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Ammunition storage

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by colorado_handgunner, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. colorado_handgunner

    colorado_handgunner Well-Known Member

    Two weeks ago I went through my ammunition and dumped the cartridges from boxes into ziplock bags. I did keep a box top in each bag for identification purposes, not mixing any calibers or brands. I live in a very humid climate in the deep south, and wanted to seal the ammo from the moisture. I also live in an apartment, and needed to cut down on the space useage.

    In hindsight I realized I now don't have the serial number of any of the batches. Is there a reason in the future that I might need it, do you think? Thanks.

    Sent from my Customized Thunderbolt
  2. leadcounsel

    leadcounsel member

    I would put ZERO concern about it. Can only think that if you had a serious Kaboom and ruined your gun or caused harm you may need the batch number. Even then... not sure what real good it would do.
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012
  3. SARDiver

    SARDiver Well-Known Member

    I wouldn't give it a second thought.
  4. Yo Mama

    Yo Mama Well-Known Member

    The only addition I would make is to put a desicant pack in the zip locks. If you didn't take the moisture out, you're sealing it in with the ammo.

    There are bags specifically made for storage if you're feeling like spending some money company called Zero Corrosion.
  5. bubbacrabb

    bubbacrabb Well-Known Member

    I think you'll be good. I always just throw mine in ammo cd ans with good seals and I throw a few silca packs in there.
  6. Redlg155

    Redlg155 Well-Known Member

    The only reason you would need a batch number is in the event of a ammo recall.
  7. colorado_handgunner

    colorado_handgunner Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys. And good suggestion on the desicant packs.

    Sent from my Customized Thunderbolt
  8. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Buy a GI surplus .50 Cal ammo can and put the bags in it.
    Airtight lid.

    And you won't have ammo popping all over the place if the apartment burns down.

  9. colorado_handgunner

    colorado_handgunner Well-Known Member

    I have been using toolboxes for storage. Easy to carry and doesn't advertise the contents. Also lockable.

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