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ammunition storage

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by lordgroom, Sep 12, 2008.

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  1. lordgroom

    lordgroom Member

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    Are there any downsides to storing loaded ammunition in a large coffee can? I have military ammunition cans but was wondering if there was any downside to coffee can storage?
     
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    Nope i do it all the time. I like the gallon sized maxwell house containers. They have that handle which makes it easier to hold.
     
  3. rcmodel

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    Only if your house catches on fire.

    In that case, steel GI ammo cans will contain all the shrapnel & flying primers.

    It could make the difference between the firefighters putting out the fire, or standing by and watching it burn.

    rcmodel
     
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    Personally I use peanut butter and spaghetti sauce jars but I suppose a coffee can might be ok ;)
     
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    Really good smelling ammo?
     
  6. lordgroom

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    Thanks. I reconfigured my GI cans and it is ok for now. I appreciate all of your replies and as a former firefighter, I also appreciate the advice about protecting others if catastrophe strikes.
     
  7. freakshow10mm

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    Go for it. I store ammo in 5 gallon buckets.
     
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