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AcceptableUserName
July 3, 2009, 02:30 AM
I'm thinking of dumping all my .45 acp 230 grain hardball into an ammo box. Is this not recommended or should it be ok? Just worriied it might be bad for the ammo in the longterm...?

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Big Wes
July 3, 2009, 05:53 AM
Should be fine.... go for it.

danprkr
July 3, 2009, 07:51 AM
How I store my reloads for target shooting for years at a time. Never a problem.

chuckusaret
July 3, 2009, 09:20 AM
I have 15K rounds stored in 32 surplus ammo boxes. Each ammo box is numbered with a dessicant pack and a humidity indicator enclosed, selected boxes are inspected on a scheduled basis. Never had a humidity indicator change color. I have ammo from the 50's that was stored on a open garage shelf that fires as new, so I guess ammo in sealed ammo cans would last a lifetime.

WoofersInc
July 3, 2009, 12:33 PM
That is how I store all of my ammo. Never had a problem.

NoAlibi
July 3, 2009, 05:28 PM
chuckusaret:
I guess ammo in sealed ammo cans would last a lifetime.

This may be relevant to you if you're an old guy. :( But for a youngster like me who's about to collect his Social Security check in a little less than a decade "your" lifetime might not cut it for me! :D

Seriously, it appears that you've given a lot of thought to this. I've been storing my "stash" in Dillon and Midway 50 round plastic boxes. If I'm lucky and given my family history I can expect another good 30 years of competent trigger pulling.

I've been shooting thousands of 50+ year-old ammo that was stored in a bedroom closet before I inherited it and not one has FTF. So, I'm guessing that you have other considerations given your procedures.

I'm hoping to pick up some clues here to possibly guide my future actions concerning storage for situations that I'm not considering. Would you mind sharing some of your thoughts?

cyclopsshooter
July 3, 2009, 05:46 PM
Oh god- dont shoot the old ammo- sell it to a collector and double your stash

NoAlibi
July 4, 2009, 12:06 AM
cyclopsshooter:
Oh god- dont shoot the old ammo- sell it to a collector and double your stash

Oh thanks...NOW you tell me! :mad:

None of it really looks collectable to me, but having been a pack-rat most of my life I've had some pleasant surprises the last few years - "I told you wide ties were coming back!" :D

I have several 20 round boxes of Remington Kleanbore 30-06, 150 grain Hi-Speed cartridges. All with "Mirsky's Tackle" shop's price lable for $4.75 - and that was full retail!

Most of the shotshells left (30 boxes) are Peters paper, 12 gauge, 2 3/4", 27 pellet #4 buck with the over-shot card and a roll crimp. :eek:

Most of the pistol ammo left are .380s and .38 Specials - no .380 shortage for me! :neener:

How can I find out what it's worth - if anything?

Walkalong
July 4, 2009, 09:12 AM
Many folks store ammo that way. They are called ammo boxes for a reason. ;)

These (http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=78142&d=1210717804) are in an old first aid kit box. Rubber seal etc, just like an ammo box.

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