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Introduce Yourself • Re: Hello from NJ

October 10, 2017 Photon Guy 0

countrygirl612 wrote:Hello all. I’m so glad I found you. I’m a single mom living in NJ and I’m ready to move to where there are more like minded folks. Any suggestions would be most welcome. I have an idea where I would like to go, but would honest…

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Introduce Yourself • Re: Hello from NJ

October 10, 2017 Photon Guy 0

countrygirl612 wrote:Hello all. I’m so glad I found you. I’m a single mom living in NJ and I’m ready to move to where there are more like minded folks. Any suggestions would be most welcome. I have an idea where I would like to go, but would honest…

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Guns • Re: Why You Shouldn’t Get Into Guns

October 7, 2017 Photon Guy 0

arkieready wrote:Photon, yes I do live rural. not as rural as it used to be. And Ice IS correct. I do need a pistol at times. I carry when I brush hog– in case a mama coyote takes exception to mowing near her den, or a two legged varmint hiding i…

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Guns • Re: Why You Shouldn’t Get Into Guns

October 6, 2017 Photon Guy 0

arkieready wrote:A little over 10 years ago, I was in the "why do you need a pistol" crowd. Understood long guns, had a couple. Fast forward a couple years, I bought a crappy, worn out .357 revolver to help someone out financially. That. …

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Las Vegas attack

October 3, 2017 Photon Guy 0

As of now the death toll has risen to 59 with over 520 people injured. I hope and pray for all of the injured to pull through. While I certainly believe in gun rights and I don’t believe in tightening gun laws, we need to take actions of some sort to prevent such atrocities in the future.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Las Vegas attack

October 2, 2017 Photon Guy 0
Blondie wrote:
I found it interesting this guy was mid 60’s. Doesnt fit the profile of a typical active shooter.

Initial report say he was “known to law enforcement” but had no serious criminal history. I read that as = nut case.

I don’t think age really has much to do with whether or not somebody is an active shooter. Active shooters come in all ages. I will say that gender does seem to make a difference though. Active shooters, as I’ve noticed tend to be men.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Las Vegas attack

October 2, 2017 Photon Guy 0
air commando wrote:
For those of you just waking up there was a domestic terrorist attack in Las Vegas with 50 killed so far and over 400 injured from the latest numbers I just saw.

Largest mass shooting in US history now. It sounded like he had an automatic weapon but I’m curious if it could’ve been a bump stock?

Yes I just saw it on the news. I also believe he had a fully automatic weapon, that is what it sounds like in the report. As of right now the report didn’t say anything about whether or not he obtained the guns legally but if he used a full automatic I doubt he had obtained it legally since to do so would’ve meant he needed a class III firearms permit and those are hard to get and they only allow you to get full automatics that were manufactured before 1986. My condolences to all the victims and their families. The anti gun crowd will no doubt go wild.

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Las Vegas attack

October 2, 2017 Photon Guy 0
air commando wrote:
For those of you just waking up there was a domestic terrorist attack in Las Vegas with 50 killed so far and over 400 injured from the latest numbers I just saw.

Largest mass shooting in US history now. It sounded like he had an automatic weapon but I’m curious if it could’ve been a bump stock?

Yes I just saw it on the news. I also believe he had a fully automatic weapon, that is what it sounds like in the report. As of right now the report didn’t say anything about whether or not he obtained the guns legally but if he used a full automatic I doubt he had obtained it legally since to do so would’ve meant he needed a class III firearms permit and those are hard to get and they only allow you to get full automatics that were manufactured before 1986. My condolences to all the victims and their families. The anti gun crowd will no doubt go wild.

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Guns • What the 2nd Amendment means

September 28, 2017 Photon Guy 0

The 2nd Amendment, “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Now, some people like to say that what its saying is that you should have access to weapons only if you’re part of a well regulated militia, another words, only if you’re part of the police or military. So only if you work for the government and if you’ve got a job for the government that involves using weapons should you have access to them. The thing is, that would be absurd. Why would a government have to give itself permission to bear arms? I’ve never known of any government in the world that gives itself to bear arms, and yet all the governments in the world do have weapons. Now, some people like to say that the 2nd amendment doesn’t mean that you can have any weapon for any reason and that would include “military grade weapons.” Citizens should not have access to military grade weapons. Well here’s the problem, when you use terminology such as “military grade,” that can include knives. Infantry soldiers are issued fighting knives and so when you say citizens shouldn’t have access to military grade weapons that could mean such knives. To say citizens shouldn’t be able to get knives just because soldiers use them is absurd. No, if you ask me, and I think this is quite clear, the 2nd Amendment means a citizen should have access to the same weapons an individual soldier would use. Now, some might argue that with that line of reasoning Im saying a citizen should have access to tanks, battleships, nuclear bombs, ect. Well no. Im talking about weapons an individual soldier would use such as a fully automatic or burst fire rifle. An individual soldier does not use a tank, it takes a team to operate a tank. Both battleship and nuclear bombs obviously take lots of people to operate. But any weapon an individual soldier uses and operates by himself a citizen should be able to legally acquire and possess. That is what the 2nd Amendment says.

