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    Ammo Storage

    Just kinda curious how alot of you guys store all your ammo. With ammo being in high demand keeping several thousand rounds on hand might be the norm.I tend to keep most of mine in my gun safe, but slowly but surely mine is getting jam packed. Thoughts, ideas??/

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    3300 rounds in my small gunsafe.

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    The majority is in my gun safe, but I also have a lockable storage space in the garage...
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    Most in the gun safe. A limited amount close by on the desk.

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    I use military surplus metal ammo cans. I jeep them stacked up in my closet in my basement bedroom. They all have good seals and it keeps the ammo cool.
    I have about 4,000 rounds all total at this time, that includes all calibers.

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    Most of it in 40mm metal grenade cans and in .50 cal ammo cans. Some in the safe and some spread all over the room:)
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    Quote Originally Posted by KyLineman View Post
    Just kinda curious how alot of you guys store all your ammo. With ammo being in high demand keeping several thousand rounds on hand might be the norm.I tend to keep most of mine in my gun safe, but slowly but surely mine is getting jam packed. Thoughts, ideas??/
    Gun safe will only allow the guns. Several thousand rounds of what? Each caliber? Close. It's all in ammo cans, and since we live on the second floor, I hope I've distributed the weight evenly so as not to cause a collapse of the building structure. I can honestly say to my neighbors in case of fire that.....'if you see me running, you'd better catch up!' Why is it I get that feeling I've already said too much?

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    I've modified one of these with shelves to store my ammo in. While not as secure as a gun safe it serves the purpose.
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    I thought I had a lot of ammo, 3000-4000, lol

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    I have two wooden, locked cabinets - one for pistol ammo and one for rifle ammo.

    Total quantity in excess of 15k.
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    I have a number or ammo containers that I got with bulk ammo purchases that seal well and I have them stacked in a closet and the firearms in the safe. I would love to get something to keep all the ammo locked in. But since I have 10K plus it is hard to find such a place.

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    What ammo,, plastic ammo boxes with rubber seals. labeled and dated. This would be my choice if I had any, of course.
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    I store mine in ammo cans that have a good seal. I store them by caliber. I've also got boxes of ammo spread through out the house.

    I guess I need to go buy some more ammo cans.
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    I shoot it as fast as I can make it, except maybe 1 to 2K for each caliber.

    I use MTM plastic 50 round boxes (I keep history records) inside 50 cal ammo cans in a small storage building away from the house. Primer bricks go in freezer zip-locs inside plastic storage containers, and the 4 to 8 lb powder jugs and black powder go in plastic storage containers, also in the storage building. A ton of wheelwieghts is under the snow.

    Inside the house, live ammo, primers,and powders ought to be in soft sided containers to prevent pressure in the event of a fire. Fifty or so MTM boxes on shelves, 2K primers in zip-locs, and around ten one pound manufacturer's containers for the powder should be enough inside. In the safe, with the social long guns, are a few loaded magazines for convenience.

    Hulls, brass, and bullets are no problem when kept inside, but plastic bags help keep the air and moisture away. Store them next to the tin foil hats.
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    I keep mine in a lock box,

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