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

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Joe Link, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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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

    ZeroRing 26th District, WA Active Member

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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

    matt_w Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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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

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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

    Neil Portland Metro Area Member

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

    JAFO OR, USA Silver Supporter Silver Supporter

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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

    Grizzly_A Portland Metro Area Member

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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

    jquirit Forest Grove, OR Member

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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.

    :D