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*sigh* thanks for reminding me how much work I have to do.Still have to get my M1 zeroed after fixing the rear sight and work on its ammo supply.I've been busy playing with handguns since I can shoot them in the back yard (I have room for 25 yards). Doing justice to rifles takes some drive time.
I find it much easier to simply have rifle ammo in 50cal/SAW cans and handgun ammo in the smaller 30cal cans. That way, other than label, I know which cans to go for. I also dispense with all wood and cardboard as it draws moisture and takes up space, as well as being a fire hazard. I've shuffled both crated and uncrated and the uncrated is much easier to move and store. I do not want useless wood taking up space in storage areas and my vehicles if I have to bug out.Bob Katt
I've posted on this before, but for those with an AK/SKS bent:The chi-com "10-pocket" bandoliers are about the best thing going for x39 strippers. 2 clips per pocket/200 rounds per bando wiht room for a cleaning kit as well.2 of these will fit in a 50-cal can along with a desiccant pack and a bigger cleaning/maintenance kit.This makes it simple to grab or hand-off an SKS, 400 rounds of ammo and maintenance supplies. The bandos are also conducive to some "tweaking" for those so inclined - I've not found the time yet but it's on my list of "things to do..."DD
I have two "go bags"- one for me and one for the Missus.They are medium sized cordura bags from LA Police Gear: http://www.lapolicegear.com/diplomat-bail-out-bag-jr--tactical-nylon.htmlYou could use a standard GI buttpack as well. Each one holds a typical combat load for each weapon we plan to take with us (308, 5.56, 45, 9mm) They are small enough to fit in a plastic dry box from Academy Sports for storage purposes. If we lose one, we still have some fodder for each rifle and pistol.Bulk ammo is stored in similar cans.That way I can take what I have time to pack. Leave in a hurry? Take the "go bags". Time to load up? Take it all- well up to the truck's load capacity. LOL
I place bulk items intended for reloading, servicing reloading equipment, or future reallocation in 50cal cans. They are not currently intended for uses other than scheduled projects. I don't plan on moving them soon, which is good, because they are loaded up HEAVY.All ammunition intended for practice, caching or charity is in 30cal cans for easy moving. I find it easier to lug one in each hand than moving a crate. (Tried it). Moving in tight spaces where I'm twisting and turning, deciding to drop one and keep the other, passing up into a truck, shoving under a furniture fixture, placing into a tight spot in the ground, lifting overhead into a locker, tossing over the side of a truck bed... all these things are easier done with the smaller can and a handle on top. Breaking up ammo into smaller lots, on the fly and under pressure is easier, too. Just pass the can, please, and have a wonderful day.I very much appreciate the 30cal cans, and have been able to find quite a few excellent specimens this last year, at good prices.
What is a "good price" for 30 cal cans?Average at the gun show in Birmingham this past weekend was $7-8 each.50 cals were $10-12.I bought all my 50 cans way back in the 90s when they could be had for $5 each or less.I have no 30s and need to get some.
Bob Katt sez: "I've shuffled both crated and uncrated and the uncrated is much easier to move and store. I do not want useless wood taking up space in storage areas and my vehicles if I have to bug out."Two hands x one M19A1 can each = two M19A1 cans per trip.Two hands x one ComBloc crate each = four M19A1 cans per trip.The crates stack far better than the cans alone.I too have packed, stored and moved hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammo in my time, and crates make it far easier.MikeIII
There is a fellow here in Jefferson County who is sitting on a few thousand. He will sell them for $3.75 each in hundred lots only. $375.00 is a lot more than I've got.
"What is a "good price" for 30 cal cans?Average at the gun show in Birmingham this past weekend was $7-8 each."That's a good price, at least around these parts. The average can was going for $10 - $12, and they included such prime features as painted over rust, rusty seams, bent and damages lids... and just plain ole wear and tear.The examples I found and snatched up had no dents, no rust, original paint, pliable seals and that good old smell of an airtight unit.It's better to have a good one right off the bat than to try and recondition one. If you can get it locally for under $10 (shipping on them can suck), DO IT. The uses are many.
"There is a fellow here in Jefferson County who is sitting on a few thousand. He will sell them for $3.75 each in hundred lots only. $375.00 is a lot more than I've got."Got a price on shipping? Can he guarantee a minimum condition?
Maybe we could coordinate a threeper group buy for the thousand cans.I could go in for 10 @ 37.50.Think 1,000 would fit in the back of my Dodge Ram 1500?
OK, divide my last comment by 100. Not enough coffee this AM.I know 100 cans would fit in my truck.Give me until month end and I might could pick up twenty of them meaning I'd only need 8 more folks to go in.
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