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9mm storage ?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Dermako, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. Dermako

    Dermako New Member

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    Anyone know how many (approximately) loaded rounds of 9mm will fit in a one gallon sealed container?
    My Googling just gets me brass counts of about 1800 and not loaded ammunition count.
    But by that 1800 brass number I am going to guess somewhere around 1200-1300 loaded.
    I do not have a 1 gallon container yet to find out.
     


  2. ZX9RCAM

    ZX9RCAM Over the Rainbow bridge... TGT Supporter

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    Start with a case, and go from there....
     
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  3. Rusty Gun

    Rusty Gun brass picker

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    I weighed empty 9mm cases and get about 115 per lb. using that I calculate about 8000 empties in a five gallon pail. If you use that data point it makes 1600 Empty cases per gallon.

    Your estimate of 1200-1300 loaded rounds in gallon bucket should be pretty close but then the question then will be how do you carry it...it will be heavy. I hope your pail has a sturdy handle.
     
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  4. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    Why not use ammo cans?
     
  5. Sam7sf

    Sam7sf TGT Addict

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    As many as you can fit. Glad I could help.
     
  6. toddnjoyce

    toddnjoyce TGT Addict

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    My 1K bulk packs of 9mm are in cartons that measure 7”x7”x6”, which is 294 cubic inches.

    The volume of one liquid gallon is 231 cubic inches, so I would guess a little less than 1K rounds.
     
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  7. Dermako

    Dermako New Member

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    Why I didn't t think of that I don't know.
    All the ones I have are the large ones and full of pre packed ammo.
    Now you have me thinking about were I wanted to be to begin with.
    The small ammo can should get me in the 500 range of loose rounds.
    Just have to find them now.

    Thank you sir.
    Make me feel like a dumb ass, but thank you anyway.
     
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  8. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

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    Ammo cans are the way to go.

    Buy 30 cal cans if you can. Any cans bigger than that get pretty heavy when full.

    For reference 1,000 loose 7.62x39 (or boxed 45 AARP) rounds fit in a 50 cal ammo can. It's heavy and about as full as you are going to get it.

    If you find ammo cans at a reasonable price load up on them. They are handy.
     
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  9. mitchntx

    mitchntx Sarcasm Sensei TGT Supporter

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    I have 2K loose rounds stored in a 30cal ammo can.
    It's brimming full and very heavy.
     
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  10. popsgarland

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    Don't know the area your in but I've seen ammo cans at Bass Pro Shop and Academy in Garland "Dallas area".
     


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