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HST cavity shiny??

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by outdoorsman44, May 5, 2011.

  1. outdoorsman44

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    Hey everyone,

    I bought a case of 180gr HST (P40HST1), and I was looking them over and when I looked into the hollowpoint cavities, some had like a shiny cavity instead of the dark grey that they normally are. Has anoyone seen this before, and will it effect it's effectiveness?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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  2. outdoorsman44

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    C'mon guys, no one has some boxes of HST to look at for me?
     

  3. awoodpd13

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    If I'm correctly envisioning what you're describing, then I have not seen it...can you post pics???:dunno::dunno:
     
  4. dkf

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    My guess is you got some ammo straight from the factory. The lead didn't corrode on the surface. Just like when I cast lead, shiny and purty for a little while after casting but exposed to the air, moisture and etc over time it starts the corrosion process.
     
  5. outdoorsman44

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    Ya, that's what I was told. Once they oxidize a for a while, then they will turn more of a dull color.
     
  6. PghJim

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    I was just looking at my 155gr HST's and they are not shiny. I have found that a Q-tip and some Flitz can get them looking back to factory new in no time.

    I just think you got a box that has not set around very long, I have seen it before.
     
  7. outdoorsman44

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    If you put a Q-tip and some Flitz into the lead cavity it will make the dull color go to shiny? That's funny.

    I agree, I think I just got some that are fairly new.
     
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  8. dkf

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    Any metal polish and some elbow grease. It will polish away the oxidation on the surface and leave you very shiny lead.
     
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    Actually, I was only joking about polishing the hollow point.
     
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    Don't you want your ammo to look its best?:tongueout:

    Actually I polished some old .300savage rounds I had for years that oxidized and greened up with Flitz already. Boy they were purty when I was finsihed.:rofl:
     
  12. Chuck54

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    Just put a little garlic in there :rofl: