Pellet tin alternatives?

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    stoti
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     Hello everyone. It's finally Friday…whoop whoop!!!

    I use JSB pellets almost exclusively. Yesterday I watched my son drop a brand new tin of pellets on our pea gravel driveway. Almost a complete loss. I couldn't be mad because I've done it too. What a horrible feeling that is!!! I don't know why JSB doesn't just use a screw top lid and pay the extra few cents for it. 

    I was wondering if anybody out there has any great ideas for pellet holders that are more secure than the JSB tin and don't cost much $$$.  I have some old H&N screw top tins I use but they're in bad shape, dinged, dented and they hardly screw closed anymore. I was planning on buying some tins from Amazon (10 for $12.29) but wanted to hear some other ideas first. I'd really like something that's secure but opens easier than a screw top lid. Maybe a slide top or something with Velcro, I just don't know?

    The tins on Amazon come in every size, color and capacity imaginable from 1/2oz to 8oz. I considered the 2oz, 3oz and 4oz and decided I'm going to buy the 3oz listed below because that seems to be about the right size, 2.68"x1.38". But then I thought, maybe a smaller size for carrying in my back pocket more convieniently. Let's hear your ideas before I buy anything though. Thanks in advance for any ideas. Stoti

     

     

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    Buckeye
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    Hey stoti,

    I use a couple of waterproof match holders. Either the older metal ones or the plastic.

    I know they dont hold alot but they fit better in my pocket. But they are secure.

    Scott

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    Joekrooz
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    I bought similar ones that you have listed from Amazon.  I also have some plastic ones also from Amazon, I think they were for makeup.  Gotta have a screw on lid.  I shoot JSBs and Air Arms almost exclusively too, hate that they don’t have threaded lids.

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    idoc
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    I have used Ice Breakers mint containers but it takes two hands to load a magazine because the flip top lid won't stay up by itself. It does close securely though.

     

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    Skip-in-WV
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    Wal-Mart Crosman 7.9 hollow point tins. Maybe to large for what you are looking for. But, has a screw top.

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    Rico_navy1
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    I use small fishing lure trays. They are great for sizing pellets and are super cheap. If you spring for the adjustable boxes you can adjust the trays for your needs. 

     

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    Check out US Plastics website, Hobbie and Craft containers

     

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    seven08
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    This belt box from MTM looks good. The guy in picture is holding a mid 60's Model 70 long action but fumbling with .22 rim fire rounds?

    https://www.mtmcase-gard.com/products/shooting/hunting-products-ammo-pouch.php

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    heavy-impact
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    Coldair
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    The Crosman tins are often times difficult to unscrew. I used to recycle those but gave up when they got stuck and

    had to use a pipe wrench to open it.

    What is very useful and the clear version which you can see how many pellets are left inside is worth a try. You can choose what size container  you want and do the largest with the clear option and the one just smaller than that. They have an extra removable compartment on top for your pellets ready to shoot for convience.

    Worth a try-

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Empty-Jar-Pot-Cosmetic-Cream-Container-Screw-Lid-with-inner-lid-5-10-20-30-50ml/351485962984?hash=item51d6322ae8:rk:1:pf:0&var

     

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    wruehl1
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    When my wife worked in the cargo world of commercial aviation she would save the tins from the ETD (explosives trace detection) machines. these where nice deep screw lid tins that I still use today but unfortunately she works above wing now and my supply is finite.

    I have been using these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pellet-Tin-Holster-Holder-fits-most-small-Crosman-JSB-BEEMAN-GAMO-pellet-tins/301428260908?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

    With these:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Pellet-Holder-Padded-Inner-FOR-PCP-USERS-PELLET-LUBE-Crosman-Benjamin-AirForce/291217701990?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

     I use a bit of Pellgun Oil on the foam to keep the pellets from oxidizing.

    I also have one of these that I use in the field from time to time:

    https://www.ebay.com/i/302788037686?chn=ps&var=601674826615

    Just picked up one of these (Don't tell my wife!) but have not used it yet…

    https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/best-pellet-pouch-on-the-market/

    Other than that I will usually keep a Ranger Band cut from a mountain bike inner tube on my non threaded tins in the field. 

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    rangur1
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    i have used clip lock plastic tupperware type containers they have 4 tabs that click tight and don't pop open , but will open easy with finger pressure. got them at stop and shop 2 for $4.79 will hold about 500 pellets each.

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    Coldair
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    Or you could borrow them from your kitchen, those tupperware food storage containers, those work well too and seal tight.

    Wouldn't use them for food after that though…

    CA

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    stoti
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    Ahh, the MTM case guard holder looks like the plastic container I used to get .177 pellets in when I was a boy. They clipped on your belt, were a tad smaller and white. Remember those from back in the day? I think they were Crosman?

    I really like the slick looking, flat leather pellet pouches and the opening and closing mechanism. They are really sick but they're kind of pricey. 

    I have a ton of Flambeau or similar compartment boxes for fishing gear and that's a great idea for keeping the pellet separated after they've been weighed, I'm going to use that idea for sure! I still need an idea for something small to put into my thigh or back pocket though. Keep the ideas coming. They're all great so far. Stoti

     

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    DHart
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    I transfer JSB pellets from their original tins to these zippered leather coin pouches and have really enjoyed using them.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075FNV9PM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I bought them in three different colors of leather to differentiate between different pellet weights.  These are really nice to work out of, look awesome, and pack very nicely in a pocket.

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    stoti
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    DHart… Right on my man, that's exactly why I put this question out there. That's the kind of thing I wanted right there, but would have never thought of on my own. Durable, easy to use, no pellets get out, etc…Bravo my man. I'm going to go buy a few right now! Thank you very much!

    Stoti

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    stoti

    DHart… Right on my man, that's exactly why I put this question out there. That's the kind of thing I wanted right there, but would have never thought of on my own. Durable, easy to use, no pellets get out, etc…Bravo my man. I'm going to go buy a few right now! Thank you very much!

    Stoti

    Hi Stoti… glad that I could help.  I've really been enjoying using these bags… they're nicely made and do the job very well.

     

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    DHart

     

    Hi Stoti… glad that I could help.  I've really been enjoying using these bags… they're nicely made and do the job very well.

     

     

    Where do you carry these and do the skirts get deformed?

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    DHart
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    heavy-impact said:

    Where do you carry these and do the skirts get deformed?

    These bags are perfect for my needs. Most of the time I carry the bags in a small container, along with a few other shooting accessories, outside to my shooting bench.  I choose the pouch according to the pellet weight that I want to shoot, set the open bag on the bench, and shoot using a single-shot loading tray when at the bench.

    On occasion where I do a walk about, I shoot using a magazine, and I slip one of the pellet pouches into a pocket!  Then reload the magazine from the pouch. I don't see any likelihood of skirts being deformed, as I don't jam the pouch into tight places where substantial pressure would be applied to the pouch.

    If your manner of carrying would subject a soft pouch to significant pressure, put them in a screw top tin, or a stiff-walled pouch for that application.  Consider that there is an almost endless selection of small containers that one might use, depending on your particular manner of shooting… the choices are vast!  Coin pouches, pill bottles, film canisters, screw top canisters, on and on.

    Choose the method according to your need.

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    Revoman
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    https://www.airgunnation.com/topic/cheap-and-easy-pellet-pouch-takes-less-than-5-minutes-to-make/

    I had made these a few weeks ago and they still are working out great.  Using the small opening, you can dump some out without the entire batch falling out.  Load yer mag and push the opening closed, no leakie.

    mike

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