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I keep my powder in a cabinet on my reloading table. Same with primers.

Finished ammo gets either put into boxes or an ammo can and kept next to my safe. I keep my self defense ammo and loaded mags in the safe on their own little shelf.
 

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Bunch of primers and powder in a safe is supposed to be bad ju-ju.

I keep my ammo in ammo boxes in a couple hidden closets. The powder and primers in separate cabinets under my loading bench..not by design, but just the way things worked out.
Same as above for me also.My ammo is stored in a cheap metal safe.Gunpowder is in another room as well as primers.
 

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Primers in the metal cabinet, powder in a 20mm ammo can.
 
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I keep powder in those orange tackle boxes (Plano?). Primers I keep in a surplus ammo can. I only reload ammo as needed, but have factory ammo stored in 30 & 50 cal. surplus cans.
 
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Powder, primers and bullets are stored on shelves above reloading bench. Extra powder is stored underneath the bench.

Majority of ammo is stored in MTM plastic cases (50 or 100 round boxes) also on shelves. This is ammo I’ll grab when heading to the range.

I have several thousand rounds of .223, .45acp and 9mm stored in ammo cans. This is my zombie apocalypse stash.
 

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Powder is stored in a pantry sized cabinet that I had a local company make, primers in another location.
 

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loaded ammo in plastic coffee cans (I love the smell of burn powder and coffee-true nirvana) with a decadent pack.

powder and primers stored in separate lockable draws of the filing cabinet that is part of my bench, accessible but only brought out onto the bench when in use and only what is being used at the time.
 

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Powder and primers are in separate milk crates on bottom shelf of my ammo rack. Reloaded ammo is kept in plastic boxes (the reloading boxes) or in plastic bins on second shelf from
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Primers are in a lockable steel cabinet, powder is in a separate lockable steel cabinet, and reloaded ammo may or may not be in a safe somewhere.

These scenarios are probably not ideal, but it's what I do.

Also, most states, counties have limits on the amount of powder and primers you can keep at a residence. I don't have very much maybe.
 
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Primers in a plastic ammo can, powder in an old unplugged dorm refrigerator. Insulation keeps temperature from fluctuating wildly, magnetic seal on door will release pressure. Check Craigslist. Non working is ideal.
Interesting idea.
 

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Laying all over my little man cave area. Actually I keep loaded ammo in plastic ammo cans, primers in plastic jars and powder in the bottles on my bench.
I have a large and small plastic tool box for extra tool heads (LCT) and parts.
 

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I store my powder in wood cabinets, ammo in ammo boxes on utility shelves, primers in a 20mm ammo cans, all in the garage.
 
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While smokeless powders designed for use in small arms ammunition are exempt from ATF regulation under 18 U.S.C. Chapter 40 and the regulations in 27 CFR Part 555, it is advisable to keep primers and powder stored separately, and properly.

Also, powder should never be enclosed in anything that would stand up to pressure. Powder by itself just burns, but enclosed in a gun safe for example - as we all should know - will cause a lot more damage to health and property if it catches fire or too much heat.

I also suggest pulling up state and local regulations.

This accounts for Florida, but is advisable nonetheless:

69A-2.009 Storage; Smokeless Propellant.
(1) All smokeless propellants shall be stored in ICC-approved shipping containers.
(2) Smokeless propellants intended for personal use in quantities not to exceed 20 pounds may be stored in residences; quantities over 20 pounds but not to exceed 100 pounds shall be stored in a wooden box or cabinet having walls of at least 1 inch nominal thickness.
(3) Not more than 20 pounds of smokeless propellants, in containers of 1-pound maximum capacity, shall be displayed in commercial establishments. Commercial stocks of smokeless propellants over 20 pounds and not more than 100 pounds shall be stored in approved wooden boxes having walls of at least 1 inch nominal thickness. Not more than 100 pounds shall be permitted in any one box.
(4) Commercial stocks in quantities not to exceed 750 pounds shall be stored in storage cabinets having wooden walls of at least 1 inch nominal thickness. Not more than 400 pounds shall be permitted in any one cabinet.
(5) Quantities of smokeless propellants in excess of 750 pounds shall be stored in magazines constructed in accordance with Rule 69A-2.007, F.A.C., and located in accordance with Rule 69A-2.006, F.A.C.

Rulemaking Authority 552.13 FS. Law Implemented 552.13 FS. History–New 6-25-66, Repromulgated 12-24-74, Formerly 4A-2.09, 4A-2.009.


Instead of buying an old fridge or using a gun safe, I strongly suggest building wooden cabinets instead. That is easy to do and cheap.
 

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I reload in the garage but due to the wickedly hot summers on the gulf coast I load in the cool months only. Store powder in cardboard boxes in a wooden filing cabinet in the back corner of a closet in the house.. primers are in a metal ammo can at the opposite end of the same closet. I am not as worried about city/state limits for amount of powder as I am about my wife noticing how much powder is in that closet.

Loaded ammo is in metal ammo cans with silica gel packs in heavy duty metal filing cabinets in the garage. I date all ammo and rotate so the 1-3 year old stuff gets shot up first.
 

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The regulations for powder storage must be way different in Texas. There is a local gun store near me that has 300-400 lbs of powder displayed on shelves in 1, 4, and 8lb containers.
 

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The regulations for powder storage must be way different in Texas. There is a local gun store near me that has 300-400 lbs of powder displayed on shelves in 1, 4, and 8lb containers.
There are basic national fire stds for storing powder & primers. pretty much what crockett posted. Not sure how that affects displays on the floor, but there are national stds.
 
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