Ammo can round count


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.cheese.
June 15, 2008, 10:39 PM
In a relatively recent thread, after I asked how many of certain rounds can you fit an an ammo can, a member suggested that there be a thread that lists known quantities that will fit. So I'll start with what I've figured out so far.

.40SW - 1750 in a 50 cal can, or 1000 in a 30 cal can.
.38 special - 1500 in a 50 cal can

I haven't figured out 5.56 yet, but it looks like 1000 will fit in a 50 cal can. I'll post when I know. These amounts are posted as loose ammo in the can, not in any box or tray.

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clone
June 15, 2008, 11:41 PM
3300rds of 22lr will fit in to a 30cal ammo can.
100rds of 12ga 2.75 will fit in to a 30cal ammo can.

How much 7.62x39 will fit into a 30cal ammo can?
What about 9mm and 45acp in a 30cal ammo can?

Woops, for got to mention these are loose.

goon
June 16, 2008, 12:09 AM
In standard 20 round Wolf/Barnaul sized boxes, I think just about 500 rounds of 7.62x39mm will fit in a .50 caliber can.
I have seen anywhere from 2900 to 3500 rounds of .22 ammo fit in an ammo can before depending on which brand it is and how large the boxes are.

bnkrazy
June 16, 2008, 12:10 AM
500 rounds of 7.62x39 fit in a 30cal can if left in the boxes (25/can). I was packing them up quickly, and they fit very tight, so I'd guess you would only get an extra hundred or so if you packed them loose.

http://devextreme.com/personal/ForumStuff/500rnds7.62x39.JPG

EAT: beat me by a minute, goon. :)

jrfoxx
June 16, 2008, 12:48 AM
I know about 300 LOOSE rounds of 8mm Mauser will fit in a 30 cal ammo can, for what thats worth. Probly do 400 fairly easy if you stack it in some way, or have it in paper bundles, boxes, etc. The 300 rds was basically just dumped in, and shaken a little to settle, then topped off.

justin 561
June 16, 2008, 01:42 AM
I know you can fit about 1000-1300 7.62x39 in a M193 5.56 can. It says "800 CRTG 5.56MM BALL m193" I'm guessing it wasn't filled to the top when issued. I have 6 of these that contain atleast 6500+ rounds, loose of course.

.cheese.
June 16, 2008, 09:02 AM
justin - are those SAW cans you're referring to? If so, I believe those rounds are belted when issued, hence the extra space.

justin 561
June 16, 2008, 11:37 PM
I didn't really think about that, DOH! I thought they loose packed them, I guess I learned something new. I don't know if they're SAW cans or not.

Walkalong
June 17, 2008, 12:26 AM
750 .45, or 1050 to 1100 .38 Spl, or 1200 9MM fit in a 30 Cal ammo can. Loose that is.

tacweapon
June 17, 2008, 08:03 AM
300 12 gauge in .50 Caliber can
800 .45 ACP in .30 Caliber can
1250 5.56 in a SAW can ( with a little room left )
1000 .40 S&W in .30 Caliber can

crimsonaudio
June 17, 2008, 10:34 AM
If you take them out of the boxes, you can fit 2500 .40S&W rounds in a .50 can...

.cheese.
June 17, 2008, 01:36 PM
If you take them out of the boxes, you can fit 2500 .40S&W rounds in a .50 can...

how? I could only fit 1750 in a .50 can. Did you stack them somehow?

Hanzerik
June 17, 2008, 07:54 PM
Pfff, you guys use the small cans :-)

I have a can that I use as a lock box in my Jeep. It's a can used for linked 7.62 for the GAU-2 Minigun, if I remember right it held 3k.

justin 561
June 17, 2008, 08:11 PM
Pfff, you guys use the small cans :-)

I've never bought a ammo can in my life. The people I work around (a ton of war vets) give them to me. So basicly they're "bring backs." and serve my purpose pretty well, I have 5 empty 30 cal cans, a few russian and some cans with russian look alike writing. The only ones I have filled right now is the SAW cans 6 filled 4 empty. (If thats what they are)

clone
June 17, 2008, 09:12 PM
Hanzerik,

I see no reason to rupture myself with anything bigger.

