Thats when i dont buy S&B or Wolf which usually has them.I dont need to do it all the time,but when i do whats best? I've heard that clear nail polish works,but i cant see that being too great for the gun when it builds up.Ive been looking for a commercial product at gun shops but have yet to see anything.Also,would sealing the bullet be a good idea?:)
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January 22, 2003, 12:33 PM
For sealing primers I have used various colors of nail polish.
I would color code the brand of primers by using different colors of nail polish.
Black: Black Powder Load
I did this for years without any problem. Any residue that was left after shooting went away when the gun was cleaned.
But what I found out is that if you clean your brass in a tumbler, and use good loading techniques you really don't need to seal reloads at all.
I am currently shooting up a batch of 38's and 357's that I loaded over 20 years ago. No primer sealing, and no problems at all.
I suppose if you were going into very harsh and wet areas it might be some help to seal the primers and bullets, but otherwise it isn't necessary.
One hint to sealing bullets, put a light ring of sealent (I used nail polish) around the inside of the case mouth AFTER charging the case, then seat the bullet. Carefully pick up the cartrige and set it base down in a tray for a while. This will give the sealent some to dry without being disturbed.
I believe Dillon sells a commercially made primer sealent, but I'm not positive.
January 22, 2003, 01:59 PM
Nail polish works fine, I paint it over 5 primers & go back to the first one to wipe off the excess before it gets tacky. A little goes a long way. I tested a few that were bullet & primer sealed in a jar of water for 5 hrs & they all shot fine. I haven't had a problem with residue buildup in the guns either.
My color of choice is purple tho:D
If you want the commercial stuff, Lock stock & Barrel sells George & Roy's custom primer sealant.
January 22, 2003, 02:11 PM
I use Vulcan'r procedure also. Paint 5 and then wipe off the excess.
I've also foud that large beauty supply stores have nail polish thinner. I thin the nail polish until it flows easily. That way, it flows into the area around the sides of the primer.
It isn't necessary, but I like to do it to any ammo that will be stored for more than a few months, and all of my hunting ammo.