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    Ammo Storage Cabinet Questions

    Hey Guys-

    In looking for ways to store some of the ammo I'm building up I got to thinking.......

    Why not buy one of the cheapy metal gun cabinets at Dicks or Walmart and install a golden rod in it, put a seal on the door and install shelves to store ammo on?

    What do you think? I think it would be fairly thick gauge metal, decent lock, and should keep ammo consitant temps and dry....everything an ammo can does but more organized than a bunch of cans under the bench.

    Just gathering ideas and opinions.

    Thanks
    Josh

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCook5003 View Post
    Hey Guys-

    In looking for ways to store some of the ammo I'm building up I got to thinking.......

    Why not buy one of the cheapy metal gun cabinets at Dicks or Walmart and install a golden rod in it, put a seal on the door and install shelves to store ammo on?

    What do you think? I think it would be fairly thick gauge metal, decent lock, and should keep ammo consitant temps and dry....everything an ammo can does but more organized than a bunch of cans under the bench.

    Just gathering ideas and opinions.

    Thanks
    Josh
    I keep most of my quantity ammo in .50 ammo boxes with a couple silica packs in them.

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    I think one of the other reasons people keep ammo in ammo boxes is portability...you can easily grab it and go.

    I do not have enough ammo stores to require an elaborate system but if someday I do I would probably consider ammo boxes on shelves, separated by caliber/purpose.
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    AFAIK, the golden rod does not remove the humidity per se.
    It warms up so the relative humidity is less but the actual water contebt of the air is the same; if it did remove humidity, the water would have to drain somewhere like a de-humidifier does.
    Also, keeping your ammo warm will make it age faster.

    What other posters have suggested, air-tight ammo boxes (or rocket boxes if you need big) with a few bag of silica gel, stored in the cellar, or coolest place in your house would work best.
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    When I get tot he point of needing that much space for my ammo, I am going to get alocker that is like my Flammable Storage Locker at work, and go from there...

    5 ft tall, 4 ft wide and 2 ft deep... All Steel construction.

    3 point locking system.

    I think it'll work.

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