#[quote=“cico7, post:78, topic:7395”]
My only issue with boxes is it limits how many can fit in a can. I only store reloads in this fashion,
new ammo is in the box in the refrigerator.
@cico7 Thank you for sharing what you’re doing.
I’m not sure it is a good practice to store ammo in the fridge? I would think the cartridge would condense when moved to a warm temp pretty fast…and if it wasn’t all used up restoring it in the fridge would decrease the power each time?..and lead to a potential failure to ignight?
My main issue to support keeping all unfired ammo in the original boxes is it gives the manufacturer LOT#. If the ammo is bad I can trace how many boxes/rounds I need to deal with. I also write the date I purchased on all boxes.
When I’m done with each box I discard the cardboard and keep the tray for empty cases and store them back in the 1,000 rd. shipping box.
Last year I purchased a box of 50 rounds of +P+ 9mm FMJHP from a local shop. Turned out it was only +P that was in the box. With the Lot# I was able to call the manufacturer who blamed it on the person that boxed up the ammo for them. They sent me a new +P+ box of ammo and I kept the +P ammo as I had fired half the box before double checking the ammo and discovering something was wrong with it.
My dealer stepped in and found he had one more box with the same issue. He backed me up which made things smoother.
So I will continue with my method of protecting my investment…and myself.
I am also switching to 40mm USA Steel cans to accommodate the factory boxes I have in quantity…and keeping the 35-50-Fat 50 cal cans for all in between amounts.
Everything is in real USA made steel military ammo cans.