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I'm kicking myself for not buying one of the lots of 12 over Black Friday. I'm trying to find the best place to buy quality cans:

New

Qty: 6-12

Metal

.50 Cal

Preferably No Markings

 

I'm scouring the internet, it looks like currently there aren't any super great deals currently. Anyone know of a place to buy quality ones?

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Wrong end of the state, J & W Army surplus in Trenton, Tn. Picked up three of the 18.5" x 15" tall x 7.5" wide yesterday for 15 bucks ea, Man they have a lot of surplus stuff there.

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I'm very happy with the lot of 30/50 cal cans I bought off eBay. That lot of 24 was a bit less than 250 and free shipping. All used/surplus military cans. Excellent condition.

I had a few scratches on 3 of them, and one with a bit of surface rust on a bottom corner. I scuffed it and sprayed with a Krylon sealer. I've heard no bad comments from those who split the order with me.

Currently, there are still quite a few available on ebay. I can't post the links, not proficient with the necessary procedure.

An example shows 12 50 cal cans for 99.99 with free shipping, another shows 8 for 80 and free shipping. I've been very happy with what I've ordered and will continue to do so as I need more. There are many sizes available...from 30, 50, and I saw up to 120 mm. Just take a look. You might find something interesting.

I'm sure those from Academy are good quality, but I still prefer the military surplus cans. Fanaticism? Loyalty? Whatever, good deals on them on ebay.

I've received every order within 5 days, sometimes even 3 days.

JMO.

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Oddly enough, Costco was selling .30/.50 lookalike cans... foolish me, I did not get a quote. One inside the other, Od green. When next I go there (next week) I shall have better data.

 

Costco IS in TN, yes?

 

 

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14 minutes ago, SWCUMBERLAND said:

Oddly enough, Costco was selling .30/.50 lookalike cans... foolish me, I did not get a quote. One inside the other, Od green. When next I go there (next week) I shall have better data.

 

Costco IS in TN, yes?

 

 

An old post somewhere says that 2 pack used to be $20. 

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The Costco and Academy cans are functionally the same - I’d guess they’re coming off the same line somewhere.  

I doubt any of them are made domestically.  

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The Costco and Academy cans are functionally the same - I’d guess they’re coming off the same line somewhere.  

I doubt any of them are made domestically.  

 

So is this you vouching for them? Any reason to spend anymore?

 

 

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I bought a couple of cases of.30cal cans from Wideners several years back. The 30 cal are easy to stack and easy to handle full. Anything larger gets awful heavy.

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5 minutes ago, CZ9MM said:

 


So is this you couching for them? Any reason to spend anymore?


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Yeah, they’re fine. 

I mean, it’s an ammo can - not a Pelican case.  Use it for what it’s intended and you’ll be fine.  I wouldn’t stash any fancy lenses in them.

Gaskets seem fine. I wouldn’t try to raft the Colorado with them.  

They stack well.  Drop them full and they’ll dent - just like the originals.  

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6 hours ago, CZ9MM said:

Actually, I just found this:

 

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/game-winner-hunting-utility-box#repChildCatSku=114492550

 

Imported, I believe, but if anyone can vouch for their quality I think it's a go.

I have grabbed a few from Academy in years past, I can't say if it was those or not. But $10 a can is my limit. I have a dozen or so. If they are the same can I have, they are GTG.

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They had some on markdown at the TSC store here for $8 ea last weekend. They had a camouflage decal on the lids

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13 hours ago, CZ9MM said:

Actually, I just found this:

 

https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/game-winner-hunting-utility-box#repChildCatSku=114492550

 

Imported, I believe, but if anyone can vouch for their quality I think it's a go.

I bought myself several of these exact cans from academy at that price in November and they are as good as my military issue cans. Bought several more as gifts right before Christmas, all have been great quality, good rubber gaskets, and nice paint jobs. I paint all my cans black anyway so I bought the black and saved myself some time and spray paint money. Shame on you for bringing this up, now I need to get a few more before the price goes up.

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I bought a few of the camo'd 50 cal cans at tsc in Milan after Christmas on sale for $7.99. China made but looked and felt like the mil versions.

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Walmart is selling the new metal .50 cal cans for 8.97. That is their new "everyday low price". They used to be $15. Better than the plastic crap.

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On 1/12/2018 at 12:49 PM, CZ9MM said:

I'm kicking myself for not buying one of the lots of 12 over Black Friday. I'm trying to find the best place to buy quality cans:

New

Qty: 6-12

Metal

.50 Cal

Preferably No Markings

 

I'm scouring the internet, it looks like currently there aren't any super great deals currently. Anyone know of a place to buy quality ones?

https://www.midwayusa.com/military-surplus-ammo-cans/br?cid=23390&sortBy=1

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On 1/12/2018 at 12:23 PM, SWCUMBERLAND said:

Oddly enough, Costco was selling .30/.50 lookalike cans... foolish me, I did not get a quote. One inside the other, Od green. When next I go there (next week) I shall have better data.

 

UPDATE the .30/.50 sized ammo can sets Costco is selling are $18.97/set. Gasketed, steel, flat OD, no markings.

SWC

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On ‎1‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 4:26 PM, Raoul said:

I bought a couple of cases of.30cal cans from Wideners several years back. The 30 cal are easy to stack and easy to handle full. Anything larger gets awful heavy.

You are so very right, Raoul! I've stored ammo in the 50cal cans for years. But for some strange reason, as I've gotten older, those cans of 45 sure have gotten heavier!

I used to load one of the 50 cal cans with all my shooting ammo, and pack my range bag. The were managable back then.

I since learned to take 2 pistols or less in my bag. 

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I'm in the Raoul and hipower club, .30 is the way to go.

I just downsized some 9mm from a 50 to a 30 and like magic, I had Hercules muscles.

Have all that 7.62x25 I bought from BersaGuy plus some in a .50...metric ton

I have 2 plastic 30s as a result of an ammo combo deal, no complaints.

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I was at Walmart and they had the .50cal cans at $8.97 a pop.

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1 hour ago, Ronald_55 said:

Wal-mart rolled theirs back to $6.99.

 

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Stout-Stuff-Metal-Ammo-Box/181890587

Thanks for the link, buddy. I don't like the made in China part. But in reading some of the reviews, I noticed a comment about a wider rubber sealing gasket on them. I'll have to check that out. That might be good for a little idea I have. 

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7 hours ago, hipower said:

Thanks for the link, buddy. I don't like the made in China part. But in reading some of the reviews, I noticed a comment about a wider rubber sealing gasket on them. I'll have to check that out. That might be good for a little idea I have. 

Not a problem. I am debating some. I have really thought about getting one of these and I would need cans, not the crates I have. I have seen these cabinets cheaper. I still keep hoping I can just pick up a decent deal on another cheap safe to stack ammo in. I really like the idea of securing it a bit

http://www.cabelas.com/product/STACK-ON-FIREPOWER-AMMO-CABINET/2045265.uts?slotId=1

 

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10 hours ago, Ronald_55 said:

Not a problem. I am debating some. I have really thought about getting one of these and I would need cans, not the crates I have. I have seen these cabinets cheaper. I still keep hoping I can just pick up a decent deal on another cheap safe to stack ammo in. I really like the idea of securing it a bit

http://www.cabelas.com/product/STACK-ON-FIREPOWER-AMMO-CABINET/2045265.uts?slotId=1

 

Interesting, send you a pm later.

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