I need advice on long term storage of Ammo

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  1. 98f150

    98f150 Member

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    I have been buying thounds of rounds of .223, 40s&w and I want to start to pack them up for long term storage and I don't know the best way to do this. I may be a nut but I am afraid of whats going on in our country. I won't be happy until I have 15,000 rounds of 223 and 2,000 rounds of 40 S&W and 1500 rounds of 9mm
     


  2. robocop10mm

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    Military surplus ammo cans. Pack 'em in w/ a dessicant pack and leave them sealed for the next century and they will be fine. Try to store the cans in a fairly climate controlled area. A closet inside is good. The garage is less ideal. The attic is BAD, especially in Texas summer heat.

    I have ammo I loaded over 25 years ago that was stored in such a fashion. It shoots as good now as it did then. Military surplus ammo from the 40's is still in excellent condition.
     
  3. glockrocker

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  4. lonewolf23c

    lonewolf23c Active Member

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    Buy some surplus military ammo cans, make sure before you buy them that the seals in the lids are good, and store your ammo in those, they're excellent for long term storage cause they have a weather tight seal.
     
  5. wayneside

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    Got a thousand rounds of 40 if you are interested...

    I was checking this thread out to see what others were recommending as I'm stocking up as well.
     
  6. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    +1 on a good ammo can & dessicant pack. As lonewolf said, check the seals. Store them in a climate controlled area with low humidity.
     
  7. juwaba98

    juwaba98 Well-Known

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    OK, since nobody else has said it, I will.

    Send it all to me and I will take care of all of your storage needs for you..........
     
  8. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    DFW area.....Wylie.
    I came so close to saying that, since the OP was answered......
     
  9. juwaba98

    juwaba98 Well-Known

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    Yeah, but the thread was still going so I couldn't take it anymore...........
     
  10. country_boy

    country_boy TGT Addict

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    I know now where all the .223 is going :lolz:

    Like robocop said make sure to put a dessicant pack in the ammo container.
    The first time I started to store ammo and about a month later:332:
     

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