How many rounds in a 50cal ammo can?

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How many rounds in a 50cal ammo can?

Postby eazenutz33 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:39 pm

Bought a couple of the Cabelas Bargain Cave deals for $199 and each comes with an ammo can. Hoping I can fit all 1000rds of the SS197 and possibly even the 500rds of SS195 I got today into one ammo can. I have a bad habit of always FILLING my ammo cans to the brim and buying more ammo to go shoot with.....that could get expensive if I have to go to a larger ammo can......OR have to have a can for each ammo type! :wall: Same thing happened with 5.56 when I figured out my largest ammo can would fit 5,900 rounds in boxes and 6,300 rounds on strips....that HURT, then I just keep a couple 30 cal ammo cans for when I go plinking and replenish on strips when those get low. Bit of an ammo whore at times I guess.

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Re: How many rounds in a 50cal ammo can?

Postby Rapier1772 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:07 pm

I think I fit about over 2500 factory boxed rounds of 5.7 into one can before - I have since depleted most of my "reserve" though so I can't count & make sure. I used to do the ammo can for each ammo type but I got tired of lugging it around every time I moved.
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Re: How many rounds in a 50cal ammo can?

Postby eazenutz33 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:16 pm

Rapier1772 wrote:I think I fit about over 2500 factory boxed rounds of 5.7 into one can before - I have since depleted most of my "reserve" though so I can't count & make sure. I used to do the ammo can for each ammo type but I got tired of lugging it around every time I moved.

I live on 100acres....I'm going nowhere soon. If 2500 rds fit....it sounds like I'll have ammo to buy!

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Re: How many rounds in a 50cal ammo can?

Postby Rapier1772 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:40 pm

Wonder if it is the same size ammo can? This is the one mine came in:
http://www.cabelas.com/ammunition-cases ... ox-1.shtml
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Re: How many rounds in a 50cal ammo can?

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Re: How many rounds in a 50cal ammo can?

Postby Rapier1772 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:59 pm

Can't speak for those :(
Dimensions of can they are sending you: 11" x 5-1/2" x 7"
Dimensions of ammo "can" they sent me last time: 15-3/4" x 7-3/4" x 10"
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Re: How many rounds in a 50cal ammo can?

Postby eazenutz33 » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:22 pm

Rapier1772 wrote:Can't speak for those :(
Dimensions of can they are sending you: 11" x 5-1/2" x 7"
Dimensions of ammo "can" they sent me last time: 15-3/4" x 7-3/4" x 10"

If they that plastic crap as my "milspec" ammo can it's getting used for shotgun ammo and a real ammo can will be used for 5.7!

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Re: How many rounds in a 50cal ammo can?

Postby eazenutz33 » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:34 am

Looks like with 1500 rounds in the can, I could probably get another 6-7 boxes (300-350 rounds) before I would have to force a box to fit in.

At 1800 rounds I think I could get a small dessicant pack in there if I worked it right.

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Re: How many rounds in a 50cal ammo can?

Postby sabotteur » Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:44 am

In a standard M2A1 can (this is a .50 cal can) you can get 2100 rounds of 5.7 factory boxes with a few pieces of cardboard bunting. I've also seen it packaged 2000 rounds this way. These are the two methods that FN packed it from the factory. To know if you have a M2A1 can or not, look at the narrow side of the can. If their is indentation with M2A1 in it then you know what you got. All BWAY cans are marked this way, and BWAY cans are the only ones we are using for .50 cal cans in the military right now.

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Re: How many rounds in a 50cal ammo can?

Postby SHEEPDOG » Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:20 pm

Enough!


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