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How do you pack you ammo to the range.

Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by bugsbunny45, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. BCR#1

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    Caliber specific plastic Ammo boxes. Empties go back into the same box. Boxes go into a olive drab army mechanics bag.
     

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    Since I don't usually shoot whatever I'm carrying, the gun needs to be unloaded in a locked container out of reach in the truck while I'm driving to the range. Ammo must be locked up separately. I usually put ammo boxes in a ziplog bag or a sturdy pistol bag and lock it in either the glove compartment, or small safe cable-tied under the back seat. If I bring multiple guns, they and the range bag go in the truck bed. I have a locking tonneau cover and locking tailgate which I was assured qualifies as "locked in the trunk" by the state PD.
     
  4. alfsauve

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    I load all my mags at home to save time. Same with speed loaders for revolvers.

    All reloaded bulk pistol ammo (9mm, ..38spl, .45ACP) is in bags. Reloaded high end stuff (.44mag, .458SOCOM) is in plastic boxes. All other factory ammo is in their original containers.

    I have a separate range bag just for ammo since the primary bag would get too heavy.
     
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  5. Tilos

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    Yep, I use cheap/small tool bags, buy 'em when they go on sale at big box stores/HF.
    I have one for each caliber and store/transport mags/mag loaders/etc in them too.
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    I generally only take two guns to the range. I put the ammunition (four boxes maybe) in my range bag
     
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    There are times I just shoot a few dozen rounds to test something and do this, but when you're spending the day and burning through many 100s of rounds it takes a different strategy.
     
  8. Trunk Monkey

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    The only time I spend the day is when I'm in a class. I still only bring the two guns but I bring more ammunition. I'm never at the range more than an hour or so. I go on weekdays and get a bay to myself and I work on drills until I'm bored or out of ammunition then I leave.

    I don't think I've taken either of my other 2 handguns to the range in 2 years.
     
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    Depends upon what type of shooting…

    Skeet, 5-stand or sporting – 5 gallon bucket

    Pistols/Rifles (plinking) – 30cal ammo cans

    Pistols/Rifles (target) – plastic ammo boxes

    Machine gun shoot – 30 and 50cal ammo cans

    I don’t shoot that much ammo in one setting, however I’ve figured it’s a waste of time to put the ammo in the boxes and if I’m just shooting to be shooting I don’t care if the bullet gets damaged…it drops off the press into whatever container it goes in. The “precision” stuff gets handled easier. Although, I have been known to shoot an entire bucket of 12ga in one setting
     
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    I use those sturdy yet inexpensive plastic food storage containers like the ones used for carry outs at restaurants.
     
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    For those wondering what to do with moon clips. These can be found in the fishing section of most outdoor stores.

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    50 cal ammo can with an add on hasp for a pad lock.
    I use the padlock traveling interstate but also I'll have it locked at the range if there's a big crowd.
     
  15. Slamfire

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    GI ammunition cans are the cat's meow. I have lots of the 50 caliber cans and have filled them up with pistol ammunition, in boxes, and rifle ammunition in boxes. However, loose stuff, don't fill a 50 caliber ammunition can with 45 ACP or 9mm unless you are a body builder. The cans must weight 70 lbs, they are heavy! I have one right now full of 230 FMJ bullets, that must be 100 pounds!.

    The solution, was to pack the loose stuff in 30 caliber GI ammunition cans. Still heavy, but not neutron star density. Maybe 20 pounds at most.

    GI ammunition cans can be tossed around, you can stack things on top, they are water proof, and if you shop around $5.00 to $7.50 is a good price for a 30 caliber can and $10.00 is a darn good price for a 50 caliber can. Walmart has Chinese 50 caliber ammunition cans in the Sporting Goods Department for $13.00 or so.

    And, if you scratch your ammunition can, spray paint is your friend. I also spray the fronts and tops white and then write on the paint with a black magic marker to indicate what is inside. And when the contents change, a new coat of white paint changes the label!
     
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    If I could find some more ammo cans I'd be happy, but everywhere I look local they want $20 + each...
     
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    I load all of my magazines the day prior when I am getting everything ready, and then load the mags neatly into a military ammo can. My other supplies (targets, staple gun, staples, paint, spray glue, pasters, hammer/nails, pro timer, batteries, spotting scope, small sand bags, tool kit, etc.) are kept in one of those smaller tuff boxes that are about the size of a military footlocker. I have a 5 gallon bucket that I drilled numerous holes in the bottom for brass. The holes allow sand to drain out. I need and use way too much stuff at the range for only a "range bag". I also bring a small cooler with bottled water. All of these things fit in the rear cargo section inside on my jeep. Guns go in the back seat.
     
  19. Bugster

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    I have a range bag with three zipper pockets and one open pocket. In the zipper pockets I carry my stapler and staples, compact binoculars, small set of jewelers screwdrivers, multitool, small lockblade, a small set of allen wrenches and some foam ear plugs. In the back open pocket I have a universal set with a screwdriver handle and multiple bits and my cell phone. In the main compartment I have ammo in boxes for all the guns I'm taking today, Electronic earmuffs for my wife and me. I also bring a tote bag for stuff like earmuffs for any others going along, and a couple headbands and hand towels. ( I have a genetic perspiration problem) and I have a couple cloth bags I use for expended brass and range pick up. When I'm shooting rifle's I also take my bench rest bags along. Luckily I can usually carry it all out to the truck in one trip.
     
  20. bikerdoc

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    BAc!pack and 30 cal ammo cans @ $7.99 from @The-armory.com.

    I work there p/t. I can't get ya'all a discount but put "Docs Friend " in the order instructions and it will go to the top of the pile and ship first
     
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    I have a plano range bag. It has a hard case that holds two pistols and an ammo can sized plastic box and side pouches that hold mags. I keep a few boxes of ammo, staple gun, Staples, glasses and ear muffs in it. I have a cheapo camo lunch box that fits mtm and Berry's plastic ammo boxes that I started using last weekend. The lunch box I was too embarrassed to take to work also fits a large plastic trailmix container with a screw on lid that I throw all of my brass in while at the range.

    I'm usually only taking 5 gun or less with me at any time and I don't spray lead. I usually take my time and shoot as accurately as my skill level allows. My truck bed holds targets/stands and shooting rest if the kid goes with me. I find I take a lot less stuff if I go alone, spend a lot more time at the range and shoot up a lot less ammo.
     
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