Reloading supplies Storage

Northof51

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I haven’t found a specific thread on storage so I’ll start a new one. I’m starting into reloading on my own soon and don’t have room in the house for keeping components. I have an attached garage that I keep at 46 degrees in the winter and probably gets up to 75 in the summer
Is this too much of a temp swing for storing primers and powder?
 

49ereric

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I haven’t found a specific thread on storage so I’ll start a new one. I’m starting into reloading on my own soon and don’t have room in the house for keeping components. I have an attached garage that I keep at 46 degrees in the winter and probably gets up to 75 in the summer
Is this too much of a temp swing for storing primers and powder?
Should be ok. My basement runs close to those temps. Keep the powder and primers on the bottom shelf in the garage If no flooding potential.
 
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I haven’t found a specific thread on storage so I’ll start a new one. I’m starting into reloading on my own soon and don’t have room in the house for keeping components. I have an attached garage that I keep at 46 degrees in the winter and probably gets up to 75 in the summer
Is this too much of a temp swing for storing primers and powder?
Not at all, have seen primers and powder loaded and used reliably that has been stored in a wider temperature range especially higher temps closer to 90. It will be fine, I’d be more concerned about humidity
 
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Northof51

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Thanks for the replies, humidity doesn’t get too bad in the summer. Usually have a fan going, good to know about bottom shelf.
I snuck in the conversion to Fahrenheit…. I’m a bit north of you guys but I remember some comments about our metric system from another thread!🤣
 

Andouille

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What about keeping your powder in 50-cal ammo cans with a reusable dessicant packet. That way external conditions don't matter and your powder will remain bone dry.
 

49ereric

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Thanks for the replies, humidity doesn’t get too bad in the summer. Usually have a fan going, good to know about bottom shelf.
I snuck in the conversion to Fahrenheit…. I’m a bit north of you guys but I remember some comments about our metric system from another thread!🤣
0°C = 32°F & -40°C = -40°F 😆 about all I know
 

sdupontjr

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I thought I didn't have room either. Not sure how much you have, but I built a small compact little bench that sits in the corner of my game / CPU room. Some of my powders are on the shelf, while some is in plastic ammo containers below. No need to worry about climate issues.
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Northof51

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What about keeping your powder in 50-cal ammo cans with a reusable dessicant packet. That way external conditions don't matter and your powder will remain bone dry.
That’s something I might look at. I’ve got a large wooden cupboard in the garage for storage and can add desiccant packs in there as well.
 
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Northof51

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I thought I didn't have room either. Not sure how much you have, but I built a small compact little bench that sits in the corner of my game / CPU room. Some of my powders are on the shelf, while some is in plastic ammo containers below. No need to worry about climate issues.
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That’s a really organized setup👍. I have a bench setup in a separate workshop that should work fine but doesn’t always have heat on so won’t work for components.
 

sdupontjr

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personally that would not worry me but the alternative would be to use a plastic copy of an ammo can. humidity is a constant problem
Thats what I use, all plastic. Plus being where I live where the humidity it 100% damn near year-round, metal will rust.
 
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Northof51

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Thanks, that had crossed my mind as a problem!! I’m looking at a reusable canister to have in the cabinet but humidity hasn’t ever been too bad, never have tools rust in there
 

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