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Thread: Aguila ammunition theft in Mexico

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    From some quick googling...

    A 53' trailer has an internal volume of 3489 cu-ft.
    A 50-cal ammo can with exterior dimensions of 11x7x5.5" has a volume of 423.5 cu-in, or 0.254 cu-ft.

    So, you could cram 14,236 50cal cans in a 53' trailer.

    The average "full" 50 cal can weight about 35lbs (I recently weighed a bunch for reasons...) => A "full" trailer load of "full" 50cal cans is 498,260 pounds!

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    I would think that most or all of this ammo would be in cardboard packaging, or similar.

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    Yeah, of course.

    But a 50cal can is something that has sort of universal dimensions, and I had a fair idea of how much one weights on average due to reasons, so it was an easy way to get to a number for how much a trailer "full" of ammo would weight.

    In reality, there were probably one or two pallets of boxes in the middle of a mostly empty trailer. Obviously you couldn't "fill" one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FromMyColdDeadHand View Post
    According to my calculations, That is something like almost 350 ft. of just high speed 22 ammo. That is still only about 1/10 of a tractor trailer load, at least by volume. Could you even fill a semi with ammo without going over weight limits.?
    Figure .22 at 7lbs/1k. They reported 6m rounds = 42k pounds which is near max weight.

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    This was split between two trucks, although we don't know how much was in each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FromMyColdDeadHand View Post
    According to my calculations, That is something like almost 350 ft. of just high speed 22 ammo. That is still only about 1/10 of a tractor trailer load, at least by volume. Could you even fill a semi with ammo without going over weight limits.?
    The article says 2 tractor trailers were stolen. With that being said, this was in Mexico. Do they worry about weights there?
    Whiskey

    May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one

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    Quote Originally Posted by gaijin View Post
    Sounds organized. Betting Cartel at work.
    22LR for suppressors.....assassinations being planned....hmmm

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    Probably an inside informant within Anguilla working for a cartel.
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    Guanajuato... yep bet it's cartel related. I have several colleagues from that area and they all talk about cartel activity there.

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