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Old March 28, 2012, 08:41 PM   #7
Andy Griffith
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Join Date: May 14, 2009
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.454 balls will also shave a good bit and I have never had a problem with them, and is typically what is recommended in most user manuals. The .457 is typically used in Ruger old Army's, but can certainly be used- they just aren't usually stocked in most local stores if you have to find them, and the little shaved ring is a bit stiffer and must be removed or it will bind the cylinder in the barrel/cylinder gap. I can't say that I've used the .457 balls I have yet...still waiting for a $100 stainless old army.

The .451 balls may or may not be a good snug fit, depending upon the tolerances of your cylinder. Alway err on the side of going up a size to get good accuracy and to help prevent chain fires.
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