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storage of shells over winter

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by sterlingworth, Oct 1, 2011.

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  1. sterlingworth

    sterlingworth Active Member

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    I have a "few" cases of assorted brands of shells left over from this season.Will storing them in an unheated garage hurt them? Just want to know if Ill have any problems in the spring.Thanks for info..Ray
     
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    Ray: I have a 5th wheel RV on a permanent site in Wisconsin. Last year I left 4 cases of shells in the bottom storage area. I used these shells this summer and noted no adverse effect on their performance. Ed
     
  3. oskerspap12

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    Storage hell.........
    What about winter league??? What about all the doves,quail,rabbits,and all the other assorted stuff that needs to be shot over the winter......?????
    Just wondering......

    D.P.Reynolds
     
  4. Straight99

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    This summer I found several boxes of Winchester paper Ranger Super Target 8s in my basement that I am sure I bought back in the 1960s. Tried one box and they shot as good as any new shells, maybe better. Ran 25 stright. Also found 10 white boxes of AA that I bought in 1970. Shot them all. Not a miss fire in the bunch. My basement is cool and dry, about 60 deg.
     
  5. GW22

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    If they're kept dry they're fine. I bought a box of shells at a garage sale last year that the elderly seller said had been in his unheated garage since the 60s. The box was tattered but all 25 shot like new, zero boopers, zero noticable difference in sound or performance.

    -Gary
     
  6. Captain Bud

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    Hey, I leave mine in the garage all year long. No problems with miss fires any time.

    Oh, Did I mention that I live outside of Phoenix, AZ??

    As long as the ammo stays dry it should "keep" well anywhere in the U,S.A.

    I just couldn't help myself.......

    Phil
     
  7. mallard2

    mallard2 Active Member

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    I agree with D.P. The hell with storing them. REI has long underwear you won't even know that you have on!

    Shoot those babies!
     
  8. Dave P

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    I usually have a case each of two loads in the back of my van all year with no problems.
     
  9. BILL GRILL

    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

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    emr, tmr, umr, just my responce. Kinda like turkeys you need to take em in when it rains! :)
     
  10. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Why would someone not heat a garage?

    Curt
     
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