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Posted: 3/7/2010 1:15:28 PM EDT
If your like me, and have about 5000 rounds of ammo just hanging around the house, do you think that's a good idea?
The other day I was looking through my home owners insurance policy, and noticed that it said "no flammable liquids or excelerants"
could be kept in the house...makes sense, but, is ammo considered an excelerant? Not only that, but now I'm paranoid about if my house did burn,
what about the potential danger to any Fire personnel if it all went boom?
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 1:18:35 PM EDT
my gunsafe.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 1:20:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 1:20:51 PM EDT
Most of it is in ammo cans.

Oh, and by the way, only 5000 rounds? Noob!!!

I am curious as to what an "excelerant" is. "Accelerant" I know.

Link Posted: 3/7/2010 1:20:54 PM EDT
In ammo cans in the basement.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 1:22:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 1:23:26 PM EDT

I usually color coordinate my airsoft bbs. I store them in my ma's underwear drawer.

Link Posted: 3/7/2010 1:26:54 PM EDT
All over the floor.

(ammo cans)
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 1:29:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2010 1:33:35 PM EDT by wheel]
Check your state fire regulations.  In Massachusetts for instance there are no laws about how ammo is stored, but fire regulations require that it be kept in a locked container.  (Also in Mass. you can't have more than 10k rounds without special permit.)
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 1:29:19 PM EDT
30cal ammo cans stacked in the basement.  Its getting to the point where I'm thinking I should've gone with the 50cal cans.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 1:30:38 PM EDT
Anywhere inconspicuous, as long as it's dry and not subject to extreme temperature fluxuations.

I hear you can make a nice coffee table with a tablecloth and a little imagination.

I am friends with a couple of firefighters. They don't worry too much about such things, although they appreciate a heads-up.

Firearms with a round in the chamber, on the other hand, are a real concern to them.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 1:31:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By N1Rampage:
All over the floor.

(ammo cans)

I half expected a photos of a room with hundreds/thousands of rounds of ammo on the floor.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 1:43:43 PM EDT
In my ammo room.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 1:48:23 PM EDT
on my boat where all my guns are!
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 1:54:10 PM EDT
Ammo cans.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 1:58:22 PM EDT
Ammo cans are the only way IMO.

Some people take the ammo out of the box and store it loosely.  I just store it in the boxes in an ammo can.

Make sure to use a kitty litter dessicant.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 2:01:15 PM EDT
in my storage unit so my neighbors dont know
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 2:03:37 PM EDT
This one is full, I need another soon. (The top is more accurate color)

Link Posted: 3/7/2010 2:03:59 PM EDT
Ammo cans in an interior closet.  I figure if there's enough fire in the house that they're a problem, there are bigger problems out there (i.e. the place is going down to the foundation).  I'm more worried about the mower gas can in the garage than I am about the ammo.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 2:08:45 PM EDT
37% humidity in the safe
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 2:16:59 PM EDT

I don't store ammo.  That would mean I own guns.  And they are too dangerous to own.

Link Posted: 3/7/2010 2:17:47 PM EDT
There is a corner in my room where I stack ammo crates
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 2:18:11 PM EDT
Pistol ammo is in a wall mounted STACK-ON safe, rifle ammo is in ammo boxes.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 2:19:32 PM EDT
1/4 in my reloading room the rest in a dedicated bunker.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 2:21:08 PM EDT
Downrange...I have no ammo.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 2:21:17 PM EDT
on pallets in the hardened bunker
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 2:28:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2010 2:29:32 PM EDT by MGNiko]
In ammo cans stacked on pallets  

ETA:  Oh you said AMMO, I thought you said PORNO     I don't own ammo, it's dangerous  
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 2:28:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2010 2:30:12 PM EDT by mike12345]
put the stuff in ammo cans and stick it in your safe.

You want to keep it protected from moisture/humidity and change in temperature if possible for long term storage.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 2:45:41 PM EDT
ammo cans
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 2:51:28 PM EDT
I like to store all of my ammo under the baby's crib
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 3:21:09 PM EDT
1/4 in the garage,

1/4 in a safe,

1/4 in a shed,

1/4 at work in the boss's office. he's a real asshole (me)
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 4:57:08 PM EDT
In every square inch of free space I can find , and I'm a 3rd class ammo whore
compared to some here
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 5:05:51 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 5:33:56 PM EDT
I have lost count, but I three foot lockers in the back of my clothes closet.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 5:42:01 PM EDT
Mine stays in old Ice chests, I store my powder and primers the same way.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 5:43:32 PM EDT
Got some under my bed. Got some in a southern comfort box in the closet. Got some sitting on a shelf in the closet.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 5:56:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
In ammo cans.

It's been discussed many times, and the ammo will not go boom if there is a fire.


And if you don't believe us, get a copy of Hatcher's Notebook as he deals with this topic at great length.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 6:05:09 PM EDT
50 cal cans , only got 10 so far full but im still a ammo noob.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 6:07:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VA-gunnut:
In ammo cans.

It's been discussed many times, and the ammo will not go boom if there is a fire.


Don't ask how I know
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 8:08:20 PM EDT
IN magazines.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 9:03:43 PM EDT
In ammo cans, locked in Jobox's in the basement.

My house was burgled several years back, they didn't mess with the safe, but did clean out the ammo closet the safe was next too.  That pretty much sucked.  So I keep it all locked up now.
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 9:06:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 9:10:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By raysheen:
I like to store all of my ammo under the baby's crib

that's pretty fucking irresponsible
How is the baby supposed to get the ammo out if there is a fire
Link Posted: 3/7/2010 9:14:52 PM EDT
In 50cal ammo cans stacked under the dinning room table.

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