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Thread: Oversized shank?

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    Boolit Master am44mag's Avatar
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    Oversized shank?

    So a few years back I bought a LEE 8mm KAR. This thing drops at a whopping 234gr, 0.329", and has a gas check shank that's 0.314". It's hasn't seen much use but I'm hoping to change that.

    The weight is fine, the diameter can be sized down, but I have no idea what to do about the gas check issue. I believe normal 8mm gas checks use a shank that's 0.301"-0.304". Suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by am44mag View Post
    So a few years back I bought a LEE 8mm KAR. This thing drops at a whopping 234gr, 0.329", and has a gas check shank that's 0.314". It's hasn't seen much use but I'm hoping to change that.

    The weight is fine, the diameter can be sized down, but I have no idea what to do about the gas check issue. I believe normal 8mm gas checks use a shank that's 0.301"-0.304". Suggestions?
    Aaron I modified a FCll[ to fit the Kar. What size are you sizing to? I will send you some free samples to try. Send a private PM with shipping info.

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    I'm sizing to .324". PM sent!
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    And thats whats awesome about having manufactures that tailor to the craft and active with in the community.

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    I had a similar issue with a Lee 500 gr .458 mold. I made up a punch that expanded the gas check a few thousandths, which solved the problem.

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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