10 Ga. ammo storage

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  1. flyover

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    Any one here shoot 10 Ga. 3 1/2" shells? I loaded up 50 rounds last night, and now looking for something to store them in. I don't have any boxes to put them in. I am thinking BPI or similar pasteboard boxes or maybe a 30 cal steel ammo can.
    Any suggestions?
     
  2. unclebob

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    I would use the plastic ammo cans from HF instead of the metal cans.
     
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    No help from me other than to say, 10 gauge: cool!

    What are you shooting them in?
     
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    Browning BSP Stalker, 26 inch barrel with a Pattern Master choke. Bought it off Gun Broker and slowly getting used to it.
    I have shot RST 2 7/8" shells through it and have started to reload for it. My only complaint so far is that you can not drop a shell into the chamber to load it. I have tried that and so far it does not work so shove a round in the mag and cycle the slide.
     
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    I did not even give the plastic cans a thought. I will have to check them out next time I get out to HB.
     
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    When I shot trap with one years ago I'd eject the empty, leave the slide back, turn gun upside down, lay new shell on the carriers, then push the slide forward. The shell goes right in. Or, with the slide back and the gun upside down, push the slide slightly forward so the carriers drop then feed a round directly into the chamber.
     
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    I did not know you could do that. I went and tried that, works like a charm.

    Thank you for that information.
     
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    Glad to help.
     
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    I went on HB's website and looked at their plastic or whatever cans. They say they are water resistant. I see that Plano has a plastic ammo can that has the o-ring seal, that or just go with the steel cans.
     
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    I have several plastic ammo cans from HF and they all have the rubber gasket in the lid. Don’t know if they are water proof but they seal very well. I liked them enough to buy about 6-7 and can tell you they hold 1000 rounds of 9mm and one full of 12 gauge slugs. The latch, hinges and seal have held up to the weight excellently.
     
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