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What is the best way to store ammo for long periods of time?

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  • rudyglove27
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    Agreed with idahooutdoors answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

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  • CavRecon
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    I keep mine in the cabelas dry boxes with the small "soap bar" dessicant units inside.

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  • daleraby
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    "Best" way would be to store as separate items, i.e.: primers, powder, projectiles, and cases. In the dark, cool conditions, away from light, moisture, and idiots. When needed, it can be assembled in a reloading press and fired... and if the powder or primers did not survive a thousand years, you can either buy some or make some.

    This may not be practical and the other answers are all good ones for less than archival storage.

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  • CPT BRAD
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    Cool, Dry, and Dark. I have shot military ammo from the 60s and 70s it works. If you have to store it in something besides military ammo containers then PVC pipe works even better. Most Ammo will work well for 30-40 years if stored well, without dampness and temp controlled.

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  • renegades
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    In a safe place.

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  • shane
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    No joke. This was actually in F&S a while back.

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  • bonnier-admin_2
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    shane

    NO JOKE?

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  • shane
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    Someone found some old rifle ammo in a shipwreck that had been on the bottom for 50 years or so. It all fired perfectly. This is not recommended, though.

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  • Happy Myles
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    I think Clay has the right idea regarding military metal ammo boxes. However, Cabela's has bright red, steel powder magazine boxes with two locks that meet insurance codes and most city regulations, but they are quite expensive. They will certainly keep curious children at bay.

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  • bonnier-admin_2
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    Military metal ammo boxes work the best for storage

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  • bonnier-admin_2
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    BY"GOLLY idahooutdoors and rezavoirdog got it.

    May I had, make sure there are located away from possble water leaks etc

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  • rezavoirdog
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    Dry Boxes-in a cool, dry, dark basement.

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  • idahooutdoors
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    Cool, dry, and dark.

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