How many 308 rounds will fit in 50 cal ammo can?


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Bitswap
July 31, 2007, 11:32 AM
Building inventory and have lots of 50 cal ammo cans. How many 308 rounds will fit.

Thanks,
Bit

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cdrt
July 31, 2007, 12:22 PM
The U.S. Military packs 420 rounds in 5 round stripper clips and bandoleers in a std .50 cal ammo can. If you're packing with 20 round boxes, it will be less.

Bitswap
July 31, 2007, 01:36 PM
So loose rounds I should get 500 in?

CypherNinja
July 31, 2007, 03:04 PM
Probably depends on how neatly they're packed (;)), but that sounds right to me.

Nikdfish
July 31, 2007, 03:25 PM
I received 500 loose rounds packed in a 50 cal can as part of a deal on an Ishapore 2A a few years back ...

Nick

Mikee Loxxer
July 31, 2007, 03:29 PM
I have a .50 cal ammo can filled with 640 rounds of 90's production Indian 7.62 NATO. It is not on strippers but in bags of 10 each. Fills the can to capacity.

callgood
July 31, 2007, 03:30 PM
I can get 28 twenty round boxes of South African 7.60 (4 battle pack) in a .50 Cal can.

ETA: not loose- still in the boxes.

kellyj00
July 31, 2007, 04:06 PM
I've seen a 50 cal box with 600 empty .308 brass. All once-fired Federal from the prison that a friend "couldn't throw away"

not sure if that helps...

45ACPUSER
July 31, 2007, 06:25 PM
M852 ro M118 used be 480 rds in 20rd boxes.

10X
August 1, 2007, 03:29 PM
In 20 rd boxes you can get 460 308s in a 50 cal can.
Loose with one up and the next down with short bullets, two layers upright and others sideways at the top you can get nearly 800 in a can, heavy.

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