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    Tarnished bullet tips

    Bought some Remmy 55g Accutip bullet heads very cheap from a dealer. Looks like they haev been stored in bulk and not in 100 round cases. All look ok but the jacket is a bit tarnished. Dont imagine this will casue any issue with accuracy but having a bit of OCD I would like them to be mint before I load them. Does anyone think it would cause a problem if I put them in my ultrasonic bath for a cycle? I tried leaving one for an hour in Vinegar and it came up nice. Would this weaken the jacket?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevienicknacks View Post
    Bought some Remmy 55g Accutip bullet heads very cheap from a dealer. Looks like they haev been stored in bulk and not in 100 round cases. All look ok but the jacket is a bit tarnished. Dont imagine this will casue any issue with accuracy but having a bit of OCD I would like them to be mint before I load them. Does anyone think it would cause a problem if I put them in my ultrasonic bath for a cycle? I tried leaving one for an hour in Vinegar and it came up nice. Would this weaken the jacket?
    Chuck em in a tumbler for 20 minutes, they'll come out like brand new!
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    You guys are enough to make me weep.~Muir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    You guys are enough to make me weep.~Muir
    I'm sitting here thinking, if I wanted to take a precision engineered component and "de-engineer" it an ideal way to do that might be to chuck it into a bucket full of other precision engineered components and swill it around for a while with some grinding paste. Am I getting this wrong?

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    Yeah. I'm of that opinion as well. Moreover, I can't see all this "pretty reloads" stuff. Tarnished bullets will still shoot quite well. I bought several thousand 33 grain V-Max that had water stains on the nose from the final rinse. They shoot tiny groups.~Muir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    Yeah. I'm of that opinion as well. Moreover, I can't see all this "pretty reloads" stuff. Tarnished bullets will still shoot quite well. I bought several thousand 33 grain V-Max that had water stains on the nose from the final rinse. They shoot tiny groups.~Muir
    Must have been Holy Water!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    Yeah. I'm of that opinion as well. Moreover, I can't see all this "pretty reloads" stuff. Tarnished bullets will still shoot quite well. I bought several thousand 33 grain V-Max that had water stains on the nose from the final rinse. They shoot tiny groups.~Muir
    If Muir says they will shoot straight thats good enough for me. I do like my reloads to look good, purely becasue im a bit of a perfectionist, I dont do any range shooting and foxy aint gunna know the difference. I was more concerned as to whether it could make a difference or not.

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    Less likely to see em coming if they're not all shiney.
    You could always give em bit of buff with a cloth once they're loaded if you so desired.
    Neil.

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    Give the finished round a spin in a brasso coated rag and it will come up like new. Use the end of the lee case trimmer in a cordless drill if you have one.

    No point in cleaning before then if it is just for apearances.

    IMHO

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    A guy I used to buy most of my guns from used to have a saying, (no matter how much you pay for a gun or ammunition it still makes the same noise, if you like it use it) which just about covers most things and I think he was probably right.
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