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Old December 10, 2011, 10:48 AM   #1
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storeing primers ????

Not sure where to post so thought I would post here..

With the talk of storeing primers,I would like to ask if the tupper
ware was a good choice.I thought about getting used ammo box's
but then read where they may be a bomb waiting to go off...But I figured
if I were to use them.I would keep them out in the shed in the ammo
box's. But for in the basement thought the tupper ware or whatever would
work..I would like to know if anyone else uses the tupper ware,or something
like it and how it worked over a period of time....John
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Old December 10, 2011, 10:52 AM   #2
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have you read this?
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Old December 10, 2011, 11:31 AM   #3
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Tupperware is electrostaticly hot. If I were using plastic cases I would get an antistatic material. Primer compound is senstitve to static electricity.

I would also get a good desicant. moisture can degrade the primers.
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Old December 10, 2011, 11:39 AM   #4
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so from what I have just read SAMI INFORMATION....mY PRIMERS SHOULD BE OK STORED IN THE WOODEN CABINET I have them in and not worry about the moisture??????????????? or did I miss something else...
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Old December 10, 2011, 03:30 PM   #5
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Proper location for this would be in the Handloading and Reloading forum. There have been a number of threads on proper storage over the years.

Proper is in the original factory carton in a cool, dry location.

If your basement is damp, and you don't have a dehumidifier, you can put the original factory cartons in a zip lock bag.
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Old December 10, 2011, 08:59 PM   #6
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I've loaded ammunition with primers that were in the neighborhood of twenty years old. I've never done anything but keep them in their original packages in ordinary cardboard boxes. Could they be sensitive to humidity? I believe so, but I've never encountered a problem of that sort. I generally use them within a year or two, but boxes inside boxes inside boxes have a way of eluding notice.
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Old December 11, 2011, 07:24 AM   #7
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I agree, Mike.

Off we go ...
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Old December 11, 2011, 07:30 PM   #8
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Ha ha..... Same here, stored many years in original containers in a garage along the Texas gulf coast, and when I realized they were there 2 years ago I dragged them out and loaded them up, all worked flawlessly.

Remember primers are nearly impossible to kill and ordinary moisture won't hurt them. Immersion in salt water for a week might. Just sayin'.....
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