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Guns • Re: Need advice on storing ammo

September 27, 2017 Photon Guy 0
TRex2 wrote:
As far as keeping the ammo from condensation, the buckets should work fine. As far as the temperature, as long as the temperature in the buckets doesn’t exceed 130 Fahrenheit or get cold enough to condense moisture in the bucket it will be fine (you might want to add one of those desiccant packs).

As for a reason you might want to use the metal cans instead of the buckets is this: ammo tends to self ignite (cook off) around 270 degrees (or higher), and if there is a fire, the metal cans give a margin of safety that they buckets do not. That, ease of transport, and making it easy for you to remember where your ammo is are the only reasons I can think of.

Ease of transport and ease of storage are good reasons for using the metal cans instead of buckets. Aside from that, metal cans are definitely better for long term storage.

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Other weapons • Re: Country Weapons vs City Weapons

September 24, 2017 Photon Guy 0

[quote=”JoyDog”He was a black bear. A .223 will kill most things if you hit them in the right place. I use a .243 a lot of the time. I havent shot a big gun in years.[/quote]

I see. It was still a good shot. Now, if it was a big brown bear like you might find in Alaska I suppose you could take it out with a .223 if you hit it just right, but it would have to be a really really good shot.

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Other weapons • Re: Country Weapons vs City Weapons

September 23, 2017 Photon Guy 0
rickdun wrote:
Back around 20 years or so ago, down in the city (Altoona, Pa), a guy cut off another guy. When they came to a red light, the guy that was cut off came out with a baseball bat and starting smashing the drivers side window out.

The guy that had the window smashed, pulled up his model 1911A1 and gave that guy two, 230 grains of self justice :eek: in the face. Rumor has it that it was a closed casket.

No charges were filed.

Interestingly enough there was a case of road rage in NJ that had to do with somebody being cut off. No baseball bats or guns were used but the person who cut the driver off was slapped with a felony and got a major lawsuit (but not for cutting the guy off).

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Water • Re: Distilled Water Disadvantages

September 22, 2017 Photon Guy 0
dmwalsh568 wrote:
I guess I watch too much sci-fi since I immediately thought you’re a hologram trolling us biological entities. I mean someone who calls himself photon guy should know that other than a few bioluminescent creatures nothing living generates light. If someone said that to me IRL I’d nod politely and slowly back away trying to not spook them since they are bat guano crazy. :floppytongue:

Oh but we do emit light. We don’t see it as its outside our visible spectrum but look at somebody and use an infrared viewer and you will see what I mean. Photon was a big laser tag game, the first of its kind, and was really popular during the 80s. That is how I came up with my user name.

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Guns • Re: Need advice on storing ammo

September 22, 2017 Photon Guy 0
angie_nrs wrote:
Thanks for the comments everyone! I may have been overthinking this one a bit. I’m going to grab some ammo cans and diversify my storage. I’m sure I’ve got ammo stored that will outlast me……at least I hope so. I guess my main concerns should be theft, water, and fire. Storing ammo in different places and in different types of containers should mitigate these concerns, so that’s my plan.

If nothing else at least it’s a good investment as the price is going nowhere but up. I also think there’s a day coming in the not so distant future where all ammo purchases will have to be logged or registered. I’m stocking up now while it’s still legal and cash is still king.

Good for you in getting the ammo cans, I doubt you will regret it. The ammo cans work just fine for me and as I said before you can use them to store ammo indefinitely. As for theft, water, and fire, if you’ve got the money you could buy a high quality safe and use it to store not just ammo but guns as well as the safes are designed primarily for storing guns but can obviously be used to store ammo too and just about anything else you want to keep safe, jewelry, important documents, ect. I’ve got a liberty safe myself. You want to do your research before buying a safe if you plan to do that, find the one that’s the best for your money, that’s the hardest to break into and that has the highest fire rating. As for water, if your area is prone to flooding Im afraid the safes aren’t watertight. Safes will even collect moisture inside so its a good idea to get one of those small dehumidifiers that you can put in the safe. Keep up the good work.

