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Old 09-19-2020, 02:12 PM   #1
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How do yall store and organize your ammo short and long term? If you keep it in ammo cans, do you keep it in the box or dump in the cans? Use ziplock bags? Let me know.

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Old 09-19-2020, 02:18 PM   #2
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In Seacans/conexes

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Old 09-19-2020, 02:18 PM   #3
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$8 ammo box
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Old 09-19-2020, 02:57 PM   #4
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I keep them in their original boxes and store those in amo cans.
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Old 09-19-2020, 03:10 PM   #5
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I have an old TV cabinet where I have all my shooting accessories and ammo. My family laughs and says it's like looking at the shelves at Academy.
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Old 09-19-2020, 03:19 PM   #6
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I stack mine in gun safe until I run out of room. Im currently out of room.
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Old 09-19-2020, 03:59 PM   #7
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Why would someone want so much ammo they have to worry about storing it?
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Old 09-19-2020, 04:04 PM   #8
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I keep them in their original boxes and store those in amo cans.
This is what I do if I have enough of one caliber and the same brand/load. Others, that I just have a few boxes of, go on the shelves of my ammo “bookcase” that I recently had built. After years of willy-nilly “storage” most of mine is in one place.......finally.
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Old 09-19-2020, 04:04 PM   #9
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Why would someone want so much ammo they have to worry about storing it?
Because I can.
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Old 09-19-2020, 04:30 PM   #10
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Why would someone want so much ammo they have to worry about storing it?


Is this a serious question?


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Old 09-19-2020, 04:38 PM   #11
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Is this a serious question?


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Old 09-19-2020, 04:43 PM   #12
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Aaaaaahhhhhh.....a liberal pansy has infiltrated TBH!!!




I store mine in one of the cheap metal safes that I put shelves in.

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Old 09-19-2020, 05:04 PM   #13
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Calibers I have in bulk are loose in ammo cans, everything else is stored in their boxes inside of ammo cans. Except for bird shot, I keep those in the case boxes they come in. The magpul Daka pouches make for great ammo storage to go to and from the range.


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Old 09-19-2020, 05:06 PM   #14
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Some in ammo boxes,some in factory boxes in a tote,some in my vehicle in the factory box. I do that a lot if I shoot a particular gun a lot. It's pretty rough on the boxes after they've been in there a while though.
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Old 09-19-2020, 05:21 PM   #15
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Ive been keeping mine in the boxes inside of 50 cal ammo cans labeled by caliber but have been wondering if it might be better to put them loose in ziplock bags with a dessicant pack in each bag and label the brand, weight, and date. Wasnt sure if I might create more room as I have more ammo than cans at the moment.

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Old 09-19-2020, 05:29 PM   #16
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I would suggest anyone who reloads shotgun ammunition to store it in air tight containers particularly for extended times. The reloaded shell is not as moisture proof as the factory round therefore the lead will often times oxidize if not protected. The same goes for lead shot in bags, it needs to be stored in an air tight container as well. Any exposed lead tip bullet will oxidize if not protected as well. Just my $.02.
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Old 09-19-2020, 05:38 PM   #17
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Why would someone want so much ammo they have to worry about storing it?
Says the guy who doesn't shoot or keeping up with ammo prices which have gone up 100%+++ pre covid...weird question.
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Old 09-19-2020, 06:17 PM   #18
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In a metal locked tool box in the garage. Never had a problem in 15 years
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Old 09-19-2020, 06:25 PM   #19
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In a metal locked tool box in the garage. Never had a problem in 15 years
Do you rotate it out regularly or does some of it stay in there for years with no issues?

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Old 09-19-2020, 06:49 PM   #20
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I kept all of mine in my boat until a recent accident.....
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:08 PM   #21
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Do you rotate it out regularly or does some of it stay in there for years with no issues?

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Unless it is a humid/wet climate, or they get flooded, it shouldnt be an issue. If the casing gets pitted or the bullet gets loose, thats when you discard. Discoloration isnt an issue.
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:52 PM   #22
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On pallets in a 40 foot climate controlled underground storage container buried somewhere in the woods. I should probably admit I’m joking so Biden’s storm troopers won’t come pay me a visit come 1st quarter 2021
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Old 09-19-2020, 08:21 PM   #23
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On pallets in a 40 foot climate controlled underground storage container buried somewhere in the woods. I should probably admit I’m joking so Biden’s storm troopers won’t come pay me a visit come 1st quarter 2021
Theyll be there “just in case”
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Old 09-19-2020, 09:34 PM   #24
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We just bought a bunch of plastic ammo cans and my wife is going to put Vinland stickers with the caliber on each can that we fill it with.


