Is it safe to store & transport .22 ammo loose in ammo cans?

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  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link
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    I know bulk centerfire ammo comes in ammo cans, but I wasn't sure if rimfire ammo was safe to store and transport in the same manner :paranoid:
     
  2. ZeroRing

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    Short answer, probably. A lot if it is sold in "bricks" of 500+ loose rounds but those are generally in cardboard or wood boxes.

    I don't know that I'd carry a metal "ammo can" around with thousands of loose .22 cal rimfire in it... I'd be worried too much about contamination with that many rounds mashed together long-term.

    Now, having an ammo-can full of cardboard or wood "bricks" of .22?? THAT I do. :thumbup:
     
  3. matt_w

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    Only one way to find out...fill a can with .22lr and put it in one of those vibrational paint mixers. :thumbup:
     
  4. PhysicsGuy

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    Joey, you would actually have to go shooting often to have to worry about that :D
     
  5. Neil

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    Now I don't know the OP, but that was kind of funny!
     
  6. JAFO

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    Safety isn't likely a concern but I'd put it in a big ziplock bag inside an ammo can. Rimfire isn't sealed and will absorb moisture.
     
  7. Grizzly_A

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    Aren't most ammo cans sealed with a rubber o-ring in the lid? Or you can put some dessicant in the can.

    I've seen several different guys store their loose .22 in ammo cans. Even saw one guy store his outside the tent during hunting season and then trip on it and kick it 5ft in the dark cause he was drunk. No issues noted...
     
  8. jquirit

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    Now I typically don't do this, but ...

    +1!

    :thumbup: :laugh:

    Yeah Joey. You need to stop buying cars and trucks and start going out shooting more. Even though you showed us up (in your group) at Threat Dynamics.

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