Thanks for sharing.
How do you feel about gas checks on those types of cartridges ? In theory
, it shouldn't need a check, but it has been my experience that a check never hurts anything (except your wallet).
For a long time I was uncertain that GCs were necessary for best accuracy
with cast bullets. After a bunch of shooting in a wide variety older calibers I came to some subjective conclusions, at least in my own head:>>
Plainbase cast bullets might or might not
Plainbase cast bullets seem to shoot fine in shorter, milder cartridges like, 38 Spl, 38-40, 44-40 and even 45 ACP with smokeless at milder pressures and velocities.>>
Plainbase, really soft, cast or swaged paper-patched bullets are excellent for blackpowder.>>
GC'd cast bullets allow more accurate smokeless shooting of slightly softer alloy than comparable plainbase cast bullets.>>
GC'd cast bullets generally shoot better than plainbase in the larger, rifle type cartridges.... all other things being equal
like alloy, pressure, velocity, weight and design within the smokeless loadings.
GC's add some cost and labor to loading but seems small when looking for very best accuracy
and when compared to other reloading/shooting costs... and not too bad by buying bulk from Gator.