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Berrys ammo boxes

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jhei88, Mar 20, 2013.

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  1. jhei88

    jhei88 Member

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    Hey everyone was wondering if those berrys boxes were any good, I currently use mtm boxes cause I like that it actually has a hinge. Does berrys have that hinge or is it just the lapped plastic type?
     
  2. cfullgraf

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    I use the Berry plastic ammunition boxes and they do fine for me.

    They are molded in one piece so the plastic hinge is part of the box but I have never had one fail in normal use.

    Dropping a box full of ammunition is another story. The other brands of plastic ammunition boxes fare no better with the drop test.
     
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    Personally I would use the Dillon Boxes. They are not hinged, but are very tuff, and cheaper than the Berry's boxes. I have 10 Dillon boxes, but find myself using the store brand 1 quart Ziplock containers from my local grocery store. They cost $2.99 for a pack of 5.
     
  4. Huskerguy

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    I have both the Dillons and the Berry's. The Dillons seem to be stronger but time will tell over the long haul. I do like fact I can look in to the Berry's though.
     
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    I like the Dillon boxes too. 10 boxes for ~$10. Of course, I liked them much better when they were translucent and not opaque.
     
  6. Belmont148

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    I just picked up a few Franford boxes. They feel much thicker than the Berrys. If I could find the Berrys I would grab them, but everyone has cleared out my Sportsmans Warehouse.
     
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    I have and use Berry, MTM, Plano, Herters and Flambeau. The Herters and Flambeau and by far the most sturdy. I think you could drive over them with a truck without damage. They are both slip covers. Have not had problems with any of them.
     
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    I have MTM, Berrys, Dillon, J&J, and Midway plastic ammo boxes. I like them all. I have my preference, but they all work well.
     
  9. ReloaderFred

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    I buy the Berry's boxes by the case, which makes them much cheaper. If you break them, Berry's will replace them for free.

    Hope this helps.

    Fred
     
  10. HighExpert

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    I have about 75 Dillons. Never had one break.
     
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    I have some CaseGard I bought in the 60's. The hinge and everything else is still going strong, and they have been stored in some very hot and very cold places over the years.
     
  12. 1KPerDay

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    I've munched a couple of berry's boxes. Shutting a SUV tailgate on them, dropping loaded boxes, etc. No prob; they're cheap. Haven't had a hinge wear out yet but I've only been using them for a couple of years. And I've probably only used the same box maybe 3-4 times.
     
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    I have MTM, Frankford Arsenal, Berry's & Dillon.

    The FA boxes are brittle.
    They seem to break easier than any of the others.

    The Berry's boxes seem to be a bit more malleable or softer.

    The Dillon boxes cannot be seen through.
    Although that same argument can be used on some MTM boxes as well.

    I personally like the MTM see through boxes for .32H&R, 9mm, 38spl, 357mag & 44spl&mag.
    They don't make 'em quite big enough for 45 Colt.
    The rounds don't sit down in the box unless you force 'em in.
    (especially the holes around the outside edges.)

    For 45 Colt, I like the Berry's boxes the best.
     
  14. cfullgraf

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    See-thru is good although not an ultimate requirement for me.

    As so frequently said, size matters.

    The last batch of Frankfort Arsenal 223 Remington boxes were bigger than the previous one I had bought. Not a s convenient for storage. It looks like they were made taller to fit the over magazine length rounds. These tall boxes do not store as well as boxes made for the more conventional AR magazine length ammunition.

    I did get some different color boxes, which was nice but last I looked--several years ago--the odd colors had been discontinued.

    It has been 5-7 years since I bought any Frankfort Arsenal 223 Rem boxes though.

    Purchased by the case, the price per box is pretty low and when I do break a box, not a big deal. Breakage is usually my fault, not poor service life of the product.
     
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    The Berry's boxes work and last fine, but have two things I'm not fond of.
    9mm ammo fits loosely in the boxes and the solid plastic hinge is "self-closing".
    When reloading at the range, an ammo box that won't stay open is a pita.

    The MTM boxes with an actual plastic segmented hinge will stay open and the ammo fits the cartridge holes better.
    I also like see-through and color coded boxes for different use ammo.

    You asked. I answered.
     
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