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Thread: Gas checks in metsl cans & cloth bags

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Jun 2009

    Gas checks in metsl cans & cloth bags

    In my stash of old reloading gear I have 4 metal tins of Hornady gas checks. Two are labeled 30 caliber and two are 44 caliber. I also have 2 string tied cloth bags with a mailing label that was shipped from Hornady that says " 100 gas checks".

    Anyone else seen these? Came from late 50's early 60's according to older gentlemen that I got from. Said he would order 100 pound cardboard drums of surplus 4831 from Hogdon and they would ship by rail and he would pick up at local depot.

    What a different world In the 50's.
    Last edited by curiousgeorge; 08-29-2019 at 06:54 AM.

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    Boolit Master

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    Jul 2009
    Amarillo, Texas
    Yes, I have LOTs of the old Hornady gas checks in the metal tins.
    Like the tins the old typewriter ribbons came in
    NRA Benefactor 2004 USAF RET 1971-95

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    May 2008
    In the Gopher State of Minnesota
    George, how are you coming with picture posting?


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    Boolit Buddy
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    Jun 2009
    Tried a couple of times from my phone, but no success. Everything worked like you said, but the upload failed. I'll keep trying because I have a lot of old boxes, presses, powder cans, and on and on that I would like to post.
    Thanks for your help.

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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