Prepping reloads for wet weather

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  1. captbrad

    captbrad New Member

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    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

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    You can use fingernail polish on the primers
  3. al45lc

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    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.
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    captbrad New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. I thought I heard about fingernail polish but thought I'd ask the pros to be sure.
  5. ozo

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    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

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    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 Supporting Member

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    I don't know for sure ozo, but it looks like your pretty experienced in the nail polish department. :D
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    ozo Well-Known Member

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    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

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    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.
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    ozo Well-Known Member

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    Highboy, I even paint my cat's toenails.....
    and the squirrels outside......:)
    You are right Brother, I am experienced....:D
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    Ya'll should use camo nail polish, it blends better! :)
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    old semperfi New Member

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    i live in southern indiana,old country boy at hear
    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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