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Old 05-29-2019, 01:55 PM
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Anyone done it? I just sealed up two cases of CCI SV and case of SK Standard plus. My thoughts are for long time storage.
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Old 05-29-2019, 02:00 PM
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I haven’t done.
Even if I did I wouldn’t put sealed ammo in a basement.
Just my opinion.
I have no evidence either way.
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Old 05-29-2019, 04:58 PM
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Sounds like a great idea to protect it ammo from moisture.

As for heat, one would still need to keep it away from places like a hot summer garage location.
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:14 PM
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If it was dry when you sealed it I'd think it would be fine. Better that letting the cardboard soak up moisture.
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:31 PM
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The ammo I'm storing for long term gets shrink wrapped then put in ammo cans. It's then stored in the central part of my house on the 1st floor above the basement where the temperature is most stable and moisture is at its lowest. I would imagine that vacuum sealing the
ammo would be a good idea if you follow other procedures like a stable environment.
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Old 05-29-2019, 06:57 PM
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Ammo cans seem to work for me, but, I have used small sealAmeal pouches to carry about 25 rds each out in the woods, they lay flat in your pocket, unlike boxes. The plastic seems to protect the ammo from getting dinged up on hikes. I find its easier to carry more.
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Old 05-30-2019, 08:06 AM
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Remember those Federal "FreshFire" nitrogen purged 22LR's? Federal only made them for a very short time.
They also made 5.56 FreshFire for the gum,mint.

You need to get one of these nitrogen generators to add along with the vacuum device that accommodates it! https://www.impakcorporation.com/sea...-gas-generator This would have to be among the best ways to store ammo for LONG TERM.

But seriously I think that vacuum sealing dry ammo is a good idea for long term storage.
Now...you'll just have to check your seal again and again and again....
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Old 05-30-2019, 08:32 AM
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Yep, seal in the goodness.
Or badness....whichever the case may be.
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Old 05-30-2019, 10:52 AM
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I have been using my wife's FoodSaver for some time to vac.pac. certain ammos. She got tired of me doing that in 'her' kitchen. She bought herself a new one and gave me the old one. It is now in my shop and is used frequently for ammo, gun parts and the occasional handgun.

I am a Kayaker and when I go out on the water, I vac.pac. my BUG, a S&W M 640 Pro. I carry it in my personal water safety vest along with a swiss army knife to cut the package open if needed. I have never needed the BUG as of yet, but it is very reasuring to have along.
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Like said, if you do the sealing in an ideal environment, that's good. Then you've eliminated the moisture and humidity issue. You still have to store it at a good temperature.

My .22 ammo is 3-10 years old, and so far so good in factory packaging, in a steel cabinet in my den. I haven't bought any ammo but centerfire in the last three years.
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Old 05-30-2019, 12:32 PM
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Vacuum sealing .22 cartridges doesn't work so well. The air trapped inside the cartridges leaks out over time and equalizes with the vacuum. Leaving the plastic puffed up as if it has a leak. Center fire cartridges are good to go in vacuum sealing.
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Two metals , chemicals , lube , and air plus moisture already in the cartridge , In my opinion will still degrade in time .
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y ammo,. all of it, is stored in the garage in military surplus ammo cans. Have had to do that for about 7 years now with no problems with rimfire, centerfire and shotgun. I do suspect that 20 years would do it harm but so far no problem. Temperture extremes are from 15 below to over 100.
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I have a buddy that stores his .22 ammo by the brick in zip lock bags so I thought I'd give this a try. If it works well great, if it's no better than sitting in the box I'm out about $15 and the time to do it.

My thinking is that our political climate could change drastically in a couple years and we could go through another ammo shortage. If the bags are still tight in six months or so I may pick up another case of the SK and vacuum pack it too.
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It would be better if you slipped a little descant pack to absorb any moisture. Our maybe a hand full of rice. You'll have something to eat after shooting.
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