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Old 08-18-2012, 21:29   #1
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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?
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Old 08-18-2012, 21:49   #2
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All the top quality JHP self-defense ammo I own has a sealant.
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Old 08-18-2012, 22:01   #3
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i cant seem to see any on federal hst's or winchester ranger-t's is it a clear sealant?
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Old 08-18-2012, 22:19   #4
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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.
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Old 08-18-2012, 23:04   #5
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I did a quick Google of HST and here's what Federal posted in September 2009 about the .40S&W 165-grain HST:

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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
waterproofing compound.
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.
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Old 08-19-2012, 13:46   #6
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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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