View Full Version : gas check seating

05-05-2006, 07:02 PM
ok quick one for you all. i got my checks today and i have to pan lube. my question is when you seat them, im using a lee dye, how good are they supposed to be on. i can take them and seat them in the shell casing which has had a expander dye ran on it. so now i seat them and i knocked one off. are the checks supposed to be on really tight or are they just supposed to be just seated on there. im not sure i have only loaded 5 shells. thanks guys

05-05-2006, 07:39 PM
GC should not fall off. It is possible that GC shank of the boolit is undersize or the Lee push through die is not sizing the check to the boolit.

05-05-2006, 09:38 PM
well i want back out and figured out that i have to much lube on them. not a big problem just got to run it thru once to clean it off then run it again. not i big deal they where fulling up with wax before they got seated.

05-06-2006, 11:34 AM
I've found that the Hornady GC's clamp on better than the Lyman ones.

Hornady's have a kind of grip lip on their openings that get clamp on the bullets base when sized.


05-06-2006, 12:02 PM
Jim, the Gator checks are even mo'betta' than the Hornady's in terms of crimp-on. You should have been in the group order. ... felix

05-06-2006, 01:23 PM
i will agree the gas checks once properly seated [smilie=1: hold on really well, felix when is the next group buy

05-06-2006, 01:28 PM
A year from now? ... felix

05-07-2006, 12:47 AM
Felix, if you have recovered from THIS group check buy in only a year you will have even more of my respect and admiration than you already command.......

05-07-2006, 01:45 AM
Yep, it is to laugh....ruefully. Some guys are never happy (ME!)

I no sooner got the Gator checks unwrapped and admired, than I started wondering, "Now, why in tarnation didn't I ALSO order (.270s, .22s, 6.5s, etc, etc.)".

I did a trial run of several hundred .30 checks on some 311291s, and they are just fine. Thanks, Felix!

05-13-2006, 03:18 PM

Jim, the Gator checks are even mo'betta' than the Hornady's in terms of crimp-on.

Yes indeed.........I agree.................Creeker