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Old 07-06-2013, 03:29 AM   #11
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While not as secure as your safe, if you bought a large camping cooler, and moved the ammo into it , it will certainly help stabilize the temp. fluctuations.
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Ammo can handle some heat. Temps in vehicles in Iraq and Afghanistan will be over 130 at times. Moisture is the big one.
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I have ammo in cans in a walk in closet, loose rounds in the same closet. Temp can go from 55-100 degrees. No issue. I also keep cases in my basement. The Humidity level is higher but still no issue. If you go from freezing to 100+ a few times a year, you may have an issue. I have .22lr ammo and shotgun shells that I bought as a kid and it was stored in a draw that could go from -20 to 110 degrees, no issue. Long term exposer is the issue. I shoot lots of ammo from the 1940's. Always goes bang.
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We have firework tents set up out here in Arizona and it can easily get up to 115. I would think fireworks would be more sensitive to heat than ammo.
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I live in an add-on & the ac/heater is off when I'm out. I have ammo cans filled & with desiccant. I keep them in my gun safe. Basically my room is like an attic when I'm gone. How bad is this? I plan on never using this ammo if I have to & I don't want to constantly rotate stock. I live in North Mississippi.
I wouldn't worry about it. I have old ammo that sits in a shed for years 115 in the summer and freezes in the winter. Still shoots. Never had an issue. But I do believe that moisture would be a problem.
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I have ammo that was stored in my fathers garage on open shelves for over 30 years and I have stored most of it in ammo cans since '92 and never a problem with any of it so far. I use the longest stored for training/practice with the exception of the collectible stuff such as Peters, Leaders, J.C. Higgins, Wards and the very old UMC ammo.
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Thanks for the posts, y'all. Good info as always.
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Yeah, awesome thread! I've realized that my little fluctuations of 90 at the high in my garage to a low of 40 are basically nothing to worry about.

I guess that is one more thing I don't need to overthink.
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So the GF is starting to complain about the ammo in the closets, I know to keep it as dry as possible, stores in ammo cans or factory boxes.

I don't have room in the safe for me ammo, and who wants to waste space in the second safe for ammo when guns need homes!

I guess my question is where do you store your extra bulk ammo (if you have any)
I was thinking of getting a shelf unit, like at home dept, those heavy duty ones, anyone use those or just store it on the floor and stack it?
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So the GF is starting to complain about the ammo in the closets, I know to keep it as dry as possible, stores in ammo cans or factory boxes.

I don't have room in the safe for me ammo, and who wants to waste space in the second safe for ammo when guns need homes!

I guess my question is where do you store your extra bulk ammo (if you have any)
I was thinking of getting a shelf unit, like at home dept, those heavy duty ones, anyone use those or just store it on the floor and stack it?
All most all my ammo is stored in my shop in .30 and .50 cal. ammo cans
I purchased a wire shelving unit that works great with the cans. The only
ammo in the house is in mags or speed loaders for the hand guns.
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