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I hate buying gas checks because there is nothing to them and they cost almost as much as primers. A lot of the joy in casting your own bullets relates directly back to the money you save. If you go out and shoot a hundred rounds and they cost seventy five cents a piece that is $75. If you shoot a hundred rounds of cast in reused brass you are looking at around ten cents a piece. That means you only spent $10 or the way that I prefer to put it to my wife, I just saved $65 when I went to the range today. Unfortunately, she trys to use the same logic with me when she goes to the mall only the figures are a lot higher.

I bought a FreeChex II on Ebay from a guy named Charlie around a year and a half ago. I posted a video using that tool on YouTube shortly afterwards. A few months ago Charlie sent me a prototype of a new tool he was working on the FreeChex III. The new tool is a lot faster than the previous one, because it makes each check with just one pull of the handle when using either a drill press or an arbor press. I posted another video on YouTube using the FreeChex III. I have no association with Charlie other than being a happy customer and someone he chose to entrust with one of his prototypes for my feedback. I have never met him we have just exchanged emails.

The aspect ratio on the video got a little scewed up when I uploaded it; so it makes me look even goofier than I do in real life. Unfortunately, the belly you see when I am cutting strips of aluminum is something I am working on. Hope you like it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YJKOUe1FRc
 

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A neat idea, but where do you people get your time ? I reload and cast, but have started using mainly pulled surplus bullets in my reloads because between work, kids, and taking care of the yard etc. I have vey little time to do anything else. I know the extra satisfaction that comes with doing-making things yourself, but i think sizing on factory gas checks is where I draw the line.
I definately understand what you are saying, but I can churn out hundreds of cast bullets in an evening and I like doing it.
 
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