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Ammo cans

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by ryoken, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. ryoken

    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Ok, I'm interested in some of these for storage in the back of the K5..

    My question is what are the largest ones?

    most I see are small... I'd love something like 12"w x 12"h x 24" long or in that range...

    the 40mm ones aren't bad... Mortars?

    enlighten me... :wink1:
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    yup, freakin exactly what I was looking for.. Well, it isn't a waterproof seal, but no big...

    awesome, thanks much!
     
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    Thats what I was going to use, but i got this for 7 bucks. And I couldnt pass it up.

    [​IMG]
     
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    paul, i see them at the swap meet every year, and if not, the army navy stores have em. sad thing is i threw 4 out last year:mad:
     
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    I've got that one from sportmans and it sucks, no positive latch and it rattles like hell.


    Ryoken, you need to go down to the Army Navy Surplus closest to you and ask them what they have, the 20MM cans are OK size (18"X20"X10"?)
    but they have bigger ones,the store here has some that are roughly 24"X15"X40" that would work pretty well IMHO. Getting the sealed ones are a must, not only because they'll seal out the elements but the rubber gasket keeps it quiet too.
     
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    I have a CIWS ammo can (20MM) bolted to the bed in my truck. Plan on another one on the opposite side. The 20M cans will fit right behind the wheelwells and still leave ~48" between them.

    That is the only reason I went with them instead of the 25MM cans.
     
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    I just measured my 20mm can. Its an old one from 1970, for M61 ammo;17.5" long, 14.5" high, 8" wide. About the only tool that won't fit is a good 3/4 drive torque wrench.:D
     
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    PM skigirl to get the skinny on hers. She has some sweet ones in the back of her K5. :)
     
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    forget what size ammo fits in them... but they are waterproof, easily modified to make them lockable etc...

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    The largest and best ones I've seen hold Mk-80 series fuzes.
     
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    These are one or two sizes up from the smallest. The rack isn't done. I am going to bolt it in and have a lock on the swing arm. It won't keep a determined thief out if they want it, but it will stop the "easy score" ones.

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    thats pretty cool
     

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