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Other weapons • Re: How do you kill a spider when you have 12ft ceilings?

September 22, 2017 Photon Guy 0
Cast Iron wrote:
With one of these: https://www.pyramydair.com/s/m/IZH_46M_ … _Pistol/78

I did the same with a cockroach when I was living in the Deep South.

I know. Spiders are our friends, they eat bugs, etc.
But just not in the house.

And they give me the wee-bee-gee-bees.
That is a technical term.

Now, how do I clean that up . . .

That would work.

Now, I wish I had 12 ft ceilings. It would give me enough space to do my martial arts drills with some of the longer weapons.

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Virginia Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Prepping Fatigue?

September 21, 2017 Photon Guy 0

I would say that prepping came to a screeching halt or at least a sharp decline during the Clinton administration. It was during the Reagan administration that prepping was at an all time high what with the threat of the cold war and all but after the USSR was disbanded prepping became less popular and then when Clinton took office and the country became very liberal prepping hit an all time low. I would say it was not until 9/11 that prepping really made a resurgence. As of now, with the threat of North Korea, I would say prepping is making a comeback and it might in time equal or even bypass prepping during the Reagan administration.

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Virginia Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Prepping Fatigue?

September 21, 2017 Photon Guy 0

I would say that prepping came to a screeching halt or at least a sharp decline during the Clinton administration. It was during the Reagan administration that prepping was at an all time high what with the threat of the cold war and all but after the USSR was disbanded prepping became less popular and then when Clinton took office and the country became very liberal prepping hit an all time low. I would say it was not until 9/11 that prepping really made a resurgence. As of now, with the threat of North Korea, I would say prepping is making a comeback and it might in time equal or even bypass prepping during the Reagan administration.

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Virginia Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Prepping Fatigue?

September 21, 2017 Photon Guy 0

I would say that prepping came to a screeching halt or at least a sharp decline during the Clinton administration. It was during the Reagan administration that prepping was at an all time high what with the threat of the cold war and all but after the USSR was disbanded prepping became less popular and then when Clinton took office and the country became very liberal prepping hit an all time low. I would say it was not until 9/11 that prepping really made a resurgence. As of now, with the threat of North Korea, I would say prepping is making a comeback and it might in time equal or even bypass prepping during the Reagan administration.

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Virginia Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Prepping Fatigue?

September 21, 2017 Photon Guy 0

I would say that prepping came to a screeching halt or at least a sharp decline during the Clinton administration. It was during the Reagan administration that prepping was at an all time high what with the threat of the cold war and all but after the USSR was disbanded prepping became less popular and then when Clinton took office and the country became very liberal prepping hit an all time low. I would say it was not until 9/11 that prepping really made a resurgence. As of now, with the threat of North Korea, I would say prepping is making a comeback and it might in time equal or even bypass prepping during the Reagan administration.

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Virginia Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Prepping Fatigue?

September 21, 2017 Photon Guy 0

I would say that prepping came to a screeching halt or at least a sharp decline during the Clinton administration. It was during the Reagan administration that prepping was at an all time high what with the threat of the cold war and all but after the USSR was disbanded prepping became less popular and then when Clinton took office and the country became very liberal prepping hit an all time low. I would say it was not until 9/11 that prepping really made a resurgence. As of now, with the threat of North Korea, I would say prepping is making a comeback and it might in time equal or even bypass prepping during the Reagan administration.

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Other weapons • Re: Country Weapons vs City Weapons

September 21, 2017 Photon Guy 0
Yeti_2015 wrote:
I’ll leave this thread after this, if you never been in many fights then you wouldnt understand that striking is one of the first things people with try, then they grab you. After that you usually end up on the ground. Its better to be a jack of all trades then a master of one, in this situation in my opinion. Not saying that you have not had your share of fights, but I have seen enough and been in a few to know the knockout videos you see on youtube are rare. Most fights dont end in one punch unless one is highly skilled or very lucky. Again another tool is all that is as well.

That’s why I think its good to be well trained in a good striking art and in a good grappling art. MMA does have its uses but what I think its best used for is if a person already has a background in a striking art and in a grappling art and it can help them combine their styles.

And how about not being a jack of all trades but master of few? Not just with the martial arts but with prepping in general.

