Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Getting Organized

My reloading bench was a mess.  Lots of clutter and unsorted items.  If you're like me, you've got a bunch of ammo in those plastic flip top 50 round boxes.  The problem, is you often don't have a full fifty rounds, maybe just a dozen, or maybe three or four individual rounds.  I intend to shoot them as fouling rounds, or when I'm letting a nephew try a rifle.    They simply never seem to get into the range box.

The last time I was surfing at Midway USA, I noticed the little CB boxes.  They come in several sizes and the price is such that they're almost giving them away.  So, I put them in my wish list and when I made an order I included them in the order.  They're white 20 round boxes and come with the styrofoam insert.  The cardboard is fairly sturdy, certainly more substantial than the boxes that factory ammo comes in.

This afternoon I sorted my ammo and all those odd lots of ammo were put in those CB boxes.  Labels applied.  They're all put away.  Now, I've got extra plastic boxes and I've got a handle on all the odd-lot ammo on my bench.  The minimum order on those CB boxes is 25, so I've got plenty for the next go-around.


Old NFO said...

Dang, I didn't even know they had those! Gotta get some on order! Thanks for the tip!

Zdogk9 said...

organized, reloading bench? I don't understand

J said...

Mark my words! It's only a matter of time before you ask yourself, Now where in the heck did I put that ______ ?

JPG said...

I'm glad to know about those boxes, too, and I'll also order some of 'em.

Now, I just need to find some pistol ammo boxes. I like the ones Midway shows, but I really want the military type. Remember the brown, one-piece folded boxes marked "Pistol Ball, Caliber .45 M1911?" The end flaps fold over, dividing the contents into three groups, of 15, 20, and 15 cartridges. Such boxes are much smaller than those with styrofoam or plastic inserts, and fit nicely into a GI "fifty caliber" ammo can. For some reason, I recall that the can and a thousand rounds of boxed ammo weighs 57 pounds.