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Unread 01-25-2013, 07:05 AM
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storage of primers and powders

what is the best way to store primers and powders ? ammo boxes etc. thanks
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    Unread 01-25-2013, 09:15 AM
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    Re: storage of primers and powders

    Store in original containers. They say powder should be stored in a wooden box 1" thick material. I store everything in and old refrigerator. It is pretty air tight so any moisture can't get in and I also store my primers inside gal zip lock bags. Keep them cool and dry. Mine are in temps between 55 and 70* in the basement of my house.
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    Unread 01-25-2013, 09:21 AM
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    Re: storage of primers and powders

    In their original containers in a cool, dry location where there are little changes in temp or humidity (50-65%, if possible).
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    Unread 01-25-2013, 01:56 PM
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    Re: storage of primers and powders

    Keeping primers in a container with an opened bag of rice gets rid of all humidity.
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    Unread 01-28-2013, 09:02 PM
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    Re: storage of primers and powders

    thanks for the help
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    Unread 01-29-2013, 09:03 AM
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    Re: storage of primers and powders

    this stuff about storing primers and powder is all hype.
    While I was in the process of moving from one state to another
    I had all my loading stuff in one of those storage places.
    No heat in them,cold and then hot,humidy etc....Since then
    I have only had 2 primers no go off..And thats been almost
    5 years since they were stored for over a year....Now primers
    of long ago would have been bad,but now days,they should
    last a long long time.
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    Unread 01-29-2013, 09:25 AM
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    Re: storage of primers and powders

    I'm with Savagelover. I have used powder and primers that were stored in a friends unheated garage for over 10 years. They all lived through the gambit of weather extremees. Not a problem with any of it.
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