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spam cans for 223, 308?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by bolus, Nov 6, 2015.

  1. bolus

    bolus Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Does anyone make a factory sealed spam cans for .223, .308, 9mm or other common non-Russian caliber ammo?

    The spam cans are just so convenient when getting some ammo to keep around for a while.
     
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  2. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    Just the Russians, AFAIK but a good GI can w/ an oxygen absorber works as well
     
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  3. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I only seen steel cased ammo in the spam cans.. I love the sound when the seal is broken :)

    I've bought wolf 223 just so I could open a spam can :D
     
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  4. billcoe

    billcoe PDX Platinum Supporter Platinum Supporter

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    "Convenient" is a term that has some flexible personal meaning. However, some other options for long term storage that might work for you. You may already know all this, if so, I apologize.

    1st) The great folks at Lucky Gunner sell them sealed up in an Oxygen free can of 30 rounds, 20 per case so 600 total. There are others periodically that have it as well.

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    I think you could submerge that can in a local creek,. pull it out a few years later, and have perfect ammo. It's designed to outlive you. http://www.luckygunner.com/5-56x45mm-62-gr-m855-fresh-fire-federal-30-rounds-1



    Next up is battle packs. Here's some PPU (PPU = Serbia), but they're not the only game in town. http://www.slickguns.com/product








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    3rd) I saw this Australian Defense force 5.56 ammo for a decent price someplace not long back (I think it was Cabellas) and the unique packaging stuck with me. I almost bought some, but I need more 5.56 ammo like I need hemorrhoids. The wife already can't get to the freezer, so I passed:

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    And of course Federal has packaged and sealed in regular ammo cans (brand new ones, great seals) as noted upthread:
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    I got some that have lead seals on the opening, so you know that they are factory fresh. There may be more I don't know of, maybe someone can post it up if so.

    Good luck!!
     
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  5. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Santa, I need one of each under my Christmas tree:D.

    Brutus Out
     
  6. bolus

    bolus Portland Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Thanks! exactly the kind of options I was looking for.
     
  7. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Anyone tried one of those vacuum sealers they use for bagging meat?:D
     
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  8. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Oooo Heck ya :oops:
     
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  9. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    Yes but you have to make sure the tips are away from the bag because they "WILL POKE A HOLE IN THE BAG"!!! Don't ask me how I know...... :eek::eek::eek:
    Yeah, this works great if you take the time to arrange the boolits in a manner that keeps the tips hidden.:p

    Works great with loaded magazines too!!!!;)
     
  10. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have mine in stripper clips that I've put into cardboard folders. A while back some one posted a template for the folders and I made up a bunch. I bought the stripper clips for .223 & 7.62x39 on e-bay.:D

    That Vacuum sealer has been sitting in a cupboard for the last couple of years. :rolleyes:
    Think I'll give her a try tomorrow.;)
     
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  11. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    No, of course not!

    :D
     
  12. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I have bought the "body bag" battle packs - I think they were S. American origin. The ammo worked fine in various semi-auto 7.62x51 rifles. It was just surplus ball ammo though.