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    Spent casing storage?

    I have around 900 rounds of 9mm casings, 36 30-06 casings, 6 .40 ( don't laugh ) casings and 113 .223 casings. I was wondering if they made a storage container that I could use to keep my spent casings in and separated by caliber until the day comes that I can actually reload them. I'm using a small box and 2 bags to keep stuff in and want something organized to use. Any suggestions?

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    My Dad taught me to use old peanut containers that are clear so you can see what you have. That or any kind of container you can put a lid on to keep the dust out.

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    They are of no value at all. Give me a hollar and I will put them in my basement, I have the extra room on my reloading bench

    Coffee containers work too as do ziplocks for those small amounts.

    I use ammo cans but I tend to have a few more than you described.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony4310 View Post
    I have around 900 rounds of 9mm casings, 36 30-06 casings, 6 .40 ( don't laugh ) casings and 113 .223 casings. I was wondering if they made a storage container that I could use to keep my spent casings in and separated by caliber until the day comes that I can actually reload them. I'm using a small box and 2 bags to keep stuff in and want something organized to use. Any suggestions?
    I have them in zip lock bags (Gallon size).
    One day I want to get back to reloading, did it years ago. Would be something to keep me busy when retired and sitting in front of the tube watching CNN all day!
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    I had been using old butter tubs, though I've recently converted to the clear Milkbone dog-treat jars. Recycle or reuse...I'm reusing. (see Penn and Teller's BS episode on recycling)
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    i just use the plastic containers that sandwich meat comes in....

    they're clear, stackable and i can simply label them with a sharpie

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Stig View Post
    i just use the plastic containers that sandwich meat comes in....

    they're clear, stackable and i can simply label them with a sharpie

    X2

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    i use old, worn out tupperware....you know, the ones that are messed up and stained from nuking spaghetti sauce or chili leftovers in too many times.

    i also sometimes buy the larger dollar store tupperware containers when i need somewhere to put multi-hundreds of pieces of brass. like The Stig said, they are clear, stackable and take writing well.
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    Coffee cans and zip lock bags for metalics.

    Kitty Litter buckets that come with a hinged lid work great for shot shell hulls. Easily stack them 4 high.

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