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    Default Storing ammo in a safe

    How many people store some ammo in the safe with their guns? I was thinking specifically about it "cooking off" in a fire and making a mess of everything inside.
    I'll have to google a little about what temp it takes for the powder to start burning, and inside a safe, with a little thermal protection that may be difficult to achieve in a house fire.

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    Default Re: Storing ammo in a safe

    There isn't any room..................

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    Default Re: Storing ammo in a safe

    Quote Originally Posted by JDshoots View Post
    How many people store some ammo in the safe with their guns? I was thinking specifically about it "cooking off" in a fire and making a mess of everything inside.
    I'll have to google a little about what temp it takes for the powder to start burning, and inside a safe, with a little thermal protection that may be difficult to achieve in a house fire.

    JD
    If your safe gets hot enough to start cooking off ammo, the other stuff in the safe is already cooking/finishes blistering/plastic melting.

    Mechanicals will be good, but you'll be on the phone with your insurance agent at that point anyway.

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    Default Re: Storing ammo in a safe

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinR View Post
    If your safe gets hot enough to start cooking off ammo, the other stuff in the safe is already cooking/finishes blistering/plastic melting.

    Mechanicals will be good, but you'll be on the phone with your insurance agent at that point anyway.
    I agree, if the ammo is cooking off, everything else will be destroyed as well.
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    Default Re: Storing ammo in a safe

    Ammo I'm not worried about, now the fireworks on the other hand. Then again at that point my house would be total loss.

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    Default Re: Storing ammo in a safe

    I have a large safe, and half of it is full of my ammo.
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    Default Re: Storing ammo in a safe

    Although the video I'm posting does not answer the OP's question. As a volunteer fire fighter this is the training video we watch to see what happens in most instances where ammo meets fire and other destruction. It's 25 mins long, but well worth viewing for an understanding of what will happen.


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    Default Re: Storing ammo in a safe

    Quote Originally Posted by NEAHS View Post
    ..... but well worth viewing ...
    But not for the faint of heart, there is a lot of abused ammo in this video
    Thanks, that's a cool video.

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    Default Re: Storing ammo in a safe

    Quote Originally Posted by JustinR View Post
    If your safe gets hot enough to start cooking off ammo, the other stuff in the safe is already cooking......
    Good point.

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