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Old May 27, 2012, 06:38 PM   #1
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.30 carbine without checks?

Ok I put down a repro .30 carbine yesterday. I will be casting for it. I am looking at the Lee .309 120 grain GC mold.

Note the manager slugged it for me. It slugged at .308
Can I run them without the gas checks without leading up the barrel?

If not then what do I need to tell the machinist if I want the mold to be made plain base? The machinist is good at what he does, though he is not a shooter, and I would need to tell him what I want done. Afterwards he could do the work.

Better yet a recommended mold that is under $40 that will not need gas checks that I would not have to wait forever to get.

I would prefer to be able to do it myself. Though I do not want to ruin the mold, and I realy do not want to mess with sizing bullets. All of my other Lee molds I can shoot them as cast. Besides gas checks kinda take out the economy of casting as far as my budget for reloading goes.(I live on a janitor's pay, and also have to help Mrs M&P with her car payments from time to time. So money can get tight.)
No matter how many times you do it and nothing happens it only takes something going wrong one time to kill you.

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