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Frequently Asked

Frequently Asked

What type of Gas Checks do you make?

Our Aluminum Gas Checks are made to take a good crimp. After years of testing, we have learned to increase or decrease metal thickness and hardness for the various calibers to give good crimping ability.

All gas checks must be used on a uniform cast bullet of correct size. The gas check must fit totally flat and square against the base of the bullet. Sometimes that requires some effort using various methods. This is critical for good results. Cast bullet quality will determine how well the system works. Using 100% clip on wheel weight alloy bullets tend to run too small. Using an alloy that produces bullets of the correct size for your barrel and the gas check is critical for accuracy. 

 

What is a Gator Gas Check?

It's a copper gas check that is very well made and has a nice "bite". The Gator Checks are made with a copper alloy designed for gas check use. These are quality copper checks made like the better known large commercial versions.

 

What about Plain Base Gas Checks?

At this time we are offering them in 10 mm, .41 and .452 calibers. They do fit very tight when sized base first with a light lube. We've had very good feedback on them. But, they do require more attention to seating or making sure they are on straight. Going base first through the sizer reduces the chance of tearing the gas check off. Our Plain Base checks are made from thin annealed aluminum.

 

What about metal thickness?

The gas checks sold by Sage's Outdoors are made to fit the average bullet mold. Our tool dies are designed to work with a certain metal thickness to produce the desired results. Therefore, the metal thickness is only one factor for best overall bullet fit. After years of receiving feedback from actual re-loaders and customer experience, we have made refinements to our tools and types of metals. Hardness and thickness all play a factor. Sage's Outdoors makes gas checks that fit the most commonly used cast bullets. Many of our gas checks are tested with different sizers such as the LEE push through type. The gas checks are made to crimp on securely.

 

Will you ship international?

Yes we ship most items all over the world, at this time bullets are a USA only item from us. Please use the "shopping cart" to see the actual cost. You can do so without signing up. We use USPS First Class International. Shipping charges are based on item weight. Sage's Outdoors is located in the US and is not responsible for payment of import tariffs or additional taxes due to regulations of customer's country. Please research your local import regulations and fees. International orders should include a phone number for the customs form to avoid extra delays in getting your package.

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