Sealed Primers for Carry Rounds

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by ozo, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    I seal my primers with nail polish when I load fresh rounds for carry
    or home defense or storage.
    I use a liberal [hate that word] amount when brushing it on the
    head of the brass, making sure it fills the crevice around the primer,
    then just wipe/blot it off on a flat paper towel to remove the excess.
    Many of our home defense guns that stay loaded are also ones that we shoot regularly, so the rounds get handled anytime we switch to practice/plinking rounds. I think this sealing will help prevent any body oils or contaminant from fouling the primer, at least I make an effort to prevent that.
    Occasionally, we shoot the SD loads, and just make more, to rotate stock.
    These pics are our .32 H&R Magnum rounds. Starline brass and Berry's plated
    83grain HollowBase WadCutter......but for SD loads, I flip them backwards.
    Look at that hollow-point !!! Yet still a cavity to catch the gas when fired as opposed to just a flat surface. Accurate ?????:thumbsup:
    You see both ends of the HBWC in the pic with four projectiles.
    Currently, we are running these around 1000fps in a 3" recoil [felt]
    and you should see the expansion.

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  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    I never bother with sealing the primers. If the pocket is as it should be the new primer will seal itself as it presses into a slightly too small hole. such is one of the better qualities of brass. Once the primer pockets loosen up from excessive use or over pressure, a sealer would be necessary.

    Those are some sweet HD rounds Ozo. I use the same in .38 spec and .357 mag.

  3. soundguy

    soundguy Well-Known Member

    May 8, 2012
    I think I remember seeing midway having PP sealer.. hmm.. gott ago look now..
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