I buy A LOT of ammo…..But I SHOOT a lot of ammo. I don’t worry about it in the least…honestly.
Thousands of rounds, bulk storage of loose rounds in a plastic, unsealed bag, in a large cardboard box, in a humid garage and attic, temp swings from about 40 degrees to 105 degrees and stored(I think) the longest I have had for 7 years before its rotated out typically….And who knows how long before that it was manufactured and how it was stored……NO ISSUES.
Keep in mind I’m in SoCal so we don’t really freeze here….
Now, with that being said, did I mention I shoot A LOT?….lol. I don’t worry about it as I’m always buying new and rotating it out with somewhere about 5,000-10,000 rounds in rotation(whole bunch of different calibers) at any time for SHTF…..Ammo short of being cooked in a fire, frozen, or getting flooded is fine for years in almost any storage.
BUT , for LONG TERM storage without any rotation(Think Legacy inheritance here,decades to centuries) you ABSOLUTLY should control those conditions….. If that’s the case or you buy in bulk and are not sure you’re going to get a chance to shoot all those rounds within 5 or so years(Like 1000+ rounds of say 30.06) stick to controlled environments as best as possible….
Here’s a great “Break-it-down-for-you” storage article for legacy type storage….http://www.skilledsurvival.com/ammo-storage/
Now ammo isn’t cheap so if you’re worried about it, protect it……But me thinks short of just flat out hoarding or not really being a shooter and having some sort of rotation in the mix, with even just a general mindset of basic preservation you’ll be just fine.
Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:58 am