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Soft Wax Gas Checks

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Ratshooter, Jul 1, 2011.

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  1. Ratshooter

    Ratshooter Member

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    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.
     
  2. kingmt

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    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"
     
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    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"

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

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    Dixie Gun Works advertised them in their catalog a year or so ago.
     
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