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Posted: 10/3/2014 6:15:58 PM EST
Is case-neck sealant necessary, or is it just military dogma done for the sake of tradition and "That's how it's done!"?

I understand how sealed primers matter, but sealed case-necks? Doesn't neck tension against projectile accomplish sealing?
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 6:21:32 PM EST
I guess it depends on where you store them and shoot them. If under water then YES it is needed.

I have loaded thousands of rounds and never done the neck or primers, never had an issue and some of my stuff is from the late 80's that i loaded.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 6:33:15 PM EST
Not needed.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 10:21:05 PM EST
Is it necessary to hold the projectile in place - no. However a water immersion test is required to meet most military specifications - and without sealant, not many rounds would pass.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 10:35:50 PM EST
One way to answer is that if you want to meet the spec, you follow those requirements and most mil-spec ammo requires sealant as well as having neck tension force requirements that reflect the sealants.

Another way to answer is when there is a clean sheet of paper out, which doesn't happen very often, would we have skipped the sealant? Probably not for bulk mil-spec ammo for small arms.

In a few cases where weapon systems are known to have very clean conditions, one could ponder skipping it. That (skipping it) almost never comes up when we are talking about the wild variety of storage conditions and logistics that come up.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 10:34:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/4/2014 10:34:54 AM EST by sheldonap90]
Yes because this is how most ammo in a war zone ends up.

Yes that's russia.... but still.
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 12:57:14 PM EST
sheldonap90, your picture is worth 10,000 of my words......
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 11:43:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sheldonap90:
Yes because this is how most ammo in a war zone ends up.

Yes that's russia.... but still.
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