This is a discussion on My stored ammo... within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Majorlk To each his own. I have something approaching 20k and it all fits into a single 3Wx2Dx5H wooden cabinet. I have ...
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The plastic bags can actually work against your ammo, as your retaining moisture with the ambient air inside the bags. Only possible downside to using them I can think of at the moment.
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Looks like you have enough to get you to the 'bread lines' and back when the SHTF...
You do look well-organized...
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I'm also in South FL and keep well stocked on ammo. I have many thousands of rounds between 9mm, .40sw, and .45acp. Also a few hundred Various JHP loads for each caliber.
It's too much to photograph and I'd prefer not to do so anyway. If you can I'd recommend hopping over to ammunitiontogo.com or somewhere like that online and purchasing ammo "bulk". Basically they discount each box when you buy it in case quantity. For example 50rounds of S&B 9mm is $14.95/box. If you buy 500 rounds you save about $.50 per box and around $1 per box if you buy 1000. So if you need or want more ammo and want to get quite a bit at a time you can always order online and have it shipped to you. It's usually worth it as Walmart sells their 9mm 50 round boxes for $20 anyway. So you're already saving money by buying online. Sure you pay shipping, but no tax.
Just something to think about next time you're thinking of buying some ammo.
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The only possible adverse effect moisture can have on ammo is surface discoloration of brass, or absolute worst case mild corrosion. One would have to have soaking wet cardboard in contact with the brass for at least weeks, if not months, for that to happen.
Moisture cannot get inside loaded ammo. Fears about moisture and ammo is a leftover from black powder days and are basically irrational in regards to anything made in the last 75+ years. I've shot WWII .30-06 ammo that was retrieved from water-logged and rotted wooden cases and it shot just fine.
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as far as ammo going bad due to moisture as the op seems to be worried about you're fine even with our humidity levels. Its safe to bet many a hunter cabin/trailer here in Florida has had ammo stored in it for an extended period of time and the ammo still goes bang every time. take the money you'd spend for anti-humidity stuff and use it to buy more ammo :-D
I would leave the ammo in the original packs and just store the stuff in ammo cans with a dessicant pack, or do what I do and store it in your safe which has a goldenrod dehumidifier in it......
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