Tips for Storing Ammunition

Everyone knows that without ammunition, your firearm might as well be a brick. And for those who love to hunt, there could perhaps be few things worse than discovering that you are either completely out of ammo or that the ammunition you’ve been storing has become corroded and useless.

It should be no surprise that storing ammunition in a fireproof safe is often an important step in ensuring that your ammunition can last for several years. One of the chief causes of this damage comes from extreme heat and high humidity. If one was to store ammunition in the trunk of a car or in a garage, for example, the high temperatures that occur on a summer day could easily be enough to degrade the gunpowder and priming mixture of the ammo. Storing ammunition in a fireproof safe also reduces the potential danger of ammunition exploding during a home fire.

Higher levels of humidity can also prove detrimental to the storage of ammunition. High humidity can corrode the shells to the point where they become unsafe to shoot. Storing ammunition in a fireproof safe creates an environment where both the internal temperature and humidity remain at the proper levels. Using these proper storage techniques can keep your ammunition functional for years to come.

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