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Offline Dand

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Aluminum gas checks??? opinions
« on: February 12, 2014, 06:23:37 PM »
I see aluminum gas checks are now available.  What do folks think?  I recall some folks expressing concern that aluminum oxide is very abrasive.  But has anybody tried them and have an opinion?


Especially for plinking loads.


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Re: Aluminum gas checks??? opinions
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014, 07:25:30 AM »
A couple years ago I bought a gas check making tool. Kinda labor intensive, and beer/soda cans are too thin to stay on the bullets. I bought some alum shim material .014" to make some that would crimp on the bullet, but again, kinda labor intensive. I could see no differences in accuracy, nor have I noticed any undo wear on my S&W 629, Ruger SBH, Dan Wesson 44H, or Puma '92...

In my normal way of thinking, KISS, I dropped most gascheck bullets and mostly cast flat based bullets

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Re: Aluminum gas checks??? opinions
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2014, 04:36:02 PM »
thanks - I see premade aluminum gas checks readily available and wondered about trying them.  I'm not too eager make them.  I have a few molds that make a gas check bullet and while I prefer the KISS too, it would be nice to keep shooting some of those GC bullets.


Anybody else tried the aluminum checks?

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Re: Aluminum gas checks??? opinions
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2019, 04:49:10 PM »
It's been a while since anyone has posted here, but I make aluminum checks for one of my
.45 cal bullets, and can use the same check with the .44 cal bullets if I'm careful. I use folded over Pepsi cans to make them with and they work just fine, altho I mostly cast plain based bullets now.....
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Re: Aluminum gas checks??? opinions
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2019, 11:48:35 PM »
I bought a 1000 30 cals just to try them. They don't save you much. I think it was like 2 or 3 bucks a 1000 cheaper. Wont buy them again because while shooting one of my 300 bo this summer I walked up to check the target and groups were about double what they usually are and on my way back to the bench saw gas checks in on the ground before the target so they were falling off. Guess a guy could put a drop of super glue on them but for a couple bucks more ill stick to copper.
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