Prepping reloads for wet weather

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by captbrad, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. captbrad

    captbrad New Member

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    Feb 8, 2011
    Far Eastern Yooper
    Looking for idea's to make sure moisture can not enter the cases of my reloads thru primer pockets or crimps in inclement weather.
     
  2. joncutt87

    joncutt87 Active Member

    May 24, 2011
    Kannapolis, NC
    You can use fingernail polish on the primers
     

  3. al45lc

    al45lc Active Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    colorful colorado
    Or markron custom gun products makes a sealer, it too looks strangely like fingernail polish.
    My hunting rounds all get sealed, just in case. I hunt, not just fairweather but all weather. Better safe than sorry.
     
  4. captbrad

    captbrad New Member

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    Feb 8, 2011
    Far Eastern Yooper
    Thanks for the feedback guys. I thought I heard about fingernail polish but thought I'd ask the pros to be sure.
     
  5. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    I use red 'cause it's easy to see.
    Paint a generous dab on the primer
    ensuring it fills the gap, then immediately
    wipe [flat] on paper towel.
    You can do the same around the case
    mouth/projectile area, although I don't bother.
     

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  6. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    I don't water proff mine. But then I'm in a different situation than most. Clear fingernail polish works great for keeping screws from working loose as well. Ozo, I will keep the information you have provided in my head, it's a good idea, and you never know, I might need it someday, Thanks!
     
  7. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    I don't know for sure ozo, but it looks like your pretty experienced in the nail polish department. :D
     
  8. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    I don't use RED on my toenails.........:rolleyes:
    Don't go spreading rumors that you know nothing about......
    Yellows and greens mostly......much more manly !!! :cool:
     
  9. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    P.S. Myles
    I only put the polish on the batches I load for SD/HD and such.
    Just to keep out the oils,etc. from handling them [rounds].
    Unload SD rounds, go shoot the guns, load back with SD rounds....
    All the rest get shot too quickly to bother with polish on them.
    Now, if I make some to put in ammo can storage, it's different.
     
  10. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    Highboy, I even paint my cat's toenails.....
    and the squirrels outside......:)
    You are right Brother, I am experienced....:D
     
  11. al45lc

    al45lc Active Member

    Mar 8, 2010
    colorful colorado
    Ya'll should use camo nail polish, it blends better! :)
     
  12. i also use clear finger nail polish on rounds that may be in weather on the primers. but if you have a good crimp the bullet is not an issue.i also use red polish on rounds that are for rifles and not to be used in pistols.i paint a red dot on the bullet and the primer if thats the case. old semperfi
     
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