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Akro bin for wads?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Rich219, Jan 20, 2010.

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  1. Rich219

    Rich219 Active Member

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    I'm out of wads and won't be ordering any until Friday/Monday but I want to order an Akro-bin that will fit a bag of wads. What size bin should I get to hold 500 12ga wads?

    Right now I'm grabbing wads straight from the bag to reload with and the time I spend fighting trying to get my hand out of the bag is slowing me down too much.
     
  2. claybustin hoosier 52

    claybustin hoosier 52 Member

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    You might want to go to WWW.Stack-ON-Products and check out their #14 bin. I purchased these in a six pack from Cabelas several years ago when they carried them. They will hold up to a flat of shells and a bag of 500 wads. Very durable.

    John
     
  3. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    These are like Akro. Are they still American made? I do not know. But these are common stacking boxes that have been available in this style for 40 years.
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    I use these plain plastic boxes from Menards. Anyone has these. Stack-On is a Chicago area company that makes cabinets inexpensively. Would make the Chinese blush.
     
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    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    The boxes shown are the Menard boxes. Go to the web page to see Stack on products
     
  5. Hitapair

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    Menards has stack on bins. Don't know what brand they are but that's where I bought the ones I'm using on my loading bench. I think Home Depot has them too.
     
  6. Bob_K

    Bob_K Well-Known Member

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    I use a paint roller pan for holding wads and hulls ready to feed into my MEC's. I find the half size the most convenient.
     
  7. JB Logan Co. Ohio

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    For wads I use an 8lb. cardboard round powder container lid. Holds enough wads to load a bunch of shells, by the time it is empty I'm ready for a short break. For empty hulls a flat (of shells) box works for me. Both items aren't too tall to reach into and both hold (for me) an appropriate amount of product. Keep it simple!

    JB=Jerry Beach 8503917
     
  8. oneoldbirddogger

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    White flyer target boxs are the ticket, i collect them from the GC any chance i get, they hold 500-750 wads there also great for catching the reloads and storing hulls,wads reloads, shooting supplies, rags,etc. they last forever and the price is right, okay, i am cheap, i mean thrifty but that is one definetion of a trapshooter isnt it?
    thrifty! CMSU (crack my self up)

    Good luck in your search
    Ken
     
  9. short shucker

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    I got a couple of these from tumbleweeds a few years back when he was making them. The hold a bag of wads with no problem.

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    ss
     
  10. chipped99

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    I found the Container Store,if you have one in your area,to be the MECCA of holders,stackers and whatnot's for just about every item on your loading bench.Mine are just right for a bag of wads and the same continer will hold about 300 hulls.I have one on each side of the P/W and really like the ease of use. They have a drop front and are stackable.Sorry not smart enough to post a pick but my shooting buddies say they are COOL!!!!
     
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    Hornady used to make them out of cardboard - maybe they still do.
    pretty handy - they fold up flat for storage. I bought these at the Grand in Vandalia back in the early 90's.
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  12. Sigraph

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    oops - sent 2 of the same.

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  13. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Here is a website for "The container Store"

    YOu'll get the same stuff at Meanrds or Home despot or Lowerys
     
  14. dflo

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    Lowes has stanley bin that is black. I use these for both wads and hulls. They are $5 and work great. the bin will hold over 500 wads so you can refill before running out.

    Dale
     
  15. Mark S

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    This is what I use for a wad dispenser. It is a cat food dispenser. Can be purchased at any pet store. It will hold 500 wads. Has a top to keep out the dust. Has a small footprint on the reloading bench. Feeds the perfect amount of wads into the tray by gravity. Never clogs up.
     
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