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How many 308 rounds will fit in 50 cal ammo can?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Bitswap, Jul 31, 2007.

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  1. Bitswap

    Bitswap Member

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    Building inventory and have lots of 50 cal ammo cans. How many 308 rounds will fit.

    Thanks,
    Bit
     
  2. cdrt

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    The U.S. Military packs 420 rounds in 5 round stripper clips and bandoleers in a std .50 cal ammo can. If you're packing with 20 round boxes, it will be less.
     
  3. Bitswap

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    So loose rounds I should get 500 in?
     
  4. CypherNinja

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    Probably depends on how neatly they're packed (;)), but that sounds right to me.
     
  5. Nikdfish

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    I received 500 loose rounds packed in a 50 cal can as part of a deal on an Ishapore 2A a few years back ...

    Nick
     
  6. Mikee Loxxer

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    I have a .50 cal ammo can filled with 640 rounds of 90's production Indian 7.62 NATO. It is not on strippers but in bags of 10 each. Fills the can to capacity.
     
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    I can get 28 twenty round boxes of South African 7.60 (4 battle pack) in a .50 Cal can.

    ETA: not loose- still in the boxes.
     
  8. kellyj00

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    I've seen a 50 cal box with 600 empty .308 brass. All once-fired Federal from the prison that a friend "couldn't throw away"

    not sure if that helps...
     
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    M852 ro M118 used be 480 rds in 20rd boxes.
     
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    In 20 rd boxes you can get 460 308s in a 50 cal can.
    Loose with one up and the next down with short bullets, two layers upright and others sideways at the top you can get nearly 800 in a can, heavy.
     
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