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Thread: Which 30 cal gas check for 30-30?

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    Which 30 cal gas check for 30-30?

    Seems like a lot of different options.

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    I cast a couple bullets, and measure the shank, in order to choose the correct check. That being said, 30 cal gas checks have been hard to locate. Do you have a source?
    Due to the price of primers, warning shots will no longer be given!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheelguns 1961 View Post
    I cast a couple bullets, and measure the shank, in order to choose the correct check. That being said, 30 cal gas checks have been hard to locate. Do you have a source?
    https://www.sagesoutdoors.com/30-7-6...er-gas-checks/

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    Wow! The must have just came in. I checked 2 or 3 times this week, and everyone was out of stock.
    Due to the price of primers, warning shots will no longer be given!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stopsign32v View Post
    Seems like a lot of different options.
    I prefer Hornady GCs on y 30/31 cal cast bullets or my own made from .014 brass shim stock.
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    I have Lee 150gr FN that I put home made GC pretty much same as Sages. Powder coated and loaded for 308 Win because Lyman cast book had load data for it and that was only bullet from the book I had. I used rather large ladder test steps of 1.5gr and found that at 24 - 24.5gr I shot really small group so gas checks worked.

    I always wanted 30-30 and I was talking to acquaintance of mine and he mentioned he has Winchester 94 30-30. The bluing on receiver is pretty much gone, I don't know if that can be redone but otherwise gun looks ok, no rust and bore was really dusty so I ran 3 patches with boretech and the last one came out almost clean, just carbon fouling. I want that gun! It fits in my hands nicely.

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    Hornady for my first gen Ranch Dog non-micro groove waffle top mold.
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    I've used Hornady gas checks and they work fine for 30-30 loads.

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    They all seem to work; but I'm a big Hornady fan for both my .30 cal. needs.
    And buying them makes one less thing I have to make myself.
    Political Correctness and the cancel culture is only allowed to exist because of the coward culture.


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    Hornady gc do not exist right now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stopsign32v View Post
    Hornady gc do not exist right now
    Sportsman Warehouse shows them to be in stock.
    Political Correctness and the cancel culture is only allowed to exist because of the coward culture.


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    I have always used these , Sage's standard 30 - copper checks ... on 3 different Lee rifle moulds and they have always fit the cast boolit base perfectly .
    I see Aluminum checks are offered ... I have never tried any , they are a few dollars cheaper ... But ...
    any downside to Aluminum checks ? I have 3 - 30 cal rifle moulds and 3 - 38 cal pistol moulds that take gas checks . I shoot a lot of 9mm Luger / 357 magnum loads at +1000 fps so like to use the gas checks here ... I always chicken out and buy copper ... are the aluminum checks OK or ...only use them if you can't get copper . I never got into check-making ...don't know much .
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    hornaday or gator checks both worked fine for me.

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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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