Storage of loose .223 rounds...

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    Storage of loose .223 rounds...

    Esteemed gentlepersons,
    I have just come into the possession of a couple of hundred rounds of loose .223 ammuntion. Does anyone have any suggestions for a way to store it? I have a couple of empty ammo cans. Does anyone think it would damage the ammunition to simply dump it loose into the ammo boxes and store it that way? I'm open to any suggestions.
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    Nope. I have several thousand rounds of loose stored in ammo cans.

    I personally think that is the best way to do it. Its airtight, durable and has a few handles to pick it up with.

    In some of the cans I have a certain number of rounds stored in heavy duty zip lock baggies. You can pick one up and have a couple of hundred rounds on hand with out having to count them up.

    If you have 180 rounds per bag, that is 6 30 round mags worth to go shooting with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    In some of the cans I have a certain number of rounds stored in heavy duty zip lock baggies. You can pick one up and have a couple of hundred rounds on hand with out having to count them up.

    If you have 180 rounds per bag, that is 6 30 round mags worth to go shooting with.
    Excellent idea. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    If you have 150 rounds per bag, that is 6 30 round mags worth to go shooting with.
    Huh? Is this new world math? 6x30=Y? LOL! Whenever I look down at 100 rounds of .223/5.56, it never seems to me more than about 10 minutes worth at the range, 2-30 rounders and 2-20 rounders. If I'm gonna get the AR dirty, it will have to be worth my while to clean it.
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    I'll second the recommendation for the cans.

    If you can find them, stripper clips and bandoleers will make grab-n-go easier. I've got my bandoleers in .50 cal cans.

    I just received a set of "Battleers" from Michigan Tactical Supply.

    I haven't been able to give them more than the once over yet, but they seem extremely durable.
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    Typo RamRod. I'm glad you caught it. I fixed it for ya...
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    If you just have a couple hundred rounds and don't want to waste an entire ammo can for them (a 50 cal. ammo can holds 1000+ .223 rounds) here's a free solution if you drink coffee. Most coffee today comes in plastic containers with snap on lids. I save them for fired brass but there's no reason you couldn't use them for loaded rounds. The Folger's that I buy even has a molded in handle into the side of the large size container. Just make sure and wash them out first as coffee is slightly acidic and it may react with your brass.

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    Hoss,
    Another excellent idea. Thank you very much.
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    I steal my wife's tupperware....

    The trick is, you have to take the lid first so she gets mad enough to throw the container out.

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    Good idea Hoss. I use my empty powder containers to store smaller sized fired brass. They might work for loose rounds, too.

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    I like sturdy tupperware in general because I can see what's inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AVIVIII View Post
    I steal my wife's tupperware....

    The trick is, you have to take the lid first so she gets mad enough to throw the container out.
    Use the tupperware for holding some oil or gun cleaning solution.. after that you get to keep it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    Typo RamRod. I'm glad you caught it. I fixed it for ya...
    You know me......I just had ta say it. LOL! In perspective though, 6-30 round mags full would make a good range session. I don't keep any "loose" rounds...all are in original boxes, and then ammo cans. But I was reading some interesting concepts on ammo storage just a few days ago, and I'll try to find it and give a link.

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    Have you folks seen the new Zip Loc Vacuum Bags?
    You fill the bag with whatever contents and then use the little plastic vacuum hand-pump to suck all of the air out of the bag.
    They should work great for ammo storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Have you folks seen the new Zip Loc Vacuum Bags?
    You fill the bag with whatever contents and then use the little plastic vacuum hand-pump to suck all of the air out of the bag.
    They should work great for ammo storage.
    Home Shopping Network right? Contents..........pillow cases, blankets, towels, underwear, etc............?

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