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Triple A's
08-28-2012, 9:58 PM
Well I decided to make my own ammo cases out of pine, and intend to stain them. Though I'm not sure on capacity, I've started out with ideas of 240, brought it down to 150 and now 50 rounds..Ill post some cad drawings of my design ideas anyone attempt something like this?

shamaz
08-28-2012, 10:33 PM
Hi, I'd be interested in seeing how this project goes. Pine would be an interesting wood species for this project because staining pine usually requires several steps but if done right could look really cool.

NorCalDustin
08-28-2012, 10:43 PM
Why would you make an ammo case?

Triple A's
08-28-2012, 10:59 PM
I come from a family of engineers so when we get bored we build lol

Triple A's
08-28-2012, 11:07 PM
here is a few quick screens of a 50 round box i plan on starting this week
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/bigal7777/150.png
http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a94/bigal7777/50.png

Chaos47
08-28-2012, 11:19 PM
Never seen one out of wood but I have seen them made out of aluminium.

http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=2463954
http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=370025
http://www.cncshooter.com/

Triple A's
08-28-2012, 11:29 PM
the aluminum ones look really sweet! i plan on putting 1" brackets so the wooden case is closeable to transport them easier.

sd_shooter
08-28-2012, 11:36 PM
Most ammo comes in a box, why build a little 50-rd box?

http://static.flickr.com/2503/3692687752_6d338a7299.jpg

http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT3LWU37wrheC2qs9VtnjG-Lkv1X8dR9T-o5tApFNLosy6jmFsRsw

Triple A's
08-28-2012, 11:39 PM
To be honest just to try it, no real rhyme or reason I just enjoy this kind of thing :hammer:
Ive made designs for 50,150,and 240 round boxes using a similar model. I do buy a bit of bulk rounds that are just piled in a box, but you have a valid point.

caldude
08-29-2012, 7:48 AM
I like to build stuff also, but some things are just a waste of time. Save some empty ammo boxes for the bulk stuff.

Now - if you were loading something like silver bullets, that box would make a nice display.

Excaliburr
08-29-2012, 7:50 AM
If I were building one, I would make it different. I would engineer a way that you could slide out ten rounds at a time and not have to either dump them out or take them out one by one. If you are going through the trouble of building, you may as well create something different. I am thinking of a channel that the rounds slide on and as you open the door you can control one row at a time. Let them slide out in your hand or on the bench, then load them mags!

Izzy43
08-29-2012, 8:19 AM
I like your idea and have a suggestion. Make it for at least 100 rounds and divide it into four 25 round lots to hold different brands of ammo. Seems like it is only useful for range use so when testing ammo for your firearm you could have 4 lots of different types of ammo for testing and not get confused on which ammo you were using. You have the best reason for building it, "because I want to". Good luck, keep us posted.

Chaos47
08-29-2012, 1:32 PM
To everyone saying its a waste of time I disagree. Generally the ones I have seen that ammo come in the rounds are almost fully enclosed. The point of an ammo block is that there is more exposed area of the round exposed and easier to pick up. I see more of a benefit to it if using a single shot bolt action. But still it sounds like something nice to have.

Izzy43
08-29-2012, 1:39 PM
To everyone saying its a waste of time I disagree. Generally the ones I have seen that ammo come in the rounds are almost fully enclosed. The point of an ammo block is that there is more exposed area of the round exposed and easier to pick up. I see more of a benefit to it if using a single shot bolt action. But still it sounds like something nice to have.

Very good point. When I am concerned about "best accuracy" I hand load single rounds into the chamber of my bolt rifles. This prevents any lead shaving or dings that the bullet might get when cycled out of a magazine.

Triple A's
08-29-2012, 10:22 PM
If I were building one, I would make it different. I would engineer a way that you could slide out ten rounds at a time and not have to either dump them out or take them out one by one. If you are going through the trouble of building, you may as well create something different. I am thinking of a channel that the rounds slide on and as you open the door you can control one row at a time. Let them slide out in your hand or on the bench, then load them mags!
I like the idea, sounds more complex but i think that's quite doable with a few strips of metal drilled small enough to catch the rim!
I like your idea and have a suggestion. Make it for at least 100 rounds and divide it into four 25 round lots to hold different brands of ammo. Seems like it is only useful for range use so when testing ammo for your firearm you could have 4 lots of different types of ammo for testing and not get confused on which ammo you were using. You have the best reason for building it, "because I want to". Good luck, keep us posted.
Firstly, Thank you!
and seeing as i have have a long way to try ammo i do like the idea A LOT, and pretty simple to do from the base design. I think ill do it in a 150 style cap and have them spaced out and glue in a small clear plastic rim to insert paper names for the ammo brands name. I just picked up 2 7.5"x48" pine planks to start this weekend.

Triple A's
08-29-2012, 10:52 PM
To everyone saying its a waste of time I disagree. Generally the ones I have seen that ammo come in the rounds are almost fully enclosed. The point of an ammo block is that there is more exposed area of the round exposed and easier to pick up. I see more of a benefit to it if using a single shot bolt action. But still it sounds like something nice to have.

doesnt help i have big hands either :p

fishnbeer
08-30-2012, 10:33 AM
the wood is nice, maybe a softer plastic would be better, wont absorb moisture and maybe you can machine a groove around the edge to put a rubber o-ring for air tight seal. and maybe a spot to put a dessicant bag. wish i finished that engineering degree.......

23's Dad
08-30-2012, 5:23 PM
Freeland has made one out of cedar for years. Holds 50 rounds and has a tray about the size of a box of 50 rounds too. Mine is similar to this:

http://www.championshooters.com/store/product.php?productid=9

Flip down cover, brass hinges, and latch.

I use mine to store the remaining rounds in a light box. That way I have a pretty good idea of how many rounds in the range bag. 6 boxes and the leftovers from last week...