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    Where did you get the Styrofoam packaging and the metal ammo can for the round. Your renovated round looks excellent by the way!
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    I got that storage tube and another smaller one for the 155mm powder charge bags waaaay back when I was in the military in the 90’s. I was stationed in a place that had not only the AF base I was stationed at, but 2 naval bases/air stations, 2 army bases, and a small Marine installation. In the general area of all of this there was a surplus store I loved to frequent, and they had stacks of these containers of various kinds for what seemed to be an acre... I recall them being about $10. I didn’t collect ordnance then, but thought they’d be good for storage and they looked cool. About a year ago I dug this thing out and realized I had everything but the round that goes in it, so it would be fair to say I bought the projectile simply because I had the packing for it.

    I miss that surplus store... they had anything and everything. The guy who ran it collected patches. He traded me a mint BDU-33 for a squadron and wing patches we had made in Saudi Arabia. Great deal!
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    Can you take a tape measure to your steel container and tell me the length from the bottom to top rim, and the diameter across the top rim? I think it might be the same can they used for 8 inch howitzer powder bags.
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    If you mean the tube the 152 is in and not the smaller 155 powder tube I mentioned in my last post, then the dimensions are 36.25” OAH, 10.5” across the rim, and 9” ID.

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    No joy on the 8 inch can match-up. The 8 inch powder can is only 29 inches long and doesn't have the extra stiffener band around the middle.
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    I’m surprised to hear that actually, I’d have thought they’d want to minimize the number of different tubes contracted.
    Do you have 8” projectiles? I’ve been talking to a guy about getting an 8” HERA... we’re at $400 if I pick it up, and I don’t know if that’s high, on target so to speak, or a great deal. The paint and markings are excellent

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    I do have 8 inch projos. None of mine have factory markings. I think $400.00 would be a good deal for one in good shape with minty markings, considering they are out of inventory. The M650 RAP is a sighter round for the Nuke.
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