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Thread: Recommendation for Gas Check Maker

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    Boolit Grand Master

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    That's the reason I went with the Ed Smith single stroke check maker. It can be used with a press, a mallet or arbor press. So far I am using a mallet to make checks from ~ 0.019" old aluminum gutter. I made the check maker to suit 0.014" material so I knew I would be drawing deeper cups and figured it would be hard on a press so decided to go with the mallet for now and maybe buy an arbor press later.

    So far I have made check makers for .30 cal. and .44 cal., both work well.

    The IDZ design is also a good one but is for press only unless the design is altered.

    Both these are "Do it yourself" or hire a machinist though. Complete plans for both are on this site so no problem there, just how you get it made is an issue if you don't have a lathe or don't know anyone with a lathe who will make one for you. If there is enough interest maybe a group buy would get some made?

    Longbow

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    Boolit Mold
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    I have three from Pat Marlins only one of the three cut a smooth disk the other two aren't worth the money and waited over 8 months to get them .would not buy another from him , his customer service sucks as well . buyer beware

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    Boolit Bub
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    I got an update on my order from Pat Marlins ,22 and .30 gas check maker is suppose to be here tomorrow. I ordered a .30 cal gas check maker from Mattersons last week. Looking forward to making gas checks.

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Quote Originally Posted by markmars View Post
    I got an update on my order from Pat Marlins ,22 and .30 gas check maker is suppose to be here tomorrow. I ordered a .30 cal gas check maker from Mattersons last week. Looking forward to making gas checks.

    Curious 'bout how long it took.......had a .30 on order since 01 August.......??

  5. #25
    Boolit Bub
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    i have built 4 check makers. all ed smith design single stroke.built a 22 caliber, 243, 270, and 30 caliber check makers. i make mine so the check is a snug fit on the shank of the bullet.

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    Boolit Bub
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogrunner View Post
    Curious 'bout how long it took.......had a .30 on order since 01 August.......??
    March of last year USPS still has mine and states there is a delay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fitz View Post
    I have three from Pat Marlins only one of the three cut a smooth disk the other two aren't worth the money and waited over 8 months to get them .would not buy another from him , his customer service sucks as well . buyer beware
    yup

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Quote Originally Posted by markmars View Post
    March of last year USPS still has mine and states there is a delay.
    Well I got my shipping notice from PM yesterday........five and a half months to the day from the order date!..............I'll post on how it turned out.

  9. #29
    Quote Originally Posted by RufusBuck View Post
    I have searched the internet for gas checks for 30 cal. boolits but cannot find any in stock . The gas checks will be used with boolits cast from Lee 312 155 mold, and others as I add to my collection. I have given up on finding gas checks so now I'm in search of a GC maker for 30 Cal. I am asking for real life experience from those who own and use GC makers and their recommendations so that I can purchase my own.
    I’ve found gas checks available at Sage’s outdoors every time I’ve looked. Both copper and aluminum. I’m still gonna get checkmakers for the calibers I use, just in case. Harles
    Just refreshed my memory! Check out, Mattesons gas check maker. Haven’t tried him yet, but I plan to soon. Harles
    Last edited by Harles Dawson; 01-22-2022 at 02:34 PM.

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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