Green Bullets

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by ZSteinle, May 18, 2010.

  1. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    How do i keep my bullets from turning green? Plastic bag and a silica packet?
     
  2. Johnboy

    Johnboy Well-Known Member

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    I think we need more info.say like just how you are storeing them now.

    but if this helps out I try to keep my stuff in a climate controled area.and I have never seen a GREEN bullet before.other than the green tip on my NBT's in 30 cal.
     

  3. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    To keep from turning green you have to shoot more, store less.:D

    Seriously I've never had any turn green but then again as the previous poster mentioned I keep them stored in a climate control environment (low humidity).
     
  4. Oliveralan

    Oliveralan Well-Known Member

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    dangit chas! beat me to it :D

    I think what your said with a plastic bag with silica would work, they really shouldnt be turning green unless your storing them outside or in a very humid garage.
     
  5. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    "How do i keep my bullets from turning green? "

    Bullets? Or cartridges? Or both?

    Anyway, corrision starts with humidity, store your copper/brass stuff in dry places and all will be well.
     
  6. DANNY-L

    DANNY-L Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a definent humidity problem. But to clean the bullets throw them in your vibrator or tumbler.
     
  7. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    You can knead a little turtle wax into a shop rag and let it dry for a few days.
    Forever you can wipe loaded round bullets with it. It doesn't affect loads using either dry film coated(like moly) or uncoated bullets, because only the exposed bullet nose is being waxed. The bullet bearing remains as load developed.

    For brass, I know of no tricks really. You don't want to leave behind any residue in chambers. I've been hoping someone would come up with a way to more or less anodize our brass to prevent tarnish.
     
  8. DANNY-L

    DANNY-L Well-Known Member

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    To clean really tarnished brass alone I soak them in vinegar for the night then I rinse them off rel good then place them on a pan,put them on the lowest oven setting with the door opened a couple inches to evaporate the water then I put them in my vibrator or you can tumble them. This does work good.