Hanzerik
June 17, 2008, 11:20 PM
Yea, that big one I have is kind of heavy even when empty. I was just joking around about using it to store my ammo. I have a few of the smaller 50cal and 30cal cans that I store my ammo in. I couldn't fill that big sucker up right now if I wanted too. But it does make a nice lockable storage box when a hasp loop is bolted under the latch so it fits in the slot.

Smiling Bob
November 28, 2008, 12:20 PM
A 30 cal ammo can will hold 560 rounds or 28 twenty round boxes of Wolf 7.62x39 ammo. Placing the box with the tabbed end up and the bottom or top facing the side of the ammo can you can stack 2 layers of 10 each boxes. The top row of 8 each boxes is placed in the can with the tabbed end facing the front or back of the can. Hope this helps

Smiling Bob :D

Just Jim
November 28, 2008, 12:39 PM
My ammo doesn't last long enough to get in a can, it's too fun to shoot up.

jj

lions
November 28, 2008, 04:33 PM
880 7.62x39 in a .50 cal can in the boxes

Big Matt
November 28, 2008, 08:30 PM
The surplus yugo 7.62X39 on 10 round stripper clips will fit 320 rounds (in 40 round boxes) in a US 30 cal ammo can.

The M75 8X57 in 15 round boxes will fit 320 (or 300 can't remember) rounds in a US 30 cal ammo can.

7.5mm Swiss battle packs (60 rounds each) can fit 4 (giving 240 rounds total) a US 30 cal ammo can.

Not 100% sure but believe I have around 300-340 rounds of .30-06 on Garand en bloc clips in a a US 50 cal ammo can (packed 'loose').

ServiceSoon
November 29, 2008, 12:13 PM
Something doesn't feel right putting ammunition in cans without boxes.

Walkalong
November 29, 2008, 12:19 PM
Something doesn't feel right putting ammunition in cans without boxes.Then I am in deep doo. :D

I do agree, however, if it is already boxed up, it should stay that way.

eng23ine
November 29, 2008, 12:19 PM
A SAW can will hold 1k rounds of 5.56mm in loaded mags.:cool:

7.62X25mm
November 29, 2008, 12:32 PM
Ammo cans -- I remember big piles of them along the roadside in Ft. Hood Tx. We'd dump them in a single "spot" because they'd take up space in the armored personnel carriers.

Then I think some detail in a deuce n' a half would pick them up and drive them to the dump.

I remember tossing cases of 7.62 blank ammo overboard out in the field because it was taking up space in the vehicle and we needed the space more than we needed the ammo.

-- that and smokin' a lot of pot. And that's part of the reason we lost that war . . . :uhoh:

22-rimfire
November 29, 2008, 01:13 PM
Interesting trivia subject. For me I would not store loose ammo in a ammo can unless I bought it that way. I don't want the stuff to get dirty or banged up. I'll just buy extra cans if I need them.

Ben Shepherd
November 29, 2008, 01:43 PM
I usually only use 30 cal cans. I can pick up one with each hand and still MOVE if need be. Fifty cal cans packed full weigh too much to be usefull.

At any rate, I pack 250 30-06, 300 308, 500 223, or 500 7.62X39 in them, loose, with a desicant pack. I could pack a few more, sure. But doing it that way, I can tell at a glance how much ammo is in a stack of cans.

Ther are certain stacks that have the ammo in en-bloc clips or strippers, but that's not ammo I intend on shooting up anytime soon.

22-rimfire
November 29, 2008, 01:47 PM
Correct. The 50 cal cans are way to heavy for most people for use other than storing it for distribution into smaller containers.

VINTAGE-SLOTCARS
November 29, 2008, 02:39 PM
I use the thirty cal, cans for loaded ammo and the fifty for cast bullets. Talk about heavy fifty cans. I wouldnt want to guess how may 9mm and .45 bullets fit inside these.:confused: A friend used to cast bullets at $20 dollars per thousand year ago. I have plenty stored in these cans.

Zach S
November 29, 2008, 08:57 PM
Talk about heavy fifty cans. I wouldnt want to guess how may 9mm and .45 bullets fit inside these.
A LOT. IIRC 9mm was about 3500 rounds. Picking up that thing was a workout. Carrying it was overdoing it.

