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This may be a dumb question, just wanting opinions

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by 10PreRunner, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Mar 16, 2011 at 8:15 AM
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    10PreRunner

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    I am wanting to buy some ammo to stock pile. My house has very little storage but I am adding flooring to my attic. Do you think its a bad idea to store ammo up in my attic with no A/C?
     
  2. Mar 16, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    i wouldnt keep my ammo in a place with alot of heat. or in a basement where its damper. but im sure you already knew that.;)
     
  3. Mar 16, 2011 at 8:22 AM
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    I kinda figured that but I just wanted some other thoughts. Thank you.
     
  4. Mar 16, 2011 at 8:25 AM
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  5. Mar 16, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    very little storage? whats more important than more ammo?
     
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    do you not have enough room in a closet for 2 or 3 ammo cans full of ammo?

    how much stock piling are you talking about here?!
     
  7. Mar 16, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    Get some ammo cans and throw some silica desiccant packs inside.

    I purchased the cans (around 9 bucks a piece shipped) and the desiccant packs from Luckygunner.com. You can find them at many different places.

    That will keep your ammo dry in the cans at a minimal expense. ;)
     
  9. Mar 16, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    The attic can get VERY hot in the summer. The two biggest enemies of ammo are moisture (#1) and heat (#2). Minimize both for maximum longevity.
     
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    Not alot of ammo, maybe 2000 rounds in 4 calibers. Its not alot, I just dont't have the extra space needed.
     
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    i store everywhere. if an earthquake hits, and my home collaspes..i need to get to my stuff in the rubble.

    so i hedge my bets. i have stuff everywhere to suppress any riots.
     
  12. Mar 16, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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    Smart plan in Cali with the San Andreas Fault...;)
     
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    Keep ammo in a COOL, DRY space.
     
  14. Mar 16, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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  15. Mar 17, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    I have some ammo on a shelf in the garage. It does get hot in there in the summer (maybe up to 120 degrees) but it doesn't seem to affect it. I'm shooting stuff purchased 5 years ago that's been stored up there. I live in a very dry climate and keep ammo in air-tight cans.
     
  16. Mar 18, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    You can keep about 500 rounds of 7.62x39mm in a 30 cal ammo can that is about a foot long, 3" wide and 8" high. 3 cans stacked beside each other takes up about as much room as a shoe box. Make room man, you don't want that stuff up in your attic.

    And if you're seriously stockpiling for disaster, make sure you have lots of .22 LR. At $15/brick, you can stockpile 3000 rounds for about 90 bucks. You can feed your family with it, barter with it and even repel boarders with it if you had to.
     
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