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Old 07-23-2013, 06:38 AM   #1
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What's the best way to store ammo

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What's up fam, just brought my first ammo can with 900rds of 9mm in it, so I was wondering is it ok to store loose ammo in a steel ammo can for storage and if so how long and what temp should it be stored at.
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:23 AM   #2
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I don't know the temperature ranges ammo can be stored at but a rule of thumb I have heard is "if you are comfortable so is the ammo".
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Old 07-23-2013, 08:41 AM   #3
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the best way to store ammo is in a magazine
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I store most of mine in the berm at the range. How long do you plan to store 900 rounds? That would last me less than 2 weeks.
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Old 07-23-2013, 10:59 AM   #6
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I store all of my bulk ammo in GI Ammo Cans or Plastic ones. The ammo cans are stored in a cool dry closet near my safe. I also cycle my ammo on a regular basis so Long Term Storage is kind of a misnomer.
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Cool dry environment.

Room temp is fine, use moisture packs if needed. I like to keep a moisture pack in each can to monitor the humidity.
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I am shooting some 9mm that had been in my safe since 2001. about 600 rds when I found it. due to a bout with cancer I couldn't shoot for several years but I am well enough to get back to the range there is only about 100 rds left. I think as long as you are comfortable the ammo is fine.
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Plastic ammo "zombie" can if anything can protect it should be the word-zombie- best served at room temp!
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Everyone has jokes today, LOL.
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Sirsigalot here.....
Everyone has jokes today, LOL.
Not trying to disrespect you or poke fun, but why do you start all of your posts with "Sirsigalot here....."?
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Jonw, It sounds provocative.

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Ammo can in a cool dry place. I store mine in military style metal ammo cans at the bottom of my safe.
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I store all of my bulk ammo in GI Ammo Cans or Plastic ones. The ammo cans are stored in a cool dry closet near my safe. I also cycle my ammo on a regular basis so Long Term Storage is kind of a misnomer.
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My Grandfather gave my Mother a Winchester rifle in 44-40 back in the 1920's. After she died, I inherited it. I have ammo from the 1970's that had been stored in my dresser that still fires every time. When I was in basic training in 1970, we were firing .50 cal from WW2. As long as your ammo is kept dry, it should last 30 - 50 years.
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