.30 cal cans FTW.

shotgunjoel
November 25, 2009, 11:53 PM
300 12 gauge in .50 Caliber can
I just loaded up a 50.cal can with loose 12 gauge and only got 200 in.

(Sorry for reviving this, but it seems like it would be useful to people)

Avenger29
November 26, 2009, 01:17 AM
I love the little .30 cal slim cans. Great size.

JohnKSa
November 26, 2009, 01:25 AM
I recently delinked 1000 rounds of .308 and put it into three U.S. .30 caliber ammo cans as tightly as I could pack it. I ended up with 28 rounds left over. So about 324 rounds per can.

robertgreen_86
November 26, 2009, 01:26 AM
I was able to fit between 500-600 rnds of loaded 5.56 in a 30-cal, about 750rnds of 45acp, 275rnds of 30-06, not sure on 9mm and 380 but they are about 3/4s of the way full and are hard enough to lift and carry maybe someday i will count em up but not now...lol

HGUNHNTR
November 27, 2009, 10:13 PM
I have 600 loose rounds of 45 acp per 30 cal ammo can and it is tight.

wrs840
November 27, 2009, 10:29 PM
A 50 cal can will fit 940 rounds of Wolf 7.62x39 in the 20 round boxes, or 720 rounds of Bear 7.62x39 in the 20 round boxes.

Les

Claude Clay
November 27, 2009, 11:16 PM
it is nice to know how many rounds of x a can will hold:cool:

i will never to put that many in:uhoh:
for faster than i can load:D
my loved ones can unload.....:eek:

sheepdog
November 27, 2009, 11:22 PM
...what I wanna know, is how you guys get enough ammo to fill a can??? and, seriously, does it make a good difference to put it in a good can with a rubber seal??? I've fired stuff just past WWII in age in several calibers with no duds that have been in garages...attics...sock drawers...what would be the worst enemy to ammo...moisture or heat/cold???? I've given away all the cans I've come across for hand tools...maybe I need to get some more???

clone
November 28, 2009, 12:58 AM
Ammo cans are extremely durable. I have seen the 30 caliber cans run over by a pickup and still function as it was suppose to. They are suppose to keep the ammunition from exploding if in a fire by releasing the pressure slowly, but I haven't seen or tested this. Oh and water proof to. Their tough as..........ammo cans.:cool: They are great for long term storage of anything you can fit in them.

Magnum357
November 28, 2009, 01:14 AM
Ammo cans are also great for storing misc. stuff around the house, or tools, or whatever you want. Theyre extremely tough, will resist fire, water, being beaten around, Id definately pick up a few.

Roccobro
November 28, 2009, 04:30 AM
1300 .45 in a 50 cal can.

Justin

ccsniper
November 28, 2009, 04:38 AM
does anyone else put their ammo in ziploc bags? I do 50 rounds to a bag with a little oxygen packet thing that I get out of shoe boxes at wal mart.

purebred
November 28, 2009, 05:08 AM
doesn't that oxygen thing in shoe boxes attract moisture ? So if you put that in side a zip lock bag wouldn't the rounds be trapped with moisture?:D

ccsniper
November 28, 2009, 07:00 AM
doesn't that oxygen thing in shoe boxes attract moisture ? So if you put that in side a zip lock bag wouldn't the rounds be trapped with moisture?

I honestly thought they did the opposite, if that is true I have a full days work removing those things from all my bags of ammo!!!

Mxracer239y
November 28, 2009, 10:49 AM
doesn't that oxygen thing in shoe boxes attract moisture ? So if you put that in side a zip lock bag wouldn't the rounds be trapped with moisture?:D
Yes, and no. Desiccant attracts moisture by pulling it from the ambient air. The packet itself will contain the moisture, keeping it away from the rounds. I keep a small pack of desiccant in each of my ammo cans or plastic bags. They are affordable to make if you buy it in relative bulk, and put a small amount in a piece of cut pantyhose, tying at both ends.

ccsniper
November 28, 2009, 02:29 PM
I forgot to mention, I put them in the ziploc bags then in an ammo can.

mustang_steve
November 28, 2009, 04:45 PM
I have no idea since I shove other things in the can as well.

a 30cal ammo can holds: 1 jar of remington bore solvent, 1 hoppes jar now full of KG12, Hoppes oil (large bottle and micro-applicator bottle), Outers pistol cleaning kit (jags and swabs are in a altoids tin), three boxes of 9mm ammo, a 525 box of .22lr ammo, a flashlight for checking the bore, earplugs, side shields for my prescription safety glasses, cleaning patches, sight paints, and probably something else I forgot.

