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How do you store/transport your pistol reloads?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Triumph, Mar 13, 2013.

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  1. Searcher4851

    Searcher4851 Member

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    Bulk ammo of proven loads go into .30 or .50 cal ammo cans for general storage. I then load plastic boxes out of those cans for range trips.
    Rounds for load developement go directly into plastic boxes.
    Everything is labeled.
     
  2. fatcpa

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    I store the in gallon jugs (with lids) in my shop and transfer them to plastic 50 rd boxes for trips to the range. I'm compulsive. I'll shoot whatever I take to the range, so I manage the trips by limiting what I take. I usually shoot 3 or 4 pistols/revolvers and a rifle or two on each trip.
     
  3. MARKMALL

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    I store my pistol rounds in plastic coffee containers that have handles on them. My rifle rounds are stored in 20 round plastic boxes or empty factory boxes.
     
  4. MikeS.

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    I just use a gallon freezer bag and mark it with the load specs.

    Me too.
     
  5. HOWARD J

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    Plastic food containers from grocery store
     
  6. Elkins45

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    Let me count all the things I have ammo stored in at the moment...

    Metal soup cans
    Metal coffee cans
    Plastic coffee cans
    Plastic screw top peanut butter jars
    Reusable food storage containers
    Molded ammo boxes (usually reserved for special stuff like jacketed loads)
    30 cal ammo cans
    Plastic shoe storage boxes from the dollar store
    Metal cookie and candy tins

    I'm sure there are others I just can't remember at the moment.
     
  7. orionengnr

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    ^^^^
    This, except I use 50-round plastic boxes.
     
  8. ole farmerbuck

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    Lots of magazines.
     
  9. dickttx

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    I try to keep a couple of weeks worth of shooting in MTM 100 round boxes. The rest I keep in my primer brick, powder jug, and bullet box.:D
    100 rounds of 45 are getting kind of heavy for me now, so I have thought about going to 50 round boxes. Wish I could find a young, strong someone locally to swap with.:)
    I had ammo stored in the CaseGard plastic boxes and labeled for over 40 years while I was not shooting. All was still good.
     
  10. Certaindeaf

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    Wheelbarrow. sixty psi
     
  11. jcwit

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    Plastic MTM cartridge boxes. I don't like loose rounds rattling around.
     
  12. Certaindeaf

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    Those come in pretty handy until you have to dump them out in a bowl or so to lay hands upon them all proper like. I'll usually grab 15-20 in my right hand to load the/a pistol magazine.
     
  13. rfwobbly

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    If you like ammo boxes, then the best place to buy them is Dillon. Typically they sell 10 boxes for ~$10.
     
  14. Arkansas Paul

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    If I did that, I'd have way too much money in ammo boxes.
    However, I will look into the Dillon ones at $1 each. I may change from peanut butter jars, plastic coffee cans and butter bowls if they're that cheap.
     
  15. stiffdogg06

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    Storage, they are put into $3 paint cans. No need to spend $12+ on an ammo can.
    Cans will hold ~1k .40. ~500 7.62x39. ~600-700 5.56. Not pictured, but they also can hold ~200 7.62x54R
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    When I go to the range, I throw them into Sample Racks.
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  16. mavracer

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    For transportation I use Plastic boxes for most of my ammo, I use Cheyanne cartridge boxes for Cowboy calibers. For high volume calibers I use 30 cal ammo cans and refill boxes. My ammo shelf stays full most of the time.
     
  17. bobinoregon

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    Zip lock bags with info written on outside stored in ammo cans. Plastic boxes have too much dead space for me, I only use them for the stuff that sits out on shelf for regular use.
     
  18. Captaingyro

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    Tupperware.

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  19. maxyedor

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    Not quite as space-efficient as rectangular ammo cans, but that's a great idea. Throw some dessicant in there and seal with silicone and they should last virtually forever.
     
  20. Triumph

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    I checked out the Dillon boxes on their website. Those look like a great deal.
     
  21. medalguy

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    I still have inexpensive cardboard ammo cartons for sale for those of you who want to pack your ammo neatly in cartons, and not used butter tubs. First, I'm not a dealer, and these are not a business for me. I was looking for a good sturdy box made like the military boxes, couldn't find them, so I had some made for my own use by a friend in the printing business. In order to get the fiberboard I wanted I had to order a lot, and I ended up with extra boxes. These are what I have for sale.

    All boxes are made of 18 point white fiberboard, similar to the USGI cartons, and they are unprinted. None require any kind of inserts, and there are no styrofoam trays to break and blow away. They are all reusable many times. You can print labels for them if you wish. And, all boxes are shipped flat so they store easily and take up a minimum of room.

    Now, the box details. I have the following boxes left, priced per box:

    .45 ACP 50 round cartons .25 each Packs 1,000 per .50 cal can
    9mm 50 round cartons .25 each Packs more than 1,000 per .50 cal can
    5.56mm 20 round cartons .35 each Packs 820 per .50 cal can
    7.62mm 20 round cartons .35 each Packs 460 per .50 cal can
    .38 Special 50 round cartons are sold out.
    .30 carbine cartons are sold out.
    .40 cal cartons are sold out.

    I ship the cheapest way, usually flat-rate mail. I can get 200 cartons in a medium box for $11.50. I can quote exact postage after you decide how many of each carton you need. I accept Paypal, cash, check, money orders, and credit cards, whatever works for you.

    Let me know what you need and I'll get back with a firm price including shipping.
     
  22. aliveisalive

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    I don't keep but 500 loaded rounds per caliber so I just use the plastic boxes. Don't throw them across the room and that 2.50 box lasts forever.
     
  23. oneounceload

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    Never had any issue using a ziploc bag with a piece of paper noting the load data
     
  24. PJSprog

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    I like the MTM boxes, and keep my rifle loads in them. For handgun loads, though, my fiance has been saving her plastic coffee containers for me. Those things are pretty sturdy, too.
     
  25. agd1953

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    I put them in the 50 rd plastic boxes that factory shells come in then seal them on the wifes food saver. compact can keep charges seperated and water and dirt proof. works great.;)
     
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