Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gear & Accessories > Ammunition & Reloading > How Do You Store Ammo?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-08-2012, 08:37 PM   #1
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 3,087
Liked 757 Times on 449 Posts
Likes Given: 477

Default How Do You Store Ammo?

Do you store ammo in boxes, plastic ziploc bags, or loose in ammo cans?
How about shotgun shells ... loose or in boxes... in ammo cans?

__________________
PanBaccha 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 09-08-2012, 08:40 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 1,904
Liked 401 Times on 284 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

I store ammo in my guns magazines .

Usually i keep everything in the appropriate box.

__________________
ineverFTF is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2012, 08:46 PM   #3
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
drvsafe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,636
Liked 212 Times on 169 Posts
Likes Given: 116

Default

Original boxes, in either those plastic cabelas dry boxes or ammo cans.

__________________
SIG 1911 .45 ACP
SIG P229R 9mm
Beretta BU9 Nano 9mm
Beretta 84FS .380 ACP
Ruger MKIII 22/45 Target .22LR

PWS (Primary Weapons Systems) MK114 5.56
drvsafe is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2012, 09:22 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
mrm14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sacramento, California
Posts: 2,373
Liked 302 Times on 201 Posts
Likes Given: 26

Default

I don't store my ammunition, I shoot the snot out of it then reload the spent brass then shoot the snot out of it again. I usually have less then 100 loaded rounds per claiber of ammunition at any given time.

__________________
A good piece of glass is like a fine piece of ass. There is no known substitute known to man, and neither are cheap.

Last edited by mrm14; 09-08-2012 at 09:24 PM.
mrm14 is offline  
2
People Like This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 01:37 AM   #5
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Coyotenator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Southern Spokane County,Washington
Posts: 129
Liked 47 Times on 31 Posts
Likes Given: 72

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by drvsafe View Post
Original boxes, in either those plastic cabelas dry boxes or ammo cans.
I do the same with a dessicant pack thrown in.
__________________
Coyotenator is offline  
drvsafe Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 03:58 AM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
MrShotty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 38
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 14

Default

For 22 ammo (and 20ga), I put in a ziplock bag and throw them into an ammo can. Which I then make my own desiccant and put that into the ammo can. For 12ga ammo, I just neatly organize them into the ammo cans. Either the US military cans or MTM ammo cans. Both work good.

__________________
MrShotty is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 01:24 PM   #7
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
drvsafe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 1,636
Liked 212 Times on 169 Posts
Likes Given: 116

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Coyotenator View Post
I do the same with a dessicant pack thrown in.
YES! I have one HUGE one in each dry box as well. One of them is about the size of a cream cheese sandwich. I think it came with our flat screen TV, LOL.
__________________
SIG 1911 .45 ACP
SIG P229R 9mm
Beretta BU9 Nano 9mm
Beretta 84FS .380 ACP
Ruger MKIII 22/45 Target .22LR

PWS (Primary Weapons Systems) MK114 5.56
drvsafe is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 01:36 PM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Chainfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,460
Liked 1283 Times on 803 Posts
Likes Given: 308

Default

I store it in the boxes it came in, on shelves in a climate controlled space. Much of the ammo I buy in bulk comes in sealed cans that will be fresh fifty years after I am dead. The calibers I shoot a lot of gets rotated, except for shotgun shells. I have cases of shotgun shells left from the Y2K scare. I made the mistake of storing some of it in my barn that was not climate controlled, and it ruined a bunch of it. (I live in an area where 100% humidity and high temps are common)

I have .45 ACP that was produced during WWII that has been stored in the paper containers since 1941 and is still about 99% effective.

If you keep the ammo in a dry and reasonably cool place, and away from solvents, it is very forgiving.

__________________

"It is better to be too skeptical then too credulous"

Carl Sagan

Chainfire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 02:16 PM   #9
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
locutus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 9,091
Liked 5499 Times on 3114 Posts
Likes Given: 4776

Default

I store in boxes, or loose in ammo cans, with dessicant packs and blue indicator tablets, in a dry basement.

Every 6 months, the cans are opened and the indicator tablets are examined. If they show any moisture, the dessicant packs are heated to 200 degrees and held for two hours, then re-inserted into the cans, and sealed. The rubber seals in the can lids are also examined. If the rubber seals show deterioration, the cans are sealed with a double wrap of duct tape.

A stick on label is placed on top of the can with the date after each examination.

__________________
“We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us.”


Winston Churchill
locutus is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-09-2012, 03:01 PM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
dragunovsks's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: West of Louisville KY,Indiana
Posts: 2,309
Liked 201 Times on 138 Posts

Default

I store in the original boxes in military ammo cans, I prefer .50 cal ammo cans because they are managable, stackable and fit perfect on an old bookshelf next to my safe where I store my firearms stuff. I've got one for shotgun ammo, got a wide range of shells in it ranging from #8 shot to sabot slugs. Got another thats full of loose 7.62x54R for my M44. The last .50 cal can contains .45 cal for my 1911 and 5.56mm for my AR. Also recently got a .30 cal can and use it to store .22lr and a few boxes of .380 acp.

__________________

Century Arms AR-15A2, 5.56
1946 Mosin-Nagant M44, 7.62x54R
1978 YUGO SKS, 7.62x39
NEF Protector Pump, 12 gauge
Savage Model 64, .22LR
NEF Pardner Tracker II, 12 gauge
Rock Island Armory 1911A1, .45 ACP
Remington 870 'Express Magnum' 12 gauge
Bersa Thunder .380

dragunovsks is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
a gun store rifleman1 The Club House 20 03-03-2012 12:16 AM
I'm off to the gun store... trip286 1911 Forum 50 02-15-2012 07:10 PM
New gun store NGIB The Club House 17 09-15-2010 08:09 PM
CMP Store Flint Rock General Rifle Discussion 4 02-14-2008 02:02 AM