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mgbauer64 Member Posts: 9 ✭✭
edited July 2016 in Perry Shooter Competition Shooting and Reloading Forum
Anyone ever use wax gas checks
New barrels will lead until ironed in. A few hundred rounds of jacketed bullets will iron them in nicely. Clean often with a good copper solvent during break in. JB Bore Paste will help too.
Bullet lube type is very important. I just use 50/50 alox/beeswax. Those hard lubes like Rooster Red look nice and are cleaner to handle but do a poor job at preventing leading. In pistols I make sure every bullet has some when I size them to .001 - .002 oversize. In rifles I fill every grove provided. I like Loverin designs in rifle bullets.
I'm fairly new to reloading. Do I need to use a gas check when reloading factory cast bullets. The bullets are Hunter Supply 190gr. FP for .357 mag. Thanks
If they are factory cast and sold commercially they would have a gas check on them if they required one. As stated, a bullet designed to accept a gas check will have the appearance of a heeled bullet when cast. In other words, the base of the bullet must be smaller than the diameter, almost as deep as the lube grooves.