October 12, 2007, 10:07 PM
And maybe a stupid question, but -
Does anyone know (approximately) how many pieces of .38 Special brass a 5 gallon bucket would hold?
How about .45 ACP?
Like I said, I know it's a long shot, but I figure there's enough of you guys out there sitting on huge stashes of brass, and somebody probably uses 5 gallon buckets to store their stuff.
So...anybody able to help? Thanks!:):)
October 12, 2007, 10:25 PM
I could tell you in .50 Cal. GI ammo cans.
But I'd have to count them first! :eek:
5 gal buckets are more for 12 ga hulls in my reloading room.
Regardless, it's a lot of .38 Spl / .45 ACP brass!
October 12, 2007, 10:29 PM
Hm. Thanks for the reply. Like I said, I figured it'd be a long shot.
I have 500 .38 special cases sitting in a one gallon plastic bag next to me, and was trying to figure out if the buckets would just be better long run. I plan on offering my brass for sale, but I'd rather have more than 500 rounds at once for sale, ya know?
October 12, 2007, 10:39 PM
Check your local backery or grocery store bakery.
They get cake frosting in Square 2.1 gal. plastic buckets with snap-on lids.
They stack nicely when full and should be great for selling brass.
Most bakerys will give them away, or sell them for like .50 cents each w/lids.
Bakery Buckets = bottom right of photo:
October 12, 2007, 10:49 PM
That's not a bad idea. Interestingly enough, I'm starting a career in the restaurant industy, with a focus on baking. :D:D