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Old August 19th, 2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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Sealing primers?

I have heard of people using nail polish to make there reloads water proof by putting nail polish around the primer in the primer pocket. Have you ever done that before RAMMAC?
Would the nail polish hurt the primer in any way?

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Old August 22nd, 2013, 12:06 AM   #2
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I have heard of people using nail polish to make there reloads water proof by putting nail polish around the primer in the primer pocket. Have you ever done that before RAMMAC?
Would the nail polish hurt the primer in any way?
I've never done it myself but yes, I've heard of people doing it. From what I hear cheaper nail polish works best. They also say that you should mix a little lacquer thinner with the polish so that it will flow better and seal around the primer. I'm not aware of it causing any problems with the primers or the powder.

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Shooter it's good for long time storage and if your ammo can be subjectected to water or a river dunking. I lacquer seal all my hunting ammo because it is subjected to moisture more than my my range ammo and tends to be around longer . I just Loaded up 2000 7.62 Lapua 170 match kings in the last few weeks and lacquer sealed every one

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Shooter it's good for long time storage and if your ammo can be subjectected to water or a river dunking. I lacquer seal all my hunting ammo because it is subjected to moisture more than my my range ammo and tends to be around longer . I just Loaded up 2000 7.62 Lapua 170 match kings in the last few weeks and lacquer sealed every one
Primer only or do you seal the projectile as well?

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Shooter it's good for long time storage and if your ammo can be subjectected to water or a river dunking. I lacquer seal all my hunting ammo because it is subjected to moisture more than my my range ammo and tends to be around longer . I just Loaded up 2000 7.62 Lapua 170 match kings in the last few weeks and lacquer sealed every one
I'd be interested as to how you apply the sealant to the PP hole. Do you apply after the primer has been seated, or dab a Q-tip to the PP hole prior to seating the primer. And yes to the post above, do you seal the bullet also,; and the method. dozier

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I'd be interested as to how you apply the sealant to the PP hole. Do you apply after the primer has been seated, or dab a Q-tip to the PP hole prior to seating the primer. And yes to the post above, do you seal the bullet also,; and the method. dozier
Primer is sealed with a drop of lacquer after primer is seated around rim of primer . Inside of neck gets a drop before bullet is seated. I use a wooden matchstick for application.

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Doping and assembling works but I will also assemble the round first then run a very thin bead around the neck/projectile joint and the primer/pocket joint then let dry. This is such a tedious and sloppy pain in the neck that I do it only on intended storage ammo and/or hunting rounds in known wet climes. The good news is that by using nail polish you can color code for whatever hits your fancy. Ya know...pink for the 110 gr powder-puff loads or blued-steel for the 180 gr WFO stuff.

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