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ok i just had a brain fart, anyone ever thought about moly coating or bn coating their brass? Lol i have enough BN to coat ever case used in the iraq conflict.
I know someone is going to ask why in the heck would i want to do that?
well the idea came from doing some reading about the 5.7 ammo. They are laquer coated to improve feeding. After the coating wears off brass starts to hang so you chunk the brass. Well what if you strip the laquer off and re coat it in moly or bn? Since 5.7 brass dont grow on trees anything i can do to extend the life of them units is welcomed. To give you an idea how far BN goes, one heaping tablespoon is enough to treat 10,000 223 bullets and i got a gallon zip lock full of this stuff
 

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Kind of off topic because I don't know what "BN" is.......

But to extend the life of the brass, you might want to consider annealing. Shooting and resizing the brass "works" the brass and makes it more brittle. Annealing helps keep the brass "soft".

And............ I have about 200 pieces of 5.7x28 that I will sell or trade.

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BN = Boron Nitride
its a bullet coating. factory 5.7 ammo has a very thin coating of laquer on the cases to keep them slick so they will function better in PS90 mags
tell me about the 5.7 brass you got.... what you interested in sub gun?
 

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The brass I have doesn't look like it has a coating on it. If it does it is VERY thin.....



I way under estimated how much I have. Instead of about 200, I have 352. The brass has not been tumbled.

I will trade for 100 - 45 Colt brass, or $20 with includes shipping.

Something else to try instead of BN coating.... Spray silicone on a cotton rag and roll the loaded ammo in the rag just before loading a mag. This will make them slick, and no special coating needed.

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Something else to try instead of BN coating.... Spray silicone on a cotton rag and roll the loaded ammo in the rag just before loading a mag. This will make them slick, and no special coating needed.
I learned this trick from some USPSA/IPSC veterans and used it for several years. I later found out my guns didn't need it to run and I never liked the feel on my hands after loading rounds coated with it, so I stopped using it a while back.

Specifically, I used Black Magic Tire Wet which is widely available (Walmart, Kmart, Autozone, O'Reilly's, etc). It has a cherry odor which isn't bad and lasts a long time. I would use the method described above or sometimes just put several hundred rounds on an old towel and, with the nozzle on mist, spray lightly over the rounds and then wrap them up in the towel and roll them around. The rounds get a nice slick coating that lasts for a really long time. I never saw any detriment from using it, other than the aforementioned feeling on the hands after handling the rounds.

This is the stuff:
 

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Not really. I don't remember them attracting dirt or anything and the gun ran fine. A totally dry, clean surface would seem to be the easiest to clean though, and that's what I do now - leave them dry and clean each one that hits the ground.

Some folks use Mag Slick ( http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=7618/Product/MAG_SLICK ) in their mags for the same type performance. I never tried it because when I came along, some folks I trusted said the Tire Wet trick worked as good or better, could be found everywhere, and was about half the price. When you spray the rounds or the cloth and rub them good, the rounds aren't "wet" but they are slick.

I kept rounds in zip or slider lock bags and they stayed that way for months, but I know I left some just in an open air box and they stayed slick for at least weeks if not longer. Probably worth a try. Even if the BN or moly works better, you can use the rest of it on your car or truck's tires!
 

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See..... I wouldn't steer you wrong.




I taught some subgunners the same trick because of the high round count in those mags.


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