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    Ammo cans stow bulk ammunition here.

    Only thing is, I've never labeled them so have to open them to peek inside to see what they contain.

    Smart huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcgilvray View Post
    Ammo cans stow bulk ammunition here.

    Only thing is, I've never labeled them so have to open them to peek inside to see what they contain.

    Smart huh?
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    Cute idea Bozz10mm!

    Hey, maybe that was what I was waiting for: A can with a "professional appearance."
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    is there any advantage of using metal cans versus plastic?
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    My Wife and I shoot a lot, so we buy ammunition in quantity. 1000rds+ of 5.56 per month is fairly normal. We buy two or three 420rd cans of Lake City M855 a month.... more when it's on sale, so we wind up with a good supply of brand new 30 cal mil spec cans to store all calibers we use as well as a supply of spare parts. We've got a pile of the small Plano cans as well, but don't use them for long term storage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macantic View Post
    is there any advantage of using metal cans versus plastic?
    The Mil spec cans are pretty water proof / air tight, where the plastics ones are not.
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    Nice idea using shipping tape and printed labels from the computer - cheap and durable! Thanks for taking the time to share the idea Rjinga! I store much of my ammo in a commercial tool job box, but the labeling idea will still be useful in identifying the various groups of ammo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whoppo View Post
    The Mil spec cans are pretty water proof / air tight, where the plastics ones are not.
    Ok,thanks!
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    I got my three new .30 cal cans today. I labeled one and moved 26 20-round boxes of 7.62x39 into it. Here's the current set-up (unlabeled boxes are empty):
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    I like the metal boxes. They will resist fire better than plastic.

    I only need one for my current ammunition needs. This box is an exceptional deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macantic View Post
    is there any advantage of using metal cans versus plastic?
    One thing the metal can will last longer with lots of weight. Don't ask how I know.
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    I have mostly .50cal cans, thinking of switching over to .30cal cans. When the bigger cans are full of loose pack ammo like 9mm or 556, it gets reallyyyyyyyy heavy. I have then all over the shelves in my bedroom, in my closet, Ive even started storing them under my bed but still... NEED MORE AMMO.

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    Colored Duct Tape

    Duct tape comes in several colors. Yellow,white, and orange with a sharpie laundry pen stand out well. Easy to change. Color code for rifle, pistol, shotgun
    or by caliber depending on what one shoots.
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    I have such a mix of ammo storage “cans”. I like the smaller metal cans the best and like the idea of getting down to a consistent type and size. The plastic ones take up so much more space and as heavy as some ammo is I keep waiting for the handle to break off.

    I typically just pick up cans at the Army/Navy store.

    Might go there today in fact!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chuck808 View Post
    I have mostly .50cal cans, thinking of switching over to .30cal cans. When the bigger cans are full of loose pack ammo like 9mm or 556, it gets reallyyyyyyyy heavy. I have then all over the shelves in my bedroom, in my closet, Ive even started storing them under my bed but still... NEED MORE AMMO.
    If you think .50 cal cans are heavy, don't even think about 20mm cans! I have a couple that are easily over 75lbs!
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