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where there is room and has access....
March 30th, 2010 08:53 PM
Keep in the old ammo cans.. Attic, garage.
where there is room and has access.
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Whoever believes in him will not perish but have everlasting life.
March 30th, 2010 09:29 PM
If it is stored properly, small arms ammo will be reliable for at least 70-80 years. Keep ammo in a cool place, if possible. My ammo is stored in Army surplus ammo cans except for that which came in sealed metal cans. I have .45-70 military ammo that was made for gatling guns in the 1880-1890s: About every other round fires.
My 100 year old .30 Army (.30-40) ammo has about two duds out of five. I have other commercial and military ammo in many calibers that is over 80 years old. Recently I came into several thousand rounds of military .45 auto ammo that was made in the 1930s: Every round fires.
Most of my old ammo is corrosive or suspected of being corrosive. It gets fired anyway and the gun gets cleaned very soon after firing.
March 31st, 2010 02:25 AM
Mil Surp .50 cal ammo cans. The only way to store it. Sealed and with a dessicant pack in 'em.
March 31st, 2010 06:58 AM
Finally, our answer to the reason for the ammo shortage...
Originally Posted by Longbow
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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March 31st, 2010 09:19 AM
Amen to that!
Originally Posted by retsupt99
I wonder what third-world nation he's planning on conquering?
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March 31st, 2010 09:27 PM
army ammo can work for me. for reloads i use plastic coffee cans.
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April 1st, 2010 01:15 PM
Maybe this one since we seem to be headed that way. lol
Originally Posted by OldVet
When you've got 'em by the balls, their hearts & minds will follow. Semper Fi.
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