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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.
 

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I put my best ammo in this type of box's.

Technoframes Ammunition Storage
Pretty fancy stuff at that link. Way too cool for my country-bumpkin butt. :mrgreen:

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.
I don't think there is any right/wrong way to position ammo, based on the way I've seen it packaged from the manufacturers. Remington rifle ammo boxes are often standing on one end-flap (cartridges on their side) in case-lot packaging. Same for CCI pistol/revolver ammo. Federal .223 100-round packs have half the cartridges bullet UP, and the other half bullet DOWN, in the way they are packed in a 4-box case. And bulk-packed ammo is dumped into the box loose, cartridges every which-way, in the same manner as Bruce's when it is poured into an ammo can.

Concentrate on cool/dry/watertight, and preventing wide temperature swings in the storage location, and you'll be good-to-go.
 

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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.
 
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