Ammo storage

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by foot2400, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. foot2400

    foot2400 New Member

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    I was wondering if storing ammo in a wood crate would be as efficient as a metal ammo can. I'm running out of room and it's hard to get ammo cans where I'm at, so I was think about building a sealed wood crate.
     
  2. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    Sure, It's good to have a storage problem (aka, more ammo than before is a good thing).

    Generally Ammo stored in a house will be just fine. It's not too hot, not to cold, not too wet, and not to dry(usually).

    Efficient? It's hard to beat the compact storage efficiency of a well loaded ammo can (or stacks of them :) )

    I won't bother addressing in any laws regarding storage in your area. I love the ammo can's, but have a carboard box of many calibers that I keep as handy stock when the family and friends come by to shoot.
     

  3. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    I do not own an ammo can. My ammo is just fine. Some on shelves and some in cabinets.
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    military ammo cans work great because they have a gasketed lid, that seals out any moisture. they work great in just about any environment, and that's why the military uses them.

    now for home storage, as long as the humidity is controlled an it's not in a damp and musty basement. wooden boxes should work just fine. many, many years ago ammo was shipped and stored in wooden crates. lots of those crates are prized by collectors now.
     
  5. austin92

    austin92 New Member

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    There everywhere around here. Have you checked places like rural king, big R, gander mtn, or bass pro? As others have said though, moisture is the enemy here. Keep it dry and it should b fine in a home made box
     
  6. foot2400

    foot2400 New Member

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    Thanks for the input everybody. I feel safe to keep it in the house for now. Rural king has metal cans but they seem cheaply made compared to cabelas cans and they are the same price. Cabelas is about an hour and a half from me. I will just have to tell the wife and kids we r going on a family road trip lol.
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    buy them online and have them shipped to your house.
     
  8. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    wood is fine if the rounds dont come in direct contact as a lot of lumber still has quite a bit of moisture. use desicant packs
     
  9. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Besides a few MTM Ammo Cans & Dry Boxes, We have a 111 Year Old Mineral Water Crate(held 6 1 Gal. bottles) with shelf liners & humidifier Inside for the "shootable" ammo...

    I highly endorse MTM's stuff. Just got another delivery from them, this one was bullet boxes. Last one was the Ammo Cans and another Dry Box.
     
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  10. gunnut07

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    I have a room with 2 dehumidifiers in it for my ammo storage. Then again when you have a room full of ammo you need it.
     
  11. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    I vote for military (surplus) issue. Nothing beats them for
    . * Uniform Size
    . * Strength
    . * Gasket
    . * Handle
    . * Weight (arghh)

    Search for "50 Cal Ammo Cans for Sale"
     
  12. Crazycastor

    Crazycastor New Member

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    I would think the wooden crates or boxes would help absorb moisture as long as its not in a wet climate.