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VCI emitters and ammo

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by jay3534, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. jay3534

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    What are the advantages or disadvantages of storing ammo with VCI emitters in the containers?
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    We have them at work but I have never used them,yet.Im not sure if they can or will affect the ammo components. I do use the desiccant paks in my ammo cans.
    Im sure there is a Chemical eng that will respond to this question. I'll try to ask at work in the mean time.

    Mike
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    Personally, I have never given it any thought. I have ammo on hand that is several years old, and it still works fine. If I were storing it in an outside building, or anywhere that was not climite controled, I would surely use something. I think that in the home there would be no need unless you are looking at really long term storage, say decades.
  4. jay3534

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    Sorry I have not gotten back
    Thanks for the replies
    The situation is a friend of mine has decided to store all his gear in a small cabinet ammo and all. Ammo in paper boxes it came in.
    My argument is VCI is a vapor much like humidity and could harm primers
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