musher, I was wondering that because if it was , the direction it's angled could cause the bullet to hit the left side of the forcing cone first, causing it to kick a little to the left before straightening out down the barrel. I mentioned that in the letter that I sent with the gun to S&W. But all they sent back for information is that everything meets S&W specs. Nothing about what they checked or anything. They called me and told me that the BC gap was within specs even though it was wider on one side than the other.
I'm not sure how to figure out if the cylinder is parallel to the barrel.
Thanks for the help.