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11-10-2002, 04:55 PM
More newbie questions. I understand most shooters use fingernail polish to seal the primers/crimps on their powerhead ammo. Are there any polishes to avoid? How much do you use? Do you coat the entire base of the shell? Ever have a failure to fire due to too much polish on the primer?Do you coat the crimp? Freeshaft or line? I dive mostly ledges/art. reefs 80-100 ft. Thanks for tolerating these questions!
11-10-2002, 05:35 PM
I use this CLEAR fast dry FNP that my wife gets to do her French nails . One good coat on the primer and the bottle neck seams. I like the clear so I can see if the shell has been compromised. After 100s of rounds have never had a dud. The thin coat seals the shell just fine and never jambs in the bore. Keep in mind that I will dive a round maybe 3 to 4 times then if not spent I use it for BAIT. The cost of 1 round is not worth lossing a 20 lb + fish over or in your case might be KILLING that SHARK who would like to eat you . I'll leave it at that I'am sure you will get all the info you need here as the other guys have alot to add !?!?. What PH did you get?
11-10-2002, 09:40 PM
Thanks for the reply, RR. I appreciate the tips. Please explain how to use old rounds for bait. I wanted to get .223, LDS said they couldn't get 'em, so I settled for the ultralight .357 mag.:)
11-10-2002, 09:57 PM
Some times after I have BLASTED some jacks and the school has moved I will drop a spent round or a round that has too many dives on it . The AJs see this and come back in for it works not all the time but it works.Also at times I will drop it at the start of a dive to see what comes in for it!!Works best with good vis.
YOURS TRULY THE PUSS
In fact go see the jack hole vidio at the end he drops a round see
P.S. get a HHOOTT load like a hollow point I have some 357 PH but not for sale..........
11-11-2002, 07:50 AM
Ahhh...I see, said grasshoppah! I was wondering what that was in the video. Cool tip!
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