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Old 12-31-2018, 11:06 AM
WoodyWagon WoodyWagon is offline
 
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Default A question for you reloaders

I apologize if this question has been asked and answered before, but for you folks who reload rifle and handgun cartridges, do you store you rounds right side up or upside down? Does it make a difference, considering that they may be stored in that position for years?
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:08 AM
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I store mine up, down and sideways and have never noticed a difference. Ive only been doing it for about 12 years though, Im sure theres lot of people that have been doing it longer that can attest to their experiences
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:13 AM
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'tongue in cheek' - being a southpaw I find that rounds placed on their side to the left give tighter groups...ROFL

As Mr. McCoy has said, in reality I've never noticed a difference either - in 'theory' powder clumping 'could' occur over long term storage.... so many variables though to get a scientific answer...
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Old 12-31-2018, 01:02 PM
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Heavy (bullet) end down. That's how the factories do it. 50rd boxes at least. Most of my reloaded ammo goes into 50rd plastic boxes.
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Old 12-31-2018, 05:13 PM
1955Garand 1955Garand is offline
 
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'tongue in cheek' - being a southpaw I find that rounds placed on their side to the left give tighter groups...ROFL

Store the south side pointing west!

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Heavy (bullet) end down. That's how the factories do it. 50rd boxes at least. Most of my reloaded ammo goes into 50rd plastic boxes.
Agree, going on 25 years and don’t see it making a difference with powder. Storage conditions will have much bigger impact such as temperature and humidity, Think cool and dry!
Bullet down allows me to see the headstamp to confirm my records. You can store semi-rimmed and rimless bullet up but design of storage boxes pretty much means rimmed cartridges will be inserted bullet first. All mine are.

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Old 01-12-2019, 01:44 PM
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I think a lot depends on packaging. I have a can of USGI .Cal 30 National Match in the Enblocs, they are packaged Bullet up and Bullet down. USGI 45 ACP has some boxes on their side and the top layer are bullet up. This is in the ammo cans for 1000 rounds. I have not seen any difference in performance.
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:23 PM
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It makes no difference. I wouldn't be surprised if the government had studies on that also.
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:49 PM
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It is not unheard-of for primers to be occasionally seated upside down. Storing ammo bullet down reveals these mistakes......and the cartridges are easier to grasp. Otherwise, doesn't matter. Good Shooting. ..
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:29 PM
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I'd prefer to see cast bullets with lubricant stored bullet down.
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Old 01-13-2019, 04:48 AM
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Bullet up.

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