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    Like a lot of the folks here on HRC I’m also an avid 2nd Amendment supporter and I have more than a couple guns. I store most of my ammunition in surplus .50 caliber ammo cans as they are readily available and if I’m choosey I can get nice cans that are water tight. I fill with ammo and toss in some silica gel desiccant packets and it makes for great storage that’s easy to transport to the range. And yes – what you see is about 20,000 rounds – various calibers. I’m not a gun nut, but I am very well prepared and often go through 1,000 rounds a month at the range. Gun control is hitting what I aim for. (Target below is .45 @21’ with one magazine change – total of 16 rounds.)

    The problem has been, “How to stack/store these cans?”

    In that I have a lot of “free time” just now I came up with a storage rack (adapted from plans on the web – see: https://www.almostfamousdave.com/201...-storage-rack/) and thought, “What the hey – I’ll give it a go. I modified his plan to a seven shelf unit but use all his base dimensions using 1” square tube and ¾” angle with a 2” backstop/shelf strengthener.

    It works well, but since my rack was to be exposed in the garage, I wanted to make it a bit less obvious and so I cobbled up a “shipping crate” to hide the rack in plain sight.

    I had my local favorite (Newberg Steel) cut all the stock to size and the bill was $260. I spent next to nothing on the crate as I typically have some plywood and 1 by scraps around the shed. It took me about a day to assemble the steel and another couple hours to build the crate. I found some vintage air freight pictures on the web and glued them on to help authenticate the crate in a nostalgic kind of way.
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    Geeze - sorry for the sideways pictures - don't know why/how that happens??
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    This is a bit better rendition:
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    Really like your idea for storage that keeps it all in one place and neat.
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    Aaaahh, that spread (target) is a little wide, lol!
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    That is a really nice rack system. And you "disguise" is very unique. Good Job
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    Aaaahh, that spread (target) is a little wide, lol!
    Well I'd just had my third cup of coffee!! At any rate, the bad guy died.
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    Glenn, very nice stock pile and great storage container you made!
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