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Storing Shells

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bud168, Jan 11, 2012.

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  1. bud168

    bud168 Member

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    Guys,

    I started to think about this as I got closer to my house being completed, over the summer I bought 50 flats of shells mainly because I got a good price at the time, I think there are 45 left... For almost the last 20 years I have been reloading shells so I never had to worry about storing a large amount of loaded shells.. What do you guys recommend for fire safety storage? I'd like to put them in the basement (which will be finished) in about 2 months so that there is a controlled air environment..

    - Kurt Nelson
     
  2. vpr80

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    Store mine in the garage. Not totally climate controlled, but stays above 45-50 and below 80-85 year-round.
     
  3. scott calhoun

    scott calhoun Well-Known Member

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    I keep mine on a pallet in the garage. If you have 45 flats, why spend the energy to carry 1500 pounds into the house and down the stairs, only to have to spend the energy to carry 1500 pounds up the stairs and out of the house so you can use them?

    Scott
     
  4. DoubleAuto

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    Store eight to ten pallets of shotgun shells in an unfinished but enclosed basement with two high capacity dehumidifiers. Constant cool temperature and humidity.
     
  5. W.P.T.

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    I have 130 flats in my garage, and two Mopars with Hemi's in them ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  6. vpr80

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    130 flats!!! How much do you shoot a year to have that much of a supply?
     
  7. PatMiles

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    WPT,
    Store the BB's somewhere else! Don't endanger those Hemi's! The BB's can be replaced but if those are the real Hemi's... they can't!

    Pat
     
  8. SevenMaryThree

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    In the garage in AZ.
     
  9. W.P.T.

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    I was stocking up when I got good prices, due to health reasons I probably won't shoot much this year if at all ... They won't spoil so I'll have them for next year ... The Doctor has me restricted, but I can still drive ...
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    WPT ... (YAC) .,..
     
  10. TjayE

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    NICE CAR
     
  11. PatMiles

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    Okay, I need a cigarette!
    Had one of those once. I still have one of the HEMI fender flags over my reloading bench.

    Pat
     
  12. W.P.T.

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    I have to find the pictures of the other one, since I fried the Hard drive I can't find anything ... I know they are on here someplace ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  13. Ray Collins

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    I store shells in my golf cart garage which has louvered doors. I purchase 100 flats every year and they arrive around the end of May. I shoot about half of them through November and the rest during the spring while waiting for the new order arrive. Our winter weather in Mobile is very wet but it doesn't seem to affect the shells. During the winter I shoot reloads for practice and an occasional flat to confirm they are still functional.


    Doc
     
  14. vpr80

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    25k rounds a year....nice...wish I had the time to even get 1/5th of that in.
     
  15. Ray Collins

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    Well I shoot a little more that; counting the reloads it is usually around 40,000 rounds per year. Age is gaining on me so I have to shoot fast!!


    Doc
     
  16. Martinpicker

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    Doc, If it is not too personal, where do you buy your shells and what do you have to pay for them? If I am being too intrusive just say so. Jack
     
  17. Ray Collins

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    Not at all; one of my sporting clays friends puts together a group and we buy about 2000+ flats. The cost is $51 to $52 per flat depending on the load; 28ga. and 410's are more as you would expect. The price is delivered to us at one of the group member's warehouse but you must arrange transport to your storage facility. Hope this helps.


    Doc
     
  18. Ray Collins

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    Got it...wait, what did he say?!!


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  19. grntitan

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    Doc,

    I don't think that was English. By the way, nice stash of Kemens.
     
  20. UtahYork

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    Doc, Can you please take that top box on the third column and turn it around so it faces the correct direction? :)
     
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