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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 12:19 pm 
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Hello everyone! I'm planning on planting several caches this summer, and I'm asking where you get your ammo cans? I know they come in several shapes and sizes, but since I'm planning on planting several caches, I'm mostly concerned about price. (By the way, this is my first non-CAM-related post. :D )

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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 10:19 pm 
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Dick's Sporting Goods has them at reasonable prices - and sometimes even reduced on sale!


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 8:11 am 
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Wal-mart has them too. In sporting goods.
Also, lock and lock containers work well.


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 10:19 am 
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Thanks. I've used lock-n-locks before, and they work well.
I check out Dick's the next time I'm in there. I rarely go to that store, so the thought never crossed my mind.

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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 11:10 pm 
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Bass Pro Shop and Costco have them. The price varies, so keep an eye out when they go on sale.

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The most cost effective ammo can option I have found is - https://www.walmart.com/ip/Plano-1312-Ammo-Can/23247620. I don't think you will beat the $4.88 price and I have used them for both geocaching and non-geocaching uses with good results.

If you go with the plastic option, stay away from the Harbor Freight can. They don't hold up to the elements and you will quickly have a wet mess inside.

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Arre you interested in the real thing, or knock-off plastic containers? The best source I have found for the real thing (since I got out of the Navy):

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

Most military personnel are required to maintain profficiency on a variety of firearms, so yearly gun qual shoots are part of the routine, and they go through a lot of ammo. Even in the submarine force, we had pallets of used ammo cans that went to The Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office (DRMO). This is where all U.S. military surplus comes from, and it gets auctioned off to the highest bidder.

Real ammo cans are painted (older ones are powder coated), have en excellent knife-edge to gasket seal, and stand up to a huge amount of abuse. The MILSPEC standard for .45 caliber ammo runs to 19 pages, includes airtightness, corrosion, and compression wave (detonation) survivability standards.

As a container, these make great caches.

To a non-geocacher, they also look like military gear, and can easily be associated with non-geocaching related activities, resulting in bomb-squad response, etc. Make sure you label the outside well to indicate that it is a geocache, and ensure that you have landowner permission for placement.

Locally, I've found them at there surplus store on Buckeystown Pike south of Frederick, but his prices are ridiculous.


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Costco sells a 2 pack of metal ammo cans (one 50 cal and one 30 cal) for $17.99. I have 4 unpainted flare cans in good condition that I'm selling for $20 a piece or all for $75. Let me know if you're interested in those! 301-787-4761.

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