Yes, putting that in the can is like playing a game of Tetris.

shotgunjoel
July 22, 2011, 02:59 PM
I have 325 rounds of 308 on 5 round clips in a 30 cal can. 700 rounds of 30 carbine in the box will fit in a 30 cal can; I'd guess 800 rounds if packed loose. I have 450 rounds of 7.62x39 on SKS clips in a 30 cal can. 300 rounds of 7.62x39 in Brown Bear boxes fit very well into one of those skinny British Radway Green cans.

blume357@bellsouth.net
July 22, 2011, 03:55 PM
You can get 800 rounds of .223 / 5.56 in a 30 cal. can but you have to work at it.

Warp
July 22, 2011, 05:09 PM
>1,200 9x19 will fit in a .30 can.

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g105/austin3161324/48f0096e.jpg



does anyone else put their ammo in ziploc bags? I do 50 rounds to a bag with a little oxygen packet thing that I get out of shoe boxes at wal mart.

That is very unnecessary. Ammunition will store perfectly fine for a long, long time as long as it is not wet. Hot, cold, humid, dry, it will last a long time. Obviously you should try to follow the universal storage rules: Cool, dark, dry. If you keep it inside of a climate controlled structure (ie your apartment/house) where there is no water then your ammo should last longer than you

The-Reaver
July 22, 2011, 05:57 PM
You can fit just under 800 rounds or 7.62x51/308 LOOSE in a .50 Can

goon
July 23, 2011, 09:26 PM
I have been reloading .38 Special wadcutters for practice later this summer and fall and storing most of them (but shooting more than I should) in a .50 caliber ammo can. If my measurements are right, 600 rounds of .38 Special will fit in a can in factory 50 round boxes. I suspect that the same amount of .357 would also fit.

shotgunjoel
July 27, 2011, 01:58 AM
I just put 500 rounds of 7.62 Tokarev into a 30 cal can. The ammo was still in the Prvi Partizan boxes, and there was still room in the box, just not enough for another box. I'd guess that I could get at least 800 rounds in if packed loose.

doc2rn
July 27, 2011, 02:39 AM
I have 3 of these cans
9mm ball loose ~ 1100 rds
.22 WMR boxed~ 900 rds
.380 ball loose~ 900 rds with about a third of the can to spare.

My other ammo carrier is filled with 1500 rds of CCI SV for plinking, wish I had bought 2 now.

evan price
July 27, 2011, 03:12 AM
a 30-cal can will hold 200 rounds of .308 ammo....loaded in ten FAL magazines.

AWorthyOpponent
July 27, 2011, 03:37 AM
Here's what I can offer...

30mm: (I'll do it for you - :eek: )

9mm - 14,500 rounds

Just shy of 400lbs

.22 - 30,000 rounds
12 Gauge - 1500 shells
5.56mm - 6500 rounds


.50 cal

9mm - 2750 rounds

About 80lbs

.22lr - 5700 rounds
.40 S&W - 1750 rounds
12 gauge - 300 shells
5.56mm - 1200 Rounds



Fat Fifty

9mm 4000 rounds

About 110lbs

.22lr - 8000 rounds
40 S&W - 2500 rounds
5.56mm - 1700 Rounds


.30 cal

9mm 1200 rounds

About 35lbs

SharpsDressedMan
July 27, 2011, 09:49 PM
I just put about 550 rounds of 7.63x39 in a 30 cal can, loose, FWIW.

erict
July 27, 2011, 10:44 PM
I have all .50 cans and here's what they fit.

