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mikem1959 04-28-2013 03:51 PM

powder in deep freeze
 
my buddy stores his gun powder in deep freeze and suggest i do the same,he says its dry in there and safe from fire.I like the idea but thought the cold might be bad for powder.he also stores his ammo in there.

hiwall 04-28-2013 03:55 PM

Well you certainly don't need to store it there. Don't really see a problem doing so but there is no real advantage either.

rhyno13 04-28-2013 03:58 PM

Depending on how much its taken in and out, condensation will eventually make it unusable.

MattShlock 04-28-2013 03:58 PM

Doubt it's bad other than possibly breaking the grains into slightly smaller particles on average due to any moisture crystalization. A refrigerator might be better. But transportation does that too. Other than that entropy will be delayed which is positive. That's REALLY storing it in a cool, dry, dark, place but sounds like way overkill and not necessary (unless maybe you live on the Equator).

Does he ever mention "precious bodily fluids"?

Axxe55 04-28-2013 04:03 PM

the bigger problem i see is when it's brought back to room temperature when you decide to use it. possible moisture contamination from condensation, bringing it from a frozen state to warmer environment.

personally i will keep storing mine out of direct sunlight and in cool dry area. i just don't any advantage.

mikem1959 04-28-2013 04:10 PM

so no problem?
 
I have a deep freeze in the basement near my reload bench.it would be handy to keep it in there,also i would pull out 1lb at a time,so no in and out.basement is humid i would like to do this if it is not bad for powder or primers

mseric 04-28-2013 04:25 PM

Yup, condensation!
I would not do it.

Axxe55 04-28-2013 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikem1959 (Post 1230090)
I have a deep freeze in the basement near my reload bench.it would be handy to keep it in there,also i would pull out 1lb at a time,so no in and out.basement is humid i would like to do this if it is not bad for powder or primers

a warmer humid environment could cause even more condensation. moisture contamination will ruin the powder.

bigjim 04-28-2013 04:41 PM

I doubt that he has a wooden frig and storing powder in a metal container is a no-no. Tell him to read the safety standards for storing powder. Most deep freezers have a locking latch, this just makes it a big bomb.

Jim

mikem1959 04-28-2013 04:57 PM

no bomb
 
how can condensation get in a deep freeze?the powder would come out in 1lb sealed cans unopened till up to room temp then used up.the door to verticle freezer is not locked and open easily.no kids in house.


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