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How many rounds fit in an ammo can?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Zak Smith, Jun 20, 2003.

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  1. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Emeritus

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    I'm sure someone here knows this off the top of their head:

    1. How many loaded .45ACP rounds fit in a .50cal ammo can?

    2. How many loaded 9mm rounds fit in a .30cal (.30-06-size) ammo can?

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  2. treeprof

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    Loose, boxed or bagged? In Georgia Arms bags, abt 750 of their .45's.
     
  3. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Emeritus

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    Loose, can filled to the brim.

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  4. FJC

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    This may not help much, but I just found out that a .50 cal can holds 20 50-round boxes of Winchester White Box (1000 rounds) just perfectly. All the rounds are still within their boxes.
     
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    A .50 calber ammo can holds a smidge over 2,000 9mm rounds... and is really, really, heavy.
     
  6. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Emeritus

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    FJC,

    So if it holds 1000 rounds boxed, it should hold more than 1000 rounds loose. Ok. That's a good start.

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  7. mgjohn

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    I can get 750 rounds of 45 200g SWC in a 30 cal ammo can.

    Never tried a 50 cal can, It would be too heavy.
     
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    In a can approximately 7" tall, 4" wide and 10" long, I normally fit about 750 rounds of 45 acp w/ no problem. The problem comes in trying to carry it & my range bag.
     
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    2000 rounds loose of 9mm
    1000 rounds loose of 7.62x39
     
  11. M2 Carbine

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    mgjohn--"I can get 750 rounds of 45 200g SWC in a 30 cal ammo can.

    Never tried a 50 cal can, It would be too heavy."


    1435 in a 50 cal can and it is heavy.
    About 60 pounds.:)
     
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    I load 350 into a .308 can, two Winchester value packs and three 50 round boxes of anything else will fit fine, but getting the value packs out is a little rough as they are about as wide as the ammocan but removing one of the 50rd boxes first makes it easy. Not too heavy, and a lot more ammo than I can shoot in a day (or at least afford to shoot in a day).

    Kharn
    [Edit, oops, its not a .223 can]
     
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    M2's count works for me; I just loaded 1500 rounds of 200gr SWCs and couldn't quite seal the lid on the 50 cal can; no problem though because the overflow went downrange shortly afterwards.

    Ditto for the 30Cal can: 750
     
  14. Fly320s

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    ... the meaning of life.

    For a .50 can:

    10 boxes of 50 rounds of .40SW

    or

    24 mags of 32 round Sten mags.

    or

    54 boxes of 20 rounds of .223

    or

    1 box of 100 round value-pak 12 gauge shells plus lots of room left for loose shells.

    (edited to add which type of ammo can)
     
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    I managed to get 813 rounds of .45 ACP (with a 200 grain SWC bullet) into a .30 cal ammo can.
     
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    braindead0 --

    one more answer like that and you get shoved into the total perspective vortex. :p
     
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