50 Cal Gas Check Shank Diameter

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50 Cal Gas Check Shank Diameter

Post by side hammer » Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:32 am

The program gives me the following options for a shank diameter for gas checks on my 50 cal design. Either .468 or .469" for the Gator checks or a .477" straight shank. I have a pile of 50 cal Hornady checks that I would like to use. Which of these shank diameters is best suited for the Hornadys?

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Re: 50 Cal Gas Check Shank Diameter

Post by mtngun » Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:00 am

The Hornady 50 is misnamed. It is actually for 0.500" bullets, not 0.510" bullets. The OD is only 0.506" - 0.507".

Last I heard, only the Gator 50 and 50 short were made for 50 caliber bullets.

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