VCI emitters and ammo

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

  1. jay3534

    jay3534 Member

    Dec 22, 2003
    What are the advantages or disadvantages of storing ammo with VCI emitters in the containers?
  2. myg30

    myg30 Member

    Mar 12, 2009
    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.


  3. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    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

    jay3534 Member

    Dec 22, 2003
    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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