Organizing loaded cartridges

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bcook4321, Nov 4, 2021.

  1. reddog81

    reddog81 Member

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    I use the quart bags sometimes. I'd like to see a video of someone picking up a gallon sized bag full of ammo. That thing would split before it's off the ground.
     
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  2. Mark_Mark

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    I mostly filled up a gallon bag with 9mm.
     
  3. AJC1

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    I use a lot of gallon bags and your absolutely right, zero chance they survive. I use them as a liner or way to separate loads in an ammo can.
     
  4. Charlie98

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    Gallon bags are great for empty brass... but, as was mentioned, I don't know so much about with loaded ammos. There is a difference, however... there are 'storage' bags, and there are 'freezer' bags. The freezer bags are much thicker, and some have a double seal on them. Just food for thought...
     
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  5. Thomasss

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    Dog treat containers with screw on lids are good for components, but reg. boxes for loaded ammo. Nut containers have salt and so they need to be washed and dried. I then put on self adhesive labels with ammo specs. I also have an indexed book that includes results.
     
  6. hdwhit

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    I have posted many times about my experiences with storing both ammunition and components.

    Go look them up and learn something from those who have decades of experience.

    After reloading for nearly two decades, I developed a disabling condition that kept me from my reloading bench for nearly two decades.

    I returned to my bench to find that less than 2% of my brass that had been stored in boxes with individual chambers for each case had corroded. The rest had varying degrees of corrosion that rendered them unserviceable.

    Again, look up my previous post.

    Storing cases for any length of time in containers that previously contained salt seems to me to be a recipe for corrosion of both the brass and the weapon that fires it.

    If you want to store your brass long-term, my advice is to spend the money on boxes with individual compartments that are then packed into steel ammunition boxes.
     
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  7. 375supermag

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    Hi...
    Bulk handgun ammunition goes in ammo cans. One each for every caliber. We take the ammo cans to the gun club with us every trip.
    Jacketed bullet handgun and rifle cartridges go in 50 and 100 round ammo boxes.

    All test rounds go in 50 round ammo boxes.

    All ammo boxes and cans have data cards with bullet, powder charge, primer type, etc.
     
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