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Alpherjo
March 16, 2009, 08:16 PM
Hi all,

I'm a new gun owner. I wanted to get some confirmation/input on storing loose ammo in a bag. Is this OK to do, especially if temperature is stable? Especially if it's not really long term storage? Does ammo rubbing together a little effect it? Are there leakage issues?

From other research it sounds like it is, but I'd like to get some good straight answers.

Thanks for any help!

FALPhil
March 16, 2009, 09:57 PM
Does ammo rubbing together a little effect it?

No, and it doesn't affect it, either.

I had a uncle who was a generation before my mother. He carried his ammo loose in a little home made leather pouch. At any given point in time, he might have .22 long rifle, 38 Special, 45 Long Colt, 243 Win, and 30-30 in the pouch at the same time. As much as he shot, I figured there was complete turnover in the pouch about every 2 weeks.

I don't think that much bad can happen with it.

Don H
March 17, 2009, 12:18 AM
Bulk ammo packed loose in a box gets shipped all over the country every day without ill effects.

Kreyzhorse
March 17, 2009, 06:39 AM
Paper or Plastic? Just kidding....... Storing ammo in bag shouldn't create a problem.

Alpherjo
March 17, 2009, 09:18 AM
Thanks everyone.

Adventurer 2
March 17, 2009, 11:50 AM
I dump my shotgun shells in a jacket pocket. Somewhere along the way, emptying my pockets, I have ended up with gallon freezer bags of mixed shotgun shells. One problem I have is that the markings have rubbed off of the plastic - I'm not sure what size shot is in which shells.

voyager4520
April 1, 2009, 08:28 AM
You better hope a hot shell doesn't land in that bag during shooting. That happened at my Dad's club range. Big mess, lots of changed rules, lucky no one got hurt.

Don H
April 1, 2009, 01:37 PM
You better hope a hot shell doesn't land in that bag during shooting. That happened at my Dad's club range. Big mess, lots of changed rules, lucky no one got hurt.
It's unclear to me but are you saying that a hot empty hull landed in a bag of loaded shells and touched them off?

Creature
April 1, 2009, 01:49 PM
Just be sure that each cartridge's gas tank doesn't leak...











:D

Mr. Davis
April 1, 2009, 02:49 PM
I was surprised when I opened my first box of Winchester White Box from Walmart and all the 9mm rounds were just thrown in there.

Ammo is durable and stable...if you're okay chasing it around your bag, it won't hurt it.

voyager4520
April 1, 2009, 03:20 PM
Quote: "It's unclear to me but are you saying that a hot empty hull landed in a bag of loaded shells and touched them off?"

Only three rounds. Not sure how it would happen, maybe the casing hit a primer just right, then the first blast shocked a couple other primers. All I know is now you can only take one gun into the firing area at a time, no bags, and your ammo has to be kept in closed ammo boxes until you are ready to load up and start shooting.