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Dump them into a suitable O Ring sealed can…drop a couple moisture absorbing packs in with them then put the can in a temperature stable location and get a good nights sleep knowing all is well with your ammo and it will be available fight another day…you have no idea how ammunition is actually stored before you purchase it 😑😑😑…been there, seen that!
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Old 01-14-2022, 05:12 AM
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I did not say they met the criteria for Home Beautiful or a GQ magazine spread, they are just there…..
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You mean nobody else has 30 or so 50 cal ammo cans stacked in the living room??
I kinda restrict them to the children’s bedrooms…but ONLY along one wall 😨😱
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Old 01-14-2022, 07:38 AM
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I've been doing this for years! I'm not really sure it helps, but it sure doesn't hurt!
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Old 01-14-2022, 10:22 AM
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I have stored factory ammunition, and many of my reloads in dry but not climate controlled environments, on shelves in a cabinet, for decades without any change in reliability. I currently store (for the last 10 years) ammo in boxes, in a cabinet, controlling the room humidity to ~50% and temps 65-80 Degrees with no change in reliability. Further protection can't hurt but has been unnecessary in my 65 years of experience.
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Old 01-14-2022, 02:15 PM
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Hum, on shelf in basement in original packaging. Lots of fed lightning from 90s and blazers from 2000's that works just fine.
Store like wine in a cool dry area. Everything else is a waste of time. I have rounds from the late 1970's and early 1980's that are still perfect.
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Storing 22 Ammo

I have been Vacuum packing for years. I only put them away when I'm assured they are properly sealed. I opened some I Vacuumed 20 years ago and they look and performed like new.
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If I were younger and had a vac sealer I would.
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The only ammo that I have vacuum sealed is that which I carry in my "get home" bag in the trunk of my car. 300 Blackout and 40 S&W. I check for full vacuum monthly and completely replace it every 6 months. WAY too often but this is ammo that I may someday have to stake my life on.

In the house I just store it all on shelves made of cinder blocks and 2x12's in most every closet throughout the residence.
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last year I fired several of boxes of Remington 22short purchased in 1963. Worked like new. No one knows how that ammo was stored. It followed us on five years of overseas assignments, in between it laid wherever the movers put it.
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I have some CCI Stingers that were bought in the 1980s. They were stored in their original plastic boxes inside a metal ammo box in a basement. They shoot fine. Some Soviet 9mm from the late 40s stored the same way didn't fair as well, but I suspect that is the ammo's fault as the Finnish 9mm in the same ammo boxes faired just fine.
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Having served for 34 odd years I have seen various types of ammo (from arty/mortar/fullbore to rimfire) stored in all manner of locations and in all manner of ways, some good some terrible.

Once it’s stored in air tight or reasonably air tight containers it should be fine.

Forget about temperature, Moisture (dampness/wetness) is your main enemy here.
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Today about $2000 of high end ammo is in my gun safe. Keep it dry and from getting to hot.
That may be true but some of us keep more than 3 boxes of 45 and a a box of 9mm.
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That may be true but some of us keep more than 3 boxes of 45 and a a box of 9mm.
Yeah 2 K of ammo today would have been a good range weekend in the pre Scamdemic days.

I had a case of wally World 550 packs from 1989 I forgot about at the back of the closet..... the price on it was 89.97

Some of best ammo I have shot in years I think one dud out of the 4K I shot so far... man I wish I would have bought more to forget about. I did nothing to it except drop it there and pile stuff on it. for 32 years.

I was thrilled to find it, even more thrilled that it was close to flawless.
1.6 cents per round. Those were the days my friend.

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Wyo2, that was a good find. I do think that vintage Federal 550 pack were a great value and I wish I would have bought more rimfire ammo before 2000 when case prices were under $100.
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