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    Which gas check for 500 S&W ?

    Trying lead in grandson`s 500 S&W revolver.
    Using the Lee C501-440RF bullet, my gas checks , not sure of brand, are too deep, measuring .155 in depth, (heiight) The shank on the bullet is closer to .085. Can you suggest the proper gas check, and where to order them ?
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    Hornady and gators work on my Lee mold.

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    I have a few hundred 50cal hornady gas checks that I have no use for, send me a PM if you want them.

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    Hornadys are discontinued, and I can't find any. Gators are shown for .510 bullets ? Thank you for the response sir
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    PM sent Thank you sir
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    NOE has three different 50 cal Gators, one specifically for 500S&W

    Sages Outdoors lists a couple 50 cal GC on their website, one for 500S&W, google search 'sages outdoors'.

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    I've used NOE copper checks and sages aluminum checks. Both work well on my 440 lee mold.

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    Thank you to all who responded. Good information that is helping me out.
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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
GC Gas Check