If you take it out of the boxes you can get 1000 rounds in one. Around XMas I ordered a thousand rounds of Fiocchi 223 that came loose packed in a brand new ammo can. It was lined with cardboard, and was pretty much full to the top. I don't know how many you can get in one when they're still in the boxes - you rarely find the internal dimensions of these cans perfectly fit boxes of ammo so you end up with some 'air gaps.'How many 20 count 5.56 boxes can fit in one of these boxes?
Back in the day we had five man fire teams, and a basic load was 210 rounds. That's 1050 rounds. Has something changed since then?overseas we had our 5.56 ammo packed in cans that were slightly larger than a 50 cal can. They held 840 rounds packaged in 20 round boxes. I can't remember how tight it was but 840 rounds is a combat load for a fire team, coincidence, I think not.
That splainify's it. I forgot the boys get better toys these days than we did. SOP when I was in was for one man per fire team to be designated auto rifle, and everyone else just fired semi-auto. They didn't give the auto rifle any more ammo than anyone else though, so he had to be pretty judicious with his trigger work. Just out of curiosity, how many rounds do they carry for the SAW?Kind of. 840 rounds is a combat load for 4 guys, each fire team is also gonna have a SAW, that's link ammo and comes in it's own 800 round can, loaded in plastic "pork chops".
There's your 5 man fire team