View Full Version : .30 Cal Ammo can or Spam Can?

12-17-2010, 5:57 PM
Fixing to order at least two cans and trying to decide.

Rounds will no be shot right away.

Which would you suggest and why?

12-17-2010, 6:07 PM

actually if you're gonna shoot it, I'd get the ammo can ones since the cans are always good to re-use.

12-17-2010, 6:40 PM
Where did you find cans for sale? Good price?

12-17-2010, 6:43 PM
Where did you find cans for sale? Good price?


YOu haven't checked today, huh? ;)

12-17-2010, 6:49 PM
Definitely ammo cans, it's reusable! (I take it you haven't discovered reloading yet? :D)

12-17-2010, 7:03 PM

YOu haven't checked today, huh? ;)

Are spam cans back???? I gotta go check now.

edit- AHHHH and I just sent payment yesterday for a SA SG and 200 loose rounds!!!!! I was under the assumption that the clipped rounds would not be for sale until after the holidays. Oh well as soon as I get a customer ID ill order a .30 cal can and a bayo!

12-17-2010, 8:01 PM
I have 3000+ rounds of the LC boxed stuff so I have been buying the HXP spam cans of clipped stuff. Can't see buying boxed HXP for the same price as the clipped stuff as you get the clips for free. I buy the spam cans for long term storage and have enough 30 and 50 cal ammo cans that I don't need to do that option. Buy all the spam cans you can for less storage space and open as you need arises.

12-17-2010, 8:01 PM
Spam cans as they have the en-blocs and they are worth more than a can. Shipping is less.

12-17-2010, 8:03 PM
Spam cans, due to the clips and the risk you will have other "stuff" in the already opened type of cans.

12-17-2010, 8:42 PM
I always order spam cans in increments of two. That way I also get the wood ammo crates to keep them in.

12-17-2010, 9:57 PM
When I saw Service Grade Springfields go off backorder I jumped but unfortunatly all they had for ammo was 200 loose rounds in a 30 can. Now I see they have 192 rounds in enblocs in both spam cans and 30 cal cans. I dont have many 30 cal cans so I would order those but if your set on 30 cal cans then go for the spam cans.
I will definatly order after the holidays if they still have ammo. I need the clips!

12-18-2010, 4:18 AM
I just cancelled my order for loose ammo and switched it to the clipped ammo. I want those clips! And ammo cans are all over the place, ha ha, come to think of it so are en bloc clips...
When i was in the service, we threw all our empty (and sometimes not empty) ammo cans overboard. The Capitan would have them all piled up on the fantail, anyone who wanted one could take them. The rest... splash!

12-18-2010, 7:07 AM
I just received 3 can of the 200 round mix matched HXP. So far, I have not found any bad ones. With that said, just placing another order for both the sealed spam cans and 30 round boxes.

BTW - the 30 cal boxes do come lined with plastic.