By TravisJ1:

Originally Posted By wshbrngr:
No shortage here in San Antonio. I was at the funshow today and there was the surplus guy there as usual with pristene ammo cans. $6 ea. for the .50 cal size.
I am not sure where he gets them from, but they appear to be one time use only with the yellow writing intact.





Does he have .30 cal or 5.56?

Might be worth the trip if they are priced right.


Thanks,

Travis



He has both .30 cal & .50 cal size cans. (The .50 are $6.) He also had some larger, I think they were labeled as SAW ammo cans (They looked like big .50 cal cans to me).
The .50 cal size are labeled .50cal, 5.56 (M855) and 5.56 blanks

He has been at the last 2 Saxet Shows here in S.A. (1st weekend of each month)
and had (lots of) ammo cans each time.



The .30 caliber cans were $4, like they are every month. He's a nice older hispanic guy, and he's against the back wall.



Link Posted: 4/2/2006 6:33:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RABIDFOX50:
Well, in my ongoing venture to sock away as much ammo as possible, I have run out of room in my current stock of ammo boxes. I have six of the 5.56mm boxes, three of the fat 5.56mm ones, two morter fuse boxes, and about 4 of the shinny ones. I went out to get a few more and discovered one in my area has ANY military ammo boxes. I MEAN NOBODY!

.50 cal, 30 cal, 5.56, nadda. Not even those big ones for morter fuses are to be had. Is the rest of the nation like this or is it just my area (SW Florida)?????

They use to be a dime a dozen.



WWW.armygear.net Click on ammo cans. They have all of what wou need...............
Link Posted: 4/2/2006 6:41:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 6TH-RELIEF:

Originally Posted By RABIDFOX50:
Well, in my ongoing venture to sock away as much ammo as possible, I have run out of room in my current stock of ammo boxes. I have six of the 5.56mm boxes, three of the fat 5.56mm ones, two morter fuse boxes, and about 4 of the shinny ones. I went out to get a few more and discovered one in my area has ANY military ammo boxes. I MEAN NOBODY!

.50 cal, 30 cal, 5.56, nadda. Not even those big ones for morter fuses are to be had. Is the rest of the nation like this or is it just my area (SW Florida)?????

They use to be a dime a dozen.



WWW.armygear.net Click on ammo cans. They have all of what wou need...............




Made it hot.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 6:01:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By adfinder23:

Originally Posted By METT-T:
web.govliquidation.com/auction/endecaSearch?words=ammo+cans&Ntt=ammo+cans&N=0&cmd=keyword&Nty=1&Ntx=mode+matchall&Ns=P%5FOpen%5FTime%7C0&Ntk=P%5FLot%5FTitle




Geez, anyone interested in buying 33,000 lbs. of fired brass? Includes about 16k lbs. of 5.56



Your going to need one HELL OF A TUMBLER!
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 8:43:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By James_Brown:
www.govliquidation.com/aucimg/photos/2110/2109721.jpg

50$ for a pallate of 1728 ammo cans. That breaks down to 3 cents a can.

ETA thanks for that link to the government liquidations.



Tagged for future ammo fort construction
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 8:53:59 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 9:19:19 AM EDT
How about some HUMVEE tires w/ rims?

www.govliquidation.com/list/e1852
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 10:16:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AJ-IN-JAX:
How about some HUMVEE tires w/ rims?

www.govliquidation.com/list/e1852



Looks like there is some good tred left on it.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 10:48:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/3/2006 10:49:06 AM EDT by RABIDFOX50]
Well I just placed an order with Armygear.com for about $100.00 worth of ammo cans. Should be enough for the ammo I have yet to purchase. I am now stocked up with the following:

223/5/56 = 2, 200

.308 = 440

.45ACP = 550

I need more of everything it would seem.


THANKS FOR THE HELP FELLAS!
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 11:19:26 AM EDT
There's always the guy at the gun show selling them for like $5 each. If ever I go to a gun show and cant find anything to buy, I at least take home an ammo can.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 12:30:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 11:20:58 AM EDT by BlueMushrooms]
IIRC I read a story about how military/army at Lake City is experimenting with a different method of packaging up small ammo. They are still using ammo cans and wooden crates for some shipments, but the other shipments are shiped via a system of outer and inner cardboard boxes. The advanages of the non-ammo can system are that they can get more ammo per pallet while the overall weight per pallet is reduced. So the military might be using less ammo cans themselves. I have been unable to locate a hyper-link to the story.

