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Sealing Primers?

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Unread 07-24-2006, 11:05 PM
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Sealing Primers?

Hello,

I am just getting my feet wet in Precision Reloading and have heard that using primer sealant similar to what the major manufacturers do when installing primers is a good practice; I have never done this. Does anyone do this when installing primers and if so what sealant do you use and where do you get it?
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    Unread 07-25-2006, 12:20 AM
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    Re: Sealing Primers?

    Being that there is an interference fit between the primer/bullet and case the powder is technically sealed. Unless your using the rounds in a bang stick to go scuba diving with or know your ammo is going to be exposed to extreme moisture for extended periods of time I would not bother with it. IMO
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    Unread 07-25-2006, 08:40 AM
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    Tommy,

    Thanks, that is the way I was leaning as well. Just thought I would ask.

    Brandon
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    Unread 07-25-2006, 11:45 AM
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    Re: Sealing Primers?

    OK, so the ammo will be exposed to wet conditions, what then?
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    Unread 07-25-2006, 06:26 PM
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    Re: Sealing Primers?

    Dunk the box in tool dip and then cut them out when you are ready to shoot them.

    Seriously I have dropped shells in the saltwater bay and found them a month later and they still fired fine. The bullet and the primer are a pressed fit much like the freeze plugs in your car. They will not leak unless your components are junk.
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    Unread 07-25-2006, 07:16 PM
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    Re: Sealing Primers?

    Thanks

    I am heading out into the Alaskan Bush for 21 days this September (Float Hunt and rain is expected everyday... all day)

    Just curious if this was a good idea.
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    Unread 07-26-2006, 11:31 PM
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    Re: Sealing Primers?

    A lot of the time I hunt in wet conditions so I seal my hunting ammo. I use George & Roy's sealant. I figure that it can't hurt. I have tested sealed against unsealed and not found a difference in how they shoot. As far as being under water I have found ammunition from aircraft that were in saltwater for 20 years. The brass was terribly corroded but the powder still burned.
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