Vacume Pack loose ammo

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  1. shootmre steel

    shootmre steel New Member

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    I am told that there are no more original ideas. In my travels ( I drive a lot) I hit on the idea of vacuum packing my loose ammo in flat lots for ease of dry storage (zombie stash and what not).

    Seriously. I load a lot and don't have room for all those ammo cans full of loose ammo. (maybe 15 or 16 calibers).

    My pose: Has anybody done this? Thought about it? Know anybody that has done it?

    What are the pros & cons?

    A good vacuum sealer is about $100. Desiccant packs are about $0.05 each. A label in each pack with quantity and other vital data would preserve the group for some period of time. How long?

    Any thoughts on this. Thanks
     


  2. Wolfwood

    Wolfwood Self Appointed Board Chauvinist TGT Supporter

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    those ppl are silly!
    good idea! whether or not somone esle has thought of it, that is an original one!
    and i'll be dooing it myself.
     
  3. KellyAsh

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    +1
     
  4. Bily Lovec

    Bily Lovec Member

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    been doing it for years :D

    I duck/goose hunt in the salt marsh also, what I do is vaccum pack 8-10 rounds of shotgun ammo per pack. they stack well in a 50 cal. ammo box, which is easily carried on the bike to the blind.
    No more worries about ruined ammo...
     
  5. shootmre steel

    shootmre steel New Member

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    There you go. Great. Thanks. I'm going to purchase a vacuum sealer and get started.
     
  6. thorkyl

    thorkyl Active Member

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    I do it.

    100 rounds per bag with a Desiccant pack and an O2 reducer

    As for tagging the bags, I just put a 3x5 card in the bag with caliber info, date bagged, nbr pcs and such
     
  7. shootmre steel

    shootmre steel New Member

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    OK.

    I'm famillier with the desiccant packs. What is an O2 reducer. Where do you get them.
     
  8. thorkyl

    thorkyl Active Member

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    The O2 reducers remove the oxygen from the bag
    If you remove the O2 and the moisture there can be no corrosion.

    Most people use them with food storage.

    You use 3 100cc #10 can (109 Fl OZ) - about 6-3/16 x 7 inches
    Can Manufacturers Institute

    I use one for a quart sized bag with the ammo in it.
    The best part is after you seal the bag the o2 reducer will actually help vacuum pack the bag.

    The key is to keep the reducers sealed until you need them.
    I keep mine in a sealed mason jar and pull one out as I need them.

    https://www.usaemergencysupply.com/...ng_your_own_food_storage/oxygen_absorbers.htm
     
  9. shootmre steel

    shootmre steel New Member

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    That is great. Thanks. I marked the page. I did not know that something like that exists. Learn something new everyday.
     

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