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Old 08-26-2019, 07:20 PM
Birdogz Birdogz is offline
 
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Would a temperature controlled environment, at 60% humidity be acceptable for ammo storage ? This would be in non sealed cans.
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Old 08-26-2019, 07:46 PM
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Acceptable yes...what is the temperature “controlled” to?
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:03 PM
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I would recommend a temperature 80 degs. or less is better
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:16 AM
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It's a heated, and air conditioned basement, so the temp is 60 to 70 degrees. I run a dehumidifier, and I can hold 60% humidity, without running the heck out of the dehumidifier. I have ammo stored there, and I'm considering moving my reloading set up down there too.
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:41 AM
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It's a heated, and air conditioned basement, so the temp is 60 to 70 degrees. I run a dehumidifier, and I can hold 60% humidity, without running the heck out of the dehumidifier. I have ammo stored there, and I'm considering moving my reloading set up down there too.
That sounds good.
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Old 08-27-2019, 09:53 AM
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That sounds good.
Yeah, conditions way better than most 50-60 year old military surplus ammo ever saw, and it shoots just fine!
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Old 08-28-2019, 11:29 AM
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IMHO, 60% is higher than I would want to store ammo, reloading equip, or weapons in if lower is possible. I run a dehum in my basement set to 45% all the time.
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Old 09-01-2019, 12:19 AM
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I believe temperature is far more important than humidity when storing ammo in USGI cans. I try to keep my ammo at 70 or lower.
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