View Full Version : is all quality hp handgun ammo sealed?
i heard that all quality hand defensive gun ammo is sealed/water proofed.....but i never see any sealant no matter what the manufacturer is. is this because it is clear or something different than the colored sealant we see on our riffle ammo?
All the top quality JHP self-defense ammo I own has a sealant.
i cant seem to see any on federal hst's or winchester ranger-t's is it a clear sealant?
It isn't much of an issue if not. The primer & bullet are tight press fit & not likely to be reuined by moisture. Maybe if you soaked it in water for days or weeks, but not humidity or casual wetting.
I did a quick Google of HST and here's what Federal posted in September 2009 about the .40S&W 165-grain HST:
Primer Sealant: The primer assembly is sealed in the brass
cartridge case by an anaerobic sealant
Case Mouth Sealant: The case mouth interior is coated a case
I'm sure all HST rounds in whatever caliber are sealed the same way.
I know Remington Golden Saber has sealant and I assume Speer does the same with its Gold Dot ammo.
Most of my complaints on Ranger ammo is from the sealant getting media stuck in it after Winchester tumbles it. Many think it is corrosion around the primer.
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