storage of primers and powders

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  1. patrick021

    patrick021 Well-Known Member

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    what is the best way to store primers and powders ? ammo boxes etc. thanks
     
  2. RT2506

    RT2506 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     

  3. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Well-Known Member

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    In their original containers in a cool, dry location where there are little changes in temp or humidity (50-65%, if possible).
     
  4. Reloader222

    Reloader222 Well-Known Member

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    Keeping primers in a container with an opened bag of rice gets rid of all humidity.
     
  5. patrick021

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    thanks for the help
     
  6. savagelover

    savagelover Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. JackinSD

    JackinSD Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  8. CA48

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    I keep my powder and primers in a old microwave that I put weather stripping on the door. Then put silica gel with them. Silica gel with ziplock bags works well to and is simple. Silica gel is a good investment it's fairly cheap and last for ever. When it turns pink you put it in the oven for 3 hrs til it dries out and turns blue.
     
  9. savagelover

    savagelover Well-Known Member

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    :Dthey don't make a mico wave big enough for 8 lb containers....what happens if someone turns it on..lol Is a good idea though..
     
  10. CA48

    CA48 Well-Known Member

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    It would be hard to turn on after I disconnected the power cord(didnt work Anyway) It's got 2 8lb jugs a few 1lb ers and a lot of primers. Old fridges work good too.