I just dump the boxes out into the cans.
I bought some surplus ammo cans and I was wondering is there a wrong way to put ammo in them? What I mean is 357 and 9mm ammo comes in a brick that has the point facing down and the shot gun shells come lying horizontal. I can fit more boxes of ammo in the cans if I can place the 9mm and the 357 on there side and the shot gun shells up and down. Thanks in advance.
So there is no need to face shells or bullets in any particular way? Iam planning to store some of this ammo as a stock pile, and it may be there a while.
shouldnt bother it as long as you dont store it someplace real hot.If the can sweats inside that is no good.Keep it in a cool dry place and all should be good for quit a few years.
No the cans will be stored in a closet in an air conditioned home
Preferably cool and dry w/ low humidity and away from oils and other solvents.
Concentrate on cool/dry/watertight, and preventing wide temperature swings in the storage location, and you'll be good-to-go.
Not the basement or garage or attic. In my house the coolest and driest spot is on the ground floor in one of the closets. Upstairs is hotter in the summer.
It doesn't matter what direction it faces just make sure it is in an area that doesn't get extremely cold or hot and there isn't moisture. I also store ammo in some surplus 50 cal cases if they still have the rubber gasket on the lid they are perfect for storage.
Some sort of dessicant might be a good idea for long term storage.