Re: Substituting powder and gas checks
You've helped me put together a plan for substitution, unless it has a serious defect that I'm not aware of right now. I'll select an available powder as close in burn rate to the one that I want to use as I can get, then use bullets that are alike or similar in type and weight, or lighter. I will start half way between start and max loads and stay there for a while with my shooting if I don't encounter problems. I've found I gain much more in accuracy with my shooting practice than I do my hand loads for now. As soon as I retire (very soon), I will begin the real sport of chasing precision with my hand loads, and wringing the best I can from each of my firearms, one at a time. The issue of gas checks is also preparation for my retirement. I've acquired a good set of tools and guns for "pouring my own", and hunting in the piney woods.
I don't shoot very well, but it is not my fault. Before I got married, I could see well, hear well, run fast, jump high, and I didn't shake. I don't remember having arthritis before marriage, either!
Thanks very much for your help.--Bill Wynn