Ammo Age

One thing I really should have done in the past was date ammo that was going into a long term rotation.

A few years ago I started storing my .22LR in soda bottles. A 20 ounce soda bottle holds 500 rounds perfectly. It keeps the ammo handy and very dry. I like using the wide mouth Snapple bottles.

I even ran a test, keeping some in my aquarium for two months and it was still dry.

I have been shooting my old .22 recently. I picked the bottle based on the most tarnished ammo.

--From now on I will put a date on the bottle. If I ever find any to buy again...


abnormalist said...

I only see one problem with this plan. You have to drink snapple.

One quesiton, can you fit those bottles into a 50 cal ammo can?

Glenn B said...

Who woulda thunk of it. Great idea. The addition of a small silica gel pack, as found in food products or pharmaceuticals might help prevent tarnishing.

Pumice said...

I have wondered about something like this. Is there a danger in using bottles that once had salt in them if they are washed out? Is this really better than the original boxes?

Grace and peace.