Connecting lead and people via Sako:
I don’t know what the hell is going on there, but I like it. I’m waiting for the Apple/Glock ammo collab though.
Thoughts? I know herbs are waiting for the Blackberry / Hi-Point collab. Fall back.
Ammo In a Can is a patented process that removes the atmosphere from inside the can and replaces it with dry, inert nitrogen gas. Without moisture or oxygen in the can, the ammunition does not deteriorate, corrode, or rust. This gives the ammo an indefinite shelf life, regardless of the environment outside the can.
Interesting concept. Unsurprisingly it comes at a premium over what you would pay for non sealed ammo though. Depending on how many rounds you want that are sealed, it might be worth it? $9 for 100 rounds of .22 LR …. $22 for 50 rounds of 9mm etc..
Maybe I’m the only one that doesn’t like this other aspect of this business, but telling me the ammo is made by ______ company or simply “Made In USA” just isn’t good enough. I want to know exactly what repacked cartridges I am buying. To me this is a no-brainer considering they are marketing this ammo as a SHTF type solution.
For more information and a video heavy on the fear mongering then head over to Ready Reserve Ammo.
I saw the Mythbusters episode on ammunition in a fire… SAMMI got similar results. Basically it’s not that dangerous if the round isn’t chambered… you wouldn’t want to have your face right next to it though.
Someone in the comments mentioned they should have done a drop test with .22 LR. Yea no shit!
7:55 – Do a lot of people you know own blasting caps? I don’t know anyone that has any.
10:10 – I always wondered what would happen if I ran over my ammo with one of my many bulldozers.
12:27 – 28,000 rounds being lit on fire NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooo
It’s funny how they use actually real people (firefighters) for a lot of the tests to prove that the exploding ammunition wasn’t dangerous. If you’re testing something, doesn’t that already mean you’re not 100% sure on the outcome, and you hope to find the answer? I’m sure a mannequin with some sensors would have done the trick for some of the tests, or at least better protection on the fire fighters.
Hat tip: Russell
From AR15.com user SkilletsUSMC:
I first saw one of these when in the USMC to measure ammo handed out to guard sentries, but it was just colored in to 25 rounds, and didn’t have the actual round count markers. Outside of that, I have never seen anything like it, so I figured I’d share the knowledge.
It’s a pretty simple concept: just zip-ties, a sharpie, a full 30 round mag, and a little time. I usually start with the mag full, mark, pop out a round, mark, repeat. I personally like the the index line to line up with the feed lip on the side where the indicated round is, but you can do it however makes the best sense.
More pictures and comments over on the AR15.com thread.
Neat idea. I don’t have a use for it, but I like when people come up with clever/inexpensive DIY solutions to their problems.
Thoughts? Anyone planning on doing this?
Hat tip: Saul
Perhaps it’s a radio controlled shotgun shell vehicle like the one that gets some air time toward the end of the video? (see above) Maybe that vehicle is full of 5 lbs of triple-aught buckshot and can be fired via the remote control? Yea that’s definitely what it is… case closed.