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Posted: 3/19/2006 5:03:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/19/2006 5:07:04 PM EDT by TacticalStrat]
I know that it's best to keep ammo in a cool/dry place. But I'm running out of room inside my house and I have plenty of room in my 3.5 car garage to store all of my ammo cans.

I'm in Texas. I'm concerned that in the 100F+ degree summer heat, and a car with a hot engine in my garage, I could expose the ammo to heat in excess of 130F degrees for several weeks each year. And a few months of 80-100F w/ a hot car in the garage.

How bad is it gonna screw with my ammo if I store it in the garage? I have maybe 20,000+ rounds and some of it may not be shot for 10+ years.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 5:05:07 PM EDT
I keep some of mine in the garage, and in Minnesota we get both extreme heat and cold

No problems ever
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 5:13:08 PM EDT
I wouldn't unless I were going to shoot it up within a few months to a year. Hot / Cold can really effect the ammo.

Stack it under your bed, under your computer desk, closets, kitchen shelves, bookshelves etc.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 6:21:27 AM EDT
btt
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 6:38:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2006 6:40:25 AM EDT by _DR]
I would not do it unless I had a garage with humidity and climate control, or the ammo was vacuum packed.

have any extra luggage store in a walk-in closet? Makes a good place for ammo storage if you don't travel a lot. (Just don't forget where you put it. )
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 6:41:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 6:48:51 AM EDT
1. In military surplus ammo cans which are water proof you'll be fine.

BUT>>>>

It would make it easier for anyone who knew about it to steal it from you.

Or actually you could seal it with one of those foodsaver hickey's in vacuum sealed plastic.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 6:50:28 AM EDT
You can store it in my safe. With the usual holder's fee.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 6:51:21 AM EDT
Consensus? Stack it high, and stack it deep.
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 8:05:28 AM EDT
Sir, FWIW almost all my ammo is stored in USGI ammo cans stacked against the side wall of my garage. I've never experienced any problems that might be attributed to this storage location. I have approximately forty cans stored this way. I live in SE Virginia, it gets hot in the summer and cold in the winter but not as bad or for as long as Minnesota. HTH, 7zero1.
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