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Lambchop
01-14-2007, 10:44 PM
I have recently started reloading and need to find a good way to carry my reloads to the range. Last time I used ziplock baggies and that made a mess when I got home. What do you "seasoned professionals" suggest or better yet what do you use?




ETA....this would be for a few hundred rounds of .38 special.

SemiAutoSam
01-14-2007, 10:45 PM
Ammo cans with the zip lock bags inside. depending on the load Ive also used plastic boxes that are marked with the specs on the round I'm shooting.

maschronic
01-14-2007, 10:46 PM
i use ammo cans for range stuff.

Lambchop
01-14-2007, 10:51 PM
Really...I thought that would be sort of impractical, I guess I will buy some more ammo cans next weekend at the fun show.

Santa Cruz Armory
01-14-2007, 11:03 PM
Ammo boxes are what I use. You can find them REALLY cheap, like 2 or 3 dollars each.
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=128481

This type is a little more expensive:
http://www.gunaccessories.com/MTM/r100.jpg

jdberger
01-14-2007, 11:15 PM
I have a cool old british ammo box. It's wood with rope handles and the lid 'pins' on. I carry my smaller stuff in that (like if I'm going to shoot just a few hundred rounds of that calliber). I find it pretty handy.

ocabj
01-14-2007, 11:17 PM
Frankford Arsenal ammo boxes through Midway. Very cheap with C&R discount. I put the ammo boxes in a military ammo can when stored at home or transporting to range.

TonyM
01-15-2007, 9:00 AM
Frankford Arsenal ammo boxes through Midway. Very cheap with C&R discount. I put the ammo boxes in a military ammo can when stored at home or transporting to range.

I do the same here. Buy them in cases of 10 boxes each.

Here's the ones that work for .38:


http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=755951

I buy red for one caliber, blue for another, and smoke for another. then the same for rifle sized boxes, so you can just identify them by color quickly.

naimad
01-15-2007, 9:09 AM
Ammo cans i use a label maker to mark cans works great

CaliTheKid
01-15-2007, 9:31 AM
I use discarded factory ammo boxes that people toss at the range.

Santa Cruz Armory
01-15-2007, 9:45 AM
Just a little more incentive to get your C&R...with it the dealer price is only $1.69 as oppsed to $2.59. whoo hoo!!

Ammo boxes are what I use. You can find them REALLY cheap, like 2 or 3 dollars each.
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=128481

This type is a little more expensive:
http://www.gunaccessories.com/MTM/r100.jpg

ocabj
01-15-2007, 9:47 AM
Just a little more incentive to get your C&R...with it the dealer price is only $1.69 as oppsed to $2.59. whoo hoo!!

I buy the boxes in the cases of 10.

fairfaxjim
01-15-2007, 11:25 AM
Berry's Manufacturing http://www.berrysmfg.com/ manufactures plastic ammo boxes and sells direct on their website. They sell in 4 packs and 9mm and .38/.357 50 round boxes are $1.44 ea. in the 4 pack, and $0.77 ea. in the 50 pack. 100 round boxes are $2.36 in the 4 pack, and $1.64 in the 50 pack. I bought a 50 of 9mm and of .223, and a couple of 4 packs of .308 a couple of years ago, and have no complaints. I also use some Dillon boxes that are very good, they sell 50 round boxes for $1.33 ea./$9.50 per 10/$43.00 per 50. 100 rounds boxes are $2.16/$16.20/$70. As soon as I get a count, I am going to order some more. I tried the baggies, baggies in a box, you name it, pain in the butt. I sometimes order Cabelas bulk ammo, and that comes with the big geen plastic ammo cans (used to be genuine surplus steel cans). They are great for packing the different caliber plastic boxes in and keeping it straight.

eckerph
01-15-2007, 12:20 PM
.30 cal surplus ammo cans if im shooting alot, if im just going to the range for a 1/2 hour than i toss a couple of handfuls of rounds into ziplock bags.

CWM4A1
01-15-2007, 1:28 PM
For storage, you can't beat the convenience of military ammo can. I just dump whatever I get (my own reload or factory ammo) into them and label them accordingly. Couple cans of 9mm, couple cans of .45, few cans of .223 and few cans of .308 mil surp.

Traveling to range is a different story (ever try to carry a .50 can full of .45? My advise would be: don't do it). Most of time I just load up the mags before I go. When I am done with all the ammo in the magazine, I pack-up and go home. That usually means: 150rd of 9mm, 100rd of .45 and 200+ rounds of .223. :D

TMC
01-15-2007, 2:28 PM
Zip lock bags in my range bag.

How did you make a mess? I use one bag for loaded and another for empties

eckerph
01-15-2007, 2:49 PM
How did you make a mess? I use one bag for loaded and another for empties

I,v been using those mesh bags you buy at wal mart for womens undergarments, you just sweep up the brass and shake the bag to get the dirt/rocks out.

chunger
01-15-2007, 6:02 PM
ziplock freezer bags in backpack. . .

anyracoon
01-15-2007, 7:57 PM
I use the 100 round Berrys 223 boxes for loads that I'm working up plus Varmit loads. The plinking/SHTF stuff goes in 30 & 50 cal. ammo boxes. I use gallon ziplock freszer bags for the spent brass. 9mm, 45 ACP & SW 40 go into ziplock in batches of 250 than into 50 cal ammo boxes,

sargenv
01-15-2007, 9:47 PM
Um, I put all my loaded ammo into the empty boxes that the now reloaded bullets were in when I bought the components. Certain boxes that held 500 individual bullets will handle 250 loaded rounds, and other certain boxes will hold 300 rounds. I also generally bring an empty box that my brass can go back into.

Vince

avidone
01-15-2007, 10:04 PM
Paper shopping bag.

Lambchop
01-16-2007, 9:46 AM
Awesome, I think I will order those ammo boxes from midway.

zyl8tr
01-16-2007, 11:29 AM
http://www.gunnersgear.com/wallets.htm

I use this one in od green for my range ammo. I also have his rear bag.

zyl8tr
01-16-2007, 11:29 AM
http://www.gunnersgear.com/wallets.htm

I use this one in od green for my range ammo. I also have his rear bag.

Ninja45
01-18-2007, 4:59 PM
Old ammo boxes I retrieve from the trash in an indoor shooting range. I use masking tape and magic marker for labeling. I use old shoe boxes for storage in my closet (they stock up easily). I use freezer bags for empties.

Ninja45

vwsergio
01-19-2007, 8:00 PM
I use old ammo cans i get from local surplus store some times they are dented and i can get them for 4.00 each

PistolPete75
01-23-2007, 12:24 AM
i just keep mine in the box