View Full Version : Gas checkes for 45 cal pistol/rifle?

01-04-2008, 07:51 PM
Are the gas checks the same for the .45 caliber pistols (.45LC) and rifles (45-70)? Reason I ask is that I only see when (specified) gas checks for .45 cal rifle.

If they are the same, is it a big deal to size a bullet w/rifle gas check (~.459) to pistol (~.453)?


Larry Gibson
01-04-2008, 08:59 PM

Larry Gibson

Lloyd Smale
01-04-2008, 09:29 PM
ive seen them listed as different checks but ive used hornady and lymans for years on both interchangeably.

01-04-2008, 09:30 PM
This is a two part question, the first part, yes they are the same check.

The second part is that .006" is a lot of sizing. Sure it can be done but . . . that is a lot of sizing and best done in two or three steps. Even so . . . that is a lot of sizing.