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  • Vacuum Sealing Ammo?

    Just a question for anyone that may have tried this. I decided to vacuum pack some ammo as a test. Some loose and some still in the boxes. I added a small pour of rice to each bag before the process began. I was discussing weapons buried in a pvc tube with a friend and they suggested the rice to keep things dry, and if worse came to worse, you could always eat the rice in the future. Has anyone ever vacuumed ammo and what were your results? Thanks for any input.
    Last edited by monet861; 02-05-2009, 06:33 PM.
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    Originally posted by monet861 View Post
    Just a question for anyone that may have tried this. I decided to vacuum pack some ammo as a test. Some loose and some still in the boxes. I added a small pour of rice to each bag before the process began. I was discussing weapons buried in a pvc tube with a friend and they suggested the rice to keep things dry, and if worse came to worse, you could always eat the rice in the future. Has anyone ever vacuumed ammo and what were your results? Thanks for any input.
    Most of our armed members choose to vacuum seal ammo for storage....I personally prefer silica dessicant as a moisture absorbant, but rice would probably work well, too....doubt I'd eat it afterward, though....

    Ammo storage is a big topic in the boards, and can be found on many of our thread lists....use your search tool to check out other member ideas...there's some good ones. ;)
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    • #3
      I live on the coast, and vacuum pack all my ammo due to the salt air. That is the only reason I seal it. Never did it when I lived inland. It definetly wont hurt, so seal away! Dont think the rice makes much of a difference.
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      • #4
        I vac packed some ammo this week. I have recently shot .45 & .38 vac packed 18 years ago. Not a single misfire. Nothing special was done to prevent moisture. No air, no moisture I guess?
        JUST CURIOUS? PRUNES ARE DEHYDRATED PLUMS. SO WHERE DOES PRUNE JUICE COME FROM?

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        • #5
          I've read on other forums of people who have Vac Sealed rice using common Vacume sealers and bags. The majority have complained that the seal doesn't hold because the rice punctures the bag. Most have resorted to using heavier plastic ziplocks inside the vac sealed bags. Also some people have raised concerns that vac sealing ammo may change the seating depth of some of the ammo. Don't know how true that is though?
          Last edited by Bayou Blaster; 02-06-2009, 03:31 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bayou Blaster View Post
            The majority have complained that the seal doesn't hold because the rice punctures the bag. Most have resorted to using heavier plastic ziplocks inside the vac sealed bags.
            One thing I do is cover the stuff with paper towels or paper napkins. It adds a barrier/buffer between the stuff and the vacuum bag.

            I have copyrighted this procedure and you'll have to pay me 25 cents everytime you use it.:D
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            • #7
              I seal them with that handy ziplock handpump. See below. Photos of some 30 carbine reloads in my Ziplock vaccum sealer. Costs less the $5.00 for the pump and special bags.



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              • #8
                Went to wally world, and bought the vacuum sealing pump, and bags both sizes it cost just a little over 6 dollars. Tried it out last night, and it works like a charm. It was a very good investment
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by gkim4107 View Post
                  Went to wally world, and bought the vacuum sealing pump, and bags both sizes it cost just a little over 6 dollars. Tried it out last night, and it works like a charm. It was a very good investment

                  I would stock up on the bags. If they do not sell enough, they may discontinue the item. If so, you will have a good collection of bags.

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                  • #10
                    I tried putting 2 full boxes (still in the box) of 550 Federal in one bag (foodsaver) last night. Worked very well, the bag closed very tightly around the shape of the boxes. Fits nicely into a 4" bury tube.

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                    • #11
                      Vac Pakkin'

                      I have a Food Saver vac pakker' and packed up in the 11" wide bags 3 boxes of 9mm ammo. Did this 5 times so far and still have 12 100 round boxes in a ammo can. I think vac pakkin' is a good plan for long term storage. Even if it is unnecessary if you live in a non-humid area it can't hurt.

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                      • #12
                        No a bad idea, especially if you plan to bury. For above ground storage a GI ammo can (make sure the lid seal is in good shape) with a desicant bag thrown in is hard to beat. I guess if you vac-pac it and then put it in the ammo can it should keep for at least the rest of our lives.

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                        • #13
                          I box up all my ammo in Army ammo cans.

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                          • #14
                            Vacced mine the other day.. Works well,

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                            • #15
                              ammo

                              I live in the Nevada desert. No worries;)
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