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Old April 24, 2012, 04:41 PM   #1
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I'll take the wedge with ranch on the side...

Has anyone ever been shooting and had the wedge come out? I mean...fly out?

I did the first time the other day. Even though it's fitted correctly, I will from now on give it a bit of a tap instead of just moderate thumb pressure.

I realized something was wrong when the barrel was half off.

Did find the wedge though.

Considering it's the first time it's happened to me, I guess I'm fortunate.
I do recall a photograph on the back page of one of the Lyman books with a feller holding the frame and cylinder with a surprised look on his face.
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Old April 24, 2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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Nope. I always tap it lightly with something. Not very hard, but you can't pull or push it back out with just your fingers.
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Old April 24, 2012, 06:07 PM   #3
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Mine are all fitted and a thumb push and I have never had one come loose.
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Old April 24, 2012, 07:22 PM   #4
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Can happen

Only once and knew the wedge was loose before I shot it. I like to set mine to be tighter than the thumb push. I alway squeeze the barrel and forend, tight while I insert the wedge and then tap it home say about 1/8 or so, from home. ...

You can also pin your wedge as mentioned in a previous post. It may work out but you will not lose as it will stay captured. Have never tried this but others have. ....

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Old April 24, 2012, 07:35 PM   #5
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You don't 'pin' revolver wedges, only rifle wedges.
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Old April 24, 2012, 08:11 PM   #6
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I always seat mine with thumb pressure. No problems with any loosening up so far.
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Old April 24, 2012, 09:42 PM   #7
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I will say that this was the first cylinder full of full house loads I've ever run through the gun with Lee conicals- they've been light target loads until this point.

I plan on taking some small game with it this fall.

These loads are shooting about 4" high, which is about 1-2" lower than my plinking loads at 25 yards, but still getting a very acceptable group considering my abilities- and the bullets are staying straight.
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