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Post by Daywalker on Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:40 pm

What is the most common caliber gas check used by the members here? How many and what type of gas checks?

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Re: Gas Checks

Post by Reload3006 on Mon Jun 06, 2011 1:46 pm

right now I am only using 44. I have a gas check maker on order for 9mm
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Post by hawcer on Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:25 pm

I haven't used any ...too expensive for what they are? BUT...probably worth it, if it was to get away from the mess of lubing.

I'd definitely use 44 and 357/9mm....might as well on 45acp too. I could prolly buy a quite few thousand gas checks for what a lubesizer and dies would cost,huh?....but , I would also need a good sizer to seat the checks....so, back to the drawing board,LOL

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Post by Reload3006 on Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:38 pm

LOL Hawcer I use my swage dies.
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Post by Daywalker on Mon Jun 06, 2011 2:51 pm

I think you would need more than a few thousand to equal lubrisizer and dies.

I don't think gas checks gets you away from lubing and sizing them. I could be wrong tho???

I believe they just protect the base for higher velocity. I am hoping to get to play with a 30 cal gas check making die. Thinking about getting a mould to load up for my Winchester Model 94

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Re: Gas Checks

Post by CMAsailor on Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:38 pm

im experimenting with paper patching... soes to not needs the damn things, they're not getting cheaper... vs. a stack of tracing paper from wally world...
I use 30s, 32s, and 45s
have thought about buying checkmakers but havent gotten around to it as the paper patch thing seems ...excuse my mariner roots... more salty
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Post by kcatto on Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:57 pm

tracing paper will work for paper patching??? i never thought of that....

I have about 500 packs of cigarette rolling papers and they work fine...
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Post by kcatto on Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:59 pm

Reload3006 wrote:right now I am only using 44. I have a gas check maker on order for 9mm

did you buy or build your gas check maker? would you post up a picture of it???

I am interested in the ones online I have seen that use beer can for gas checks... but seems like brass roof flashing would be ideal.... and 15 ft roll is under twenty bucks at lowes near my house????
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Post by CMAsailor on Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:03 pm

so I hear, havent tried em yet... working on the rolling part still lol

I'll take some 30cals from you tommy, for the good of he forum! and for when Cough* i get *Cough* Lazy *COUGH*
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Post by Daywalker on Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:19 pm

That is kinda my thoughts. If I can help some people out on some inexpensive gas checks ,then it is a win win combination.

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Re: Gas Checks

Post by Rick459 on Mon Jun 06, 2011 4:46 pm

here is a check maker that i made in.338 cal some of the checks that it makes and results shot at 50yds. i use the checks for my .338/06. i am using aluminum roof flashing .008" thick. the rifle is a remington model 30.
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Post by Reload3006 on Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:03 pm

there ya go. I was looking at Pat Marlins I buy my 44 checks and I ordered a 9mm check maker from Corbin... OMG EXPENSIVE ... seriously considering canceling the order.
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Post by algunjunkie on Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:48 pm

Pat Marllins 308 gas checks maker, that's what I use to make mine.

More material on order, copper and aluminum.

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Post by wallenba on Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:45 am

I use them in 38, 44 and most rifle, 30 caliber being the most widely used. I have had an order in with Pat Marlins for quite a while now for a .338 check maker. The commercial 338 checks are hard to come by these days, hence my first check maker. Pats had some issues with computer interface and CNC. But I understand he has overcome that now and is catching up.
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Post by dartfreak75 on Tue Jun 07, 2011 9:02 pm

Rick459 wrote:here is a check maker that i made in.338 cal some of the checks that it makes and results shot at 50yds. i use the checks for my .338/06. i am using aluminum roof flashing .008" thick. the rifle is a remington model 30.
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wow those are some awsome results want to make me one for 358 cal? lol
you still have to lube bullets with gas checks !
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