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Stickers on your ammo cans?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by allaroundhunter, Oct 30, 2012.

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  1. cfullgraf

    cfullgraf Member

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    I use a Brother's label maker to make a label indicating the cartridge in the ammo can. Inside the can, each container of ammunition is labeled with the contents information.
     
  2. Nanook

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    Speaking as a White Sox fan, I approve of your sticker. LOL
     
  3. Walkalong

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    My latest pic of ammo in boxes.

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  4. 22-rimfire

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    I use labels on my ammo cans. If the can is not caliber specific, I don't label it. The more ammunition that you have, the more exclusive you can be if you want.

    If color coding is something you like, they sell packages containing multicolor rolls of electricians tape that is quite handy for color coding things.

    I sometimes use painters tape and just write on it with a magic marker. It generally comes off easily.

    I always felt pretty good just keeping any kind of label on a can. For years, there was no labeling and I would often rummage through multiple cans looking for a particular ammo. But do separate you factory loads and reloads into separate containers.
     
  5. clg114

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    Ammo boxes

    I always take four or five ammo boxes to the range,so they have labels on the front to identify whats in the box. Otherwise I wont find what I'm looking for until I look in the last box. On the side of one of the boxes I have a large sticker with the four rules on it. When I take any of the grand kids I have them read it,as a reminder. If it was up to my wife,they would have all sorts sparkles & pretties on them. Just like her cell phone!
     
  6. Adamsstreet

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    I keep a FULL can of each calibur I use regularly, stacked in the safe, in the order I would use them. Made some cheap stencils and some spray paint makes em look pretty official.
     

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    I use stickers to remind me how many times I have reloaded the same set of cartridges.
     
  8. Esoxchaser

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    I have a number of cans that are all the same. I had free stickers. So the cans with shotshells in them get Beretta stickers. The cans with rimfire ammo get Ruger stickers. The cans with centerfire hangun ammo get Sig stickers. The rifle cans get Browning and Colt stickers.
     
  9. brnmw

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    I label mine by Caliber, however I do have stickers on the cans, usually it's auto racing or aftermarket auto mftr. like "Lucas Oil, NHRA, F1, Bassani Exhaust, Steeda, SLP, Ford Racing, SVT, etc..." it does add a little character.
     
  10. JTHunter

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    A "plain jane" case is not going to attract unwanted from a burglar (or other malcontent) so it is unlikely to be disturbed.
    Safer that way.
     
  11. bri

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    Masking tape? What's more American than duct tape!?

    I label by caliber, mainly.
     
  12. blarby

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    "you are not alone".......

    Makes cycling through the common stuff pretty easy.
     

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    I have an Odell's Brewery sticker on my .223 ammo can. I also have a "I Heart Beaver" sticker on one. A friend of mine gave it to me. She picked it up in Beaver Utah. There is a town that is capitalizing on their town's name sake.
     
  15. Boostedtwo

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    I make decals, easy for me to label mine :)
     
  16. Just One Shot

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    No stickers here, I use a permanent marker and write the caliber and quantitiy on the lid.
     
  17. possom813

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    Not a sticker, but this is my daughter's personal .30 cal can. We just finished it up a couple of days ago, no stickers added...yet

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  18. Archie

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    Great Ideas here.

    Thank you for sharing the ideas of stenciling and 'color labels'.

    My one and only tip for ammo cans is fingernail polish remover will take the yellow stencil marks off U. S. ammo cans with just a rag. No sanding, scraping or power tools. (If you all already knew this, why didn't you tell me? I've been using sanding discs and wire brushes for years!)

    My cans mostly hold components, with some - typically the smaller sizes - storing reloads in bulk. Those reloads are developed loads and generally duplication loads of the rounds I shoot most (.45 ACP, 9x19, .38 Special) and I have one or two cans full of factory ammo I managed to scrounge at some point in my illustrious career.

    So the cans are labeled with the contents. I've tried the stick on computer labels, but they are sometimes balky to print out AND they tend to scrape loose when moving them on and off the shelves. I've gone to the hang tags as mentioned by - someone. I think I will see about conjuring up some stencils for 'brass' and 'bullets'; plus caliber designations. That would fix a lot of my organizational problems.

    The other specialized cans are for chrono testing lots of ammo and such as that.

    At one time I was going to color code cans for various purposes and gave up on the idea. Labels and storage location do pretty well for me.
     
  19. medalguy

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    Lacquer thinner removes all kinds of markings quickly too, and it's cheaper than fingernail polish remover, and doesn't evaporate quite as quickly. That stuff is mostly acetone.
     
  20. leeggen

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    ammo

    Now we all know why the LGS has no ammo on their shevles.LOL
     
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