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    Careful not to drop the ammo cans. It is possible (unlikely- but possible) to have one round hit another's primer and have it detonate. It would not be lethal, but it could put your eye out.

    I leave ammo in factory boxes as much as possible. Then the primers are enclosed. Also, if there is a problem (like a recall) it is easier to find.
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    Store ammo in plain sight

    Once I had accumulated about 2000 rounds of ammo, I thought long and hard about where to store same. I do not have a safe, which is, by far, the best and only true storage area if you want to protect same, so I came up with my own idea. I gutted one of those plastic carrycases that drills, along with their chargers come in and use it to store the ammo. I found a nice carton that tomatoes and other produce come in that is slightly larger than the dimensions of the carrycase that I use for storing old newspapers before I bring them out to the garage for the recycle bin, and placed the case into the carton and starting placing the newspapers on top of the case, as it sits in the carton. I have this carton with the case located in my laundry room where humidity is controlled per the entire house. If a smash and grab comes into my home, I have doubts he will spend a lot of time in my laundry room and looking under a bunch of newspapers piled high in a carton. As I said in my title, the ammo is basically in plain sight and IMO the next best place to a firearms safe. Certainly the last place to put your ammo if you want it found is in your bedroom or in a corner of a closet. Your garage is always a good bet but humidity and temp play havoc on contents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    I like to put a few dissecant packs in my metal ammo cans. Cheap extra insurance here in South Florida.
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    Be aware that local ordinances may limit how much ammo can be stored in a residence, as it is often considered an "explosive."
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    I store all my ammo in these boxes from MTM. Clip off the end of the ammo box and put it on top of the rounds for ID.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX9RCAM View Post
    My Walmart sells 50rd boxes of 9mm for less than $10.00......
    My walmart doesn't ever have it, and when they do they get the $20/box stuff. So whatever...I buy what I can get when I'm buying ammo...I don't wait for the magic appearance of cheap. I have to shoot. Plus I don't think 6 boxes at a time is even worth the trouble. For me, anything less than 500 rounds isn't worth purchasing at a time. That's mostly because I like to have lots.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmdrdredd View Post
    My walmart doesn't ever have it, and when they do they get the $20/box stuff. So whatever...I buy what I can get when I'm buying ammo...I don't wait for the magic appearance of cheap. I have to shoot. Plus I don't think 6 boxes at a time is even worth the trouble. For me, anything less than 500 rounds isn't worth purchasing at a time. That's mostly because I like to have lots.
    Well, I stop in on the way home everytime I go shooting to replace "most" of what I fired....I also have my Gf look when she goes 2-3 times a week so it adds up....especially if they have 100rd boxes in stock, 6 X100rds a trip works well, of course I spread this out buying .40 & .45 as well.
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    only thing i can say is if your saving the ammo for the day you hope never comes have you function tested it in your weapons?




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    Quote Originally Posted by stoprilshoot View Post
    only thing i can say is if your saving the ammo for the day you hope never comes have you function tested it in your weapons?



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    My question on ammo storage. I am rebuilding my house. All ouside is done doors windows etc. All locked up. I moved the ammo back in today. I can keep it out of sight in the attic which was 115 f the other day. Down in the basement it stays between 50f to 60f. I do not have heat or A/C yet, a work in progess and it is starting to get humid around here. CT. Is it best to keep it in the attic or basement ?. THX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccman View Post
    My question on ammo storage. I am rebuilding my house. All ouside is done doors windows etc. All locked up. I moved the ammo back in today. I can keep it out of sight in the attic which was 115 f the other day. Down in the basement it stays between 50f to 60f. I do not have heat or A/C yet, a work in progess and it is starting to get humid around here. CT. Is it best to keep it in the attic or basement ?. THX.
    COOL and DRY are the key factors to consider with ammo storage....
    NO EXTREME swings in temp or humidity....If the attic or basement are the ONLY 2 choices available, I'd go with the basement --- ammo in water-tight containers, each with a desiccant canister to shed any internal moisture, and ALL storage units OFF the floor, on palates or similar raised platform(s)...AWAY from walls.....
    Good luck!

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    Thx I have pallets in the basement as well.

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    /\/\......I would think that a ~constant temp. would be better than one that fluctuates constantly, dunno.....my .02


    EDIT: just saw I was late to the party, lol......
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    Quote Originally Posted by ccman View Post
    My question on ammo storage. I am rebuilding my house. All ouside is done doors windows etc. All locked up. I moved the ammo back in today. I can keep it out of sight in the attic which was 115 f the other day. Down in the basement it stays between 50f to 60f. I do not have heat or A/C yet, a work in progess and it is starting to get humid around here. CT. Is it best to keep it in the attic or basement ?. THX.
    Look at the temperatures involved and then read the labels on the ammo. The answer is self-evident.

    Put it in the basement and buy a de-humidifier. I have a 40-quart unit and the humidity in my basement stays below 50 percent which is plenty low for ammo and gun storage. FWIW, high humidity isn't that much of a big deal with ammo - it doesn't absorb moisture.
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    Look at the temperatures involved and then read the labels on the ammo. The answer is self-evident.

    I never thought to look at the label.
    Yes I will run the de-humidifier, I will pick up a guage to keep a eye on the moisture level.

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