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Old 08-18-2019, 07:23 AM
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Why does CCI sell Mini-Mags in plastic boxes and not in paper boxes like their standard velocity? Guessing paper is cheaper and we the consumer could benefit.
Or am I missing something here?
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Old 08-18-2019, 08:45 AM
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They also sell SV in 100 rd plastic boxes. I guess the plastic boxes are more durable. You typically use SV for target shooting, so a cardboard box, probably carry them in a range bag. Minimags, stingers, and velocitors are more used for hunting, so they use a durable plastic box carried in a pocket. May just have to call and ask them.

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Old 08-18-2019, 08:45 AM
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Seems to me I have an older box of standard velocity that came in a plastic box of 50. I tend to keep the plastic boxes and put the stuff in the cardboard boxes into them.
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Old 08-18-2019, 10:22 AM
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Why does CCI sell Mini-Mags in plastic boxes and not in paper boxes like their standard velocity? Guessing paper is cheaper and we the consumer could benefit.
Or am I missing something here?
If the cheapest packaging is what you want they could just dump them in a bag. The plastic boxes are a good selling point.
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Old 08-18-2019, 10:59 AM
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If the cheapest packaging is what you want they could just dump them in a bag. The plastic boxes are a good selling point.
Agree. It is something different from most other ammo and people tend to like it. Probably costs a little more, but worth it.
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:03 AM
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The stiff plastic box reduces the dings and other damage you can get even hanging them in those simple trays in cardboard.
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:07 AM
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Pretty convenient at dispensing the same amount of rounds every time. This allowed me to remove exactly 10 rounds for my 10/22 magazine or 15 for my 39A.


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Old 08-18-2019, 11:32 AM
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CCI has probably been using plastic boxes longer than anybody, at least from the early 70s. I believe Remington also had plastic boxes back then too. The trend started in the late 60s or early 70s I think based on catalogs, adds and packaging I've seen. Everybody in the 50s used to package 22 ammo in the alternating stack of 50 rounds tightly packaged in a small cardboard tray and box, then brick and case like some Winchester and Remington ammo today. CCI was actually one of the first to use the plastic insert in a cardboard box with all round positioned the same way in the cardboard box. Mini mag and Blazer used to be sold like this a lot. They also packaged quick shok and the Standard velocity like this too. I think CCI and Remington early on found there was demand for a more durable and re usable 100 round package. As time marched on Federal and Winchester started offering plastic boxes by the mid 80s along with traditionally packaged ammo. Federal experimented with plastic 50 round "tobacco can" dump packs in their spitfire line which was often sold cheap from about 1985 to 1995 before the 550 packs became widely available with the spread of Walmart. The Early 90s saw Federal switch from a plastic internal tray with no dividers like the older cardboard trays to the vertical pack trays you see today in the paper boxes. If you want the cheapest ammo out there, buy a bulk pack of whatever. Better ammo is usually packed with more care.
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Old 08-18-2019, 11:42 AM
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Why does CCI sell Mini-Mags in plastic boxes and not in paper boxes like their standard velocity? Guessing paper is cheaper and we the consumer could benefit.
Or am I missing something here?
Not all that sure if plastic is really more $$? CCI's been using plastic since 1968. Why go to all the trouble if the cost is greater? http://www.22box-id.com/USA/CCI.pdf (see history)

I believe the only reason you see SV in paper is because they are also sold in Europe. Europe's recycling laws prohibit the plastic.
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Nice to keep small parts & stuff in. Send me yours if you don't want them.
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I love the plastic boxes but would rather save money and go with paper if it would translate to savings on my end. I want as much bang for my buck... don't really care about the wrapper.
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I'm not an addict... I could quit any time... but when I buy ammo I buy bulk and look for savings any way I can to support my... I mean so I can keep shooting.
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I buy the mini mags in the plastic boxes and store them in the boxes. When I go hunting I dump them in small ziplock bags. Leave them in the boxes and it sounds like you have a rattlesnake in your pocket or pack when you walk around chasing jackrabbits!
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Nice to keep small parts & stuff in. Send me yours if you don't want them.
I find all kinds of uses for them, and goo be gone takes all the printing and labels off in a second !
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