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Old 03-29-2012, 10:50   #1
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Storage questions: Fl to TX: Home to Apt

My wife and I just moved into our first apartment in many years and it is 40% the size of our home in FL. In preparing for the move I anticipated not being able to set up my 550 for some time so I loaded up lots of ammo. The press, parts, components and loaded ammo was stored inside climate controlled. Since the space in our apartment is restricted I'd like to know what your experiences are for where these various items can be safely stored. In case it matters we are located in the Dallas Metroplex area. I called Dillon this morning and was told:

1. garage is fine for the press, dies, bullet trays. Relube the ram and other moving parts when reloading resumes.
2. Electronic scale, powder and primers: keep inside
3. Loaded ammo: inside
4. FMJ bullets: garage
5. tumbled brass: I forgot to ask!
6. calipers, case gauges: didn't ask!

My concern was rust/moisture issues although the humidity here I believe is about 20% less than in FL (yeah!).

I really appreicate hearing your advice on the above questions and any other area's that I have not considered.

Thanks!

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Old 03-29-2012, 11:36   #2
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Brass doesn't have an expiration date, so I wouldn't concern myself with that. Unless it gets so hot the brass could melt into liquid (kidding) I'd just store it with the bullets.

Calipers and case gauges, light coat of oil on the moving parts(or in the case of the gauges, outside), store with the scale.
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Old 03-29-2012, 14:45   #3
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Ok so you are saying bullets and brass in garage. Calipers and case gauges inside the apartment. Anyone else have any experience with each of the items I listed?
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Old 03-29-2012, 16:38   #4
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All of my brass, bullets, presses and assorted misc gear including the Chargemaster and HF calipers are stored in the garage.... OK, all of my gear is in the garage sans powder and primers. Ammo is inside, too. I don't think you'd have a problem storing everything in a storage garage or vault, as long as the roof keeps the water out.
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Ok so you are saying bullets and brass in garage. Calipers and case gauges inside the apartment. Anyone else have any experience with each of the items I listed?
the other stuff you seemed to already know how to store that, because Dillon told you.. thus why I only answered the "forgot to ask" ones...

I think what you have above is fine.
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Old 03-29-2012, 17:19   #6
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I used to keep mine in the garage, primers in ammo box sealed. Dies and all other tools in another ammo box. The press got a little surface rust on it but sandpaper got it gone no problem.
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