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Vacuum Packed Ammo
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Note: If this is in the wrong place, freakin' move it, it's not my job any more. Big Grin


Does anyone else vacuum pack their ammo?

Not necessarily all of it, but seeing as the only real enemy of ammunition is moisture, I decided to gather up a few boxes of every caliber I own and seal them in food saver bags. (each caliber sealed individually)

I took pics a while back, but can't find them at the moment.
Close your eyes and imagine ammo sealed in plastic and there you go. Wink

I figure no matter where they end up (flooded basement, in a rain-soaked BOB, etc), I'll have a small supply of ammo that should be guaranteed to go bang.
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#2
I've vacuum packed ammo that I keep in each car.
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#3
Sure, I've been doing this for years.
As a former Vol firefighter, I've seen more than a few thousand dollars of ammunition in flooded basements.

Zcorr is even making vac bags for handgun storage, might be a good idea for storage in a BOB or GHB.
https://www.zcorrproducts.com/products/V...Pistol_Bag
Some people need to read this book: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1936976021/ref=...jwbZH1GAZF

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#4
Nope

I keep all my ammo in water tight military ammo cans that I have color coded & marked for each caliber.
MOUNTAINORACLE, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#5
i have bought ammo that vac. packed and have stored it that way. mostly i use gi ammo cans.
bob308, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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#6
Yup I have my whole stockpile stored this way. I generally pack bags of 200. Doing it this way I can stuff 9 bags (1800 rounds) of 5.56 into a 50 Cal ammo can. Don't tell your neighbor though, apparently weatherproofed ammunition is a big no no.
The law? The law is a human institution...
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#7
Actually, with today's unleaded primered ammo, there is a lot of discussion that oxygen itself can be a threat to the long term durability of ammo.

This has been discussed extensively on the Five Seven sites because FN uses lead free primers, as do and will more and more manufacturers as time goes by.

The internet claim is that lead free primers can break down in just 10 years due to oxidizing issues, but no one really knows yet....as the oldest ones in circulation are reportedly about that old.

I keep my ammo secured in .30 cal ammo cans with dessicant bags.
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Valorius;22287 Wrote:Actually, with today's unleaded ammo, there is a lot of discussion that oxygen itself can be a threat to the long term durability of ammo.

This has been discussed extensively on the Five Seven sites because FN uses lead free primers, as do and will more and more manufacturers as time goes by.

The internet claim is that lead free primers can break down in just 10 years due to oxidizing issues, but no one really knows yet....as the oldest ones in circulation are reportedly about that old.

I keep my ammo secured in .30 cal ammo cans with dessicant bags.

You realize that there's still O2 in those cans? If you're really concerned about oxidation then you should be putting the O2 Absorbers inside the can as well as a desiccant pack.
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streaker69;22289 Wrote:
Valorius;22287 Wrote:Actually, with today's unleaded ammo, there is a lot of discussion that oxygen itself can be a threat to the long term durability of ammo.

This has been discussed extensively on the Five Seven sites because FN uses lead free primers, as do and will more and more manufacturers as time goes by.

The internet claim is that lead free primers can break down in just 10 years due to oxidizing issues, but no one really knows yet....as the oldest ones in circulation are reportedly about that old.

I keep my ammo secured in .30 cal ammo cans with dessicant bags.

You realize that there's still O2 in those cans? If you're really concerned about oxidation then you should be putting the O2 Absorbers inside the can as well as a desiccant pack.

Thought the same...
LisaA, proud to be a member of pa2a.org since Sep 2012.
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streaker69;22289 Wrote:You realize that there's still O2 in those cans? If you're really concerned about oxidation then you should be putting the O2 Absorbers inside the can as well as a desiccant pack.

Really? Oxygen in the cans? I had no idea, i thought they made a perfect vacuum like outer space just by closing the lid.

...of course i know that. Big Grin

And of course you realize i store many calibers of ammunition, not just 5.7mm, right? Wink

With the FN lead free primer ammo (SS195, SS198) I will just make sure i shoot it all up every few years and buy more. The long term storage 5.7mm ammo i have from Elite and Fiocchi (SS197) all uses leaded primers.
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