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Old 11-30-2008, 08:31 PM
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In a humid place like Florida, can a person store ammo in the garage? Will the humidity be an issue if in a place like a closed garage (not air conditioned)?
Old 11-30-2008, 08:50 PM
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In a humid place like Florida, can a person store ammo in the garage? Will the humidity be an issue if in a place like a closed garage (not air conditioned)?
Well considering it doesn't rust it should be fine. I too live in Florida and had 6 ammo cases in the garage for 7 years stuffed with ammo. I went to the range and took some of the 30-30 and .22 Magnum rounds from the garage and they fired 100% fine. Seeing how they weren't affected it shouldn't matter, but i would leave them inside the house for good measures.
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buy some dessiccant packs if you're worried
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Keep the ammunition in air tight containers and it should last "forever". I have some ammunition for the Springfield 1903 rifles stashed away that still fires.
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I got 20 gauge shells from 10+ years back that were my dad's. He and I got

them out the other day and went rabbit/squirrel hunting, they shot like pros.

On the other hand though the brass part with the primer (don't know the real

name) was rusted, but still shot nice.
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If you have a house large enough that it has a garage, you should have enough room to store a relatively small-volume resource like ammunition, inside. Sure, most ammo is pretty resistant to anything short of total immersion or fire, but why subject it to less than ideal conditions,unless absolutely necessary?
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Put it in good condition ammo cans (With good rubber seals.)
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Use rubber sealed ammo cans with desiccant packs to remove moisture. The ammo will be fine for your life time. I have .22 ammo from western auto. They have been out of business for 20+ years around here. works great.
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when in the air tight cans my only concern is the exposer to the heat of the summer over time not sure if it really matters.ive always kept it in the AC

what about putting it in the shed out back ,or keeping it in your bug out vehicle
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I have a block building out back w/ a steel security door, so I bought a Jobox jobsite tool safe, bolted it to the concrete floor (not like you can move it w/o forklift anyway) and filled it up w/ ammo. I'm just not keen on keeping that much ammo inside a residence, if the FD were to come to you house b/c it were on fire you could be liable for injuries if what you have stashed hurt someone if your community has laws about ammo / combustibles storage and marking. Many communities do have ordinances pertaining to those things.
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I have a block building out back w/ a steel security door, so I bought a Jobox jobsite tool safe, bolted it to the concrete floor (not like you can move it w/o forklift anyway) and filled it up w/ ammo. I'm just not keen on keeping that much ammo inside a residence, if the FD were to come to you house b/c it were on fire you could be liable for injuries if what you have stashed hurt someone if your community has laws about ammo / combustibles storage and marking. Many communities do have ordinances pertaining to those things.
how long have you stored it like this?
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About 6 months, but then again I fill up mylar bags w/ boxes of ammo and toss in O2 absorbers and Silica Gel Desiccant so I'm not really worried about it. Figure it should last at least 100 years...
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Where would be the best place to buy to decassent packs?
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In a humid place like Florida, can a person store ammo in the garage? Will the humidity be an issue if in a place like a closed garage (not air conditioned)?
It will last until Obama takes it all.

I would say use an ammo can and desicant.
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Where would be the best place to buy to decassent packs?

But the little bags they put wedding rice in and fill them with this.
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpag...eitemid=183876
(break the can open and get it out on a dry day.)

One small bag, one ammo can.
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I took my Mom to the range a few weeks ago. She brought a .357, .38, and .22...all revolvers. She also brought ammo for these firearms that has been stored in an ammo box since before my Dad passed away.....that was about 20 years ago. And I don't know how long it had been stored before that. Ammo will last a long time.
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ITS AMMO!!!!

just remember even the us military buys the cheapest ammo they can buy and store it for years. if that crap will keep then anything will keep. I would reccomend keeping it in a closet in the house but do what ever you want with it it will keep.
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I'd be more concerned about the ammo being stolen than going bad.

If you store it in your garage, you are risking theft, not damage.

With the rising price of ammo, that can become a real concern.

The military has stored and used ammo for fifty years or longer. And trust me, they store it in some of the worst conditions in the world.

Freezing. Burning. Humidity. Bone dry. You name it, they store it in those conditions. And it is STILL viable.
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I suggest storing it the way the military does: IN AMMO CANS.
I remember Bill Clintoon suggesting that ammo cans should not be available to the public because it encoraged the hoarding of ammo.
Get ammo cans in good condition while you can. The stuff I am finding at the Richmond gun shows is getting more and more rusty each time I attend.
The Chantilly show in Northern Va. had a vendor selling VERY nice ammo cans for good prices. I bought a 40mm can and carried it out to my truck but had to walk what seemed like about 1/2 mile and never got around to getting more before the end of the show....BIG MISTAKE as they were in VERY good condition and selling for $16.
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Dessicants are great but Florida is a very humid place. They will only work if the ammo is placed in an airtight container. If your ammo has primers, and if you have the patience to do it, you can use clear nail polish to seal the primers on every round. Depending on the type of ammo you have and the chamber it will fit into, you can also run a thin layer around the bullet at the case mouth. You could sit in front of the TV and do a thousand rounds in a few hours.
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