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How do you pack you ammo to the range.

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by bugsbunny45, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. bugsbunny45

    bugsbunny45 Member

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    I am working to streamline my range bag and stuff I take to the range. I think super man would struggle to lift my range bag. I was thinking about using ziplock bags to take my 9mm and .38 spl ammo in my bag and and extra to bring my brass back. .
    What do you take ammo to the range in.
     
  2. ColtPythonElite

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    I often use ziplock bags.
     
  3. AirForceShooter

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    I use those pretty blue boxes.
    Brass goes into a baggie

    AFS
     
  4. dh1633pm

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    I use zip lock bags most of the time. Since I drive a truck I keep a storage container in the back with all the necessities for shooting. To include shooting rests, staples, stapler, ear muffs, targets, sharpie etc.
     
  5. bannockburn

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    One range bag for guns and gear, one or two range bags for ammo, and one back pack for brass.
     
  6. JeffG

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    The ammo goes into plastic ammo boxes, I use nothing but handloads. This all gets packed into soft side duffel and range bags.
     
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    I usually just keep my reloads in plastic boxes and carry them in my range bag. Sometimes I'll pre-load mags depending on what dills I'm working and how much time I have. Because my range is literally in my back yard and I shoot a couple times a week, marathon sessions with multiple guns have become a thing of the past, so normally it's one or two guns and a couple hundred rounds depending on what I'm working on. On those days when I do carry a bunch of crap (usually rifle(s), rest, chrono, spotting scope etc.), I just drive around to the back door an load it in my "tactical golf cart" and drive down to the range.

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    Chuck
     
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  9. Sav .250

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    In the box they came with............ Can also put empty cases back in the box.
     
  10. cc-hangfire

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    I have a couple of range backpacks, and depending on the handguns I take, ammo ranges from .22short to .45acp (counting up, in handguns I stock 10 calibers).

    I use the zippered tool bags you can get at Lowes or Home Depot. I've marked caliber on each bag in permanent marker, & the smaller ones will hold about 150 rounds and the largest will hold up to about 400 rounds.

    I keep one large bag clipped to the outside of each backpack for used brass. I don't have this brand, but they look kinda like this:
     

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    A SAW can. I have several bags in my range bag for brass.
     
  13. sbwaters

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    Blue boxes for cartridges (boxes for shotgun shells)- can see the primers and the load is clearly labeled.
    Ziploc bags for used brass (or shotgun hulls) -- keeps any lead remains from primer firing out of the range bag.
     
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    I use two range bags--one for long arms, the other for pistols. Neither carry arms; they are for ammo and mags and accessories. This makes the toting easier. I stick a small trashcan sized trash bag (or 6) in each bag for brass.
    I try to break ammo out into appropriate magazines where possible, otherwise they are either in factory boxes or in MTM boxes, whichever is handier. This breaks the load down into smaller "lifts" which makes for an easier life.
     
  16. Tilos

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    I use folding hand truck(s) for luggage, found/bought at Goodwill type stores.
    Get one with the biggest wheels.
    I have/like this one because it has flip out wings that make it wider:
    https://www.amazon.com/BOSON-Foldin...4&sr=8-12&keywords=folding+luggage+hand+truck
    I use them to transport steel targets too
    :D
    Edit: I buy/use cheap/small "tool bags"($6-$8), one for each caliber, to carry ammo to the range and empty brass home.
     
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    My ammo is pre-loaded in mags at home before I even go, then placed in an ammo can. I carry a couple 5 gallon buckets for brass. The rest of my stuff goes in a small contico tuff box.
     
  18. hdwhit

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    I have a "range bag" for my chronograph, tools, cleaning kit, etc.

    I have a "range box" for transporting ammunition and the record book(s) associated with it.

    All of my ammunition is reloaded and is packed for storage in plastic boxes with individual compartments for each round that are then placed in a steel ammunition can. Each plastic box has a number or unique identifier tied to the written record of its reloading. When I get ready to go to the range, I take the boxes of ammunition I intend to shoot out of the ammunition can, put them in the range box and transport them. At the range, the rounds are loaded and shot. Performance, including chronograph readings, are noted in the record books. The recovered brass is returned to the plastic box it was brought to the range in. In this way, the brass is tracked "cradle to grave" and I know how many times it has been shot, under what conditions and whether anything happened that would impact how it is loaded in the future.

    When I go to the range, I am almost always in the mode of either 1) further developing or refining my loads, or 2) developing or maintaining my marksmanship skills, so the process is slow and deliberate.
     
  19. reddog81

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    I've used Ziplock baggies before but you can get some strange looks at the range... I don't recall ever seeing anyone else with them. But they can be very helpful when testing out new loads. You can throw 20 rounds of one load in a bag, 20 rounds of a different load in a bag, and so on. Write the recipe on the bag and it's much easier to keep track of than anything else I could think of

    I'm not sure the package is going to make much difference in the weight. The lead and brass weighs a lot more than the cardboard or plastic.

    I use a large tool bag to hold the ammo i'm bringing and usually throw a couple hand guns in the bag also. The tool bag works out great. It has at least a dozen different pockets on the inside and out side for accessories. The material used throughout the bag is heavy duty. Best of all it probably cost 1/3 the price of anything made for firearms. It seems like anything made for guns gets an automatic 50% price increase. Additionally it doesn't look like a bag full of guns and ammo.
     
  20. DukeConnor

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    The way my son and his wife shoot, i use a couple 5 gallon buckets. One for 5.56 and one for 9 mm. The dil can really go through the ammo.
     
  21. Arkansas Paul

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    I actually use a few different things. I keep the plastic Foldgers coffee cans and use those quite a bit. You can fit several hundred 9mm or .38 special in the small ones. I work at a county government office, so we go through a lot of coffee so I get all at least one of the big Foldgers cans every couple weeks. Brass goes in those.

    For some calibers, I do use 50 or 100 round plastic flip top ammo boxes.
     
  22. bassjam

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    I have a smaller bag for ammo that I use because it's very rigid and handles the weight of ammo without sagging. It was made for shotgun shells, size is about 12" x 4" x 9" tall. Empties get put back into the container I brought them in, either the factory boxes or the blue re-load boxes.

    I normally also carry a heavy duty gym bag to put my targets, handguns, or sand bags or spotting scope in if I need those. I've also used a 5 gallon bucket which works just as well, and doubles as a seat.
     
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    I found (when looking for a dive gear bag) that hockey gear bags are about 1/3 the price of dive bags and 1/2 the price of luggage.
     
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    Plano and mags
     

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