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Old 06-28-2014, 12:22 AM   #1
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I am wondering if it would be safe to store ammunition in a safe with firearms. The reason I am asking this is because I know that gun oils/solvents harm ammunition, would storing ammo in a safe with firearms that are coated in oil/solvent harm the ammo in any way? Perhaps I am over concerned but for long term storage I would rather not take the risk.

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Old 06-28-2014, 12:43 AM   #2
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As long as the ammo isn't getting coated with oil or solvent, nothing to worry about.


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As long as the ammo isn't getting coated with oil or solvent, nothing to worry about.


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I agree - I keep rifle and pistol bullets in mine and haven't had any issues
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I am wondering if it would be safe to store ammunition in a safe with firearms. The reason I am asking this is because I know that gun oils/solvents harm ammunition, would storing ammo in a safe with firearms that are coated in oil/solvent harm the ammo in any way? Perhaps I am over concerned but for long term storage I would rather not take the risk.

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Have NO idea, I have always kept mine separate............But like the guys have said, as long as the ammo is not coated in oil I don`t think it will hurt it !...............
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Most firearm oils and solvents have a strong odor so I thought maybe there are fumes or something. I might call a Manufacturer and ask them.

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I would imagine calling the manufacture - they, not knowing the exact conditions, will generally play it on the safe side and say don't do it, buy another safe to store your ammo in. But do as you feel comfortable doing. All I can say is, I have not noticed any problem.

The only other question I'd have is - just how much oils and solvents are your guns soaking in? If you slop them down and store them muzzle up, the oils will run down into your stock and ruin them. A good cleaning and a very light wipe down should do the trick.

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I keep most of mine Sep. From the Firearms, but what IS in the Safe is on a sep. Shelf. I also got a Cabinet with a sturdy lock for most of it, and I keep 22's in a Locked crate that weighs about 130 Lbs empty( wonder how those 2-25 LB lead weights got in there???) also, de-humidifiers work great. If you can't afford the type for a safe, get the kind for Cigar Humidors,...


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Ammo in airtight container (Military ammo can). Oils/solvent fumes are over rated for their ablity to harm ammo. I will not store ammo with the guns because I cannot afford another safe or four

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- just how much oils and solvents are your guns soaking in? .
That is a great question. Over oiling is worse for a gun than under oiling. You should be able to pick up a gun and never get any oil on your hand, no matter where you touch it. Now, if you plan on storing the gun, oil on the exposed parts may help prevent any rusting. But guns you shoot need to always be ready to shoot and not swimming in an oil bath.
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Humidity is the evil one to both guns and ammo; besides, range time ammo usage.

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