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Storing primers

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by capvan, May 23, 2013.

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  1. capvan

    capvan Active Member

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    I've got a pretty good stock of primers, all types. Probably a 2 year supply.

    Some people say to store in ammo cans to protect from humidity. Others say this just creates potential bombs in case of a fire.

    Just how sensitive are primers to humidity?

    Looking for comments from this group...

    capvan
     
  2. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

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    Not sensitive to humidity. HMB
     
  3. alf174

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    HMB may be right but I think I'd lean toward storing them in the same place as your powder - cool & dry.
     
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    The included link will tell you all about it.

    To the OP. Humidity isn't much of a problem except that it might 'rust' the primer itself. Just store them in their original containers in a cool, dry, place AWAY FROM your Powder stocks.

    Don T. Littleton CO
     
  5. Unknown1

    Unknown1 Well-Known Member

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    The attached link connects to a SAAMI publication that deals specifically with primer safety and storage.

    Keller
     
  6. TjayE

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    Thanks You Keller for the primer storage info. The P/W baffle you sent me is working flawlessly. It definitely helps in the primer feed operation. Thanks again, Tom E.
     
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