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hmh 02-22-2012 08:14 PM

reloading equipment location
 
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I just got a good size shed that is dry but not climate controlled. I have been leary about moving my reloading equipment and supplies out to it. All of my powder and primers are sealed in ammo cans with desacent. I am worried about moisture when actually reloading and the equipment rusting. Looking for some advice. So what do you think?

Axxe55 02-22-2012 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by hmh (Post 717133)
I just got a good size shed that is dry but not climate controlled. I have been leary about moving my reloading equipment and supplies out to it. All of my powder and primers are sealed in ammo cans with desacent. I am worried about moisture when actually reloading and the equipment rusting. Looking for some advice. So what do you think?

hmh, i do all my reloading in a 10x14 portable building i bought for just this purpose. it too isn't climate controlled and after a year now have had no issues with moisture. i live in East Texas, so we have our fair share of humidity and moisture. i just keep my powder in the original containers and screwed on tight. if humidity is an issue, a light spray of oil would keep any surface rust from forming. i don't think you should have any problems moving into the shed, and you will come up with more things to fill the space, just as i have!

hmh 02-22-2012 08:50 PM

Never have a problem filling space. What about the powder measure keeping it rust free. And thanks

Axxe55 02-22-2012 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by hmh (Post 717161)
Never have a problem filling space. What about the powder measure keeping it rust free. And thanks

not sure, mine is just mounted to the top of the bench and i haven't had any rusting issues as of yet. i guess you could cover it with a plastic bag of some sort when not being used. i do use my reloading equipment on a regular basis, so that might make the difference. there have been times, that i wasn't able to reload for at least a montth or so, and still haven't had any type of rust yet.

hmh 02-22-2012 09:21 PM

I guess I will have to reload more darn. I live in tn so with the humidity should I tell the wife I need to reload every week. Seriously is there any rust inhibitor that would be ok on the powder measure. And seriously I do need to reload more often. Thanks

hiwall 02-22-2012 11:48 PM

isn't your powder measure aluminum?

hmh 02-23-2012 12:08 AM

No the cylinder (I think that is what it is called) is steel. The rest of it might be aluminum.

Txhillbilly 02-23-2012 12:44 AM

I've been reloading in an outdoor building for many years.The only things that will form surface rust on them are the outer surface of your dies,or anything else that is touched by your bare hands.
A little surface rust on the outside of your dies doesn't hurt a thing.You can take it off with some tranny fluid and steel wool,if it bothers you.

My primers are on a shelf -never had any problems,and I have close to 90lbs of powder on some other shelves-no problems.

As long as everything has lids,and is boxed up,it'll stay just fine.

This is about as rusty as the dies will get,if you use them a lot like I do.
http://i999.photobucket.com/albums/a...nch/005-13.jpg

hmh 02-23-2012 01:49 AM

Like your die holders where did you get the aluminum insert?

rjd3282 02-23-2012 02:41 AM

The only thing I've ever seen rust on was my Lee dies and it was just on the outside.


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