9mm - 1000 rounds in 50ct. boxes..... loose unknown

.223 - 1200 rounds in 100ct. boxes..... 1300ish loose

.30-06 - 400 rounds in 20ct. boxes...... 450ish loose

.22lr - I put 5000 rds. in one loose and it has a little room left. the damn thing weighs a ton though.

I forgot to count .308 but I think around 700 seemed right???

shotgunjoel
February 3, 2012, 11:33 PM
I have 350 rounds of 308 in a 30 cal can. 200 of it loose and 150 on 5rd clips. It's pretty tight.

I can get 1000 rounds of 7.62x25 in a 30 cal can. Those 16 round packs of Bulgarian surplus fit very neatly with seven packs to a layer, 9 layers deep.

I have 540 rounds of Yugo surplus 8mm Mauser in a 50 cal can. It's all still in the 15 rd boxes and on original stripper clips. I can get 300 rounds of the same Yugo ammo into a 30 cal can.

Inebriated
February 4, 2012, 02:46 AM
I can fit about 1000 rounds of loose 7.62x39, and 350ish rounds of 12 gauge stacked neatly (takes time, but increases your storage by a good bit) in a 50 cal can.

Fishslayer
February 4, 2012, 02:58 AM
I see no reason to rupture myself with anything bigger.

^^^This. I have a few 50 cal cans packed tight with x39, 700 rds of boxed .45ACP, etc. The .45ACP cans actually have quite a bit of air in them & they are heavy...

rc109a
February 4, 2012, 11:00 AM
Wow, almost a 4 year old thread. that is pretty good.

dodge
February 5, 2012, 08:47 AM
In a 50 cal. can I have 512 30-06 in en block clips. That's 64 clips stacked.

Jeff H
February 5, 2012, 10:06 AM
I just filled a 30 cal can with 700 45ACP loose.


Wow, almost a 4 year old thread. that is pretty good.

I agree, sometimes the older discussions are just interesting enough for someone to dredge up every few years.

Twmaster
May 19, 2012, 10:30 PM
I just finished filling a 50 cal can with 2400 loose 9x19 loaded with 125 gr. LRN boolits. Damn it's heavy.

Here's a pic from when I was at 1700 rounds....

http://www.twmaster.com/stuff/shoot/can-o-boom.jpg

I might be able to fit 10-20 more rounds in there. Otherwise it's tight!

:D

SabbathWolf
May 19, 2012, 11:38 PM
Something doesn't feel right putting ammunition in cans without boxes.

Same here.
It's easier for me to keep track of how much ammo I have when I'm counting "boxes" rather than loose rounds.
:eek:
All my ammo cans are filled with boxed ammo.
I'd rather buy or scrounge more ammo cans than deal with loose rounds.
I figured that out one day many years ago when I dropped an open ammo can full of loose rounds in grass about 8" deep.
That sucked so bad I swore to never stock loose rounds again.
It took HOURS to find it all, and probably still missed some rounds out there too.
:D

Warp
May 20, 2012, 01:41 AM
It's easier for me to count how much I have when it's in cans than loose boxes. If it's in .30 cans (for 9x19) I see one can and I count to 1,200 one time. If it's in boxes I have to count 12 to 24 things to get to that number.

SabbathWolf
May 20, 2012, 02:00 AM
It's easier for me to count how much I have when it's in cans than loose boxes. If it's in .30 cans (for 9x19) I see one can and I count to 1,200 one time. If it's in boxes I have to count 12 to 24 things to get to that number.

I grab a different ammo can every time I go shooting.
If I had loose rounds in each one, my count would be screwed up bad in no time! Well that, and I hate math anyways....
:D

Warp
May 20, 2012, 02:02 AM
I grab a different ammo can every time I go shooting.
If I had loose rounds in each one, my count would be screwed up bad in no time! Well that, and I hate math anyways....

Ah, yes.

I was thinking of it from my perspective, which is: Longer term bulk storage of practice ammo is in ammo cans. I don't shoot out of them, they just sit somewhere as safety net. I shoot out of boxes of ammo that go on shelves in the my closet.

