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Storage for bullets and brass

Post by Mightyheb on 3/20/2017, 3:51 pm

Newbie question again.

I have a box of Zero bullets and a load of brass in a bag. How should I be storing these items?  I have heard leave the bullets in the box as well as put them in ammo cans and plastic bags.......  the brass I haven't heard much about. I see people have them in containers on their benches but the containers are open stackable ones. I am not sure what to do with these

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Re: Storage for bullets and brass

Post by Jack H on 3/20/2017, 4:28 pm

Plastic nut and peanut butter jugs make dandy see in brass storage.  Been using them for years.  For long term bulk storage big freezer baggies fit themselves into cardboard boxes quite nice.  To ID the brass in jars, mark a little slip of paper and stuff it inside where it can be seen.
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Re: Storage for bullets and brass

Post by Mightyheb on 3/20/2017, 6:24 pm

Jack,

What about the actual,bullets?

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Post by LenV on 3/20/2017, 7:39 pm

Mightyheb, I see you have several threads going at once. What to do with your bullets and where to get a bench? My solution only required several sheets of plywood some 2x4's wood screws and stain. Some assembly required. Empty brass goes in plastic/lidded trays. Bullets stay in their original marked boxes on counter. Loaded ammo goes on the shelves. Powder stays near press(s) and primers. I went a little overboard but have enough room for everything. Until I get more. Smile Not that complicated to make a 30" high bench and have lots of room for storage underneath. All the tools you need are a skill saw, screw gun, drill, bits and something to apply stain.  Might also need 1x8's and shelve brackets.

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Post by Jack H on 3/20/2017, 7:40 pm

Whatever works. 
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Post by Wobbley on 3/20/2017, 10:55 pm

Jack H wrote:Whatever works. 
For the OCD amongst us.

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Post by Wobbley on 3/20/2017, 11:04 pm

When I first started reloading, the magazine articles had pics of reloaders storing bullets and brass in cigar boxes.  Even then cigar boxes were in short supply.  So I tried all sorts of things like coffee cans, small cardboard boxes etc.   what I settled on was ammo cans.  The 30 cal size are perfect for storing pistol ammo.  About 1000 45 cases will fit and 500 rounds in bulk fit easily.  I also use freezer ziploc bags.  A gallon size hold 800 45 cases and it's easy to keep brass sorted.  They work well for bullets too, but I usually keep those in the factory boxes.

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Post by Al on 3/21/2017, 10:51 am

I like the 50 cal ammo cans for storing sorted, cleaned brass; lubed & sized bullets, and loaded practice ammo.  I just like the way they stack into the shelves & I can put a piece of tape across the front identifying the brass mfg or load. Match ammo I usually put into 100 rd MTM boxes.

Unloaded jacketed bullets stay in their respective cardboard boxes until I load them.
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Post by John Dervis on 3/29/2017, 1:37 pm

Bullets are kept in the factory boxes.  I will mark on them with the month/year I got them so I use the older ones first. 

Loaded ammo is kept in ammo cans.  This keeps them sealed and I place some moisture absorbing packs in there.

For Brass I have used some re-puposed coffee dispensers for the last year or so.  This uses the older brass first and keeps them in rotation so the same cases are not used over and over again.  The only drawback to the ones I have is their size.  These are big and hold a lot of brass.  I use them for .45, .38 spl, and .223 but they are too big for the amount of brass I use in the other calibers.  Here is a picture of one which shows it holding 2000 9mm cases.

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Post by Sc0 on 3/29/2017, 1:42 pm

If you know if a few body builders or fitness fanatics you can ask for their old protein or supplement containers.  I use them for my brass, bullets stay in boxes or a steel ammo can lined with cardboard.

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Post by AllAces on 3/29/2017, 2:41 pm

I use the following :
Empty 4 and 8 lb powder jugs for used brass.
White plastic 1 and 2 gallon screw lid containers from the dollar store for finished ammo.
Gallon zip lock bags for cleaned and sorted brass.
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Re: Storage for bullets and brass

Post by Multiracer on 3/29/2017, 5:05 pm

Sell them all to me
I will take care of them.

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Post by BE Mike on 3/29/2017, 5:42 pm

I like the large plastic jars that restaurants use for mayo, etc.
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