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Posted: 12/9/2005 4:44:07 AM EDT
Calm down, calm down; I'm not asking "where" as in exact place in your home (I don't want to step on any toes). I mean do you keep it in the safe with your guns? I have a 14-gun safe that is full with 3 rifles, 2 pistols, and a lot of magazines. I have a goldenrod dehumidifier in there too. I just don't have room for ammo cans and mags. So, do I keep the mags or the ammo somewhere else? I know there was a recent debate about ammo storage turing into a bomb in a fire, but I'm also concerned about humidity because a fire is pretty unlikely.
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 6:02:18 AM EDT
I keep mine in closets in the house
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 6:15:40 AM EDT
Closets in MTM Dry Boxes that are labeled.

R.
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 6:26:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/9/2005 11:17:05 AM EDT by danpass]
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Link Posted: 12/9/2005 6:28:58 AM EDT
In the closet in ammo cans.
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 6:31:51 AM EDT
Closet.



Link Posted: 12/9/2005 6:33:11 AM EDT
In closets, in ammo cans (or crates). The only mags I keep in the safe are loaded mags.
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 8:49:23 AM EDT
I have a Hon locking cabinet with reinforced steel shelves for ammo storage. There is just a teensy weensy bit of overflow that needs to stored in my reloading room, though...

Area is a dehumidified basement, cool and dry year round.
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 9:08:40 AM EDT
I keep mine in stored in 50 Cal ammo cans with dissacant. I label them using 4 3/4 X 2 3/8 shipping tags. I set up a program in my computer where it accepts this size, I remove the string and I print the contents on the tag. It's very clear and professional looking. I use a very large font for the ammo type and a bit smaller font for the lot, head stamp date, # of cartridges and if they are in stripper or bandoleers. I found most adhesive don't like to stick to the cans so I find this method very acceptable. I run the string through the top handle anchor and let the tag hang over the front of the can. It is very sturdy. I will find out how to post pics this weekend.
To answer you question I keep mine in a walk in closet in my master bedroom, next to the gun safe. One of my sons is a architect and the last time he visited he asked me how much the ammo weighed. I over stocked a bit. He did the math and said I was way over code for lbs per sq foot and I should move some of the ammo to a different location. I have a completely dry finished basement so I put 10 of the cans on a pallet in the basement but I don't like the idea of having a pipe burst etc. with my ammo so close to the basement floor. I might build the pallet up on cinder blocks to add some height.
I don't mean to hijack your thread but what do you guys think of the basement idea? Its a dry heated basement.
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 10:23:49 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BSTOCK:
I keep mine in stored in 50 Cal ammo cans with dissacant. I label them using 4 3/4 X 2 3/8 shipping tags. I set up a program in my computer where it accepts this size, I remove the string and I print the contents on the tag. It's very clear and professional looking. I use a very large font for the ammo type and a bit smaller font for the lot, head stamp date, # of cartridges and if they are in stripper or bandoleers. I found most adhesive don't like to stick to the cans so I find this method very acceptable. I run the string through the top handle anchor and let the tag hang over the front of the can. It is very sturdy. I will find out how to post pics this weekend.
To answer you question I keep mine in a walk in closet in my master bedroom, next to the gun safe. One of my sons is a architect and the last time he visited he asked me how much the ammo weighed. I over stocked a bit. He did the math and said I was way over code for lbs per sq foot and I should move some of the ammo to a different location. I have a completely dry finished basement so I put 10 of the cans on a pallet in the basement but I don't like the idea of having a pipe burst etc. with my ammo so close to the basement floor. I might build the pallet up on cinder blocks to add some height.
I don't mean to hijack your thread but what do you guys think of the basement idea? Its a dry heated basement.



It's where I keep my ammo. Heated [to 60F] dry [40-50% humidity] and a solid floor that'll handle the weight. There is no way I could put my ammo upstairs on a wood floor in one location. I weighed it several weeks ago and it weighs a LOT after it was added up.
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 10:56:39 AM EDT
Under our bed, under the nightstand and TV table. The wife was pissed when she tried to store stuff under the bed and found all the cases of 5.56 and 7.62X39!!
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 12:05:34 PM EDT
20mm ammo cans

For awhile I stored ammo in a metal cabinet. But the ammo cans are better as I can grab and go.
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 12:06:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By alaman:
I keep mine in closets in the house



+1

My safe is in my closet along with a bunch of ammo cans and other gun stuff.
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 1:01:51 PM EDT
Basment

Mostly in 50 and 30 cal cans, but I have an ammo locker that i use for the rotating stock of ammo.

I don't have the room in the safe for the ammo. I'm considering getting another safe just ofr the ammo though.

I need to come up with some better organization for my ever expanding ammo collection
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 2:17:55 PM EDT
I keep a basic load, x2, in the house and readily accessable. Half in mags on my BDS Plate Carrier, the rest in a 5.56mm ammo can on strippers. I keep a lot of .45acp inside as well, and a grip of .12 #00 to feed the other beasts. The rest of the bulk ammo is in .50 Cal ammo cans and 20 mike mike cans on shelves in the heated garage. I do try to keep them close enough to throw through a door to the outside incase of a fire. I surely do not want all that burning up/cooking off, so I try and plan mulitple contingencies out to fit the occasion....
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 2:30:47 PM EDT
Basement in labeled MTM dry boxes or 50 caliber ammo cans with dessicant in them.

