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Where to get Ammo cans reasonable

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Aceoky, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. Aceoky

    Aceoky Well-Known Member

    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......
  2. Seafarer12

    Seafarer12 Well-Known Member

    I get mine local at army navy stores.
  3. JGAreddog

    JGAreddog Well-Known Member

    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
  4. Aceoky

    Aceoky Well-Known Member

    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)
  5. rbernie

    rbernie Well-Known Member

    MidwayUSA prices on ammo cans are decent, but shipping can cost a bit.
  6. evan price

    evan price Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. Jacka L Ope

    Jacka L Ope Well-Known Member

    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.
  8. evan price

    evan price Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. strat81

    strat81 Well-Known Member

  10. kycajun

    kycajun member

    Try the flea markets, you can find them around 3.00 to 5.00 no shipping :)
  11. IronSightRot671

    IronSightRot671 Well-Known Member

    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
  12. GK

    GK New Member

    My local Atwoods store sells 5.56 cans for $3.99 a piece.. They always have a pallet of them sitting around.
  13. rundm

    rundm Well-Known Member

    AIM on the ar15 forum had them for 2.50/ can last week. RG
  14. dmftoy1

    dmftoy1 Well-Known Member

    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.
  15. Schleprok62

    Schleprok62 Well-Known Member

    Several of the gun shops here have them 1/3 for $6/15. Try your local gun shops...
  16. Roccobro

    Roccobro Well-Known Member

    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. :(

  17. disneyd

    disneyd Well-Known Member

  18. billy_the_kid43

    billy_the_kid43 New Member

    What about the platic ones?

    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.

  19. Aceoky

    Aceoky Well-Known Member

    Thanks to all for the valuable information, greatly appreciated!
  20. Bullet

    Bullet Well-Known Member

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