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    Default humidity level for storing ammo

    What would be considered to high of a level??

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    This article only mentions using desicant to keep below 30% humidity. Try googling "ammuminition long term storate"

    Long Term Ammunition Storage Made Easy | Front Toward Enemy
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    Just as low of humidity as possible, and as cold as possible, though much ammo has been stored badly, and still works 40 years later...

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    Go to Desiccants - Uline to order dessicant by the bucket. Buy ammo cans, and get your ammo around. then combine all three, Label, wire shut, and youll be good. for wire twisting plires visit - Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices i use those cause they work great and thats what the armorers and ammo techs use dont forget the mechanics wire thats advertised to the right - Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices
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    Or, wire-tie shut. Simple, easy and effective. I also like dielectric grease on the rubber seals on ammo cans. It doesn't affect rubber and aids in making the seal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sjohnson View Post
    Or, wire-tie shut. Simple, easy and effective. I also like dielectric grease on the rubber seals on ammo cans. It doesn't affect rubber and aids in making the seal.
    I've heard silicone spray, like you put on your car's door/trunk gaskets. It makes the rubber less dried out...

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    Syclica gel from cheaper than dirt....

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    Remember that as the temp goes down in a sealed item the humidity goes up. I pack my ammo during the winter on a cold dry day. In AZ, that meant 40ish degrees and less than 10% humidity. My Radway 5.56 was packed at 39degrees and 6% humidity, why did I have nose bleeds again... Haven't done it yet here in Texas so I will have to dig out my humidity probe this winter and try to find a good day. Probably be a lot harder. I also don't reload ammo when it is humid either. I know some folks don't have much choice though.

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