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Long Term Ammo Storage – How To Store Ammo Ammunition Correctly

Long Term Ammo Storage – How To Store Ammo Ammunition Correctly


LONG TERM AMMO STOR AGE BEST WAYS TO STORE AMMO STORE AMMO SO IT WILL LAST Hi it’s AlaskaGranny the enemies of your ammunition are heat humidity and temperature fluctuations actually destroy your ammunition if you are going to make the investment and want to have your ammo for whenever you want to go shooting you need to keep it away from high heat environments say you want to keep it in your car the summer sun can easily get up to 150 degrees the temperature where ammunition begins to deteriorate you also want to be sure if your garage is uninsulated the temperature will go up and down from summer to winter fluctuations can be harmful to your ammunition the thing I am most concerned with in this environment I want to have ammo in my bunker which is extremely humid it is under the ground stays very cool but it’s humid moisture is and enemy to my ammo so I have not kept any there even though I have other supplies there I realized after talking to the guys at 907 Surplus in Anchorage that’s what they have these GI issued ammo cases alaskagranny how can you not remember that is what they are designed for protecting and keeping the military ammo military ammo safe and dry said this is the perfect application I have two of them now explain to me how to use them I can have a handgun here and ammo and other calibers of ammunition for firearms I may have with me when I go out there in this one I have a handgun here it’s in a case I think will help protect it and several boxes of ammo for this particular gun I even have a few desiccant packets to keep them a little more dry pile of silica gel packs those absorb moisture if moisture gets in they should still be okay make sure I choose one with an intact rubber gasket take a little bit of gun oil moisten along here make sure this won’t corrode seal it up carefully and put it where is isn’t directly on the ground and it should last like drug dealers bury these things with their cash in their yard so it if it’s safe for that it should be good for this that is my new plan I have 2 of these big GI issue ammo cans store a firearm and an assortment of ammo at my bunker and I will have a firearm where ever I happen to be please be sure to store guns and ammo safely and keep them away from those who shouldn’t have them Please subscribe AlaskaGranny channel alaskagranny.com

8 thoughts on “Long Term Ammo Storage – How To Store Ammo Ammunition Correctly

  1. silicon spray or grease (used by Navy divers)  is much safer for the seals, Petrolreum based products break down rubber.

  2. Here on the Coast of Southeast Texas, Ammo Cans are a must. I have a variety of .30 cal. and .50 cal. Cans that I store all of my ammo in (including Shotgun shells). I keep the silica packets (like the ones that you get with clothes and shoes) in each can and change them out every 6 months. I know this may be overkill, but the packets are cheap (I buy them bulk on eBay) and this also gives me the opportunity to keep inventory on my stash. I maintain the seals on the cans with silicon oil that I purchased at auto parts store years ago. When I change-out silica packets, I wipe the gasket and apply a thin layer of oil all around with a Q-tip. I have been using this method for over 40 years, and have shot 20-gauge shells at the range that were over 30 years old with no problems.

  3. Chris Jensen is right about using silicone products to help preserve the rubber seal.  It's readily available on ebay, as I believe they use it for diving accessories.  I highly recommend not using a petroleum product of any sort, as this can actually help break down the rubber over time.  I use pure silicone grease myself, with great results.  Most of my ammo cans are smaller than the ones you show in the video (mostly "Fat 50s" and .50 caliber cans), so I just apply it with a Q-Tip.  It's also great for the seals on the gamma seal lids I put on my buckets.

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