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Posted 16 September 2008 - 10:38 AM

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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Posted 16 September 2008 - 11:51 AM

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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Posted 16 September 2008 - 12:02 PM

keep all my ammo in the gun safe except the house gun with +P kick.
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Posted 16 September 2008 - 12:31 PM

keep mine separate from my guns. Locked up.

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 02:34 PM

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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Posted 16 September 2008 - 04:30 PM

+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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Posted 16 September 2008 - 06:02 PM

Old steal file cabenet for reloading stuff, live ammo in a stand in another spot in home.
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Posted 16 September 2008 - 06:12 PM

GI ammo cans, can't beat them, lots and lots of ammo cams. ,,300wsm

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 06:13 PM

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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Posted 16 September 2008 - 07:51 PM

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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Posted 16 September 2008 - 08:06 PM

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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Posted 16 September 2008 - 08:22 PM

I keep it on pallets so it's easier to move around. :1087: Bad back ya know!!!
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 02:22 PM

Dumpster diving B) :) . Bzzrd feeder I kind of believe you.
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 02:38 PM

Dumpster diving B) :) . Bzzrd feeder I kind of believe you.

Haha, or a yard sale!!
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 02:46 PM

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 05:03 PM

No I'm alot younger and better looking, but that is a nice forklift. :roflmao3[1]: :)
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 07:25 PM

Say thats looks like the guy I hired to move my ammo :horse apples:
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Posted 17 September 2008 - 08:09 PM

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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Posted 19 September 2008 - 10:12 AM

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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Posted 29 September 2008 - 10:04 AM

Thanks for all of the ideas on ammo storage. Here's want I ended up ordering (just the top chest).Woohttp://www.harborfre...temnumber=95517
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Posted 29 September 2008 - 11:53 AM

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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Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:16 PM

Lol I just remembered I have about 600 rounds of 308 in the bottom of my gunsafe.

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Posted 19 November 2008 - 09:21 PM

<-- wants .308 rounds lol... Seems like .308 and .357 are becoming harder to come by in my area...

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 07:14 PM

got about 1000 38 special +p and some 357 need to get something to shoot them with one of these days.




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