Used pellet tin uses


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dodo bird
May 3, 2014, 09:48 PM
Ok, just like the title says. Anyone use their old tins for anything of value? Small parts storage, targets, throw them away?

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OH_Spartan
May 3, 2014, 10:13 PM
I use them for flower seeds. Not veggie seeds due to the thought of lead

rcmodel
May 4, 2014, 12:55 AM
I put Snuff or pipe tobacco in mine.

Lead?
What, me worry?

Rc

WestKentucky
May 4, 2014, 01:30 AM
I have one in my go-bag full of fishing gear. Another full of matches with the tin sealed with candle wax. A third is in my fishing vest for easy access to extra flies when I get one destroyed by a fish. I have more that I haven't yet figured out a use for...they aren't all pellet tins but same tin painted differently.

cheesebigot
May 4, 2014, 11:31 AM
I'm with rcmodel on this one. Clean it, stuff some pipe tobacco in it and toss it in a go-bag with a simple hardwood pipe. Now you can enjoy a puff wherever you are!

dodo bird
May 4, 2014, 12:07 PM
All good ideas. Keep them coming. I have one filled with spent primers.

Reefinmike
May 4, 2014, 01:14 PM
All good ideas. Keep them coming. I have one filled with spent primers.
You my friend need to shoot more! Ive filled up a pasta sauce jar this year to be taken in for scrap. brass primers have a $1.50 scrap rebate deal built right in the 1,000 count box.

leadcounsel
May 4, 2014, 01:44 PM
I've kept other small tins like the ones for various mints and gums.

I use them for fishing, small parts storage, etc.

I also keep the aluminum caps from tall energy drinks (really any small bowls from food/drink products) - they are awesome little 'bowls' for small parts on the work bench. Disassembly of things and keeping them from rolling around...

dodo bird
May 4, 2014, 10:30 PM
You my friend need to shoot more! Ive filled up a pasta sauce jar this year to be taken in for scrap. brass primers have a $1.50 scrap rebate deal built right in the 1,000 count box.

I am trying! Just takes time and money. I heard of someone that used spent primers to make a shooting sandbag. Sounds like a good goal, that has to be a lot of primers .

dprice3844444
May 4, 2014, 11:16 PM
put the tobacco in a small ziplock bag,then the tin to keep it fresher.tin protects the bag from being damaged

cslinger
May 4, 2014, 11:28 PM
Considering some of the better pellets have crappy tins I usually use the good tins for other pellets.

I assume some folks are joking but if not. We are dealing with lead here. Foodstuffs need not apply.

rodinal220
May 5, 2014, 01:38 PM
I've used them to store greased wads and patches for my smoke poles.

oneounceload
May 7, 2014, 06:46 AM
I am trying! Just takes time and money. I heard of someone that used spent primers to make a shooting sandbag. Sounds like a good goal, that has to be a lot of primers .

Made several using spent shotgun 209 primers and a canvas 25# shot bag - make great sandbags and doorstops

The empty pellet tins become practice targets to fine tune my "vermin eradication" as well

FuzzyBunny
May 7, 2014, 08:03 AM
I clean mine and put in meds like imodium, tums, decongestant plus bandages and other assoeted first aid.

LemmyCaution
May 7, 2014, 10:16 AM
I use them to store moly grease for my M1a, and also to store bore snakes.

Mp7
May 7, 2014, 10:45 AM
I keep herbs in them.

:)

Chevota
May 8, 2014, 05:55 AM
I hate screw-on lids, so unlike most I keep the slip-on lids for pellets that came with a screw-on. I've also used the same slip-on tins for things that coil up but don't want to stay that way, like a strip of paper that holds orange stick-on dots (targets). Also good for a gun cleaning kit, but I think my fav is survival kit stuff, like fire starting, fishing, first aid, etc.

On a reverse thought, what do people use for pellets instead of pellet tins? I almost always use a tin, or my pocket, but I've discovered "Ice Breakers" breath mints boxes and Altoids boxes for pellets, and all kinds of other stuff. Actually I don't even like Altoids, but I buy the little mini tins and toss the mints. The small tin makes for perfect storage of a small quantity of pellets. For example I keep my pistols in either soft zip-up or plastic cases where a normal pellet tin can't fit. It's just nice to have some pellets right there in the gun case...

gspn
May 8, 2014, 10:14 PM
You can make char cloth with them. I keep saying I'm going to do this so I always have some in my camping kit…but I have yet to do it. I am the worlds best procrastinator.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e55sNMlQ9bE

4v50 Gary
May 9, 2014, 12:07 AM
char cloth.

SleazyRider
May 9, 2014, 12:46 AM
Whenever I remove a nasty toilet wax seal I like to save the beeswax for woodscrew lubrication. I put a gob of it in an empty Crosman pellet tin and throw it in my carpenter's bag. It's a handy way to store an excellent screw lubricant.

Chevota
May 9, 2014, 06:59 AM
I use bar soap for wood screw lube, it always on the sink read to go...

dodo bird
May 9, 2014, 12:27 PM
I like the char cloth idea. Good video. Next time I make s'mores I will make some char cloth.:)

blarby
May 9, 2014, 05:04 PM
I also keep the aluminum caps from tall energy drinks (really any small bowls from food/drink products) - they are awesome little 'bowls' for small parts on the work bench. Disassembly of things and keeping them from rolling around...

And with a decent flat magnet on the bottom, and a washer in the little "tub" you truly have a friend there :D

Or, you can just glue the magnet on... I like the washer, myself...gives a ridge for those tiny screws to roll against pickin 'em up.

Deltaboy
May 9, 2014, 06:44 PM
Screws and small nails and brass.

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