New to this round: Gold Dot HP turning brownish in the barrel. M&P .45c

New to this round: Gold Dot HP turning brownish in the barrel. M&P .45c

This is a discussion on New to this round: Gold Dot HP turning brownish in the barrel. M&P .45c within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Is this normal? Each round had been chambered for about 6 days(first 3.) I use Hoppe's to clean. I carry in a Crossbreed Supertuck and ...

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    New to this round: Gold Dot HP turning brownish in the barrel. M&P .45c

    Is this normal? Each round had been chambered for about 6 days(first 3.) I use Hoppe's to clean. I carry in a Crossbreed Supertuck and live in New England. I don't know if that helps.
    Picture doesn't show it enough.



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    It is merely oxidation, no worries.


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    Happens to my rounds too. As Yoda mentioned, it's nothing to worry about.

    Just to be cautious, you're not chambering the same round over and over again are you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tokerblue View Post
    Just to be cautious, you're not chambering the same round over and over again are you?
    No I'm not. I picked them up from ammo.com and sent 4 boxes down range (200 rounds.) I had no problems so I bought a half dozen more. I don't get out often, maybe 2x a month so I try to cycle through ammo. I'm trying to get into Rockville Fish and Game because it's one town over but I can't seem to catch them when they are open. Blue Trails is a hike for me.

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    Rechambering the same round can cause bullet setback in some ammo,but there was a case where an LEO rechambered the same round every day when he cleared his gun once he got home,after numerous chamberings one day on duty he needed his firearm and the round failed to fire,he cycled a fresh round and it fired,the PD sent the round back to the factory,they determined the multiple impacts from rechambering the same round several hundred times had knocked the primer compound out of the primer which made the primer a "dud".I usually shoot the magazine of carry ammo in my gun monthly and rotate magazines so my oldest carry ammo in my mags is never over 3 months old
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kroper View Post
    ... I use Hoppe's to clean.
    I'd avoid cleaning bullets with Hoppe's. Solvents will penetrate the primers. I'll occasionally wipe rounds with a silicone rag to remove pocket lent and deter moisture, oxidation and fingerprint oils, but that's about it.
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    If those Gold Dots turn into green dots, then you've been carrying them too long.
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    It's called patina. All normal.

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    I've got two boxes of Federal HST 357 SIG rounds. So old they are in the gold Premium box. They look worse than that. Run it.

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    I have some.357sig gold dots that look like that. Like said above, it's normal.
    Stop whining and go do something that makes a difference!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skippys View Post
    I'd avoid cleaning bullets with Hoppe's. Solvents will penetrate the primers. I'll occasionally wipe rounds with a silicone rag to remove pocket lent and deter moisture, oxidation and fingerprint oils, but that's about it.
    Yeah...not so true.

    The Box O' Truth #39 - Oil Vs. Primers - Page 1
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    To avoid the problems associated with the constant chambering of the same ammunition stop the load/unload cycle. When my sidearm comes out of my holster to go in the safe it stays loaded. When it comes out of the safe it gets a press check and into the holster it goes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuda66 View Post
    Well, I'll be darned.

    If Tman says it, I believe it and that settles it. Thanks for the reminder to check Box O' Truth more often.

    So Kroper (OP), Hoppe's away.
    I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.

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    Kroper...where is the nearest range ?? been 40 yrs since I called Tolland home..used to shoot in Stafford in a gravel pit...going to move back (familybiz)for about 6 months soon...my carry ammo gets wiped down and polished with old school johnson paste wax...as well as my cast reloads... I dont think copper patina is as slick as new copper...I started waxing my cast loads to stop the oxidation on the lead, as well as lube them...I wipe my reloads down before sizeing.. I like the smell Johnson paste wax almost as much as Hoppes 9...

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