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Meauxjeaux
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Storing ammo in an unheated garage attic - doable?



Is it a bad idea with regular south la humidity and temp changes?






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JAB528
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re: Storing ammo in an unheated garage attic - doable?


Id put it in a dry box just in case.





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AlmaDawg
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re: Storing ammo in an unheated garage attic - doable?


I don't do it in South GA. It will corrode the casings.

Maybe you could if you put them in a closed plastic ammo box, or even a plastic tote with some silica gel packs.






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Nodust
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I would think risky in this climate. Maybe in airtight containers. Use the handwarmers to deoxygenate the containers.





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re: Storing ammo in an unheated garage attic - doable?


For it to last, keep it inside.
I keep a drop handgun in my truck and the ammo started corroding over time.






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Meauxjeaux
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re: Storing ammo in an unheated garage attic - doable?


Thanks for the suggestions. I have a good kind of funky tucked out of the way location that I can store some.

Thinking of doing this in case my house gets broken in to. It's a place I don't think thieves would ever find.






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re: Storing ammo in an unheated garage attic - doable?


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bad idea






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Ice Cream Sammich
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re: Storing ammo in an unheated garage attic - doable?


I keep all of my ammo, except my hunting ammo, in 50 cal MilSup cases with a silica packet in each. Been doing this for years and no problems so far but they do stay inside.





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Lpmann3
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re: Storing ammo in an unheated garage attic - doable?


Is it swaged military ammo? If it use you are fine. If it's not, I'd put it in a dry box. Or if you just want to be safe you should put it in a dry box too. Those food vacuum sealers work pretty good.





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Bulletproof Lover
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re: Storing ammo in an unheated garage attic - doable?


If it heats and cools over time it will break down the powder rod. This will result in overpressure.





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re: Storing ammo in an unheated garage attic - doable?


I was going to say no, but after thinking about it I dont think it's any different than leaving a loaded gun in your car.





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Maybe you could if you put them in a closed plastic ammo box, or even a plastic tote with some silica gel packs.



This, get an ammo can or something that is sealable and put a couple of those packets in there and you'll be fine..






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