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How do you store your ammo?

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With the advent of the non-lead requirement I'm finding that I'm having problems keeping everything separate for a bunch of different rifles, handguns and shotguns. I don't have worry about kids getting into stuff so it's really a matter of organization and convenience. So, did you build or buy a special locker for your ammo? I'm thinking of something like a roll-a-around (but secured to the floor or wall) Kennedy or Sears-type tool box but would really like know what you all are doing.Thanks,Woo

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Mine isn't really locked up (not mounted to a wall or floor anyway). I keep it in green ammo cans and I have a couple aluminum briefcases full as well.

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I keep mine on a shelf in my gun room, in plastic flip top boxes that are color coded and labeled with the load data and which rifle they are meant for. One label on the lid and one small one that is rolled up and inside the box just incase the top label gets damaged or lost.

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+1 love those MTM Case gards! My reloading stuff is in two separate ammo cans in a cool dry place under lock and key. Keep the primers away from the powder.Darren

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Old steal file cabenet for reloading stuff, live ammo in a stand in another spot in home.

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Old steal file cabenet for reloading stuff
Hmmm, I LIKE that idea. Cheap metal cabinet storage that you can probably pick up at the Good Will!!

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I keep stuff I shoot regularly in some shelves above bench in gun room. Just a box or two of each so I don't get too much in one place. Cases and other big boxes are stored elsewhere and I just grab a few boxes as I need them and keep the stash in the gun room stocked up. Actually most of my ammo is scattered on the dash of my pickup.... :1087: along with a bunch of empty brass. Anyone else have a serious problem with empty .22 and .17 brass clogging the defrost vents?I've started buying those MTM boxes too, so far I like them. I ruined a couple of boxes of Winchester soft points one time that were in the cardboard and styrofoam boxes. They bounced around in the pickup long enough the bullets wore through the styrofoam and rubbed the soft lead tips flat on the cardboard. Remingtons plastic holders are better, but the best solution for ammo that is in the pickup all the time is an MTM box. I just got my first cell phone with a camera, so I'll try a pic. Not much, just a few shelves above my workbench where I can keep a what a use often handy. Big boxes and cases are too heavy for shelves, so I just put them on the floor elsewhere.

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ammo cans for bulk stuff and the 50rd plastic boxes for handloads.On the cans I tape or use a sharpie to note whats in in so I dont have to go through each one to find what im looking for.

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I keep it on pallets so it's easier to move around. :1087: Bad back ya know!!!

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Dumpster diving B):) . Bzzrd feeder I kind of believe you.
Haha, or a yard sale!!

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Is this you Bzzrd?ammo_storage_hr.jpg

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No I'm alot younger and better looking, but that is a nice forklift. :roflmao3[1]::)

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ROFLMAO You guys are so funny LOL> WE keep ours on top of the small gun safe.. Stacked up all nice and neat, then we have more up on the closet shelf.. No room in the guns safes..

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Since I currently don't have anywhere else to store them securely, I built a small set of shelves that takes up about 1/2 the floor space in my safe (14-gun Sentry). The shelves will hold up to about 60 or so 25rd boxes of 12ga. There's just enough room in there for my 6 guns. I'm thinking of getting one of those cheap Stack-On locking cabinets for the ammo, and storing only guns in the safe. Ultimately, I'd like to get a Sturdy Safe for the guns and convert the Sentry into ammo & accessory storage.Oh, and coffee cans are great for all kinds of storage. I use them to store ammo, cleaning patches, gun parts, nuts & bolts, small camping/fishing/hunting items, etc.I just thought of something else. I have a couple of old locking filing cabinets that my work was tossing, and I've been using those as a tool box for larger items like drills, saws, etc. As long as the rails would support the weight of a drawer full of ammo, this wouldn't be a bad idea.

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I store it where I can't find the right cartridge for the rifle/pistol I choose to take out....Walt

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