P.S. I finally found the link to the new packaging of ammo:

www.almc.army.mil/alog/issues/JulAug98/MS298.htm
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 2:49:01 PM EDT
This army surplus store a few miles down the road from where I live,Has these stacked deep,real deep.And the ones i`ve bought and seen, all seem to be in pretty decent condition.6.00$ for the normal 5.56 cans.
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 4:59:14 PM EDT
I usually buy one or two cans every time I go into Northern Tool. They have them in every size, and also carry the plastic boxes that make great tool boxes (their more quiet than metal).
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 5:09:47 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PoliticalScience:

Originally Posted By wshbrngr:
Originally Posted By TravisJ1:
Originally Posted By wshbrngr:

He has been at the last 2 Saxet Shows here in S.A. (1st weekend of each month)
and had (lots of) ammo cans each time.



The .30 caliber cans were $4, like they are every month. He's a nice older hispanic guy, and he's against the back wall.








Thanks, I gotta check it out!


Travis
Link Posted: 4/3/2006 5:22:13 PM EDT
Round here (Indiana) Rural King has .50 cans for three bucks. At least they did the other day.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:30:42 PM EDT
Anybody ever ordered from armygear.net? Placed an order last week and all i have gotten is a auto response email from them. Tried to call them but just a message saying their sorry they were out, please leave a message.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 12:59:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By VaughnT:
I usually buy one or two cans every time I go into Northern Tool. They have them in every size, and also carry the plastic boxes that make great tool boxes (their more quiet than metal).




Northern Tool in my area told me they are no longer carrying them!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 1:03:09 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 1:42:10 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 1:43:08 PM EDT by FMJ]

Originally Posted By RABIDFOX50:
Well, in my ongoing venture to sock away as much ammo as possible, I have run out of room in my current stock of ammo boxes. I have six of the 5.56mm boxes, three of the fat 5.56mm ones, two morter fuse boxes, and about 4 of the shinny ones. I went out to get a few more and discovered one in my area has ANY military ammo boxes. I MEAN NOBODY!

.50 cal, 30 cal, 5.56, nadda. Not even those big ones for morter fuses are to be had. Is the rest of the nation like this or is it just my area (SW Florida)?????

They use to be a dime a dozen.



Are you near Punta Gorda

seen some at the local gun shop/army surplus store


Im glad I got mine in the 80`s real cheap then
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 2:04:38 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 4/5/2006 6:23:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BlueMushrooms:
IIRC I read a story about how military/army at Lake City is experimenting with a different method of packaging up small ammo. They are still using ammo cans and wooden crates for some shipments, but the other shipments are shiped via a system of outer and inner cardboard boxes. The advanages of the non-ammo can system are that they can get more ammo per pallet while the overall weight per pallet is reduced. So the military might be using less ammo cans themselves. I have been unable to locate a hyper-link to the story.

P.S. I finally found the link to the new packaging of ammo:

www.almc.army.mil/alog/issues/JulAug98/MS298.htm

The cardboard shipments are for Stateside training use. There's no need to spend the money on cans and crates that are supposed to protect the ammo from "bad things" in hostile environments if you're only going to use it on a military base for training. It saves a lot on shipping costs too.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 6:24:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mustangwon:
Ya, I looked into that! The brass MUST be scrapped and not used for reloading. I don't know why or how they would even know, but thats what I heard.

This is the second time today I've heard this. Can you post something authoritative on this issue?
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 6:51:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FMJ:

Originally Posted By RABIDFOX50:
Well, in my ongoing venture to sock away as much ammo as possible, I have run out of room in my current stock of ammo boxes. I have six of the 5.56mm boxes, three of the fat 5.56mm ones, two morter fuse boxes, and about 4 of the shinny ones. I went out to get a few more and discovered one in my area has ANY military ammo boxes. I MEAN NOBODY!

.50 cal, 30 cal, 5.56, nadda. Not even those big ones for morter fuses are to be had. Is the rest of the nation like this or is it just my area (SW Florida)?????

They use to be a dime a dozen.



Are you near Punta Gorda

seen some at the local gun shop/army surplus store


Im glad I got mine in the 80`s real cheap then



I'm down here in the Cape. Can you suggest a good A/N store up there?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:19:54 AM EDT
Port charlotte us 41 army/navy store BOB 941- 624- 5199

last time there he had about a dozen 5.56mm/840rds Cans
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:36:59 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FMJ:
Port charlotte us 41 army/navy store BOB 941- 624- 5199

last time there he had about a dozen 5.56mm/840rds Cans



I'll have to check that out, thanks.
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