Storing ammo


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TBH
April 20, 2013, 06:04 PM
So, after watching the sticky video above on burning ammo I got to thinking. If someone breaks into my home, they might make out better just stealing my ammo than trying to break into my safe. Wondering if I should buy another gun safe.
Do you think several thousand rounds of ammo would be safe stored in a lower line Cannon safe? Or would I be creating a monster (as in big "pipe b***) if the house ever caught on fire?

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johnandersonoutdoors
April 20, 2013, 06:08 PM
I think I know with 100% certainty that experts say ammo should not be stored in a safe, so I have decided that I will not do this. At most, maybe a cheap cabinet. Maybe trying to hide it?

I worry about guns because insurance only covers $1,000 but there is no worry with ammo is there? There is no limit on the insurance policies in general as far as I know.

wikidoki
April 20, 2013, 06:14 PM
I dont think I would store ammo in a safe. Maybe a flimsy metal cabinet or a wooden cabinet. I keep mine in a basement room and keep it off the floor on a raised wooden floor. There are no windows but I do keep a dehumidifier nearby when the weather turns humid.

labhound
April 20, 2013, 08:28 PM
What are the drawbacks to storing ammo in a safe?

TBH
April 20, 2013, 08:43 PM
Thanks guys. I would hate to create a hazard for the fire dept.
I guess I'll look at building a fake wall for most of ammo and leave some cheap stuff for bait:neener:

TBH
April 20, 2013, 08:55 PM
Labhound,

My fear is if there was a house fire would the bullets in the safe be protected or if they got hot enough to ignite what would happen confined like that.

jdex
April 20, 2013, 09:11 PM
I keep mine in locked deep freezers, that a bad idea? They are not turned on obviously.

rcmodel
April 20, 2013, 09:16 PM
What are the drawbacks to storing ammo in a safe? Goggle pressure cooker bomb, if you haven't already heard of it in the last week.

A sealed safe is probably too tight to release the gas pressure from large quantities of ammo cooking off inside it.

Then it would become the mother of all pressure cooker IUDs!!
Inside your home!

rc

TBH
April 20, 2013, 09:30 PM
Idea 1 scrapped! Next...

MErl
April 20, 2013, 09:31 PM
I'd be surprised if ammo in a safe did more than bulge it. The biggest drawback is the loss of volume for guns and other stuff of importance.

Reloadron
April 20, 2013, 09:45 PM
I keep mine in locked deep freezers, that a bad idea? They are not turned on obviously.
That's fine but give this thread a read (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=713584). Take a look at post #5.

The irony here is that if properly sealed it would be fine to have the freezers turned on. Not quite inexpensive from an electric bill point but stored ammunition likes cold. :)

This being more in humor than a great suggestion of course.

Generally a cool dry place is fine for ammunition short term storage. Personally I have things of higher value to occupy my safe with. I just use sealed ammunition cans.

Ron

jdex
April 20, 2013, 09:57 PM
Well it is in ammo cans inside the freezer, just figuered that was a good place to keep it locked up. Obviously someone could get to it if they tried, but it would take awhile.

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