How many rounds fit in an ammo can?


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Zak Smith
June 20, 2003, 10:55 AM
I'm sure someone here knows this off the top of their head:

1. How many loaded .45ACP rounds fit in a .50cal ammo can?

2. How many loaded 9mm rounds fit in a .30cal (.30-06-size) ammo can?

-z

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treeprof
June 20, 2003, 12:46 PM
Loose, boxed or bagged? In Georgia Arms bags, abt 750 of their .45's.

Zak Smith
June 20, 2003, 12:56 PM
Loose, can filled to the brim.

-z

FJC
June 20, 2003, 01:18 PM
This may not help much, but I just found out that a .50 cal can holds 20 50-round boxes of Winchester White Box (1000 rounds) just perfectly. All the rounds are still within their boxes.

Mikul
June 20, 2003, 01:42 PM
A .50 calber ammo can holds a smidge over 2,000 9mm rounds... and is really, really, heavy.

Zak Smith
June 20, 2003, 02:19 PM
FJC,

So if it holds 1000 rounds boxed, it should hold more than 1000 rounds loose. Ok. That's a good start.

-z

mgjohn
June 20, 2003, 10:10 PM
I can get 750 rounds of 45 200g SWC in a 30 cal ammo can.

Never tried a 50 cal can, It would be too heavy.

10-Ring
June 20, 2003, 10:47 PM
In a can approximately 7" tall, 4" wide and 10" long, I normally fit about 750 rounds of 45 acp w/ no problem. The problem comes in trying to carry it & my range bag.

braindead0
June 20, 2003, 10:52 PM
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JeepDriver
June 21, 2003, 12:05 PM
2000 rounds loose of 9mm
1000 rounds loose of 7.62x39

M2 Carbine
June 22, 2003, 11:09 AM
mgjohn--"I can get 750 rounds of 45 200g SWC in a 30 cal ammo can.

Never tried a 50 cal can, It would be too heavy."


1435 in a 50 cal can and it is heavy.
About 60 pounds.:)

Kharn
June 23, 2003, 12:48 PM
I load 350 into a .308 can, two Winchester value packs and three 50 round boxes of anything else will fit fine, but getting the value packs out is a little rough as they are about as wide as the ammocan but removing one of the 50rd boxes first makes it easy. Not too heavy, and a lot more ammo than I can shoot in a day (or at least afford to shoot in a day).

Kharn
[Edit, oops, its not a .223 can]

larryw
June 23, 2003, 04:09 PM
M2's count works for me; I just loaded 1500 rounds of 200gr SWCs and couldn't quite seal the lid on the 50 cal can; no problem though because the overflow went downrange shortly afterwards.

Ditto for the 30Cal can: 750

Fly320s
June 23, 2003, 10:11 PM
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... the meaning of life.

For a .50 can:

10 boxes of 50 rounds of .40SW

or

24 mags of 32 round Sten mags.

or

54 boxes of 20 rounds of .223

or

1 box of 100 round value-pak 12 gauge shells plus lots of room left for loose shells.

(edited to add which type of ammo can)

blades67
June 23, 2003, 11:28 PM
I managed to get 813 rounds of .45 ACP (with a 200 grain SWC bullet) into a .30 cal ammo can.

Detachment Charlie
June 24, 2003, 09:20 AM
braindead0 --

one more answer like that and you get shoved into the total perspective vortex. :p

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