Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Will Munny, Jan 19, 2022.
Mind the heat, as that can break down the propellant prematurely.
Hmm, thinking about the heat it might be worth storing them on the floor instead of the top shelf. Perhaps not a huge difference, but can't hurt.
Check this thread:https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/desiccant-or-not-in-storing-reloads.896681/#post-12092849
I keep mine stacked on the basement floor, I've never had an ammo problem yet.
It's a good idea to not stow the GI metal cans on bare concrete, as they seem to "wick up" moisture from the concrete and rust out (if slowly).
A good point, people often forget masonry is a porous material that moves moisture like that. In my case its a second floor and there is carpet so I'm good to go.
I have a few that were a little rusty when I got them. I just repainted them.
I’m in the “Gunny Lite” category of ammo can storage…
Ammo cans are WON-DER-FUL! I wash, thoroughly dry, closely inspect the cans and treat the rubber gaskets prior to use. And, yes, out of habit, I always include a desiccant packet.
For ~50 years most of my ammunition that is outside of unbroken cases is in USGI ammo cans. In that time I have never encountered any problems with the practice.
I current use about a hundred cans in the basement in that capacity.
True...and the metal cans could leave rust stains in humid climates. I store the few metal cans i have on bare concrete with a sheet of plastic visqueen/sheeting underneath. I also use small square plastic buckets with watertight lids and the thicker strap type handles (found at the big name hardware stores) and add a couple of desiccant packs, but can't load them too full...I'll fail before the strap does.
I think I heard that floor groan..
It’s ok. My house has a concrete slab that is 8 inches or thicker.
That’s only part of my stash. I have over 100 ammo cans. I ended up getting more labels of different colors and relabeled all my ammo cans. I also have 5/8” plywood under the cans. I need to take an updated pic.
I also have a few crates of ammo in my Mosin closet.
This was me staging them while I set up storage in my garage. Here in the high desert humidity is not a big issue.........
Those 20 round boxes were going for $40plus each last time I saw any (which was around three years' ago).
It sounds like he is worried about the humid environment! Ammo cans have a proven track record.
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