Best deal on ammo cans?


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only1asterisk
August 13, 2008, 05:30 PM
Anybody got a line on a surplus dealer with good prices/cheap shipping? I've got lots of ammo to repack and move. The best I've been able to do is 10 SAW/.50 cans for $120 shipped.

David

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Treo
August 13, 2008, 05:45 PM
They're trying to give those things away on Craig's list here

bobbarker
August 13, 2008, 05:55 PM
With reason. There's so damn many of them that come off base. Don't try and get em ordered online, do something like above, craigslist.

only1asterisk
August 13, 2008, 06:02 PM
Craigslist isn't likely to work here as other places. Gun shows are a miss too.

David

Dave Markowitz
August 13, 2008, 06:57 PM
MidwayUSA carries them. I've gotten ammo cans from Midway several times and they've always been in good shape.

JohnBT
August 13, 2008, 07:11 PM
www.armygear.net/ag/store/0002a.html

$7.98 and shipping from Missouri to Virginia looks like about $29 and change. Total of $110.

JT

Weezy
August 13, 2008, 07:18 PM
$5.95 http://ammunitiontogo.com/catalog1/index.php?cName=ammo-cans

$6.49 http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=169793&t=11082005

$9.97 http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/ZAA095-1.html

jdorian
August 13, 2008, 08:14 PM
I tend to get mine fairly reasonable at gun shows, and they tend to have a lot of them so you can check them out to ensure no rust or damage. Saves you on the shipping, especially if you need many of them.

Rmart30
August 13, 2008, 08:23 PM
gun shows or a army surplus store if you can find one.
the shipping usually kills a deal ordering them.... I try to buy ammo that comes with a can if possible.

john1911
August 13, 2008, 09:05 PM
I found some for $5.99 at my local Gander Mountain this afternoon.

marineman
August 14, 2008, 10:20 AM
The military often throws them away after use. Find someone in the military and see if they can grab some after they shoot the machine guns.

0007
August 14, 2008, 10:45 AM
I would go with the .30 cal cans for moving ammo unless you are built like Arnie the Terminator. A 30 cal. can full of almost any kind of ammo will weigh 25 to 35 pounds. I would want a hand-truck to move SAW cans full of ammo, heh.

ZeSpectre
August 14, 2008, 10:50 AM
I would go with the .30 cal cans for moving ammo unless you are built like Arnie the Terminator. A 30 cal. can full of almost any kind of ammo will weigh 25 to 35 pounds. I would want a hand-truck to move SAW cans full of ammo, heh.

AMEN! I did that ONCE. Now I just use .30 cal cans (except for shotgun shells). Heck I don't even fill a .30 can most of the time.

And remember to be careful about where you put 'em. They can add up to a lot of weight in a very small "footprint" and some floors are just not that strong.

Black Knight
August 14, 2008, 10:50 AM
Last week I heard of a web site on the radio you may want to try. It is an auction site. They site is www.govdeals.com. You can find all sorts of items there; vehicles to vehicle parts, clothes to office supplies, ammo cans to firearm accessories. Check it out.

Rugerlvr
August 14, 2008, 10:54 AM
Your local Army/Navy surplus store. Seriously.

.cheese.
August 14, 2008, 11:30 AM
locally, SAW cans are 3 times the price of .50 cal cans for some reason. They're $19.99 each.

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