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I use cardboard boxes that things come to me in. I have loads of boxes of all sizes I get shipments in that I keep for brass storage. Some get into zip lock bags but mostly those I get from others as I don't waste money on such expensive bags when boxes are free.
 

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calvon said:
I buy mixed nuts, peanuts, almonds, etc from Costco in transparent plastic jars that hold about two quarts liquid. Don't need labels. See through is good enough.
i also use these and coffee cans and the big popcorn tins you get around christmas. they even come with wildlife pics on them ;) the little ones that cookies come in are great also.
 

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I just use five gal pals. You can write on the lid what is in it and they stack nice
 

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Ovaltine containers here. Between me and my son we empty about 2 or 3 a month.
 

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I use any thing I have. If it is unused brass I just keep it in the boxes they come in. If it is used, I have used zip lock bags, plastic containers, just about any thing I have on hand at the time. I have purchased a few of those inexpensive zip lock plastic bowls with lids to use too. The size I did purchase is just right for 500 223 cases. I have never used a five gallon container, because I do not have that much brass of 1 kind - but if I did, I would use it. As you can see from these responses, just about any thing will work. On the boxes I write on the side facing out with a felt tip what is on the inside so i do not have to dig through them all to find what I want. As for the rest of the containers, I can see through them to see what is on the inside. Good Luck and Good Shooting
 

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Zip-lock bags.

Boxes, cans, etc. take up the same storage space nearly empty as full. bags don't. You can see what's in each bag without opening. You can drop notes to yourself on where the cases came from, how many times fired, any work you've done on them, etc, and the notes can be read without opening.
 

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Since most of my shooting for years has been long range predator and varmint hunting where consistency counts (and I need LOTS of loaded ammo), I don't use range brass and buy new or once-fired only for my own use. I keep it together by lot number and eventually dedicate it to a specific firearm. So that dictates how I store it.

New brass that I buy and is unassigned to a firearm yet I leave in the factory container until it gets used. If bought from someone else and not in that container, I put it in marked ziplock bags or tuppaware type plastic containers marked with the pertinate data. When I assign it to a firearm, first prep and load it, it goes into the ammo box it will remain in for the rest of my ownership of it (yes, I do have hundred's of plastic ammo boxes, and cabinets to store them in). If I sell it later it usually goes in a ziplock or box with its data to keep the ammo boxes and plastic storage containers for their next assignment.

Sounds more complicated than it really is, and all those ammo boxes was a one time buy that lasts a lifetime. With this system I always know exactly where I stand on loaded ammo for any firearm at a glance and back up supplies for more if needed for a hunt.
 

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wncchester said:
Zip-lock bags.

Boxes, cans, etc. take up the same storage space nearly empty as full. bags don't. You can see what's in each bag without opening. You can drop notes to yourself on where the cases came from, how many times fired, any work you've done on them, etc, and the notes can be read without opening.
I agree 100%. I usually put about 50pcs to a bag and I can tell if they are fired with spent primers still in, de-primed and sized or primed and ready to load at a glance.

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I also have used zip lock bags and small boxes. While others stay in the factory boxres.
A bunch of years ago someone began making baby wipes in "leggo block" looking boxes. These are about 60% the size of a cinder block with a latching top and are even stack-able. I have a couple dozen of them with labels on the ends they make perfect brass boxes. For the larger amounts I like the big plastic pretzel barrels.
The first pic is of some of the baby wipe boxes and the second is the pretzel barrels.





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