Where to get Ammo cans reasonable


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Aceoky
April 21, 2008, 11:03 PM
I've been reloading for years; but now with prices going up so fast ( I usually just buy those plastic 100 count ammo holders) I'm thinking more "long term storage".....IOW I may make a few thousand rounds for .380, .40 S&W and .45 ACP and wish to keep for a decade or longer (before I can't afford to even buy components by then)

Where would one look for good ones at "reasonable prices"??? (sorry never looked at "long term storage" before) just make them and shoot them within a year or so once a "great load " was developed" and do it again and again......

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Seafarer12
April 21, 2008, 11:04 PM
I get mine local at army navy stores.

JGAreddog
April 21, 2008, 11:15 PM
Gun shows can be good as long as you buy a pallet (93)or so at a time. Unless you don't mind paying the normal 4 to 6 bucks a piece

Aceoky
April 21, 2008, 11:44 PM
Thank you both for your replies!

I'll admit I was hoping for some net "links" with good prices though....(not many gun shows in my area and NO army/navy stores)

rbernie
April 21, 2008, 11:47 PM
MidwayUSA prices on ammo cans are decent, but shipping can cost a bit.

evan price
April 22, 2008, 03:13 AM
My advice- don't just dump loose rounds into an ammo can. I've seen thenm get dents from handling, setback projectiles, etc.
I use ammo cans for storage, but I scrounge factory ammo boxes from the range to pack my reloads in, and put those in ammo cans. The factory boxes have the foam/plastic liners that hold each round separated and safe.

Jacka L Ope
April 22, 2008, 03:47 AM
CheaperThanDirt has them for what one may call a "reasonable". However, I found the best priced ones at a local gun shop. Might try surplus outlets as well.

evan price
April 22, 2008, 06:04 AM
Believe it or not- if you look carefully- eBay. There's guys on there selling them to your door for about $5 each in lots of six or ten or so. You just have to be patient and keep looking.

strat81
April 22, 2008, 11:40 AM
I've gotten about a half dozen from Midway over the past few months and all have been excellent. Steel wool and brake cleaner take the beige "de-mil" paint right off. All have had good seals and little to no rust.

Also check here: http://www.jobrelatedstuff.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=16&t=335997

kycajun
April 22, 2008, 11:46 AM
Try the flea markets, you can find them around 3.00 to 5.00 no shipping :)

IronSightRot671
April 22, 2008, 11:56 AM
I agree, Check flea markets. also, give your local PD armory a try. they might have a couple hundred or so cans laying around.:D

GK
April 22, 2008, 12:01 PM
My local Atwoods store sells 5.56 cans for $3.99 a piece.. They always have a pallet of them sitting around.

rundm
April 23, 2008, 08:35 AM
AIM on the ar15 forum had them for 2.50/ can last week. RG

dmftoy1
April 23, 2008, 09:24 AM
Around here the cheapest cans are at the local gunshow from the bulk ammo vendors. They bring them in and stack the empties as they sell the surplus ammo. They don't want to carry them back out to the truck so they'll be $3 - $5. Cheapest I've found them at Midway is $4.99 on sale . .but the s/h makes them much higher.

Schleprok62
April 23, 2008, 11:04 AM
Several of the gun shops here have them 1/3 for $6/15. Try your local gun shops...

Roccobro
April 23, 2008, 11:47 AM
AIM on the ar15 forum had them for 2.50/ can last week. RG

Could we get a link to this? My searches their are limited to 7 days old, and my Google-fu isn't finding it either. :(

Justin

disneyd
April 23, 2008, 08:41 PM
Here's where I bought my last batch:

http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=6940&dir=

http://www.wideners.com/itemdetail.cfm?item_id=6494&dir=

billy_the_kid43
April 23, 2008, 10:21 PM
Does anybody know where I can get the plastic ammo cans for cheap? I have several of the 30cal and 50 cal ammo cans but am tired of the added weight. I also don't want to spend $10-12 for a plastic one though.

Billy_the_kid43:cool:

Aceoky
April 24, 2008, 01:46 AM
Thanks to all for the valuable information, greatly appreciated!

Bullet
April 24, 2008, 01:52 AM
I like these -


http://www.galleria-e.com/cgi-bin/Colemans.storefront/en/product/220301


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