Keeping Reloads Looking GOOD!

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by jamaro, Oct 20, 2013.

  1. jamaro

    jamaro Well-Known Member

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    Ok...I have to ask....
    When I reload it usually load about 100 rounds... Just because I get in a groove, I want to keep variables down and keep my consistency up..
    ANYWAY... SO... I have had a bunch of rounds loaded in the garage and I dug the out the other day for a shooting session and they were kind of tarnished and not as pretty as when they come out of the tumbler...

    Does anyone have any ideas on ways to keep them looking good..

    Yeah Yeah I know kind of shallow... BUT..

    J-
     
  2. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    I keep mine in a sealed ammo can with a little pack of silica gel. Helps some but they still get darker over time.

    If you really want 'em to shine take some super-fine steel wool to them before you use them. Of course, right after you use them they are dirty again...
     

  3. jamaro

    jamaro Well-Known Member

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    Thank You...
    J-
     
  4. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    vaccuum sealed wrap each round. That's how I received test ammo when I bought a rifle from Accuflite. Stayed pretty for years.
     
  5. jamaro

    jamaro Well-Known Member

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    Thank you... I wonder is some of the tarnishing can lead to feeding issues???
     
  6. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    IMO, it would have to be really tarnished. I have shot piles of "not-shiny" 5.56 through various semi-autos and have never had a FTF (minus a few from questionable mags).

    How tarnished are you talking about? Have a before and after picture?
     
  7. jamaro

    jamaro Well-Known Member

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    It isn't bad... I just like my little soldiers to be well groomed...
     
  8. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    THAT is funny. Made me laugh, thanks.

    Unless your soldiers have the hygiene of tattered, homeless, aboriginal dope fiends you can't use feeding as an excuse for your OCD - it is pure vanity. Trust me, I'm not judging - I've got the same issues........
     
  9. jamaro

    jamaro Well-Known Member

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    bhahahaha

    :d
     
  10. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    A little Flitz, a little sponge, a drill and a paper towel. Waa la. I prefer 'em pretty too.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. jamaro

    jamaro Well-Known Member

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    NOW we are talking...
    Life is too short to shoot ugly ammo... gun)
     
  12. IdahoJoe

    IdahoJoe Well-Known Member

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    shoot it sooner :D
     
  13. g0rd0

    g0rd0 Well-Known Member

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    go with idahojoe, load em, shoot em and you will never have to worry about air tarnishing your shinny stuff
     
  14. badandy970

    badandy970 Well-Known Member

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    I just run them through the tumbler again.