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Had to stop loading. Ran out of MTM boxes

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Peter M. Eick, Jun 17, 2012.

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  1. Peter M. Eick

    Peter M. Eick Member

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    I hit the spare pile and no more 38 Super boxes. Dang it. I was on such a roll having made over 1500 of them in the last couple of days. I guess I am ok with 3908 38 Super's loaded, but I still have about 1000 more new pieces of brass to load!

    Off to Midway for another order of 50 more boxes!

    I hate when I don't get the balance right on the supplies vs. resources.

    Anyone else have that problem?
     
  2. Trent

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    Shoot 1000 then load another 1000. Problem solved. :)
     
  3. ranger335v

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    "Off to Midway for another order of 50 more boxes!"

    Okay. ??
     
  4. oneounceload

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    plastic sandwich bags and basic green GI ammo cans work wonders
     
  5. steveno

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    that is why they make empty bulk bullet boxes and that is for overruns
     
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    Reminds me of when I got started home-brewing. I'm in the kitchen one Saturday cooking up another batch when I look in the corner of the dining room and realize I've already got 7 cases ready to drink, why am I making more?

    Couple parties. Couple dinners. Couple hangovers. Problem solved.

    All the best,
    D. White

    Enjoy burning that stuff up!
     
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    Dillon has the best price on Ammo boxes. I have a few that I carry my ammo in to IDPA matches, but most of my stored ammo goes in Ingles brand Zip lock storage boxes. They sell for $2.50/5. They will hold 200 9mm, or 175 40s&w.
     
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    For bulk ammo storage I use big plastic coffee cans. I can get an unlimited supply at work. Stickon labels help keep everything labeled and organized.
     
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    You're obviously not shooting enough.

    Paying for boxes? Why? A number of good suggestions above, and I add old vitamin jars.
     
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    New one gallon paint cans seal waterproof and are not expensive.

    Ron
     
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    I use the plastic coffee cans and plastic peanut butter jars, anything I can get a hold of.

    I can get about 350 9mm in one 26 ounce jiffy jar. Great for small batches. Put a sticky note with the recipe on top of the shells then I don't have to wonder which batch it is.

    I only have one blue box per caliber. Just keep refilling them.

    You though, definately need some bigger containers.
     
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    Plastic coffee cans, peanut butter containers, my wife buys coffee creamer in a container about half the size of a coffee can, and I have a niece that uses infamil in the oval pastic containers !!!!
     
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    I'm kinda new to reloading, but put a self imposed limit of 10 plastic boxes per caliber. Figure that when/if I load more than 1k at a time that is what the pretty green surplus ammo cans are for. Seems like a good compromise since that is how I stored bulk factory ammo before starting to reload.
     
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    Thanks for the link on Ammoboxes. I will use them next time.

    I am too compulsive to use bulk boxes. I like serial numbering every box and knowing how many rounds were fired out of each gun. This way I can keep track of how each load did in each gun.

    Great suggestions though. I will have to think about them for shot gun loads. There I am less particular.
     
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    Sam and Costco have those wooden wine crates that you could use; 3k of .45 can fit in one of those with spare room!
     
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    I am compulsive about keeping track of everything but I find the GI ammo cans and baggies work just fine for bulk storage. For range use, easily transfer a quantity to boxes. That said, I do have a lot of boxes.
     
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    Thanks for the link bds.. I just bougt two of those bags.
     
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    I prefer to use ammo boxes as well. But, when I have run out, I use ZipLoc style bags to put 50 rounds in, mark the bag with the appropriate load information, then put them in some kind of bulk storage like an ammo can.

    With handgun ammunition loaded on a progressive, I am doing this more and more due the volume of rounds I make in a short while. Then I have 50 round packages to take to the range.
     
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    I had these paper cartons made fro 9mm and .45 ammo which are the two I shoot most of. I have extras as long as they last for .25 each plus shipping. These are made and shipped flat, and fold up just like the GI .45 boxes we all know and love. If anyone needs any of these let me know. This is not a business but extras that I had to buy in order to get the box company to run what I needed.
     

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    I use a bag similar to the one bds linked to for carrying boxed and bagged ammo to the range if it is more than a couple of boxes. It is hard to see, but there is a Bagmaster ammo bag under the .45 Colt ammo. For a quick trip with one or two pistols and a couple boxes of ammo I just use the range bag for guns and ammo, but for multiple guns with multiple calibers of ammo, I use the ammo bag.
     

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