Storing Ammo

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    Storing Ammo

    I just bought a bunch of ammo (.308, 9mm, .22, etc.) and am set for years. The issue now is storing it. Do you guys have any suggestions on how to store this ammo?

    I am thinking about using a locking case...

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    Your locking case should be great. I have a weird way of storing mine. I use big tupperware containers to store my ammo, and I label the caliber bullet on the top.
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    In the original boxes, taped in the original case, and the cases stored in a big safe!

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    At my house but it may tend to shrink over time
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    At my house but it may tend to shrink over time
    I see what you mean. Now when I practice I must have at least 300rounds per pistol.
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    If in original boxes or in bulk I store in military ammo cans and then in my ammo safe.
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    In good surplus ammo cans on wooden shelves, high and dry with those little extra bags of desiccant that come in virtually everything these days!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natureboypkr View Post
    Your locking case should be great.
    Any particular brands or types to look for? I am thinking of an el cheapo model- not looking to spend hundreds for it.

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    I store mine in dry ammo boxes like you would find at Cabelas. This is not the most cost effective way of doing it, but they lock and that is a good feature for someone like me that has children and no large safe yet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by McPatrickClan View Post
    Any particular brands or types to look for? I am thinking of an el cheapo model- not looking to spend hundreds for it.
    I wouldn't spend much money on it either. You're only storing your ammo. I'm sure you can find them at Wal-Mart if it's what I think you are talking about.
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    Cool, and dry place will fit the bill. Living in CO with low humidity is a plus.

    If it is humid sealed with some desiccant, as sated be for, you should be good to go.
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    If security from kids is an issue, you can just drill a hole in a milsurp ammo can and insert an eye bolt through the hole, and drill a bigger hole on the hasp that the eyebolt can pass through. Then run a cable lock through all of the eyebolts. A bicycle cable type lock will secure a lot of cans when threaded through the eye bolts.You end up with something like this, for way less money and only one key is needed.

    The Mag Tool Loading & Unloading Diagram

    Or you can attach a regular hasp lock on each can, but eyebolts are cheaper.


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