Vacuum Packing Ammo?

The ButcherThe Butcher Member Posts: 160 ✭✭✭
edited September 2001 in Ask the Experts
Is it safe to vacuum pack ammo. I have one of those food sealers, and have thought about vacuum packing the extra rounds I carry in my pack. But when you pack marshmallows, they expand to about 5 times their original size. I wondered if anyone knows about ammo? I thought I saw some .223 ammo at a gun show packed, but wanted to ask before I did it. Thanks


  • hackerhacker Member Posts: 162 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    seems to me i have seen military ammo in green, vacuum paked plastic. i dont see where it would hurt anything.
  • farrangerfarranger Member Posts: 20 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    It won't hurt it to vacuum pack, the only reason I could see for doing this though is water proofing, which can be done with zip locks, but the vacuum pack might be tougher depending on the plastic.
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  • thesupermonkeythesupermonkey Member Posts: 3,905 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    The Cases withstand the immense pressure of the explosion when fired so I don't see how reducing the outside pressure could hurt it.
  • chemengchemeng Member Posts: 85 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Vacuum pack it with a dessicant sleeve and the ammo will probably outlast a couple of lifetimes, no moisture or oxidizers to break the powder/casing down.Mike
  • v35v35 Member Posts: 13,200
    edited November -1
    If you can pack the ammo/guns in a place of low humidity such as a heated building,throw some desiccant in the bags and squeeze the excess air out you should be good. Vacuum packing may cause the plastic to adhere to the metal and be a hassle to peel off if you need the materiel in a hurry.
  • dheffleydheffley Member Posts: 25,000
    edited November -1
    To keep the plastic from touching the cases, put the ammo in a cloth bag like a pillow case, then vacum pack them.
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