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Old September 9, 2002, 12:25 PM   #1
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What is

the advantage of sealing the primmers?
I was told that I should be sealing mine, if it is for humity I live in a simi desert area.
I would be intrested in finding out why.
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Old September 9, 2002, 12:36 PM   #2
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Can be handy if you aim to carry your rifle with you while you're swimming, or in the shower.

Chances are you don't need to. A lot of Military stuff is sealed, but that is intended for long storage and harsh conditions.

If you decide to clear nail polish is simple and works well.
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Old September 9, 2002, 01:58 PM   #3
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I don't know what is considered NW Texas, but I remember El Paso (Fort Bliss) and I doubt if the humidity there would require sealed primers.

Who told you it was necessary?

jjmorgan got it right. Military ammo is sealed because it could spend a long time in the open during monsoons in SE Asia (Philippines, Burma, Vietnam, to name a few campaigns). Then we're glad we paid the extra money to have it sealed.

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Old September 9, 2002, 02:12 PM   #4
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I can promise you that in either NW Texas or the El Paso area no sealing is isn't necessary here in South Louisiana which is probably one of the most humid places in the USA and I know for a fact that the afore mentioned areas are less humid. I have never sealed one in my life and never had a failure even living down here.
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Old September 9, 2002, 03:36 PM   #5
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None, unless you are in a combat situation, or you are loading Bang-Stiks for SCUBA divers.
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Old September 10, 2002, 12:27 AM   #6
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Ditto = no sealing required unless under the most harsh conditions OR, if you may.

Life-threatening? betcha, why not? & same-same for that hunt of a life-time. Again. Why not?

That said, I've never sealed a primer & have hunted The Glades - west. Never a malfunction, 'cept once & that had nothing to do with sealing a primer - just a funky one.

BTW, if you do the powerhead bit doing SCUBA, seal the bullet too.
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Old September 10, 2002, 01:26 AM   #7
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I have had one squib that may have been caused by an unsealed round going from a warm pocket into a puddle of slush. If you don't intend on dropping them in water, sealing is probably just extra work.
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Old September 10, 2002, 10:28 AM   #8
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Do it for hunting ammo, but for anything else, it's a waste of time.
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