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Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by mrblond, Mar 3, 2014.

  1. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    How are y'all storing your ammo? .50 cans? If so. how do you do it, just toss all your 9mm in a can, 45 in another or do you put your 115gr in 1 can and your 124gr in another, ect, ect? Mine are all still in the little boxes they came in and I am wondering if .50 cans would be better and how many will I end up needing.
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Same cal. same can unless you have enough to split it into two then split by quality. You can end up with way to many if you go by much more. I separate in the cans if they contain more than one type/brand.

    Here is my store bought ammo, The reloads and shotgun are in separate cans.

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  3. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    All that needs is a piece of carpet thrown on top.

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  4. idahoan

    idahoan Boise, Idaho Active Member

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    I really don't like the .30 and .50 cal cans, they just aren't big enough and are expensive for the size, I much prefer the 20MM cans and they are usually cheaper to boot.
     
  5. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    No they go in the safe to the left of the couch, took the pic when doing a reorganizing. I have a very nice Koa coffee table I made about 30 yrs ago.


     
  6. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    My back cant handle those full but they are handy for belted stuff.
     
  7. AMProducts

    AMProducts Maple Valley, WA Jerk, Ammo Manufacturer Silver Supporter

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    I have a bunch of different cans... FYI the .30 cal cans are essentially end of lifed at this point.

    The PA108 "fat fifty" is what I store AR mags in, you can fit 30 in each. The M2A1 ".50" ammo can is great for most ammo, but gets quite heavy when it's full of .45ACP ball. One of the ones I prefer for longer term storage are the 40mm Mk19 ammo cans, they're kinda low and squat which makes them easier to dig around in, and will hold about 2500 rounds of .223 in bandoliers, and about 3000 rounds loose. I usually lot all my ammo (especially stuff I reloaded) so I know what it is, when it was made, and if there are any problems later, I can pull the whole lot.
     
  8. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    As others have said I have several different cans. This is all that I can think of off the top of my head as I am not home at the moment.

    .30 will hold roughly;
    400 7.62x30 on stripper
    3000 rds Remington 50rd boxes .22
    7-8 M14 or FAL mags
    2-7 pocket AR bandoleers for a total of 14 20rd mags
    Mostly loser or smaller quantities of stuff

    .50 will hold roughly;
    2 SKS bandollers
    1000rds boxed .45
    1000rds boxed .40
    720rds .223 packed on strippers in bandoliers
    800rds boxed 7.62x39

    Fat .50 will hold roughly;
    14 boxes Federal 550 bulk pack .22 (7700rds)

    20mm will hold roughly;
    950rds 12ga

    I also have MTM dry boxes which are good for holding misc stuff also.
     
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  9. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I do the same as Deadeye... "50 cal" cans with same caliber and specs, stored ever so neatly and just shy of tightly packed in a safe.
     
  10. Derbarbarian

    Derbarbarian Seattle New Member

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    Personally I have a mixture of different cans, I have about 4 metal 30 Cal cans and 2 or 3 of the .50 cal metal cans, however as of late I've been picking up the plastic .50 Cal MTM cans, I have about 15 or 16 of those packed full of ammo, I also have 7 or 8 of the big plastic ammo cans you can get at Cabelas. I'm storing all of my ammo for the long term, so I put 2 huge silica packs in each can to thwart the moisture and it's worked pretty well thus far. I also have several crates of spam cans loaded with 7.62x39, 7.62x54, 8mm etc etc. which I'm not planning on using anytime soon.
     
  11. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Why would you take the 100 rounds you have and put it into a big ammo can?
    I put all my ammo,in the boxes,into 1 ammo can
    Why would I need more than 50 rounds of any one caliber,anyway?



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  12. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Heh heh heh... Riiiiiiight.
     
  13. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    That's right! In the event that you find that you have to many I would consider it a great honor to step up and give it a home for you! No charge, just my warm sense of fellow feeling helping a fellow member out!
     
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  14. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Did I forget to say in the truck in that post?
     
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  15. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    You mean to say you don't own a Subaru?! ;)
     
  16. xlsbob

    xlsbob coos county Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    Ziplock bags in ammo cans, sorted by caliber.
     
  17. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    .50 Caliber cans. Most of my ammo is still in the boxes it came in. I try to keep similar ammo in the same box - pistol calibers, rifle calibers, shotgun shells, etc. I could get more in there if I kept it loose, but most of my ammo is a mish-mash of types (even within caliber) so I keep it in the boxes.
     
  18. KTM530XCW

    KTM530XCW Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    By my experience, .50 cal cans hold bulk:
    1000 rounds 223
    500 rounds 308
    2000 9mm

    It's the only way to keep up with my compulsive reloading addiction. ..
     
  19. bzltyr

    bzltyr Portland Metro area Active Member

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    50 cal cans, here
     
  20. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

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    what is a good price on .50 ammo cans? If I remember they were around $25 each at the last few gunshows.