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    September 2017, Contest topic: Gas Checks

    September 2017
    Gas Checks
    Using, making and troubleshooting the Gas Check




    New contest format. New rules. See link for rules.
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...90#post2797390








    I am using the individual forum titles as the monthly topics (going from the top down).

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    22 Bators with a homemade GC made with the FCIII using Alum Lith plate.

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    What's the blue/grey coating on the outside of your checks?
    if it doesn't fit, don't force it. Get a BIGGER HAMMER!

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    My plain base gas checks made with Pat Marlin's PB checkmaker and Yonky's aluminum strips, .010 thick.


    (the boolits are MP C358-180-RF)
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    Colt 1860, it just feels right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sledgehammer001 View Post
    What's the blue/grey coating on the outside of your checks?
    it's just the coating that's on Lith plate, for the Lith process.

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    What thickness are lith. plates?

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    Lith plate varies, The ones I use for 22cal are .008

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    lyth sheets can also come in whitegreen on one side and alum on the other. the lyth plates i have came from a magazine printer if you can mirror your eyes you can still read the magazine lol

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    I've been working on perfecting a GC & PC for a while and I feel that I have finally made a real break through. Nice PC finish without hindering the Gas Checks ability to do its job properly. Best part is I can do them in bulk without spending a pile of time on them. The mould is a Al Nelson (Noe) 500 S&W 2 GC and 2 PB that runs about 400 grains with my alloy. My X-Frame Loaded with these boolits at darn near full house it's quite a handful!

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    Sometimes it takes a second box of boolits to clear my head.
    Feed back thread http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...?261449-jeepyj

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonB_in_Glencoe View Post
    22 Bators with a homemade GC made with the FCIII using Alum Lith plate.

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    Oh wow. These look cool.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
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