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  • cthulhufan
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    Originally posted by Iron mike View Post
    i am in the navy and wish i had the money to vaccume ammo right now i am out to sea but my wife still buys ammo every month for me god bless her heart i keep mine in the factory box and the boxes in ammo cans (which being on a ship that carries marines i seem to have no short supply of) is their any problem with storage method that any one knows about?
    No problem with that method of storage as far as I know. I *think* heat variations are worse for powder than exposure to Oxygen. I *believe* it is very beneficial to store ammo "long term" in a cool, dry place. Using bullet and primer sealant is just icing on the cake at that point.

    Somebody here should catch my error if I have any. It might be worth starting or researching this topic over at The High Road or some other arms-centric site.

    --James

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  • Iron mike
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    i am in the navy and wish i had the money to vaccume ammo right now i am out to sea but my wife still buys ammo every month for me god bless her heart i keep mine in the factory box and the boxes in ammo cans (which being on a ship that carries marines i seem to have no short supply of) is their any problem with storage method that any one knows about?
    Last edited by Iron mike; 05-12-2011, 10:24 PM. Reason: spelling errors

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  • SyLord
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    I have vacu-packed ammo and tested it to see if there would be any problems or issues. I have never had a problem with commercial ammo.

    The only issue I ever had was with 38 specials with soft cast lead that *I* didn't crimp emough and I had a few bullets get pushed deeper into the brass. It was noticable and they were pulled, then corrected. My crimps held enough for sitting in boxes or held together from mild recoil, but the fault was mine.

    I never had an issue with any other ammo but I must admit what I do seal up gets a visual and gets stored away after the first batch gets tested. Only 22lr actually get used up, the rest gets put away and forgotten about.

    I need to do some more. I just have gotten lazy with packing ammo cans, but now I'm out.

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  • prkchp76
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    i fully agree ct your screen name is to damn long hehe anyway i have shot many bullets way older than me (grandfather has always been prepared semper fi yes i know thats always faithfull) , anyway you have these fly by night prepers who think because they have some college degree and they read consumer reports they know everything....NOT as stated in other posts trial and error are the only true meanings of research not some words on paper!!!!!! so with that being said you band wagon jumpers welcome aboard but ask before you jump on it

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  • cthulhufan
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    This seems like a stretch. Putting sealer on the bullet and primer alleviate this issue, I would think. I shoot 30 year old ammo all day long that was sealed and then vacuum packed.

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  • Dracos
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    Wow. Where can I get a vacuum like that? What brand? I want one.

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  • brotherzoo
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    Originally posted by cbprice797 View Post
    I discovered something new today. You should noy use a vacuum sealer to pack away your ammo. The reason for this is the vacuum may gradually and slowly begin to pull the primer and/or the bullet out of their brass shell casing and if that happens then you will have a dangerous round of ammunition that may not fit into your firearm, or it may result in an disastrous accident when you try to shoot it.)

    Well the few hundred round vac sealed in my BOB will be removed this weekend.
    How did you 'discover' this?

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  • monet861
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    I have been VacPaking for years with no issues so far.

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  • kentuckyshiner85
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    I haven't done that much but I don't seem to be having any trouble so far I will keep an eye on this to make sure though. What kind of sealer are you using?

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  • langloisandy
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    I have vac sealed THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS of rounds over the years with no issues, none...zero....

    Andy

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  • cbprice797
    started a topic Dont vac pack your ammo!!!

    Dont vac pack your ammo!!!

    I discovered something new today. You should noy use a vacuum sealer to pack away your ammo. The reason for this is the vacuum may gradually and slowly begin to pull the primer and/or the bullet out of their brass shell casing and if that happens then you will have a dangerous round of ammunition that may not fit into your firearm, or it may result in an disastrous accident when you try to shoot it.)

    Well the few hundred round vac sealed in my BOB will be removed this weekend.
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