The only stuff not in cans is stuff that's sealed like battle packs.
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 3:20:46 PM EDT
Against my Bedroom wall in 50 cal. ammo cans, my less used calibers are in 30 cal. cans
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 3:25:42 PM EDT
there is some guy here that stores his ammo burried in his barn.
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 5:27:13 PM EDT
A safe in the garage, a safe in by the mud room, and a safe in my bedroom. I have 2K rounds in the bedroom. If I'm lucky, it will only see use at the range.
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 5:30:56 PM EDT
Not in the attic! I don't leave mine in the garage if I can avoid it either, because the temperature variations I can experience in a single day are not good for storing much of anything there. I do store empty brass in sealed containers in the garage. My loaded ammo is in GI cans indoors, and not near the safe. I have a limited amount of ammunition IN the safe, but I certainly don't want anyone to be able to yank both my safe AND the quantity of ammo I have on hand, so I store the bulk of the ammunition somewhere else.
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 6:03:52 PM EDT
Mine is in individualy labled ammo cans, in a dedicated homak cabinet, in the basement.
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 7:23:18 PM EDT
I keep most of mine in the cellar. About 25-30 USGI ammo cans mostly 50cal some 30's labeled and w/ desiccant inside. Keep a few k assorted ammo in the bedroom closet.

FB
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 7:33:42 PM EDT
in the armory
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 8:18:41 PM EDT
Most in the closet and some in the pantry.
Link Posted: 12/9/2005 8:22:12 PM EDT
...in my pants!

Sorry... it just came out, so to speak.

My good stuff in cans that help weigh down the safe. Rest in workshop...

Rmpl
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 8:21:36 AM EDT
Cool dry concrete basement 6" from the walls and floor resting on 2X4's. The way Mother Nature intended.
Link Posted: 12/10/2005 9:48:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By C-4:
Cool dry concrete basement 6" from the walls and floor resting on 2X4's. The way Mother Nature intended.



Cans or no cans?
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 5:23:25 AM EDT
+1 for cans
+1 for closets
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 5:27:00 AM EDT
On one of those plastic 4-shelf things.

I don't have enough closet space for my ammo.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 6:43:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 6:54:43 PM EDT by fight4yourrights]
old pic
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 8:24:30 AM EDT
I keep all my ammo stored (mostly in cans) in a locked room in the basement.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 3:50:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
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How much for one of those SA tubs full?
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 4:01:46 PM EDT
After filling the basement with ammo and other gun related stuff my other half got rather upset and said some of the ammo had to go outside. I wasn't worried about theft out of the house so much but the garage was a different story. I was at an auction one day and they sold 2 old chest style deep freezes that they wasn't sure worked or not. I gave 5 bucks for both, brought them home and bolted on some pad locks and filled them up with all sorts of things (mainly ammo of all kinds). They are very easy to put golden rods in and would take a tractor loader to move while they are full. I thought they were sure cheap safes.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 5:27:06 PM EDT
The trick to a happy marriage is never letting your spouse see all your ammo at one time in one place. My wife saw that a few times and just shook her head. She's very understanding. I am a lucky man. Now I gotta go hide some ammo!
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 10:54:23 PM EDT
I store mine in the basement, in ammo cans
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:20:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By CAR_16:

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
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How much for one of those SA tubs full?



Sorry, I'm down to 2 now. Sold a couple to buddies to help them out. (damn....)
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:49:04 AM EDT
In boxes that are in 50 cal ammo cans ,in closet
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:28:58 PM EDT
False wall in the house with a few other goodies
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:37:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Sorry, I'm down to 2 now. Sold a couple to buddies to help them out. (damn....)



WTF were you thinking? I home at least you got .20 a round.... cause that is what it will cost to replace it.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:54:24 PM EDT
Update:




Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:00:16 PM EDT
OH my god!!!hock.gif
Is that where I get to go if I finish life on a good note???
I'm on my best behavior from now on!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:08:21 PM EDT
I keep mine under my wifes side of the bed, its cold and dry there.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:19:36 PM EDT
I am surprised those metal racks hold that much weight without bowing. Nice set up.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:26:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 8:28:16 PM EDT by fxntime]

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Update:


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Umm, you been in my basement? Mine looks an awful lot like yours. But you have a bit of catching up to do. The wife knows how much I HAVE, but not how much I SPENT. Pretty sad when you go to a show and drive home with a pickup load of ammo cans and still run out of them before you are done with ammo packing. I will never, EVER, not keep my ammo sorted by caliber again. What a PITA that was. Not to mention finding out I had 5 cans full of .454 casull ammo.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:32:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BSTOCK:
I am surprised those metal racks hold that much weight without bowing. Nice set up.




Rated for 600 lbs per shelf, 3,600 total
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:41:50 PM EDT
Cheapie Homak gun cabinet:

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:44:21 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:46:48 PM EDT
Where the satellites can't find it
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 9:00:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:00:21 PM EDT
50 cal ammo cans and loaded in magazines.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 5:32:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FALARAK:
Closet.

chrysler.websitewelcome.com/~user1010/pics/guns/misc/closet.jpg




Dang, can I go shooting with you, and just help shoot your ammo? I'm not even going to show my little pile of ammo. But I keep mine in the closet and on my tv stand.
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