bigdaddy1 wrote:You should rotate the ammo is your carry weapons on some reasonable schedule that is comfortable for you. In my case I change out every 30 days in my daily carry piece. YMMVI have a "fair" amount of .40 ammo, but I always hear about how your supposed to rotate your ammo, and so on. I havent been going to the range due to the cost of ammo and have been sitting on it. The question of the hour is how long can ammo sit, is there a danger to older ammo and is there a speicific way I should store it?
I am also in the process if obtaining more 7.62x39. Iwas toldthat some Wolf ammo is already on the older side, should I avoid this?
As for long term storage ammo will keep for a very long time with a minimum of care as to conditions. I have pre WWII ammo that works just fine and probably will for another 50 years. But for all practical purposes if you keep your stocks in a climate controlled place, keep it away from penetrating oils, and keep it dry it will last a very long time. The best storage method usually includes (wait for it) Military style ammo cans. :what: