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gas checks

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Diablo Slim, Jun 13, 2011.

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  1. Diablo Slim

    Diablo Slim Member

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    how do you put them on my new 300gr lfp
    lee mold?:evil:
     
  2. snuffy

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    More info needed. Is it a gas check mold design? What caliber, what size bullet. What does lfp translate to?
     
  3. Diablo Slim

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    gas check

    45 colt gas check bullet out of a Lee mold
    wonder how to put the copper gas check on the
    bottom of the bullet:evil:lead flat point 300grain
     
  4. keebo52

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    The gas check is applied during the bullet sizing process. Put the check on the base of the bullet and run it through your sizer/lubricator.
     
  5. THe Dove

    THe Dove BOOMER SOONER!!!

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    I have been loading .45 colt rounds for years that I cast from wheel weights. I have never placed gas checks on them. Anyone else or am I alone? I do add gas checks on my .30 caliber cast boolits. Just curious.

    The Dove
     
  6. rcmodel

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    Unless driven to .454 Casull or hi-end "Ruger only" pressure & velocity, a gas check would not be needed on a .45 Colt bullet.

    At standard .45 Colt velocity, your Lee bullets should work just fine with no gas check.

    rc
     
  7. hdbiker

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    my 240 grain .429 cast bullets under 1200 FPS don't need gas checks,over 1200 yes biker
     
  8. Walkalong

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    Is the bullet designed for a gas check?
     
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