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Used pellet tin uses

Discussion in 'Air Guns' started by dodo bird, May 3, 2014.

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  1. dodo bird

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    Ok, just like the title says. Anyone use their old tins for anything of value? Small parts storage, targets, throw them away?
     
  2. OH_Spartan

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    I use them for flower seeds. Not veggie seeds due to the thought of lead
     
  3. rcmodel

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    I put Snuff or pipe tobacco in mine.

    Lead?
    What, me worry?

    Rc
     
  4. WestKentucky

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    I have one in my go-bag full of fishing gear. Another full of matches with the tin sealed with candle wax. A third is in my fishing vest for easy access to extra flies when I get one destroyed by a fish. I have more that I haven't yet figured out a use for...they aren't all pellet tins but same tin painted differently.
     
  5. cheesebigot

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    I'm with rcmodel on this one. Clean it, stuff some pipe tobacco in it and toss it in a go-bag with a simple hardwood pipe. Now you can enjoy a puff wherever you are!
     
  6. dodo bird

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    All good ideas. Keep them coming. I have one filled with spent primers.
     
  7. Reefinmike

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    You my friend need to shoot more! Ive filled up a pasta sauce jar this year to be taken in for scrap. brass primers have a $1.50 scrap rebate deal built right in the 1,000 count box.
     
  8. leadcounsel

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    I've kept other small tins like the ones for various mints and gums.

    I use them for fishing, small parts storage, etc.

    I also keep the aluminum caps from tall energy drinks (really any small bowls from food/drink products) - they are awesome little 'bowls' for small parts on the work bench. Disassembly of things and keeping them from rolling around...
     
  9. dodo bird

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    I am trying! Just takes time and money. I heard of someone that used spent primers to make a shooting sandbag. Sounds like a good goal, that has to be a lot of primers .
     
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    put the tobacco in a small ziplock bag,then the tin to keep it fresher.tin protects the bag from being damaged
     
  11. cslinger

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    Considering some of the better pellets have crappy tins I usually use the good tins for other pellets.

    I assume some folks are joking but if not. We are dealing with lead here. Foodstuffs need not apply.
     
  12. rodinal220

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    I've used them to store greased wads and patches for my smoke poles.
     
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    Made several using spent shotgun 209 primers and a canvas 25# shot bag - make great sandbags and doorstops

    The empty pellet tins become practice targets to fine tune my "vermin eradication" as well
     
  14. FuzzyBunny

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    I clean mine and put in meds like imodium, tums, decongestant plus bandages and other assoeted first aid.
     
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    I use them to store moly grease for my M1a, and also to store bore snakes.
     
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    I keep herbs in them.

    :)
     
  17. Chevota

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    I hate screw-on lids, so unlike most I keep the slip-on lids for pellets that came with a screw-on. I've also used the same slip-on tins for things that coil up but don't want to stay that way, like a strip of paper that holds orange stick-on dots (targets). Also good for a gun cleaning kit, but I think my fav is survival kit stuff, like fire starting, fishing, first aid, etc.

    On a reverse thought, what do people use for pellets instead of pellet tins? I almost always use a tin, or my pocket, but I've discovered "Ice Breakers" breath mints boxes and Altoids boxes for pellets, and all kinds of other stuff. Actually I don't even like Altoids, but I buy the little mini tins and toss the mints. The small tin makes for perfect storage of a small quantity of pellets. For example I keep my pistols in either soft zip-up or plastic cases where a normal pellet tin can't fit. It's just nice to have some pellets right there in the gun case...
     
  18. gspn

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    You can make char cloth with them. I keep saying I'm going to do this so I always have some in my camping kit…but I have yet to do it. I am the worlds best procrastinator.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e55sNMlQ9bE
     
  19. 4v50 Gary

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    char cloth.
     
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    Screw lube

    Whenever I remove a nasty toilet wax seal I like to save the beeswax for woodscrew lubrication. I put a gob of it in an empty Crosman pellet tin and throw it in my carpenter's bag. It's a handy way to store an excellent screw lubricant.
     
  21. Chevota

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    I use bar soap for wood screw lube, it always on the sink read to go...
     
  22. dodo bird

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    I like the char cloth idea. Good video. Next time I make s'mores I will make some char cloth.:)
     
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    And with a decent flat magnet on the bottom, and a washer in the little "tub" you truly have a friend there :D

    Or, you can just glue the magnet on... I like the washer, myself...gives a ridge for those tiny screws to roll against pickin 'em up.
     
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    Screws and small nails and brass.
     
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