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October 26, 2010, 12:27 PM
I've cast bullets for a number of years but have never used gas checks. I have a Lyman 450 lube/sizer and the gas check insert from Lyman for 45 Cal. I'm using the Lee C452-300-RF (90359) mold designed for gas checks. My question is, will the Hornady gas checks work with this combination or is there a better choice? I'm leaning towards Hornady because it seems the price is a bit better. If there is another choice out there that works well and is cheaper I'm all ears. Any other advice is appreciated. Thanks.

October 26, 2010, 05:53 PM
Hornady works fine.
But Gator checks on the castboolits.gunloads.com site are as good or better, and way cheaper.
Talk to Blammer. I think he just got a big shipment in.

November 10, 2010, 08:50 PM
I use Hornady because I stocked up when the Klintons were in office. If anybody has Gator's email address I'd appreciate it.

November 19, 2010, 08:23 AM

November 21, 2010, 07:49 PM
Beautiful! Thanks ever so much! I need to order about 10,000 of the thin 41s.

David Wile
December 16, 2010, 01:46 AM
Hey Nomadicone,

I used Hornady and Lyman gas checks for nearly 50 years, and they both worked equally well for me. In the past few years, however, I have been making my own gas checks with Freechex I and Freechex II tool sets I purchased on E-Bay from Charlie Darnall. My Freechex I tool sets make great gas checks from aluminum soda cans, and the Freechex II tool sets use aluminum flashing rolls which I cut into half inch strips. My tool sets are really slow compared to the Freechex III sets he is now selling, but I take my time making them in my recliner while watching TV. My aluminum checks are a lot cheaper than what it costs for factory gas checks these days.

Best wishes,
Dave Wile

December 17, 2010, 11:32 PM
Thanks David. I'll check it out.