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Post by jmdavis on Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:32 pm

Is there a better way to store training ammo than 100 round boxes. Right now I treat it just like match ammo. I load them, case gauge them and then store them in 50 or 100 round boxes. I've started to thing that maybe a better way for bulk loading training ammo would be to just load it and put it into a tub or ammo can. 

Whst do others do with their 45?
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Post by JayhawkNavy02 on Sun Jun 05, 2016 11:35 pm

Military ammunition cans.  I get them from work.  Air tight, tough, disposable and well, free. 
7 of the 100 round MTM boxes fit in each one.

If you don't have ammo, you can throw brass in them, or put them underneath your net and they multiply.

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Post by Wobbley on Mon Jun 06, 2016 12:16 am

Put them in these then stash them in a ammo can.  Grab a box or two for a practice session then toSD the empties in for the trip home.  http://www.midwayusa.com/product/279958/midwayusa-storage-box-3-1-4-x-2-5-8-x-2-3-16-cardboard-white-box-of-100

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Post by dronning on Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:19 am

Everything goes into plastic tubs because I have an ammo drop tube on my 1050 that puts them in these tubs.  A loading session, usually 1,000 rounds, fills the tub which is labeled and goes on the shelf.  This is all match ammo (used for practice too) so I usually have at least 5 to 10 100 round containers that get filled from these tubs.

I have a big project coming up this winter, 12K rounds of .38spl 148gr HBWC.  I will be storing these in 50 cal ammo cans.  I came into all the components needed to do this and rather than sell them off I've decide to load and store the ammo.  S&W 52 and revolver fun!

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Post by Wobbley on Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:42 am

A 50 cal can of 45 gets to be very heavy....

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Post by SteveT on Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:10 am

Most any container that is large and strong enough will work. I use some empty protein powder containers and I've got a few Harbor Freight plastic "ammo box" style carriers for bulk / practice / indoors ammo. They go on sale for $5 periodically. They are cheap, but serviceable. I don't carry them around much, just between the floor, shelf and bench. The handles can pop-out if they are full and I jerk them at the right angle.

http://www.harborfreight.com/ammo-box-61451.html
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Post by igolfat8 on Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:46 am

^^^ Rural King sells ammo boxes just like the HF boxes mentioned above ^^^. Usually under $3.00 when they go on sale. 

I store my cast boolits in empty plastic coffee containers until needed.

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Post by JIMPGOV on Mon Jun 06, 2016 7:21 pm

I USE 6"X9", 4 MIL ZIP TOP BAGS FROM EBAY. EACH EASILY AND SECURELY HOLD 200RDS OF .45ACP AMMO. I PLACE A LABEL ON EACH BAG WITH A LABEL PRINTED FROM AVERY 10 PER PAGE POSTAL LABELS. NO MORE WHAT LOAD IS IN WHAT CONTAINER. 1 BAG IS PERFECT FOR A 2700. OR A GOOD AFTERNOON OF PRACTICE. JP

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Post by jmdavis on Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:14 pm

Ok, I have a plan. Shortline and practice ammo will go into 2- .30 cal ammo cans. It is right off of the press. 

Longline ammo will go into 100 round translucent Plano boxes after being checked and marked. 

Before matches I will pull out shortline ammo, gauge it and put it into 100 round green MTM boxes and mark it.WCC and a Federal for short line. Starline with less than 4 firings for longline.
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Re: Ammunition storage

Post by 243winxb on Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:28 am

The 3 lb tub or ice cream containers.


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Post by Al on Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:50 am

Match ammo I load in MTM 50 or 100 round cases. 
Practice ammo gets loaded & placed in 50 cal ammo cans.  2 for short line & 50', 1 for long line. 

I'll have to keep an eye out for a couple 30 cal cans.  The 50 cals get way too heavy to schlep back & forth from the basement, to the Tahoe, to the line, back to the Tahoe, and back downstairs.

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Post by Gunsnjeeps on Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:53 pm

The 50 cal can only weighs fiftyish pounds.  I learned how heavy lead shot could get when we filled a 50 cal can with shot from used flexible dive weights.  It took two of us to lift it.  We split it into two cans and one person could just handle one.

As for ammo storage, I use a lot of baggies and ammo cans for pistol.  Rifle has moved up to MTM plastic boxes.

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Post by Chris Miceli on Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:01 pm

jmdavis wrote:Is there a better way to store training ammo than 100 round boxes. Right now I treat it just like match ammo. I load them, case gauge them and then store them in 50 or 100 round boxes. I've started to thing that maybe a better way for bulk loading training ammo would be to just load it and put it into a tub or ammo can. 

Whst do others do with their 45?


I reload a bunch of ammo then case gauge with a Shock bottle 100 round case gauge. It allows you you easily flip them into a Dillon 100 round box. I own 10 100 round boxes the rest sit in the Dillon bins.
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Post by bmize1 on Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:45 pm

243winxb wrote:The 3 lb tub or ice cream containers.
Ths is what I use. They hold 300rds and easily stack

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