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Old 04-12-2012, 04:53 AM   #11
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I use military ammo cans. They can be found on Amazon.com, or just about anywhere.
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I vacuum seal my ammo. It seals them up nice and tight, then keep them in a cool dry place. The food bags work perfectly. My roommate sealed up a dozen loaded AR magazines a few months ago and they're still sealed. You'll know if the seal breaks, trust me. Just buy a few boxes, vacuum seal them when you get home.
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It helps to coat the rubber gasket with a little petroleum jelly (Vaseline), as it keeps the rubber from drying out.
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I have also vacuum sealed my BOB ammo, I have them seperated by amounts to fill a mag ( pistol and AR ) and also have two p-mags vac sealed. Just in case my bag was to get submerged I wouldnt have to worry about my ammo.
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honestly do any of us here have to worry about ammo going bad? ive shot stuff made in the 70s 12 guage paper ammo and .22 ammo just stored in the garage in their original cardboard box i just keep mine in the house on the floor in their original box in ammo boxed 12 guage .22 ammo and 22. mag ammo i would imagine the ammo would last for 30 plus years and i imagine most of it will be shot up and replaced long before that
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honestly do any of us here have to worry about ammo going bad? ive shot stuff made in the 70s 12 guage paper ammo and .22 ammo just stored in the garage in their original cardboard box i just keep mine in the house on the floor in their original box in ammo boxed 12 guage .22 ammo and 22. mag ammo i would imagine the ammo would last for 30 plus years and i imagine most of it will be shot up and replaced long before that
I've shot hundreds of May 1964 dated .303s that sat in their cardboard box for 47 years and I have NEVER had a bad round. I think as long as you take care of it and keep it dry, it doesn't matter in the slightest.
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I seal mine for BOB only. Im not really worried about mine going bad in a safe.
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you might want to check craigslist also in your area,someone might be selling a few

i purchased 60 .30cal cans from a guy on CL for 4bucks ea.all where in great shape.. wish i would have bought all he had,like 200cans

try & keep your ammo cans as full as possible,less space, less moisture & if you run out of silica gel packs,dump some uncooked rice into a sock,cloth bag,ect. it works just as good if not better than the silica packs works on drying out wet cell phones also.
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you might want to check craigslist also in your area,someone might be selling a few

i purchased 60 .30cal cans from a guy on CL for 4bucks ea.all where in great shape.. wish i would have bought all he had,like 200cans

try & keep your ammo cans as full as possible,less space, less moisture & if you run out of silica gel packs,dump some uncooked rice into a sock,cloth bag,ect. it works just as good if not better than the silica packs works on drying out wet cell phones also.
That's a trick they taught us at DART school. Always have rice in your ruck. It's multi-functional. You can eat it, or use it to dry out HVI's.

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I'm pretty sure BudK and CHKadels sells 30 cal ammo cans.

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