This might be a dumb question, but...

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Sandman, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. Sandman

    Sandman New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Messages:
    559
    Location:
    Louisiana
    I am a newbie, so this may be a dumb question. Actually, I have bought a manual and a lee anniversary kit and have yet to load a round...

    My reloading area will be my shop by necessity (no room in the house). My shop is not climate controlled. Is this a concern in the storage of powder? Or do the plastic bottles secure it against moisture getting in? If I need to find a spot in the house to store it, I can do so, but would really prefer to keep it near my reloading station.
  2. RandyP

    RandyP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2009
    Messages:
    454
    I was going to caution against freeze-thaw cycles but suspect you don't have many of them in Louisiana? -lol

    My memories of Ft Polk though old remain crystal clear. HIGH humidity and keeping yer powder dry during reloading could present a problem? Kept within their plastic jugs, powders are well protected from this of course.
  3. artabr

    artabr New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2008
    Messages:
    7,859
    Location:
    New Iberia, Louisiana
    I use to store my powder in my reloading shed/metal building. I never noticed any problems and have shot some pretty good groups.
    That being said, I would think that repeated temperature changes over time would have to have some effect.
    I have started storing my powder & primers in the house.
    I'm south of Lafayette, not far from the coast.

    Groups shot with powder & primers stored in non-climate controlled conditions.

    .

    Attached Files:

    • 001.jpg
      001.jpg
      File size:
      59.4 KB
      Views:
      242
    • 002.jpg
      002.jpg
      File size:
      55.8 KB
      Views:
      231
    • 003.jpg
      003.jpg
      File size:
      51.1 KB
      Views:
      244
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2009
  4. user

    user Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2007
    Messages:
    1,016
    Location:
    Northern piedmont of Va. and Middle of Nowhere, We
    I strongly recommend the NRA training course, "Metallic Reloading".
  5. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2006
    Messages:
    1,064
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    Don't worry about the powder or primers. They are a lot tougher than most people think. Keep them in their original containers and you won't have a problem.
  6. Gearheadpyro

    Gearheadpyro New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2009
    Messages:
    110
    Location:
    Charleston, SC
    Keep the powders in the containers with the caps on tight and you'll be ok.

    Primers are not hygroscopic so they are a non-issue, unless your place floods, that could mess them up.
  7. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2007
    Messages:
    10,545
    Location:
    Northeast Georgia
    I keep my powder in the house until I get ready to use it. Even though it probably wouldn't hurt anything, I just feel better about keeping it in the house vs. the metal building that I have my reloading setup in
  8. medalguy

    medalguy Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    Messages:
    623
    I've never heard anything about freeze-thaw cycles regarding powder. Anything to this? Why?
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
The Ammo & Reloading Forum might be a problem Feb 28, 2012
The Ammo & Reloading Forum 40 S&W results (LE might want to read Mar 30, 2009
The Ammo & Reloading Forum This is probably a dumb question....... Mar 20, 2014
The Ammo & Reloading Forum Made my first dumbie rounds Oct 27, 2013
The Ammo & Reloading Forum Just a dumb question Sep 1, 2012

Share This Page