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ssa 5.56 70g sealant?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by nickod, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. nickod

    nickod sammyb

    Oct 7, 2010
    maybe its just because im used to using 5.56mm where sealant comes standard but im having trouble forking over the cash for silver state armory's 70 grain tsx loading due to the fact that it has absolutely no sealant and the primer pocket has no crimp. it may just be a mental thing but doesn't that sound like fragile ammo? btw ammo's purpose is for predator control and hunting on / near farm in crappy weather conditions more often than not. this round has everything i want performance wise other than seeming less than durable in bad climate conditions. am i just being silly? has any one actually had a ammo related malfunction maybe while hunting in a wet environment and thought to themselves "damn, i should of sprung for sealed ammo!" thought?
  2. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

    Jun 12, 2002
    North Carolina


  3. NG VI

    NG VI

    Feb 20, 2008
    Use some clear nail polish on them if you want to seal it yourself.
  4. There's a difference between ammo that better work after getting dropped off the side of an AMTRAC into a river, bouncing down a valley, then getting packed up by a helo to be delivered to a Grunt about to assault a fortified enemy position.

    If you are worried about the sealant, there are commercial sealants available. People also take nail polish and cut it 50/50 with (I think rubbing alcohol) and put a little around the primer and the case mouth for extra assurance.
  5. dkf


    Aug 6, 2010
    At over $27 per 20 that ammo looks to me like hunting ammo probably loaded with bolt action rifles in mind. You don't need sealed rounds with crimped primers for hunting.
  6. Tiro Fijo

    Tiro Fijo

    May 31, 2011
    OP, do you camp with Bear Grylls? :supergrin:
  7. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

    Sep 30, 2006
    Is it time for this thread to drink it's own pee? :rofl:
  8. nickod

    nickod sammyb

    Oct 7, 2010
    I love this forum. So no sealant = no problem in everyones opinion?
  9. frank4570


    Jun 25, 2004
    The guy who owns DoubleTap did a test once. He took 2 boxes of his ammo and sank them in water for 2 weeks. Then he took them out and he fired all of them with no problems. He offers sealed ammo but he thinks it's a waste of effort.
  10. _The_Shadow

    _The_Shadow Ret. Fireman

    Jul 23, 2007
    Southeast, LoUiSiAna
    Been there and done that with a complete box of 50 357 I made for a co worker, he left them in his boat and it filled up with water due to rain storms, ammo was submerged for over two weeks. He gave them to me to pull them down...I told him to just shoot them he said they were not going to shoot! We went out to the woods and shot every last one of primer sealants or bullet sealants either. :supergrin: