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Thread: plain base gas check, NOE 380-180 WFN PB

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    plain base gas check, NOE 380-180 WFN PB

    Hello guys,

    I have a great NOE mold for my lever gun, the NOE 360-180 WFN PB. I keep the velocities around 1300-1400 fps and I get great accuracy.

    I would like to up the velocity a little but I have never tried plain base gas checks. Have any of you guys tried a plain base check on this or any other NOE bullet?

    What were the results like?

    Thanks in advance for your time.


    Steve in N CA

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    I am not aware of any bullet that takes a "PB gas check" can you post a picture of a PB bullet with a gas check ? I think you need the same mold cut for a gas check to get where you want to go.Am I ignorant of something that's been around and have never seen ?

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    Pat Marlin makes PB check dies and
    Sage's Outdoors makes/sells the checks
    http://www.sagesoutdoors.com/gas-che...se-gas-checks/
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    I have tried the plain base checks on a 40 cal bullet to use in max 10mm loads. I tried both the Lee push through and my Lyman lubrisizer to seat them, and both resulted in quite unattractive results. They rarely seated evenly and there were wrinkles and irregularities with both.

    Oddly, when I shot the ugly bullets they ended up being more accurate than the plain ones, so looks can be deceiving.

    These were the aluminum PB checks from Sages IIRC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Bohannon View Post
    I am not aware of any bullet that takes a "PB gas check" can you post a picture of a PB bullet with a gas check ? I think you need the same mold cut for a gas check to get where you want to go.Am I ignorant of something that's been around and have never seen ?

    Randy,

    Don't feel bad, I just recently learned about plain base gas checks myself.


    Steve in N CA

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    Thank you all for not biting my head off with my uneducated Q. Cast boolit's are a lifelong endeavor of learning.I looked at them.suppose it is a viable alternative opposed to buying a new mold.

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    They are certainly cheap enough that trying them won't break the bank.
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    You can buy a few cheap enough to give them a try and find out if they'll work.

    The only time I have used any was on bullets for the .351 WSL. The mold was a very old Ideal designed for the .35 WSL and was plain based. I wanted to push them to more or less full ballistics.

    The only plain based checks were designed for .38 revolver bullets and the .351 WSL uses and undersized bullet, so they never gripped as tightly as they should have and I got quite a few weird flyers in groups that I attribute to the checks coming off in flight (I actually found a couple short of the target. I think they would work fine of bullets sized to .358-.359.

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