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What would be a good size, heavy duty bag to line a 50 cal ammo can with? The CMP used to ship their surplus .30-06 ammo with heavy duty plastic bags in the ammo cans. Not looking for some cheap bag thatís gonna rip.
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You can buy 2.5 gallon zip lock bags but it would help if you would explain what you'll be putting in the bag.
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Amazon sells ďAnti Corrosion .50 Caliber Ammo Can LinersĒ. Theyíre about $7.50 each. Iíve never used them.

Iíve got ammo in original boxes, in ammo cans and in wood crates thatís decades old and still fine, but I keep it in a climate controlled environment.

If you ammo is subject to temperature swings and changes in humidity, the liners may do you some good.
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You can buy 2.5 gallon zip lock bags but it would help if you would explain what you'll be putting in the bag.
I plan on storing ammo in the ammo cans. I just tried a 2.5 gallon freezer bag. Seems to work ok. I have some dessicant packs in there too.
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I plan on storing ammo in the ammo cans. I just tried a 2.5 gallon freezer bag. Seems to work ok. I have some dessicant packs in there too.
If you're going to just store & leave it alone the dessicants won't last very long depending on the seal of the can & the relative humidity in your storage area. Even the larger ones have a very finite life before they need to be dried out - FWIW.
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Many of my ammo cans are old, probably Vietnam or prior era.

I clean the rubber gaskets on the inside of the lid and then spray heavily with spray silicone. Keeps them sealing for many more years.

If I know it's not gonna be opened anytime soon - I'll toss in a medium-sized desiccant pack.
Seems to work.
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Many of my ammo cans are old, probably Vietnam or prior era.

I clean the rubber gaskets on the inside of the lid and then spray heavily with spray silicone. Keeps them sealing for many more years.

If I know it's not gonna be opened anytime soon - I'll toss in a medium-sized desiccant pack.
Seems to work.

My only additional suggestion, for those who threw away the OEM boxes, would be cut up a few cardboard boxes to line the interior of the can (assuming you are worried about ammo clanking around and such).

RE: desiccant packs. I use re-chargeable desiccant packs in my food storage containers to keep the humidity down. One pack is about the size of a boxed bar of soap, and good to use on 15-cubic feet of storage (way more than the Husky dry-sealed storage containers). Ammo-cans, they are so air-tight that they will never fail (IMO) when stored in an inside temp-controlled environment. Geez, I still have a few Remington .222 reloads my father reloaded in the 1950s, and they still shoot fine (obviously after culling out split/cracked necks and such). And these were stored in nothing more than the nightstand for 60-some years.

I still have 5rd left to shoot on a perfect range day, so I can compare my current .222 reloads with. BTW, they are still dead-on at 200yd...
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If you're going to just store & leave it alone the dessicants won't last very long depending on the seal of the can & the relative humidity in your storage area. Even the larger ones have a very finite life before they need to be dried out - FWIW.
The cans are in a plastic tote in my garage. The dessicant packs are the rechargeable ones that turn pink when they need recharging. I check them once a month or so. They stay blue for 6 months or so. I recharge them and put them back. The garage is attached to the house. Not air conditioned or anything but it doesn't get freezing cold or very hot in there.
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What I have is a different brand but look about the same.


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Good ,grief...I'd go broke buying them at that kind of price. Heck I just put a dessicant pack in with mine. I even have some ammo older than 50 years
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