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Old 12-28-2012, 21:38   #21
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Which makes me think they are holding them; waiting for a grandfather clause...then "suddenly find a case of them in the back" and sell them at 3-4 times retail.
This is an intriguing thought. I'd bet money....half the stock was set back. either way; competitors are out, or grandfather clause. Merchants win, you lose.

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Old 12-28-2012, 21:45   #22
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I love the paracord idea! I always had to turn the can upside down.

2 questions....

1) In a humidity controlled environment, do you REALLY need to can them??

2) That bulge in the middle of the loaded can, mine did that to when I tried it. Is that going to damage the can/seal/etc. over time??

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#1....For Rimfire.....better safe than sorry.....$1,000 worth of ammo protected for $2.25 per year.....a "no brainer"...IMO

(also easier to store, stack, transport, count, etc)


#2....Nope....never been an issue....& I have lots of .22 LR stored in this manner for a couple of decades! You do want to start with ammo cans having good seals.
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Old 12-28-2012, 21:53   #23
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#1....For Rimfire.....better safe than sorry.....$1,000 worth of ammo protected for $2.25 per year.....a "no brainer"...IMO

(also easier to store, stack, transport, count, etc)


#2....Nope....never been an issue....& I have lots of .22 LR stored in this manner for a couple of decades! You do want to start with ammo cans having good seals.
All of mine have good seals. But the crappy Cabelas plastic "cans" are fine for sitting on the shelf but for lugging around, they are a joke.

$2.25 per year? You talking about desiccant or what?

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Old 12-28-2012, 22:02   #24
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What do you need 20K rounds for?!? I thought buying 1,500 was a lot.


At one time...1,500 of .22 LR might last 2 to 3 days of practice sessions..

..and we sometimes will go thru that much in one session.


A friend & I are currently going thru over 1,000 rds of rimfire & centerfire in just a couple of practice sessions..

..and this is mostly timed pistol competition on plate racks.


20K might be a lifetime supply to some..

..a month supply to others!


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Old 12-28-2012, 22:11   #25
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All of mine have good seals. But the crappy Cabelas plastic "cans" are fine for sitting on the shelf but for lugging around, they are a joke.

$2.25 per year? You talking about desiccant or what?

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$2.25 per year is the cost of the mil-surplus ammo cans...

..amortized over 20 years!
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$2.25 per year is the cost of the mil-surplus ammo cans...

..amortized over 20 years!
Cheaper than dirt has new 50 cal ammo cans for 160. Very good deal. Especially since I can get them delivered to me for free...
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Old 12-28-2012, 22:44   #27
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$2.25 per year is the cost of the mil-surplus ammo cans...

..amortized over 20 years!
Ha!! I pay $5 for like-new ones and can get as many as I want locally. Plus I bought a huge one with 6 hasps on it from the same guy for $15 two weeks ago. Started a thread on it in the GFF and NO ONE could ID it even with a pic.

Anyway, I have a few dozen mags, lowers, etc. in it right now.

But yeah...if we're talking amortization I'd be in the .25 range.

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Old 12-28-2012, 22:51   #28
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If you think you'll need more than 20k in 22lr, invest in some Xanax, not more 22.
With friends and family along, I often go through 2,000 rounds in a day. I shoot a lot more than twenty times a year.
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But yeah...if we're talking amortization I'd be in the .25 range.
The regular .50 cans will not hold 12 bulk packs..IIRC

..& even at $5 each you might take another look at your math!
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Old 12-28-2012, 23:04   #30
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The regular .50 cans will not hold 12 bulk packs..IIRC

..& even at $5 each you might take another look at your math!
I know and I noticed yours were deeper than the typical .50cal cans.

Math was never my strong suit.

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Again, please explain to me (sensibly, reasonably) the relationship between exactly what impending ban, and the need for a crapton of .22lr?
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With friends and family along, I often go through 2,000 rounds in a day. I shoot a lot more than twenty times a year.
This I get. But that would be any old Saturday. Today, tomorrow, yesterday, ten years ago.
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Yes, definitely buy the ammo as you have now clearly decided not to move to Florida. Or have you decided not to move to Florida?

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Old 12-29-2012, 07:11   #34
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Yes, definitely buy the ammo as you have now clearly decided not to move to Florida. Or have you decided not to move to Florida?

Did you not read the part where I said several time that it was going to be a few years? And does that have anything to do with .22lr ammo?

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Old 12-29-2012, 07:38   #35
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The regular .50 cans will not hold 12 bulk packs..IIRC

..& even at $5 each you might take another look at your math!
Just a tip, try the 20mm cans. They hold about as much as you'd want to pick up at one time.

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Just a tip, try the 20mm cans. They hold about as much as you'd want to pick up at one time.

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I like the 20mm for airtight storage of items that do not need to be moved!

I would rather pick-up two 50 cal cans & go..

(balanced load, no back strain)

..than leaning forward & walking like a duck while holding one really heavy 20 mm can which is banging on my knees.

Ask me how I know this !


Also they are really deep...

..makes it hard to grab items not near the surface.


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I like the 20mm for airtight storage of items that do not need to be moved!

I would rather pick-up two 50 cal cans & go..

(balanced load, no back strain)

..than leaning forward & walking like a duck while holding one really heavy 20 mm can which is banging on my knees.

Ask me how I know this !


Also they are really deep...

..makes it hard to grab items not near the surface.


YMMV
Oh, I just grab one in each hand, but that's for a trip from the garage to the back of the truck only.
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Or.... What about just continuing to buy a brick or three at a time, when you're at a store already? In the long run that accomplishes the same thing, while incentivizing local stores to stock the things we want them to stock.
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Or.... What about just continuing to buy a brick or three at a time, when you're at a store already? In the long run that accomplishes the same thing, while incentivizing local stores to stock the things we want them to stock.
I could do that. I haven't been to wal-mart in weeks though. I'm betting their shelves are bare except for the oddball stuff at this point. I may mosey on over just to take a gander at some point today. I need to stop at Tractor Supply for more Carhartt pants anyway...

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