Gtimothy
May 20, 2012, 10:50 AM
As a reloader, I never have enough boxes for my boolitz. :what:

I just bag my loose rounds in ziplock freezer bags, 100 rounds to a bag (50 for rifle), and throw them in a .50 cal can. I write down the reloading data on the bags with a sharpie and I use Dymo lables on the outside of the boxes to ID what's inside. Easy to keep track of round count and when I want to go shooting, I just grab some bags and go. Plus, the empty bags are useful when you're bringing home your spent brass!

Blackhawk30
May 20, 2012, 01:39 PM
used to get most of a 750 rd spam can into a 50 can.I'd have a few bundles left over.Play around with the way you put the boxes in the can.It can dramatically increase the amount that will fit.
I was at the Gunshow-in-the-Ghetto yesterday.At the Showplace in Richmond..50s were going for $12 each!!!!!I was shocked,I rejember buying them for 2 or 3 back in the day.

MachIVshooter
May 20, 2012, 11:18 PM
I grab a different ammo can every time I go shooting.
If I had loose rounds in each one, my count would be screwed up bad in no time! Well that, and I hate math anyways....

You stop worrying about exact numbers after awhile. Even someone as anal as I am gets very tired of trying to keep track of partially full boxes, loose rounds, fully and partially loaded magazines, etc. How much 7.62 NATO do I have? Somewhere around 3.5-4k. Close enough count for me.

I dunno, maybe it's still worthwhile when you only shoot a half dozen different cartridges. I just don't have time to keep up with inventory. If I think there's less of one than I'd like to have, I load more.

Warp
May 20, 2012, 11:21 PM
I also stopped worrying about exact numbers. I used to be able to tell you, to the single round, how many I had of a particular caliber. Then I could tell you within 50 or 100. Now, for my few larger (in terms of numbers acquired) calibers, I can tell you to within the nearest 500-1,000.

Except .22lr, I am not sure I could even tell you within the nearest 1k. Maybe the nearest 2-3k

SabbathWolf
May 20, 2012, 11:29 PM
You stop worrying about exact numbers after awhile. Even someone as anal as I am gets very tired of trying to keep track of partially full boxes, loose rounds, fully and partially loaded magazines, etc. How much 7.62 NATO do I have? Somewhere around 3.5-4k. Close enough count for me.

I dunno, maybe it's still worthwhile when you only shoot a half dozen different cartridges. I just don't have time to keep up with inventory. If I think there's less of one than I'd like to have, I load more.


I don't "worry" about it really at all so to speak.
But it is an "unofficial" habit of mine to always try to maintain at least 1000 rounds for each of my guns.
You have a LOT more ammo than I do obviously, so no wonder you gave up!
:D

MachIVshooter
May 20, 2012, 11:52 PM
it is an "unofficial" habit of mine to always try to maintain at least 1000 rounds for each of my guns

There will come a time when you'll just know you have that much or more on hand for the ones you wish to stock such quantities.

That'll also change if you ever get into guns that cost a small fortune to shoot, and for which 1,000 rounds may be two or more times what you'll shoot in a lifetime. I keep a lot of .308, .223, 7.62x39, 7.62x54, 9x19mm, 10mm Auto, .22 Rimfire and a few others on hand. But 8mm Rem Mag or .375 RUM? At most, probably not more than 100-150 loaded rounds at any given time. They're strictly hunting rifles that only go to the range for zeroing before the season or to chrono and dial in a new load. And there are others for which no good reason exists to stock 1,000+ rounds. .25 ACP, .32 S&W, .454 Casull. These just won't see a lot of range time. A couple, perhaps a few hundred of these is usually plenty. I don't know too many folks who'll burn through 500 rounds of .454 Casull in a weekend.

Hamish
May 21, 2012, 12:27 AM
Recently I used a day off from work to load .40 S&W. I loaded 1200 rounds with 180 gr. bullets, and tried to stack as many as I could (loose) in a .30 caliber can. I managed to fit 1150 rounds in the can, and still get the lid shut (with a small desicant pack inside). The can has about 42 pounds of ammunition inside - heavy enough.

.40 S&W + .30 caliber can = 1150 rounds.

SabbathWolf
May 21, 2012, 01:20 AM
There will come a time when you'll just know you have that much or more on hand for the ones you wish to stock such quantities.

