Ammunition in Original Package or in an MTM box in Locked Case?

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  1. AB2506

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    OK. Trip to RSA coming up in April.

    Common advice is to make sure your ammo, even handloads, are packed in original type packaging of the same caliber as the ammo. True or False?

    I did this last time, packed in my small Pelican (I recommend the Pelican as I was made to ship it separately home. A lighter made case might not have made it. The handle is nice also.), but the 300WSM Federal boxes I have are so bulky, I need no foam and they are actually quite a hard friction fit. The boxes also hate me. They don't want to open easily.

    I have MTM boxes coming out of the ying yang due to the going out of business sale at Wholesale Sports. If no issue, I would prefer the MTM box.

    I see that some use items other than original boxes in cases to travel.

    The following photo belongs to member "One Day....". Thank you.

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  2. Spooksar

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    I use the MTM 20 round boxes all the time, they are the “original” as I use hand loads. It’s usually a Airline thing and they just don’t want them loose.
     

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    The guts from TWO MTM cases. Appropriate to cartridge size.

    Cut with a Soldering Iron
    80 and 60 cartridges.
    300 Win Mag and .270 Win respectively.

    Handled Deluxe Rifle Ammo boxes by MTM Case-Gard? - 100 Plastic handled ammunition reloading boxes and cartridge cases


    A Pelican 1200 case.
    Water proof, lockable with my own locks.

    Pelican Products 1200 Case


    How I figured out the configuration.


    Ammunition Weights for Airline
    Pelican 1200 Empty -- 1210 Grams
    130 grain PSP Corelokt Box 20 --- 544 --- 3808 Grams
    Plastic Box for reloads --- 98 Grams
    Remington Cardboard and Plastic Holder --- 46 Grams
    20- 130grain psp Coreloks Bullets --- 496 Grams
    1 Cartridge --- 24.8 Grams

    7 Boxes fit in the Pelican --- Total 140 Rounds --- 5018Grams


    Over All Weight --- 5.02 KG


    Grains per Gram --- 15.4323584 Grams
    Increase for 180 Grains --- 55 Grams
    Grams per Cartridge ---3.563940039 Grams

    Cartridges 60 --- 213.8364023 --- 214Grams
    Ammunition Weight --- 80 180 Grain 60 130 Grain --- 4022 Grams
    KG 4.02

    Over All Weight --- 5232
    KG 5.23
     
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  4. BRICKBURN

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    Jim, if you would like to borrow it, let me know.
     

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    Thanks Brick. I'll keep you posted. Right now I am transitioning from 28 years with the City to my next career. To top it off, my left foot is in an air cast. (Long story). I need projects to keep me sane. Besides that is half the fun of preparing for a trip!

    I'm only taking 60 300WSM. I purchased a Pelican 1170 last time. A little less weight and bulk than the 1200. 60 rounds, in the factory Federal boxes effectively fills the space. However, the Federal boxes are inefficient space wise. I've already have several possibilites in mind.

    Like I said, fun! :)
     

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