How do you store your ammo?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by jeffm, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Why?

    I am still shooting WWII age .45 acp that has been stored in cheap cardboard boxes in damp or dusty warehouses for 70 years. Keep the stuff dry and away from rat shirt. Ammo ain't eggs, it doesn't spoil that easy.
     
  2. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Something I was taught by my dad, and had re-in forced by the military.:)
     

  3. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't store a parachute in a damp dusty warehouse for 60 years then jump out of a plane.

    My method let's me sleep well at night.
     
  4. deg

    deg Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    On the floor, on shelves, in military ammo cans, in plastic ammo cans, in my truck....
     
  5. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    I should add that this is stored ammo. Ammo that I store is meant to last for years and years...
    All other ammo I buy gets shot and rotated through rather quickly.
     
  6. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ammo cans with silica gel packets
     
  7. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ammo cans with Silica packs, in sealed food saver bags. They are also kept inside a pair of old school lockers, on shelves, sorted by weapon type and caliber, or in a couple old USMC foot lockers.

    I spent 5 years of my life in the Swamp (LeJuene), and I know what wet does to shells, so I don't take chances with it, much in the same manner I am so picky when it comes to tires and brakes on my vehicles. Cheaping out when it might cost or save your life, is not the best policy.
     
  8. AZdave

    AZdave Well-Known Member

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    Most in ammo cans. Some in the original boxes, because

    here in AZ it is a dry heat.
     
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  9. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    I keep mine in it`s ammo can, in a metal locker, in the arms room !...............
     
  10. formerCav

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    first I bought the GI cans.
    then I stripped them of paint and gasket and had them powder coated in a pretty beige color (kind of like desert sand).
    Then I put a new gasket on them.
    Then I squirted a very small amount of Brut 33, Canoe, or english leather in them.
    Then I put the ammo in them.
    Then I put them in a special refridgerator where the temperature is always 68 degrees F and the humidity is always at 5 percent!

    DOES that work and help ya??:D

    actually, I just use the plain old GI ammo cans. (costco has them on sale right now in NO Phoenix 14.95 for a 50 and a 30 caliber can (2 cans)
    I put them in the man cave closet in the house.
     
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2016
  11. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Just keep it cool, dry and dark and you're okay.

    There are a million ways to do that and they all work.:)
     
  12. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Funny part is, that scent thing is not a bad idea. If nothing else, taking a cover scent dryer sheet, and dropping it in with the ammo in said can, when you open it X amount of time later, you will know if there is any air escaping past the seal.
     
  13. jeffm

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    My pants it is :D:D:D:D
     
  14. AzShooter

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    I never have time to store it. I shoot it up.
     
  15. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Alphabetically ........? This a trick question er sompthin .........? :confused:
     
  16. Rentacop

    Rentacop Well-Known Member

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    I think the government refers to your " filing cabinets " as " document safes " . They are ideal for storing ammo and pistols and have quality combination locks .
     
  17. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Lifetime Supporter

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    I would LOVE to score a couple of the Mosler 5 drawer document safes- with the Sergeant & Greenleaf combination locks! But the bloody things WEIGH 1200 lbs! The ones I got are not classified document containers- have just a simple key lock. But I paid $20 each, and can move them by hand.
     
  18. formerCav

    formerCav Well-Known Member

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  19. TimKS

    TimKS Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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  20. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    In Ammo Cans !..................