That'll also change if you ever get into guns that cost a small fortune to shoot, and for which 1,000 rounds may be two or more times what you'll shoot in a lifetime. I keep a lot of .308, .223, 7.62x39, 7.62x54, 9x19mm, 10mm Auto, .22 Rimfire and a few others on hand. But 8mm Rem Mag or .375 RUM? At most, probably not more than 100-150 loaded rounds at any given time. They're strictly hunting rifles that only go to the range for zeroing before the season or to chrono and dial in a new load. And there are others for which no good reason exists to stock 1,000+ rounds. .25 ACP, .32 S&W, .454 Casull. These just won't see a lot of range time. A couple, perhaps a few hundred of these is usually plenty. I don't know too many folks who'll burn through 500 rounds of .454 Casull in a weekend.

Right now I only shoot & stock:

308
7.62x39
45acp
9mm
357 mag

So I don't have nearly as much to keep track of as you do....lol
All my 308 is Federal Gold Medal Match though. That gets expensive quick!

Walkalong
May 21, 2012, 10:12 PM
I do not stock everything. I load way to many calibers for that.

SabbathWolf
May 21, 2012, 11:10 PM
I do not stock everything. I load way to many calibers for that.

That's exactly why a few years back, I did some serious Spring Cleaning.
And I'd be lying my butt off if I said it wasn't somewhat painful to do.....lol

I layed out every gun I owned and had aquired over the years all in a big row.
Picked the ones that ended up being my personal favorites only, and then had a huge sale of all the rest of them.

I used to have a BIG PROBLEM when it came to guns and "impulse" buys.
I had all sorts of stuff that I had shot once, twice, maybe 3 times....and then it ended up in a safe or closet for YEARS on end after that never to be played with again really. I finally decided it was time to break the cycle.

Now...I have consolidated down to just a handful of "good" ones, (keepers) and my wallet sure thanks me now. My ammo bills have gone waaaaaay down.
And...my favorites get the love and attention they deserve too...lol
:D

nyresq
May 22, 2012, 03:02 AM
how the hell do you guys get 1000-1100 rounds of 40S&W into a 30 cal can?? I can get about 950 rounds of 357sig into a 30 cal can before I have to push down hard to latch the lid!!

Warp
May 22, 2012, 03:04 AM
1,000-1,100 .40 in a .30 can? Hmmm, I only have a few hundred rounds of that so I can't/haven't tried, but I do not see that happening.

Jeff H
May 22, 2012, 09:01 AM
how the hell do you guys get 1000-1100 rounds of 40S&W into a 30 cal can?? I can get about 950 rounds of 357sig into a 30 cal can before I have to push down hard to latch the lid!!

Just for reference, I have a 30 cal can full of 45ACP and there is only 700 rounds in there. 1100 rounds of 40 is a lot to try to jam into one 30 cal can.

dsink
May 22, 2012, 04:45 PM
2400 loose rounds of 9mm will fit in a 50 cal ammo can and its FULL>

Twmaster
May 22, 2012, 05:32 PM
That is exactly what I found per my post (#64) in this thread. I could maybe fit another 10-20 rounds. No more. It is full! (and heavy) :D

Blackhawk30
May 22, 2012, 09:11 PM
I used to buy .50 cal cans and only fill them up halfway.Easier to carry.

Walkalong
May 22, 2012, 10:04 PM
1,000-1,100 .40 in a .30 can? Hmmm, I only have a few hundred rounds of that so I can't/haven't tried, but I do not see that happening.
Me either. I can fit about 800 .40's, 750 .45's, 750 .38 Spl's, or 1000 9MM's.

Claude Clay
May 23, 2012, 01:42 PM
i hardly load ammo fast as i shoot it.
i understand Walkalongs statement #77
though i do try to keep 500 rounds per pistol caliber and 200 rifle---grab & go ammo.

besides SD ammo, the only other i have bought was mil-surp when it was 5 to 8 cents a round. of that i still have cans and creats against the walls.

cans are very useful to fill before going to the range for the day. 2 cans will hold about 600 assort center fire and 2 bricks of 22LR; enough for my daughter & me for 4 hours.

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