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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DustyGmt, Oct 4, 2019.

  1. 1976B.L.Johns.

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    1000 rounds for each gun may not be enough when you retire soon............ :) God willing!
    May need more ammo cans!:rofl:
     
  2. SilentStalker

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    Damn! Can I borrow some money? Geez. I do good to spend $200 a mont on Ammo and a lot of times I can’t do that. As much as I’d like to shoot 500 rds per range session I’d go broke pretty quick trying to replenish what I shot!
     
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  3. 460Shooter

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    That’s what started me reloading. If you’re interested, have the space, and the time, it can greatly facilitate more shooting.

    It’s not for everyone though.
     
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  4. GunnyUSMC

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    I tried saving money by reloading, been doing it since 1984. But all I did was end up shooting more. :)
    As cheap as 5.56 and 9mm is right now, I just buy it. I still reload all my hunting ammo.
     
  5. 460Shooter

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    Yep, I haven’t saved a dime either, I just shoot more.
     
  6. sota

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    About the only thing i'm considering right now, is "unpacking" the master cases and sticking the individual boxes in ammo cans. Yea they won't stack as nicely, but they'll be better sealed from environmental changes. I have some hollow points from 2011, but they're stored in the safe (with humidity and temperature control.) Oldest "commodity" ammo I have is from 2014. Everything is stored in the standard basement with basic humidity control.
     
  7. sota

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    Rural King's house stamped cans are pretty good. I bought a bunch a couple years ago when they did a sale. Maybe put them in your "watch" column?

    You're gonna be one of those guys who cracks a slab from the weight, and I wouldn't be surprised. :D
     
  8. sota

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    Also, Amazon has the MTM AC3C ammo can set on sale for $22.86 right now.
    And the MTM AC4C version can be had for $18.49 periodically.
     
  9. GunnyUSMC

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    I have never cared for the plastic ammo cans. I have a few that have made it into my house, but are used for range use, not storage.
    Back in 2016 if flooded down here and 80% or more of the houses in my town were flooded, 2 to 5 feet of water on average, and the water stayed for 2 to 3 days in most areas. Everyone that I know that had ammo stored on plastic ammo cans lost their ammo. The steel ammo cans were the only ones that kept the ammo dry.
     
  10. DustyGmt

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    Sportsmans guide is running a sale on .50cal steel ammo cans. 4 packs for $35. I've been thinking about getting some more. If I have the cans I tend to fill em. I cant stand a half filled can, something to do with OCD. It's why I gave up drinking, couldnt leave a box half full.....
     
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  11. Robbins290

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    She was buying her own ammo for a while. So she had her own box.
     
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  12. spazzy

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    I bought a few of these plastic ammo cans from harbor freight for 2.99 each on sale, no complaints yet. Drastically better than the cardboard boxes I was using

    https://www.harborfreight.com/ammo-box-61451.html

    As far as my ammo stash, I am mostly a hunter but hit the range every now and then. Mostly plinking with my 22s

    Almost 10k 22lr
    120 30-06
    400 7.62x39
    250-300 assorted shotgun shells, different gauges, shot size/slugs etc.
     
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  13. Buzznrose

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    Nice! I thought it was funny that all the boxes were marked by caliber and one had a name!
     
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  14. Robbins290

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    Its my daughter. She used to shoot alot and had 5 of her own. Now she only shoots 22lr.
     
  15. FlSwampRat

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    I have more double deuces than any other caliber. They're fun, they don't cost much to shoot and they hit what you point them at.

    I have my Anaconda and a couple of .357's if I want to feel recoil, but them 22's are just plain fun.
     
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  16. Texas10mm

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    I tried to explain to my wife how much money I was saving by reloading...trying to get the funds for a new gun, she didn't buy it one bit. She told me that I just shoot more and am always buying powder and primers.
     
  17. 460Shooter

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    She’s smart.
     
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  18. DustyGmt

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    Sharp lady. I could give the same pitch to my wife and she would believe me, I dont even have any reloading gear. Lol
     
  19. FlSwampRat

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    See now, that's where I am lucky. My wife is a hockey fan and has season tickets to the local team. Lower bowl. 41 home games. I figure if I pace my gun buying right, she'll have no squawk because I'll just point to that ticket book.
     
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  20. SilentStalker

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    I’ve wanted to get started. Got a charger, scale, trimmer, etc. but I lack time.

    you store loose or in boxes?
     
  21. 460Shooter

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    Yep, that’s a critical ingredient. If you can’t find the time or make the time, it’s not an easy hobby to get into.
     
  22. DustyGmt

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    99% in boxes. I have a lil here and there stored on stripper clips. I have a mix of about half steel and half plastic storage boxes. I'm partial to the steel ones because they seem more rugged, I've had plastic handles break on more than one occasion shifting heavy weighted down boxes.
    OTOH, I had about 600 rds of 7.62 loosely packed in a steel. 50 cal container and within 2 years my ammo was all green and corroded. Not a fan of that. I should take more care than I do but for now until I get a proper storage room dedicated to this stuff I have been throwing a bag here and there of desiccant.
     
  23. GunnyUSMC

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    I'm happily un-married. :) I have no one to interfere with my spending habits. I once dated a woman that complained that I had too many guns. Like I said, I once dated.:D

    For those that need ammo cans, Target Sport just started carrying the 30 and 50 cal cans. These are made by Astor Defense Internationa. The 30s are $13.88 and the 50s are $14.88. And shipping is free.
    https://www.targetsportsusa.com/tar...d-new-ammo-can-ts-tsusa-ammog30-p-109920.aspx
    https://www.targetsportsusa.com/tar...rand-new-ammo-can-tsusa-ammog50-p-109921.aspx
    I may add some to my next ammo order.
     
  24. Robbins290

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    When i met my wife, she was a none gun owner. I said i like guns and always will. And i will spend alot of guns or gear. She does not care as we have different acccounts and split the bills even. All she ask's now "how much did you save on that one?" As i have been buying clearance guns for the past year.
     
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  25. GunnyUSMC

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    My Ex-wife liked guns and had no problem with me buying guns or ammo. The problem was that there was never any money left for me to buy anything after she was done shopping.:)
    I'm still hopping to find that woman that likes guns and shooting as much as I do, but till then, I will keep buying lots of ammo and guns.
     
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