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Old 03-13-2011   #1
 
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Rocket Box Good Deal

I have been looking for 20mm roocket boxes locally for 6+ months w/o success. Local shop has no plans on ordering because they make very little on them secondary to shipping costs.

Online, its kind of the same story, can for 20 bucks, but it costs at least that to ship them.

Found them on altrec.com, w/free shipping on orders over $100.
I had 5 of them delivered to my door for $124.75.

The rumor is that they will get harder to come by, as the milatary is going to plastic boxes (i.e. not making them anymore). The plastics will likely be awesome, but we won't see them on the open market anytime soon. Don't know how true this is, but I have noticed that they are a bit harder to find these days.

So if you are looking, this is a good deal. Hope everybody has a great season, SYOTR!

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Looks like orders over $45 are free, actually.

NRS Surplus Rocket Box - 20mm Ammo Can - FREE SHIPPING at Altrec.com

Good find.
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Of course, if you can spend local you should.
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If you're gonna use them as groovers or ash cans I like the 20mm boxes.

I've been looking for plastic containers for everything else. They are so much lighter than the ammo cans. I think there is a good reason the military is ditching the metal.
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The Billings Army Navy Surplus used to have a good stock of ammo cans of all sizes. It's been a while since I've been over there, though I'm looking to pick up a couple more next time I do since the two I bought here in Helena weren't in the best condition (and according to you aren't available anyway).

If they don't have anything, I've mail ordered smaller ammo cans from the Army Surplus Warehouse in Idaho Falls. The shipping wasn't bad as I recall and those they sent were in excellent condition.
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If you're gonna use them as groovers or ash cans I like the 20mm boxes.

I've been looking for plastic containers for everything else. They are so much lighter than the ammo cans. I think there is a good reason the military is ditching the metal.
completely agree ryan. needed at least 4 (groover, spare tank, lid & supplies, and an ash can) but 5 fit perfectlyss in my frame.

would be interested in any alternatives you come up with.
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If they don't have anything, I've mail ordered smaller ammo cans from the Army Surplus Warehouse in Idaho Falls. The shipping wasn't bad as I recall and those they sent were in excellent condition.[/QUOTE]


I'll second that on this Surplus store.....I always stop there on the way to the Selway/Middlefork......they have ammo cans in configurations I've never seen anywhere else....as well as a plethera of other items.....great prices as well!
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......they have ammo cans in configurations I've never seen anywhere else....as well as a plethera of other items.....great prices as well!

I must see this store!
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