Primer storage

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by dieseldoc, May 20, 2010.

  1. dieseldoc

    dieseldoc Well-Known Member

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    What is the suggest way to store primers in winter weather like Cody, Wy.

    Have hunting buddy that I asked and I don't know, HELP

    Thanks

    Charlie
     
  2. Loner

    Loner Well-Known Member

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    I have primers from the late 60's that shoot fine, stored indoors, outdoors and in
    several different climates. I wouldn't leave them out at -40 but other than that indoors
    or a basement and don't worry about them.
     

  3. Jinx-)

    Jinx-) Well-Known Member

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    I would be concerned about basement in case of the flooding, so store them high or in some sort of zip bags so they would float...
     
  4. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    Cold won't bother primers but heat will. Store them as cool (and dry) as possible and they will last for many decades.
     
  5. nfhjr62

    nfhjr62 Well-Known Member

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    Have mine in a 50 cal. ammo can comes with rubber seal on top
     
  6. freebird63

    freebird63 Well-Known Member

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    If they are federal 215's regular or match you can store them at my place.
     
  7. GNERGY

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    I 2nd the 50 cal ammo cans for storage. I have over 30 of them with powder and primers that are like brand new bought over 10 yrs ago.
    Tarey
     
  8. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    I read a post here on L/R/H not too long ago where a guy was using an old (not working) refrigerator.
    Id do that in a heartbeat as soon as I find one. Primers in the freezer part, and powder in the frige part, all nice and neat on the shelves. Air tight, and insulated, so keeping a moderate year round temp would be easy. So would keeping moisture out.
    If you dont have room for an old frige, I like the sealable ammo can thing.
     
  9. mmayberry

    mmayberry Well-Known Member

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    What about storing with the "anvil up" so there is no "primer flipping", just something I heard........ What does this mean?

    MM
     
  10. Jerry M

    Jerry M Well-Known Member

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    It means that some one has too much time on there hands and should go shooting instead of dreaming up shit.
     
  11. mmayberry

    mmayberry Well-Known Member

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    Thats about what I was thinking too......

    MM
     
  12. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    WIN!!!! lol truth is awesome ain't it?
     
  13. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    Mine stay on the top shelf of the cubbies at the back of my loading bench:)
     
  14. Truc

    Truc Well-Known Member

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    Good Laugh