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07-25-2005, 10:44 AM
Have a friend that wants to get some gas checks for his pistol bullets which are .453 dia cast from his mould . Will hornaday .45 cal rifle gas checks work for his pistol .453 bullets ?? or is there a regular check for the pistol bullets .
As far as I know the Hornady checks come in two 45's a 457 + or - and a 451 + or-. One works good for rifle bullets and will cover 457 to 460 and the pistol size wil cover from 451 to 454. I have never tried a 457 on a pistol bullet and I will have to do so and let you know how it works.
I shoot very few gas checked bullets in the 45 calibers.
07-25-2005, 04:11 PM
I only know of one Hornady 45 caliber gas check--maybe I've been messing up for while, but I use the Hornadys I order from Midway on both handgun and rifle applications. Somebody wise me up if I'm missing something.
I do know that 375 gas checks work on the .367"/9.3mm boolits, so there is some leeway there--about the same is with the two 45's.
07-25-2005, 04:21 PM
I just looked at Hornady's web site to check.
They list 1 45 cal gas check #7140
I have used it on both rifle and pistol bullets
I have not had any problems so I hope I have been using the right one
07-25-2005, 06:09 PM
............Yeah, I thought Hornaday only had the one. Of course it wouldn't surprise me if they had 2 and I'd just been getting the one all these years. :D
Gator DOES have two 45 cal checks though.
07-25-2005, 06:31 PM
Also, Larry at Gator checks has two 41 caliber checks, 401-410 and 416. ... felix
07-26-2005, 04:56 AM
"Larry at Gator Checks:?? Contact info? I've never heard of him.
07-26-2005, 05:53 AM
Larry is off and on with his manufacturing, and might not have what you want when you want it. Go through Bull Shop and/or Mountain Molds. ... felix
07-26-2005, 08:51 AM
The GC shanks for the .458 bullets have an ID of about .425" (that's right .425", not .452")(going from memory here guys) so they'll not fit.
I had the bright idea of sizing down the base band in steps and installing a GC on a 457122HP. I finally assembled all of the intermediate sized dies required but haven't attempted it yet./beagle
07-26-2005, 05:18 PM
Hornady 45 Gas Checks is a some time stay on if you are sizing .460+ or above, won't crimp on. That is according to Dan at Mountain Molds. I bought some from Creeker that work great on .460+, I just hope I have enough until he sets up shop again!
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