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    Question Soft gas checks

    Does anyone here use soft gas checks? They aren't too practical here because of the climate but I was thinking I could use them at least 8 months out of the year. Some people sware by them!

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    What is a soft gas check? A wad?

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    mooman76;
    there are Wax gas cks and fiber (cork?) gas checks and maybe others. Which?
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    SoftChek is a brand name for wax sheets to be pressed over the case mouth before seating a cast bullet. They do give a marginal improvement , ime. They will also kill your loads deader than Lincoln if exposed to any degree of heat. I still have the remains of a box I bought 20 years ago.
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    I was talking about the wax ones but I did not know there was a fiber on! I really can't shoot the wax ones here because I live in the desert!

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    mooman76:
    Try Pre-cut vegetable fiber wads.
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    mooman
    About 25 years ago I did a test for lube migrating.I was testing LBT lube than. I took
    4 test tubes put some powder,Kaypok,and a lube wad and cork,also took 4 30-30 and spent primer,powder,and lube bullet. Put them in the tool box in the back of my truck
    for the summer. The lube did not migrate.I am going to do the same thing this summer with Felix lube. The ambient temperature should be about the same at your area as mine.

    Be carefull Dye

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    Quote Originally Posted by mooman76
    Does anyone here use soft gas checks? They aren't too practical here because of the climate but I was thinking I could use them at least 8 months out of the year. Some people sware by them!
    In years past I have used a lot of soft checks made from Beeswax and paraffin with a shot of Liquid alox.

    Today if I had to use a wad or soft check it would be either cut from LDPE or HDPE, in my experience it will do anything the wax will with smokeless powder and is a lot easier to handle.

    Good luck

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    Wax gaschecks

    I used them 15-20 yrs ago when I had excessive leading in 9mm lugar ammo shot in an ancient P-38. They worked well, but were a pain to handle. I found that going to a cooler powder (-->Herco from Bullseye) worked just as well.

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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