Ammo storage
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gear & Accessories > Ammunition & Reloading > Ammo storage

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-21-2013, 05:26 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 112
Liked 18 Times on 15 Posts

Default Ammo storage

I was wondering if storing ammo in a wood crate would be as efficient as a metal ammo can. I'm running out of room and it's hard to get ammo cans where I'm at, so I was think about building a sealed wood crate.

__________________
foot2400 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 07-21-2013, 07:38 PM   #2
The only democracy and friend in the region
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
KG7IL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Eatonville,Washington. My nearest neighbors are cows.
Posts: 2,472
Liked 1758 Times on 978 Posts
Likes Given: 5328

Default

Sure, It's good to have a storage problem (aka, more ammo than before is a good thing).

Generally Ammo stored in a house will be just fine. It's not too hot, not to cold, not too wet, and not to dry(usually).

Efficient? It's hard to beat the compact storage efficiency of a well loaded ammo can (or stacks of them )

I won't bother addressing in any laws regarding storage in your area. I love the ammo can's, but have a carboard box of many calibers that I keep as handy stock when the family and friends come by to shoot.

KG7IL is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2013, 11:02 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hiwall's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Cleator,AZ
Posts: 3,314
Liked 717 Times on 463 Posts
Likes Given: 229

Default

I do not own an ammo can. My ammo is just fine. Some on shelves and some in cabinets.

__________________

Just walking on the edge of of my grave.

hiwall is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2013, 11:31 PM   #4
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 28,735
Liked 21581 Times on 12248 Posts
Likes Given: 53672

Default

military ammo cans work great because they have a gasketed lid, that seals out any moisture. they work great in just about any environment, and that's why the military uses them.

now for home storage, as long as the humidity is controlled an it's not in a damp and musty basement. wooden boxes should work just fine. many, many years ago ammo was shipped and stored in wooden crates. lots of those crates are prized by collectors now.

__________________
Axxe55 is offline  
KG7IL Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2013, 11:53 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
austin92's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Indiana
Posts: 825
Liked 181 Times on 134 Posts

Default

There everywhere around here. Have you checked places like rural king, big R, gander mtn, or bass pro? As others have said though, moisture is the enemy here. Keep it dry and it should b fine in a home made box

__________________
austin92 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 12:23 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 112
Liked 18 Times on 15 Posts

Default

Thanks for the input everybody. I feel safe to keep it in the house for now. Rural king has metal cans but they seem cheaply made compared to cabelas cans and they are the same price. Cabelas is about an hour and a half from me. I will just have to tell the wife and kids we r going on a family road trip lol.

__________________
foot2400 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 12:25 AM   #7
The Apocalypse Is Coming.....
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 28,735
Liked 21581 Times on 12248 Posts
Likes Given: 53672

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by foot2400 View Post
Thanks for the input everybody. I feel safe to keep it in the house for now. Rural king has metal cans but they seem cheaply made compared to cabelas cans and they are the same price. Cabelas is about an hour and a half from me. I will just have to tell the wife and kids we r going on a family road trip lol.
buy them online and have them shipped to your house.
__________________
Axxe55 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 01:10 AM   #8
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 17,575
Liked 5662 Times on 2957 Posts
Likes Given: 375

Default

wood is fine if the rounds dont come in direct contact as a lot of lumber still has quite a bit of moisture. use desicant packs

__________________

"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...

JonM is online now  
KG7IL Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 07:46 AM   #9
disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED...
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DrFootball's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Northern Arizona(Fmr. NYC & L.I.)
Posts: 7,705
Liked 3163 Times on 2148 Posts
Likes Given: 689

Default

Besides a few MTM Ammo Cans & Dry Boxes, We have a 111 Year Old Mineral Water Crate(held 6 1 Gal. bottles) with shelf liners & humidifier Inside for the "shootable" ammo...

I highly endorse MTM's stuff. Just got another delivery from them, this one was bullet boxes. Last one was the Ammo Cans and another Dry Box.

__________________
askdrfootball@gmail.com

"The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will." Vince Lombardi

"No One, and I MEAN NO ONE Craps on me and Gets away with it!!! Those days are gone...

Last edited by DrFootball; 07-23-2013 at 05:26 AM.
DrFootball is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2013, 09:42 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: nowhere,that other state
Posts: 944
Liked 319 Times on 197 Posts
Likes Given: 399

Default

I have a room with 2 dehumidifiers in it for my ammo storage. Then again when you have a room full of ammo you need it.

__________________
gunnut07 is offline  
KG7IL Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Spam can ammo storage lbwar15 Ammunition & Reloading 4 04-27-2012 05:19 PM
Ammo Storage Surftaco Ammunition & Reloading 20 04-15-2010 01:48 PM
ammo storage gloks4life Ammunition & Reloading 8 08-25-2009 04:00 PM
ammo storage laynejc Ammunition & Reloading 4 10-22-2008 04:16 PM
Ammo storage: Samhain Ammunition & Reloading 8 03-19-2008 06:15 PM