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Old 03-31-2013, 02:07 PM
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Storing primers and powder

Can I store my primers and powders for long? I've been using them up, but I'm gonna start buying double so I don't run out when I really need it. How do you store your stuff?
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:33 PM
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Re: Storing primers and powder

Mine is all in my reloading room, which is an actual room in my house, so it stays around 65-67 degrees year round, with no moisture. I've been told they can last pretty much indefinitely if stored inside a house with no moisture and consistant temperature under 85 degrees.

However, I don't know how true that is....Just what I was told. I've seen ammo from Vietnam that's been stored and shot recently, so I wouldn't see why you they wouldn't last...
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:41 PM
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Re: Storing primers and powder

I keep all my powder and primers in the old metal 50 cal. ammo cans. I have some powder that I have been using that is 15 yrs old, AA 2520 that I bought from Natchezz that was only $8.00 a LB in 8 lb containers and I have 3 of those. Also have Fed Mag primers that old that work great also.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:01 PM
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Re: Storing primers and powder

I keep mine in an old refrigerator {not running}. Primers in the freezer section and powder in the other section. Air tight so no moisture and my loading room stays between 60 and 70 * year round. Will last a loooooooog time.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:36 PM
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Re: Storing primers and powder

Fridge is a great idea in concept, but, no way to handle humidity and static elecricity. ......and.....you are storing in a somewhat hardened container. Vent hole will do wonders.

Both of mine are kept in a cool, dark wooden area in my reloading room.
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Re: Storing primers and powder

No worries on holding onto powder for a long time other than keeping the temp. rather controlled. Do check on fire code restrictions as you accumulate though. You may end up building a powder magazine or separating your powder storage to stay compliant.
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Old 04-01-2013, 08:34 AM
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Re: Storing primers and powder

Modern primers and powders should last a lifetime if stored somewhere out of the sunlight and cool. Everything is sealed today so no worry about degradation.
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