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How do you store your ammo?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Der Stro, Oct 13, 2010.

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  1. Der Stro

    Der Stro Member

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    For me, its kept in a pair of ammo cans (one full of 7.62x54R, the other various 12ga) in the closet since I have neither room nor cash for a safe.

    So how do you guys keep it? In a box in the garage? plastic dry-boxes? stacked on the kitchen table?
     
  2. esheato

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    I have a lot of plastic MTM boxes. Usually for the unique rifle handloads.

    Standard loads (for me anyway) are chucked into ammo cans (223, 45 Colt, 45-70, etc).

    Lastly, I have some Bagmaster ammo bags for the frequently used pistol ammo (9mm, 38, 40 and 45).

    Shotgun is boxed back in the original cardboard boxes and stacked on a shelf neatly.

    This is all handloaded ammo...I don't keep very much factory stuff.

    I don't quite understand storing ammo in a safe, but if you've got the space......unfortunately, or fortunately depending how you look at it, my safe is full of guns.
     
  3. mustang_steve

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    ammo can, in boxes (altoids tins for .22lr)...that way i can fit a rather surprising amount of ammo in a single 30cal ammo can.
     
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    What little I have on hand at the moment is in some surplus ammo cans in the bedroom w/ the rest of the gun stuff.
     
  5. essayons21

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    A whole bunch of surplus .50 cal and .30 cal ammo cans for the main calibers. All the oddball stuff is usually in its original box in a plastic pull-out drawer.
     
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    Milsurp ammo cans. Sturdy, inexpensive, and designed to keep ammo safe.
     
  7. Bullnettles

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    Milsurp ammo cans, can't beat um.
     
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    Some in milsurp ammo cans, while other is just in the boxes the ammo came in in a bigger cardboard box. Its tucked in a closet, so I'm not too worried about it as a result of fire - without a barrel its not going to do much to anybody through walls.
     
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    50 cal ammo cans, each with a bean-bag-toss size desiccant pack.

    Les
     
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    I keep my ammo, powder and primers in 50 cal ammo cans.
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    I have 3 plastic bins under the bed where I store factory ammo and .22lr's. Reloaded ammo goes in plastic coffee cans in the spare bedroom closet. Cases of Commie junk AK and 9mm ammo (Wolf, Tula, Silver Bear,etc) is stored in a locked cabinet in my storage shed.
     
  13. CHEVELLE427

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    Milsurp ammo cans,
     
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    Hello friends and neighbors// The .32 rim fire is in the safe


    Everything else is in ammo cans then the ammo cans are in a large metal storage box. Up to 20 ammo cans of various sizes will fit and it has a great lock.
     
  15. Erik M

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    2 medium sized stack-on brand pistol safes bolted together. I was thinking of buying some .50 cal ammo boxes today actually, I just want to find some cheap locally so I dont have to pay shipping.
     
  16. DasFriek

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    Im gonna go with Mil-surp here also, Plastic handles on other stuff tends to break off after being carried alot while packed full.
    Im usually the type who cant afford stocking alot of ammo.
    But i do have a .50 cal can full of pistol rounds and another .50 full of 12 gauge and one .30cal full of .22lr
    Dang ammo is expensive. Reloading is starting to not look so hard anymore.
     
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    bet thats heavy.

    i have some large cans with shotgun shells in them and can hardly move them around, 1 is full of 44mag, try to keep mine mobile
     
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    A bunker.
     
  19. Shadow 7D

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    In hermetically sealed cans, in a safe, in 5' of water in a concrete vault in the bunker under my cabin....

    Really, the boxes it comes in are fine guys, hell I have some salvage ammo (.40 components only either from a sunk container or Katrina) that works just fine after I polished the dried muck off of it.
     
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    M2 Carbine, would you sell that Wolf 7.62 39 to me for what you paid plus ten percent? I keep the .22 ammo on the top shelf in the safe, along with any partial boxes of centerfire I might have. A lot of the .22 is in CCI style 100 round boxes that I reuse; the rest is still in 500/550/555 round packs. Next to the safe I have all of my centerfire ammo boxed in their original cardboard cases. Same thing with my 100 packs of 12 ga. I do have one 50 cal can full of 12 ga. packed loose. It's nice to take out to go shooting because then I don't have empty cardboard boxes blowing around.
     
  21. M2 Carbine

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    I have a number of cases but I guess I'd better hold on to it. :)

    That WWB 9mm cost $4.48 a box (on sale at Academy), I guess those days are gone).

    I shoot a lot of 22 bulk pack. I've got the stuff stuck in every ammo box that has any room.


    BTW, this is what the steel boxes look like after a fire. My gun shop burned down in 1995. It was an interesting day.:)
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    In magazines.
     
  23. John Locke

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    In my closet. Rifle ammo - in the cardboard boxes it was shipped to me in. Pistol ammo - in the plastic bags from Walmart. I might also have some in the backpack that I use to go to the range. The only exception is my self-defense pistol ammo, which is in my nightstand.
     
  24. 22-rimfire

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    I primarily use Milsurp 50 cal ammo cans. Most are labeled by caliber. When I was a younger, a couple 50 cal ammo cans was enough for everything. Things have changed. Much of the 22 ammo is in a metal cabinet so I can grab different varieties quickly for target shooting rather than opening a dozen ammo cans and sometimes not even finding what I am looking for.
     
  25. ultradoc

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    I have mine setup kind of like M2Carbine but I also have some in original boxes
     
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