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nairb2580 09-19-2020 03:12 PM

Ammo Storage & Organiztion
 
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.

Thanks,
Brian

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JLivi1224 09-19-2020 03:18 PM

In Seacans/conexes ;)b

I’m no help.

Cajun Blake 09-19-2020 03:18 PM

$8 ammo box
https://www.outdoorsupplies.co.nz/MTM_RS-S-50-10_6.jpg

El Viejo 09-19-2020 03:57 PM

I keep them in their original boxes and store those in amo cans.

grizzman 09-19-2020 04:10 PM

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.

C-dubyah 09-19-2020 04:19 PM

I stack mine in gun safe until I run out of room. Im currently out of room.

tps7742 09-19-2020 04:59 PM

Why would someone want so much ammo they have to worry about storing it?

Drycreek3189 09-19-2020 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by El Viejo (Post 15111132)
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.

Drycreek3189 09-19-2020 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by tps7742 (Post 15111200)
Why would someone want so much ammo they have to worry about storing it?

Because I can.

Mike D 09-19-2020 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tps7742 (Post 15111200)
Why would someone want so much ammo they have to worry about storing it?



Is this a serious question?


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H-D 09-19-2020 05:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tps7742 (Post 15111200)
Why would someone want so much ammo they have to worry about storing it?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike D (Post 15111228)
Is this a serious question?


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Can't be :rolleyes:

bowaddict40 09-19-2020 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by tps7742 (Post 15111200)
Why would someone want so much ammo they have to worry about storing it?

Aaaaaahhhhhh.....a liberal pansy has infiltrated TBH!!! :D




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

QuackHunter 09-19-2020 06:04 PM

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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okrattler 09-19-2020 06:06 PM

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.

nairb2580 09-19-2020 06:21 PM

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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MLAH 09-19-2020 06:29 PM

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.

Artos 09-19-2020 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by tps7742 (Post 15111200)
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.

wsteffen 09-19-2020 07:17 PM

In a metal locked tool box in the garage. Never had a problem in 15 years

nairb2580 09-19-2020 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by wsteffen (Post 15111356)
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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bloodtrail18 09-19-2020 07:49 PM

I kept all of mine in my boat until a recent accident.....

Tommyh 09-19-2020 08:08 PM

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Originally Posted by nairb2580 (Post 15111368)
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.

jerp 09-19-2020 08:52 PM

On pallets in a 40 foot climate controlled underground storage container buried somewhere in the woods.:rolleyes: I should probably admit I’m joking so Biden’s storm troopers won’t come pay me a visit come 1st quarter 2021:rolleyes:

Tommyh 09-19-2020 09:21 PM

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Originally Posted by jerp (Post 15111459)
On pallets in a 40 foot climate controlled underground storage container buried somewhere in the woods.:rolleyes: I should probably admit I’m joking so Biden’s storm troopers won’t come pay me a visit come 1st quarter 2021:rolleyes:

Theyll be there “just in case”

Jmh05 09-19-2020 10:34 PM

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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BBRU 09-19-2020 10:40 PM

I have a separate safe just for ammo

tps7742 09-19-2020 10:55 PM

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Originally Posted by tps7742 (Post 15111200)
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. :D

QuackHunter 09-20-2020 08:41 AM

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Originally Posted by nairb2580 (Post 15111297)
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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grizzman 09-20-2020 11:14 AM

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Originally Posted by tps7742 (Post 15111686)
I was joking around with my statement, it wasn’t a serious question. :D

Uh huh...

trophy8 09-20-2020 11:23 AM

Factory boxes in plastic ammo cans.

tps7742 09-20-2020 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by grizzman (Post 15112087)
Uh huh...

Yep just to clarify. And I sold my last couple of .22s and donated the funds to the BLM movement.

Clay C 09-20-2020 11:33 AM

MTM crates with removable boxes. Stack on top of each other, and cheap.

txhunt7 09-20-2020 11:40 AM

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.

Mike D 09-20-2020 02:27 PM

Various methods.

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fish4food 09-20-2020 04:04 PM

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.

cwill 09-20-2020 11:22 PM

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.

Tommyh 09-20-2020 11:58 PM

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Originally Posted by fish4food (Post 15112465)
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.

fish4food 09-21-2020 01:15 AM

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Originally Posted by cwill (Post 15113287)
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.

Tony Pic 09-21-2020 07:58 PM

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

Clay C 09-21-2020 10:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Tony Pic (Post 15115199)
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

muddyz 09-21-2020 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Clay C (Post 15115561)
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.

Throwin Darts 09-22-2020 10:12 AM

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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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BigJimmyRustler 09-22-2020 10:36 AM

They hold 500 rounds 9mm, 250 rounds 5.56/.223, 5ea 30 round USGI mags or an unspecified amount of Cuban cigars. :)
https://i.imgur.com/FT2WElXh.jpg

skipetex 09-22-2020 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by BigJimmyRustler (Post 15116375)
They hold 500 rounds 9mm, 250 rounds 5.56/.223, 5ea 30 round USGI mags or an unspecified amount of Cuban cigars. :)
https://i.imgur.com/FT2WElXh.jpg

Where can you get these type of cans

Fargus 09-22-2020 11:14 AM

Never mind

3DW5 09-22-2020 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by tps7742 (Post 15111200)
Why would someone want so much ammo they have to worry about storing it?

Fake comment

Tony Pic 09-22-2020 12:01 PM

Lets laugh. Even though it is a meme...This was taken in someones garage. LOL
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...20376ffc5e.jpg

Hoggslayer 09-22-2020 12:24 PM

Some loose, some in factory boxes, Some loaded in mags. All in metal ammo cans because they stack really nice.

BigJimmyRustler 09-22-2020 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by skipetex (Post 15116436)
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.

Keg 09-22-2020 01:48 PM

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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