One reason cited for the recent ammo shortage was increased buying and hoarding. If you’re one of those people with cases of ammo lining your garage or closet shelves, protect your investment and store your ammo where it will stay dry and ready to access with one of these 3 new ammo storage ideas.
1. RangeMaxx Ammo Can Field Box
This smaller sized field box—holds six to eight standard boxes of ammo—is made for the easy storing and carrying of ammunition. The tongue-and-groove latching lid and polypropylene construction keeps water out and is lockable. An easy-grip handle folds down for the seamless stacking of boxes. ($10; basspro.com)
2. MTM Case-Gard Ammo Can Combos
MTM’s Ammo Can Combos come in three varieties designed to store .223, .45 ACP or 9mm loads. The Combos boast latching polypropylene boxes with thick sidewalls for extra durability and padlock tabs for securing contents. Each combo comes with interior plastic cartridge boxes and labels. The .223/5.56 Combo holds 400 rounds, the .45 Combo (pictured) holds 700 and the 9mm holds 1,000. ($23-$34/varies; mtmcase-gard.com)
3. Cabela’s Ammo Travel Case
This is a great and attractive case in which to transport and even store boxes of ammo. The weathertight case is made of fully TIG-welded 5052 H32 aircraft-grade aluminum and is secured with a staked piano hinge and plated lockable steel latch. Dimensions are 5 7/8 in. x 10 in. x 8 in. ($85; cabelas.com)
This article is excerpted from the June 12, 2014 issue of Gun Digest the Magazine.
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