How do you organize your ammo?

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  1. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    I just bought a few thousand rounds of 7.62x39 earlier in the week. I did this because I thought I was down to around a thousand rounds of it...I was happy to find two extra tins of it when rooting through my pile today. Not that I'm complaining, but I need a better way to organize it when we move instead of puzzling the cases/tins/cans all together like Jenga pieces.

    How do you organize your stash? Pics would be great!

    Thanks!:)

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  2. das9mm26

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    If you're talking thousands of rounds of ANY ammo.....you're going to be faced with a problem of SPACE....how best to utilize it is more or less a personal thing.....
    What I've done is to separate ammo by caliber.....then, for each caliber, I further separate the "target" (FMJ/TMJ) stuff from the "defense" (JHP/BTHP, etc.) rounds......
    For the "target" rounds, I use an MTM Dry-Box -- one for 9MM, one for .40S&W and one for .45ACP. For "defense" loads, I use Mil-Surplus .50 cal. ammo cans -- again, one for each caliber. The larger "Dry-Box"es each have a 40 gram desiccant canister for moisture protection; the surplus cans have 4-5 10 gram packets of silica gel....
    Now, granted.....this all takes up about 95% of the floor space in my "storage locker" (read: closet w/ deadbolt lock.....:whistling:)....Depending on your personal inventory...YMMV....

    Forgot to mention...the "Dry-Box"es can be stacked; they have interlocking "tabs" on the covers that "lock" into corresponding grooves in the bases....CAUTION! These things get heavy FAST! If you "need' that box "on the bottom" in a hurry....Be prepared to play Charles Atlas!
    In other words....Eat your Wheaties!!!
     
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    I place them in used GI ammo cans, in my garage, in a dark, dry area. They are organized by caliber.
     
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    G26S239 NRA Patron

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    I have a plastic storage bin w/lid from Target that is about 26" x 18" x 15" tall that is about 2/3 full with various calibers, mostly 9mm, 40 and some 45 ACP and a little 308. Then there is more ammo on the top shelf of my safe probably ~ 1000 rounds and I have a couple of 400 round 22 lr bricks and a few ham can of 7.62 x 39 + ammo cans with boxed ammo in them on some shelves.
     
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    Fifty caliber ammocans.

    Lots and lots and lots of fifty caliber ammocans...
     
  6. emt1581

    emt1581 Curious Member

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    Not tv dinners? ;)

    Thanks!

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  7. SIGShooter

    SIGShooter Hucklebucks

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    .50 Cal ammo cans.

    All cans are labeled with: Caliber/Manufacturer/Weight

    All cans are kept together: .45 ACP w/.45 ACP 9MM w/9MM etc...

    They are kept in a cool dry place.
     
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    Here's how I organize my stash. 1000 rounds of 7.62x39mm can fit comfortably in a .50 cal ammo can.

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