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    • #22365
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      I am going to try applying gas checks prior to coating using a lee push through sizer. I hesitate to lube them because of contamination prior to coating and am trying to avoid a cleaning process after sizing. I haven’t tried them dry yet but am wondering if a little water dip or some other non contaminating substance would work. Any comments?

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      Hard to get around a little lube on the bullets to size them. I do exactly as you are suggesting.
      My process is:
      1. Cast the bullets
      2. Put on the GCs
      3. Spray the bullets with Frankford Arsenal case lube
      4. Run them through the PT sizer (I use a modular bushing sizer from NOE)
      5. Roll them out in a container and fill it up with alcohol enough to cover the bullets.
      6. Swish Swish!
      7. Strain off the Alhohol, and roll the bullets off on paper towels.
      8. Do a washboard motion to wipe them
      9. Let the PC begin!

    • #22748
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      When it comes to PC I have found Goodwill and garage sales to be my friend

      I purchased a stainless stock pot with lid and a stainless strainer basket that fits inside

      I keep it with about 4 inches of acetone in the bottom

      But any bullets with lube in the basket and swirl then lift basket and let drain. then pour out on 99 cent baking sheets and let dry

      I

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      I put the gas checks on, then swirl coat with bb’s, bake them and then size with Lee push through, no lube. If the checks are too loose I put them on after coating.

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      How are y’all applying the gas checks so they don’t come off while tumbling ?

    • #23042
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      I have not had any problems checking my bullets in any caliber after coating them.

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      chutesnreloads;n966 wrote: How are y’all applying the gas checks so they don’t come off while tumbling ?

      If they won’t stay on I check them after coating. I use this for putting them on from NOE.


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      No not another contraption to buy ? just when I thought casing was going to save me money 🙂 🙂

    • #23765
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      Looks like a seating stem and a push rod from a Lee push through sizer

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      Here I sit, tired and sleepy, so maybe my brain functions aren’t working right at the moment.
      But I’m going to stick my neck out and ask.
      Goodsteel, not trying to be a smart alleck, but what is “a waterproof bucket ” you mentioned in your post?

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      Taco Bill;n1998 wrote: Here I sit, tired and sleepy, so maybe my brain functions aren’t working right at the moment.
      But I’m going to stick my neck out and ask.
      Goodsteel, not trying to be a smart alleck, but what is “a waterproof bucket ” you mentioned in your post?

      Alcohol will dissolve a cardboard Enfamil bucket????
      I have no idea why I wrote it that way. LOL!

    • #23944
      Taco Bill
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      Oh, Ok, thank you :o)

    • #24114
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      Alcohol will dissolve a cardboard Enfamil bucket????

      so what prompted you to drink your Whisky from an Enfamil container 🙂 🙂

    • #24123
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      Smoke4320;n2251 wrote: Alcohol will dissolve a cardboard Enfamil bucket????

      so what prompted you to drink your Whisky from an Enfamil container 🙂 🙂

      Hey, if you’re drinking Whisky from an Enfamil container, there’s no telling what your going to do or why. LOL!

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      Maybe I’m missing something, but I cast my bullets, water drop them(rifle mostly), wait till dry, then run them through lee sizer to crimp gas check without any sort of lube. Never had a sizer shrink the diameter or any bad effects. I don’t think that if your sizing around .002″ or so your gonna see any difficulty. May be wrong, but has worked for me for thousands of bullets so far without any size difference.

      I do not see how the sizer will be “leaded” by pushing a bullet through.

    • #24228
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      if your coating is cured properly there will not be any chance of leading the sizer

    • #24244
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      I put my gas checks on naked bullets, before PC, and don’t have any leading in the sizer. I do run them back through after PC though.

    • #24865
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      Got some Powderbuypound powder the other day.
      Shake & bake method works pretty good.
      Got to thinking I could do a better job if I had a powder gun, so it came in yesterday.
      Got called off work today because of all the snow we are getting, ( I drive a cement mixer truck).
      Mama went to work, forgot to give me any honey do jobs, and I turned my cell phone off just in case, only after I was sure she made it to work safely.;)

      Looks like play time

    • #25564
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      I PC first then check with a Lee sizer no lube and it works great

      CC

    • #25569
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      My limited experience is with the lee mold the gas checks i have will not stay on with out sizing them. The N.O.E. mold my gas checks snaps on real good about 95% make through the dry tumbling, I then put them in the over, once done then run them through my lee sizing die. I have not done enough to say if its a good way of doing them yet. If i powder coat the N.O.E. before I put a gas check on they hard if not impossible to get them on. I have found that if take the shank(unsure if right term) the part the gas check goes on and lightly move it around the nap of a roller sleeve and get most of the paint off it will work somewhat OK to get gas checks on.

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