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  1. #11
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    Default Re: How do you store your ammo?

    Ammo cans, either loose, on strippers or boxed depending on what*s convenient at the time. Lots is still in factory cases on shelves. Modern ammunition stored in a climate controlled basement with no other precautions will be viable for many, many years.

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    Default Re: How do you store your ammo?

    Any stories on ammo going bad and why?
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    Default Re: How do you store your ammo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    If I had any, I'd dump it loose into ammo cans.
    I know how you feel.
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    Default Re: How do you store your ammo?

    I actually bought a large stack on gun cabinet earlier this year and locked up all of my ammo, since my ammo now seems more valuable than the guns in my Liberty safe.

    I keep everything in a dehumidified heated basement, so I don't have corrosion concerns. I keep factory ammo in their boxes, in case I get to shooting it and find an issue with a box or lot. I also keep my reloads separated by lots like that for the same reason, rather than tossing 5.56 with different brands of primers or something into the same can.
    Life is ten percent what happens to you and ninety percent how you respond to it.

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    Default Re: How do you store your ammo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye Hunter View Post
    Any stories on ammo going bad and why?
    I had some 17HMR ammo go bad on me after only 10-12 years. No idea why.

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    Default Re: How do you store your ammo?

    50cal and 30cal ammo cans. They had them at Sams Club a year or two ago, so I bought quite a few. I have a few of the plastic ammo cans also, but I much prefer the metal military style cans. I also throw a silica pack in them, especially if I'm planning to store long term. I have a couple cases of shotgun target loads that just sit in their original cardboard box.

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    Default Re: How do you store your ammo?

    Ammo boxes, ziploc bags, coffee cans, tupperware, basically what ever I have. I haven't bought factory ammo in so long that original packaging is impossible. If I can find a quantity of suitable containers I may consolidate for ease of storage but I don't get too hung up on it.

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    Default Re: How do you store your ammo?

    I store my ammo in 120 mm cans (When I have ammo) about 15 plus years ago my SIL was in the US Army with assignment to Fort Drum; wife and I travel to Drum for a vacation and while there SIL asked if I would be interested in 20 or 25 120MM ammo cans. I looked them over and told him I would take all that he could get his hands on.

    I was given 29 of the cans----best ammo storage containers available and priced right
    The oracle is in. Age and treachery will always overcome youth and skill!!

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    Default Re: How do you store your ammo?

    Quote Originally Posted by MOUNTAINORACLE View Post
    I store my ammo in 120 mm cans (When I have ammo) about 15 plus years ago my SIL was in the US Army with assignment to Fort Drum; wife and I travel to Drum for a vacation and while there SIL asked if I would be interested in 20 or 25 120MM ammo cans. I looked them over and told him I would take all that he could get his hands on.

    I was given 29 of the cans----best ammo storage containers available and priced right
    Good grief!
    Do you have a forklift? LOL

    I once made the mistake of filling a 40mm ammo can BEFORE moving it to where it would be stored.
    I had to offload a bunch of ammo before I could move it without wrenching my back. Ha.
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    Default Re: How do you store your ammo?

    Mine typically gets used up pretty quickly. So the stuff I reload goes into empty coffee containers in 300 round units (the amount I reload in one session) for pistol calibers. Factory ammo remains in their original boxes.

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