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Old 09-17-2012, 09:45 PM   #21
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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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Loose in ammo cans. It saves space and also reduces air in the can, which makes moisture control easier.

my ammo storage video
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I have 9 different calibers in the safe. 50% are still in factory packaging , the rest are in ammo cans ready to grab. I generally have 1000-1500 rounds per caliber. Every weapon has at least 3 mags loaded, one of which are in the weapon. The AR mags are getting out of control though, I have 25 mags laying around for 3 AR's. Then I have at least 1 for each weapon still in its factory packaging for back ups. I'm considering another safe just for ammo. My 48 gun safe is getting cluttered. Taking donations for my new gun safe charity in my name??!!???
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I keep a Blackhawk chest harness for each AR. The rest are in a ammo box. I always load my 30rd mags to 27 to relieve pressure of the springs for long term storage.
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I keep my ammo in magazines loaded up to full capacity. The rest are in plastic boxes like these



Or in ammo cans as is the case for my ss109 supply. Or spam cans like my mosin and ak ammo.

The rest is loose components since powder can be used for various calibers as needed.
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In ammo cans, in a non working freezer
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