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Posted: 11/15/2001 2:27:02 AM EDT
I just bought a liberty gun safe(new home for 2001 LEPG) and am going to put a "golden rod" dehumidifier in it since it is in my basement. Is it safe to store ammo in the safe with the dehumidifier in it? Thanks
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 2:34:21 AM EDT
I would think so. I don't store my ammo in my safe. In fact, my ammo is stored at the extreme opposite end of the house. During a fire, I'm worried about the rounds cooking off inside the safe. They are only rated to keep the inside at 450 deg for 30 minutes in a 1200 deg fire, at least thats what mine is. I think you could use the golden rod. In fact it will keep your ammo drier. To each his own.
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 2:39:04 AM EDT
The only ammo I keep in my safe is in the mags themselves, no problems with my Goldenrod.
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 3:08:03 AM EDT
Yes, it is safe to store ammo in a gun safe but why? You only have a limited amount of room in a gun safe and why waste that space on cheap ammo? Store the ammo in .50 cal ammocans outside the safe. I currently store my mags in my safe, but when I need the space for other more important things, the mags will come out.
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 4:57:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/15/2001 4:50:57 AM EDT by Getsome]
I store some ammo in my safe. Even though it is bolted down I try to keep the safe loaded up and as heavy as possible.
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 5:10:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 5:36:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 5:45:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 5:52:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 7:13:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1: Hey GWIGG, FYI, ammo will not be dangerous at all of it "cooks off" in a fire. This has been demonstrated many times, first by General Hatcher (that I know of), and is talked about on the SAAMI website. When not contained (supported) by the chamber of firearm pressure cannot build. Usually the primer pops out and maybe the bullet, but neither will be dangerous. Any rounds loaded into the chamber of a firearm will, of course, be very dangerous.
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I didn't know that.
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 7:16:42 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 10:20:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/15/2001 10:18:51 AM EDT by nightstalker]
[url]home.sprynet.com/~frfrog/miscella.htm[/url] http://home.sprynet.com/~frfrog/miscella.htm Some Hatcher stuff here.
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 10:55:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By GWIGG:
Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1: Hey GWIGG, FYI, ammo will not be dangerous at all of it "cooks off" in a fire. This has been demonstrated many times, first by General Hatcher (that I know of), and is talked about on the SAAMI website. When not contained (supported) by the chamber of firearm pressure cannot build. Usually the primer pops out and maybe the bullet, but neither will be dangerous. Any rounds loaded into the chamber of a firearm will, of course, be very dangerous.
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I didn't know that.
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A large quantity of ammo going off in an enclosed container is another story altogether, however.
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 11:15:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/15/2001 11:24:36 AM EDT
A large quantity of ammo going off in an enclosed container is another story altogether, however.
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Yep, if you have enough ammo in your safe (or just enough powder), you have a giant bomb. If the ammo cooks off, the burning powder will build up pressure in your safe until the safe itself explodes...
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