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Storing bulk bulletts

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by johnjr22, Feb 9, 2012.

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  1. johnjr22

    johnjr22 Member

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    What do you all think the best method of storing bulk purchased bullets would be?
     
  2. Walkalong

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    Besides in the boxes they came in?
     
  3. Bush Pilot

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    Some people seat them on the end of a brass case with powder and primer. That's one of my favorite methods.
     
  4. Certaindeaf

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    I like to bury them in a berm.
     
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    i typically just leave them in the box they came in
     
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    When I break a box open, I usually store what I don't immediately start loading in cleaned plastic mayo or plastic peanut butter jars. Just what I do.

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    Came in USPS flat boxes....unmarked!!! Just wanted to get them out of that into something that will store them for a few days...weeks....until I get my act together......:banghead: i.e....shouldn't be concerned about how?...just put them in something???
     
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    Old coffee containers.....OR you could go to the PO and get some free boxes and use them
     
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    I put them in my bathtub and frolic.
     
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    I store mine on shelves until needed. They don't complain.
     
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    When I break open the ups/usps box they came in they are in stapled plastic bags.
    So I use those glad(whatever brand was cheapest) disposable bowls one finds on the grocery store shelf. They come in stacks of 4 or whatever for a buck or so. Works great, a piece of tape on the side and a sharpie for labeling.
     
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    GT1..that will work...what I was thinking...thanks.
     
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    After you open the box and fondle them for awhile, it is time to pour the box into a 50 cal ammo can. At least that is what I do.
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    I am kind of anal sometimes so I count them out 50 or 100 to a quart freezer zip-Loc bag making sure that I got at least as many as I paid for. Then when reloading them into brass I already have the storage bag ready for me to label and stuff into ammo cans. I do it this way because it works best for me.:D
     
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    Thanks Frog...might be a better way to go...lots of 50 sounds like a good idea.
     
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    Works for just the bullets as well. Any kind of ammo can will work. This is a surplus box that was used as a first aid kit, but it is strong and has the same type rubber seal.
     
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    I just today opened the original shipped "box" containing 2000 125gr Zero JHPs. They were in smaller boxes of 500 ea and those were "sealed" inside a plastic wrap, inside the taped-shut shipping box. These arrived about 6-8 mos ago.

    I started reloading them and noticed the 'noses' were a darker color than normal. They were 'tarnished' on the tips.
    I load them out of the boxes holding 500. I load for 1-2 months ahead, so they'll be in the berm within four months.
    This is the first time I've seen this tarnishing out of the unopened box they came in.
     
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    Were they kinda brown?
     
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    i get the styro foam trays from work.
    They come with the tubes for drawing blood- 100 holes.
    I have a few hundred, they save them for me.
    Local dr office/lab pick up place/hospital lab should have them.
    We go through thousands of tubes each month.
    Store bullets, dump bullets on them and the holes fill up and poof--100 bullets/
    i use them to sort brass by head stamp as well.
     
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    Frog, you have time to count bulk bullet orders? Wow, I barely have time to find a place to stack the cases.
     
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    I like to spread them on the bed and roll around in a pile of bullets, throwing a few up in the air from time to time like wads of cash.

    Or you could just leave them in the box they came in.
     
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    Like most.. I too put them in coffee containers, mayo containers, whatever containers I have on hand. Masking tape and label with a sharpie for storage. They usually arnt stored for too long....
     
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    Does that box have a white cross on it?

    I find the concept of opening a first aid kit to find copious amounts of ammunition to be humorous. :)
     
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    Yep
     

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    I use peanut butter jars. The plastic is thick and really tough, and clear so you can see what's inside.
     
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