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is all quality hp handgun ammo sealed?

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by kenndapp, Aug 18, 2012.

  1. kenndapp

    kenndapp

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    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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    All the top quality JHP self-defense ammo I own has a sealant.
     

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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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    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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    I did a quick Google of HST and here's what Federal posted in September 2009 about the .40S&W 165-grain HST:

    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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    hotpig IAFF Local 4766 CLM

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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.