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    Junior Member stevexd9's Avatar
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    May 2007

    How Safe is Ammo

    Is ammunition safe to leave in a car? I tried to find information on it, but I didn't find any. I assume since the military can use it in the blazing hot desert that it would be fine. but I am just curious to know.



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    Senior Member Baldy's Avatar
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    I don't like to leave ammo in a car/truck for long periods as down here in Florida things can get hot in a hurry. I would say that as long as it's not in direct sun light it would be safe. I think moisture and humidity is the biggest problem with ammo. I keep mine in the house.

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    Junior Member stevexd9's Avatar
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    Thanks baldy. I was just worried about leaving it in the car for like a day or so when I go to the range.

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    I always keep an extra box of 9MM and .40 ammo in my truck. Living in Arizona I know it gets hot (but it's a dry heat). It has never failed to go boom after residing in the truck for a while.

    I had an accumulation of old ammo, 12 guage, .308 and .22 which I carried from Arizona to Alaska to Texas back to Arizona back to Texas and finaly back to Arizona over a 35 year time span. When I decided to test it, all worked as expected.

    The .308 was Winchester 180 gr. silvertip and shot the same as a fresh box at 200 yds.

    Good ammo is tuff stuff


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