Of course! But it is not related to your initial volume, it is related to initial molar quantity of amine!
Gaseous HCl is used because your amine will be soluble in some organic solvent. Bubbling HCl gas forms the salt that is insoluble in organic so it precipitates. Depending on how that amine was initially prepared, precipitating the amine hydrochloride may purify it from non-basic organic components.
If you add aqueous HCl a couple things may happen:
1. you may get two phases depending on the organic solvent, your hydrochloride would end uup in the organic layer.
2. You get one phase that is now "wet" and your hydrochloride precipitates as a sticky mess, in poor yield, or not at all.
but your use of the phrase "freebase" makes me think I should not have bothered typing this..