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Old 09-19-2020, 09:40 PM   #25
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I have a separate safe just for ammo
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Old 09-19-2020, 09:55 PM   #26
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Why would someone want so much ammo they have to worry about storing it?
I was joking around with my statement, it wasn’t a serious question.
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Old 09-20-2020, 07:41 AM   #27
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Ive been keeping mine in the boxes inside of 50 cal ammo cans labeled by caliber but have been wondering if it might be better to put them loose in ziplock bags with a dessicant pack in each bag and label the brand, weight, and date. Wasnt sure if I might create more room as I have more ammo than cans at the moment.

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You’ll gain more room if it’s loose packed but I find if I only have a handful of boxes of X caliber it’s nicer to leave it in the box than pack it loose.


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Old 09-20-2020, 10:14 AM   #28
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I was joking around with my statement, it wasn’t a serious question.
Uh huh...
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Old 09-20-2020, 10:23 AM   #29
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Factory boxes in plastic ammo cans.
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Old 09-20-2020, 10:30 AM   #30
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Uh huh...
Yep just to clarify. And I sold my last couple of .22s and donated the funds to the BLM movement.
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Old 09-20-2020, 10:33 AM   #31
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MTM crates with removable boxes. Stack on top of each other, and cheap.
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Old 09-20-2020, 10:40 AM   #32
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I keep them in original boxes. Put them in a plastic container with the silicon anti-humidity packets. Every time we receive a packet from amazon or whoever it usually has the silicon packets.
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Old 09-20-2020, 01:27 PM   #33
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Various methods.








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Old 09-20-2020, 03:04 PM   #34
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Any good solutions for high humidity locations such as a garage?

Taking up lots of room in the house. Pretty organized, but have much more room in the garage.
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Old 09-20-2020, 10:22 PM   #35
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I used to seal my shotgun handloads up in a food saver and it worked amazingly well. It leaves you with a flat little pack of ammo that's stiff as a board and you can stack the packs just about anywhere.
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Old 09-20-2020, 10:58 PM   #36
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Any good solutions for high humidity locations such as a garage?

Taking up lots of room in the house. Pretty organized, but have much more room in the garage.
Ammo cans, or airtight containers.
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Old 09-21-2020, 12:15 AM   #37
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I used to seal my shotgun handloads up in a food saver and it worked amazingly well. It leaves you with a flat little pack of ammo that's stiff as a board and you can stack the packs just about anywhere.
Have a buddy that reloads for me and gives them to me like that. Never thought of doing the same for storage.
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Old 09-21-2020, 06:58 PM   #38
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MTM Case guard makes an incredible amount ammo storgae boxes and systems that lock into each other, stack right and handle the weight effortlessly.
If I do not have ammo in the MTM boxes they are in the old .30 and .50cal ammo cans stacked in the corner of the gun room. MTM makes a tray to stack the old metal cans and they lock in good.
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:11 PM   #39
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MTM Case guard makes an incredible amount ammo storgae boxes and systems that lock into each other, stack right and handle the weight effortlessly.
If I do not have ammo in the MTM boxes they are in the old .30 and .50cal ammo cans stacked in the corner of the gun room. MTM makes a tray to stack the old metal cans and they lock in good.
https://smile.amazon.com/MTM-AC4C-Am...0732133&sr=8-1
This is what I use. They’re awesome
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:14 PM   #40
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This is what I use. They’re awesome
Same. And above it was already mentioned if you pour the ammo in there loose you can fit way more than in boxes.
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:12 AM   #41
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I keep boxes labeled for each gun. When I grab that gun I grab the box and walk out the door. Works for me.


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Old 09-22-2020, 09:36 AM   #42
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They hold 500 rounds 9mm, 250 rounds 5.56/.223, 5ea 30 round USGI mags or an unspecified amount of Cuban cigars.
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Old 09-22-2020, 09:50 AM   #43
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They hold 500 rounds 9mm, 250 rounds 5.56/.223, 5ea 30 round USGI mags or an unspecified amount of Cuban cigars.
Where can you get these type of cans
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Old 09-22-2020, 10:18 AM   #45
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Old 09-22-2020, 11:01 AM   #46
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Lets laugh. Even though it is a meme...This was taken in someones garage. LOL
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Some loose, some in factory boxes, Some loaded in mags. All in metal ammo cans because they stack really nice.
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Old 09-22-2020, 11:58 AM   #48
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Where can you get these type of cans
You can buy Pelican 1120's or I sell them in the classifieds from time to time.
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Old 09-22-2020, 12:48 PM   #49
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I keep my ammo in the original boxes and then put them in ammo cans... I have a large gun safe for nothing but ammo...��*♂️
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