Soft Wax Gas Checks


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Ratshooter
July 1, 2011, 06:39 PM
Does anyone know if the soft wax gas checks are still available? I bet a lot of you don't even know what they are. I have a sample from the people who used to sell them but haven't seen them advertised in several years. The last time was in "Handloader" magazine.

Anyone ever use them? The first I heard of them was when Mike Venterino did an article in Guns&Ammo on them. You don't need a bullet with a special base to use them either.

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kingmt
July 1, 2011, 07:32 PM
I found this:
"Half a pound of beeswax, half a pound of paraffin and a tablespoon of Vaseline gives about the right texture for Baseplate Wax.

Gary"

res45
July 1, 2011, 07:53 PM
Not sure if there still in business or not I think this is what your talking about never used them myself.
http://www.cliffsgunsmithing.com/Cat_SGC.htm

Never used these NECO P-WADS either but I read of those who have and had good success with them using plain base bullets.

http://www.neconos.com/shop/?shop=1&cat=16

popper
July 6, 2011, 12:24 PM
check this tread out.
http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?t=108914. Also a lot of interesting paper patching on the site.

Walkalong
July 7, 2011, 10:33 AM
I used to make my own. They really worked great. Not only would they prevent leading completely, they would clean out a severely leaded bore in 3 or 4 shots. I was using them in .38 S&W where my .358 bullets were undersized. Bore looked like a mirror. Good stuff, just a bit of a pain.

I used straight "Gulf Wax" (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Gulf-Wax-For-Canning-Candlemaking-Many-Other-Uses-Household-Paraffin-Wax-16-oz/10420578)

Dunno if any one still sells ready made wax gas checks. :)

Maj Dad
July 7, 2011, 01:18 PM
Dixie Gun Works advertised them in their catalog a year or so ago.

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