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Other weapons • Re: Country Weapons vs City Weapons

September 21, 2017 Photon Guy 0
Yeti_2015 wrote:
I’ll leave this thread after this, if you never been in many fights then you wouldnt understand that striking is one of the first things people with try, then they grab you. After that you usually end up on the ground. Its better to be a jack of all trades then a master of one, in this situation in my opinion. Not saying that you have not had your share of fights, but I have seen enough and been in a few to know the knockout videos you see on youtube are rare. Most fights dont end in one punch unless one is highly skilled or very lucky. Again another tool is all that is as well.

That’s why I think its good to be well trained in a good striking art and in a good grappling art. MMA does have its uses but what I think its best used for is if a person already has a background in a striking art and in a grappling art and it can help them combine their styles.

And how about not being a jack of all trades but master of few? Not just with the martial arts but with prepping in general.

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Other weapons • Re: Country Weapons vs City Weapons

September 21, 2017 Photon Guy 0
JoyDog wrote:

Photon Guy wrote:

JoyDog wrote:I have not ever shot at anyone, but I use guns daily. I have to protect my farm and animals. I dont think martial arts would help me at all. We have bear, coyotes, bobcat, rabbits, lion, and other small animals that threaten our life.

Well for that, particularly the lions and bears, I would go with something along the lines of a .30 06

A couple years ago I killed a bear on our front step with a .223. He was looking through the sliding glass door at our granddaughters.

What kind? A black bear? Or one of those big brown bears?

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Other weapons • Re: Country Weapons vs City Weapons

September 21, 2017 Photon Guy 0
JoyDog wrote:

Photon Guy wrote:

JoyDog wrote:I have not ever shot at anyone, but I use guns daily. I have to protect my farm and animals. I dont think martial arts would help me at all. We have bear, coyotes, bobcat, rabbits, lion, and other small animals that threaten our life.

Well for that, particularly the lions and bears, I would go with something along the lines of a .30 06

A couple years ago I killed a bear on our front step with a .223. He was looking through the sliding glass door at our granddaughters.

What kind? A black bear? Or one of those big brown bears?

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Other weapons • Re: Country Weapons vs City Weapons

September 21, 2017 Photon Guy 0
JoyDog wrote:
I have not ever shot at anyone, but I use guns daily. I have to protect my farm and animals. I dont think martial arts would help me at all. We have bear, coyotes, bobcat, rabbits, lion, and other small animals that threaten our life.

Well for that, particularly the lions and bears, I would go with something along the lines of a .30 06

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Other weapons • Re: Country Weapons vs City Weapons

September 21, 2017 Photon Guy 0
Cast Iron wrote:
Honestly I felt sub-urban areas to be the most hostile. No one waved, or said hello. Very stand off-ish. And I walked my dog around the neighborhood on a daily basis.

They’re not necessarily hostile they might just be grouchy.

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Other weapons • Re: Country Weapons vs City Weapons

September 21, 2017 Photon Guy 0
Yeti_2015 wrote:

Photon Guy wrote:

Yeti_2015 wrote:Martial arts are a very different aspect of self-defensive all together. Yes I believe in certain situations it could save you, but most fights are fought standing up. They usually end up on the ground grappling with each other. So martial arts would be helpful, but to me MMA training would be better bet.

MMA is a martial art.

Its a combination of a lot of different martial arts. When I say martial arts, I mean just learning one type like Karate, Taekwondo, Jui-jutsu, or Kick Boxing. A singular would be better than nothing, but MMA would be the best in my opinion. I am not an expert in any martial arts, but I have been in my share of fight. 90% of time we end up rolling around on the ground.

The problem with MMA is that you can end up as a jack of all trades master of none. That’s not to say that MMA doesn’t have its uses but its not something I would start out with. I would say to take up a good striking based art and a good grappling art. That way you will be well rounded. There are dojos, martial arts schools, that teach both Judo and Karate although they’re taught separately. Such dojos usually go by that principle.

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Water • Distilled Water Disadvantages

September 20, 2017 Photon Guy 0

I was recently at a prepper event and the event of course included water purification and there were booths where people were selling various devices for purifying water. I did not see any water distillers like what I’ve got but I did talk to this fellow who was selling some kind of filtering device. We talked about distilled water and he mentioned that somebody else had said to him that distilled water loses its ability to transfer light into our cells. Supposedly our cells all contain light and water helps with that. With distilled water it loses that ability so it might not be a good idea to drink distilled water all the time. It has to do with the boiling, when you boil water that’s what causes it to lose that ability. Anybody know anything about this?

