View Full Version : gas checks on bevel base
06-20-2008, 07:39 AM
They go on (lyman). If I seat in the neck (30-40 krag, 308, 30-06) will they be
06-20-2008, 09:21 AM
The photo on the left is a bevel base, on the right is a gas check shank. I don't know of any way to keep a check on a bevel base bullet. I also don't know of any advantage to trying this, dunno about safe but it wouldn't do accuracy any good.
06-20-2008, 09:35 AM
I have a couple of thousand bevel base bullets in .309. The check does seat okay and takes a bit of effort to remove. Thought I might be able to push them faster with a check.
06-20-2008, 09:41 AM
06-20-2008, 12:00 PM
I did it with this older Lyman 45266 (I think # is correct)
I've gotten the crimp on type to work on BB styles.
I have had good success applying Hornady crimp-on gas checks onto bevel based bullets up to about 35 caliber. The larger calibers such as 44 or 45 have a smaller percentage bevel in relation to their diameter. The Lee push through sizers are perfect for seating a gas check and will actually re-shape the base into a square ledge if the lead is not too hard.
06-21-2008, 09:24 PM
I had a bunch of bevel base and I seated them with my Lyman lubrisizer and they are on good and tight and they are square too. I found that this was a good way to use them up as I bought them and I was not happy with the way they were so i think the checks improved them. Now I cast my own so I would never buy cast bullets again. Putting checks on them was a good way to use them up as I just had them sitting in a drawer before. I posted about putting gas checks on a bevel base before and posted pics. You should be able to find it here with a search.
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