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Old December 2, 2012, 10:49 AM   #6
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Good post, SL1. Well put...

I've used the canelure as a depth gage as well...and for those bullets without a canelure, I allow about .050" of clearance between the bullet's nose and the front of the cylinder to keep the gun from tying up if they slip forward in recoil. The amount of "free bore" in a revolver is a moot point, when you consider the forcing cone and rifling lead in. Without taking a measurement, I'd say that most run about 1/2". Best Regards, Rod
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