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Old 09-17-2012, 09:45 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Seven
Probably should be in the SHTF threads, but...

I use one of those "safety" can openers, load my ammo (in a ziploc bag with a silica packet and load data) in the empty and cleaned can, and use a toothpick to put just a dab of epoxy around the lid...

...then I hide the can.

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For long term storage, use primer sealing compound. Can buy it at Cabelas and elsewhere. Comes in a nail polish type container with a brush in cap. Paint around the primer rim and the bullet case seal. Similar to what they use on some military ammo for weather seal. Ammo should last a couple of decades at least, properly stored. A $13 bottle does a couple of thousand rounds.

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I store mine in some 60mm motor shell boxes I have had since I was in, mostly my 12 guage ammo. As for everything else they are loaded in magazines with 2-3 rds short from full capacity for long term storage with desiccant packs inside the cans. I really like the small paacks that you find in all your shoes and boxes.

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Lacquer based nail polish also makes a good seal. (It also allows you to color code different loads.)
Just remember that when you open the can, your bags of dessicant need to be heated (dried) before re-sealing the can.

Also remember to store in a cool place. Unheated basement, root cellar, etc. Heat is the worst enemy of gunpowder.

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In the original boxes, then I vacuum seal that. My roommate loads his mags, then vacuum seals them. Either way, it works, and they hold their seal.
If I buy bulk ammo that is in one of those tins, or sealed, I just don't open it, and keep it stashed.

Ammo stays in a place where the temp stays constant.


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