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Other weapons • Re: Country Weapons vs City Weapons

September 20, 2017 Photon Guy 0
Yeti_2015 wrote:
Martial arts are a very different aspect of self-defensive all together. Yes I believe in certain situations it could save you, but most fights are fought standing up. They usually end up on the ground grappling with each other. So martial arts would be helpful, but to me MMA training would be better bet.

MMA is a martial art.

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Other weapons • Re: Country Weapons vs City Weapons

September 20, 2017 Photon Guy 0

Alright I can see how handguns would be useful weapons in the country and I never said country people don’t or shouldn’t use them. Out in the country where there aren’t that many people you are much less likely to run into a perpetrator so carrying a handgun for self defense might not be necessary at least when it comes to dangerous people but I didn’t consider other dangers such as rattlesnakes and wild animals. And a handgun is much easier to carry than a long gun when you’re doing all the work you would do out in the country. Its just that when I think of the country I often think about farmers with shotguns and rifles so that is why I associate long guns with the country.

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Guns • Re: Need advice on storing ammo

September 20, 2017 Photon Guy 0
3ADScout wrote:
Personally I have always used military ammo cans, that is until Geo-caching jump the price from $5-$8 to $10-$15 If you can even find them. Did buy a few of the plastic Plano cans for shotgun shells. I also think a variable to consider is what was in the buckets if used. I would be concerned with any acidic residue from anything in a vinegar solution or residue from petroleum products.

You can find the ammo cans at Cabela’s and I’ve even seen them for sale at Harbor Freight. As for the bucket that I use to store brass I bought it brand new so it wouldn’t have any residue or anything in it.

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Guns • Re: Need advice on storing ammo

September 20, 2017 Photon Guy 0
3ADScout wrote:
Personally I have always used military ammo cans, that is until Geo-caching jump the price from $5-$8 to $10-$15 If you can even find them. Did buy a few of the plastic Plano cans for shotgun shells. I also think a variable to consider is what was in the buckets if used. I would be concerned with any acidic residue from anything in a vinegar solution or residue from petroleum products.

You can find the ammo cans at Cabela’s and I’ve even seen them for sale at Harbor Freight. As for the bucket that I use to store brass I bought it brand new so it wouldn’t have any residue or anything in it.

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Guns • Re: Need advice on storing ammo

September 20, 2017 Photon Guy 0
ReadyMom wrote:
I store my ammo in the pretty floral photo storage boxes you buy in the craft store! I figure no one is going to think that’s what I’ve got in there :ninja: .

A burglar might not think you’ve got ammo there but they might suspect jewelry or other valuables so there’s a good chance they will look and find your ammo. The best thing for me to do would be to get one of those very secure ammo storage vaults and lock my ammo in there in the green metal cans which I’ve already got and to have it preferably in a secret safe room. Unfortunately that is beyond my means right now.

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Guns • Re: Need advice on storing ammo

September 19, 2017 Photon Guy 0
angie_nrs wrote:
Do I need to buy ammo cans for proper ammo storage or can I use food buckets? There are cheap plastic plano ammo cans at WM for around $5, but I can get food grade buckets free. Right now I store ammo in the house where it is dry, but I want to expand where I store ammo. The temperature may not be as steady in my secondary spot, possibly causing condensation issues.

I know I couldn’t fill the buckets b/c they would be way too heavy, even with the smaller 2 gallon buckets, but at least they would be hidden from plain sight. I’m thinking it would make sense to put the silica packs in with the buckets?

I didn’t see a thread specifically addressing ammo storage so I thought this would be a good discussion to have. Let’s discuss……

I wouldn’t use the buckets or the plastic cans. I would use metal ammo cans. With the metal ammo boxes that they use in the Army you can store ammo and keep it in good condition for a long long time, possibly for a lifetime or longer. There is unused ammo from WWII that’s been stored in such ammo cans and today you can take it out and still shoot it. With the metal ammo boxes you can store ammo in just about any environment. Also, they’re convenient, they come with good carrying handles, and they’re easy to store, out of sight or otherwise. The only thing I use the plastic ammo boxes for is to temporarily hold ammo that I will be shooting and the only thing I use buckets for in terms of ammo is for storing used brass for reloading. This is just me but for long term storage I would use the metal ammo cans.

Statistics: Posted by Photon Guy — Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:39 pm