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Old January 22, 2013, 12:13 PM   #1
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revolver barrel needs a little lapping?

I have a 90's Ruger Redhawk 44 magnum that I shoot cast bullets out of.

After about 100 rounds I start to get a "fog" of lead towards the end of the 7.5" barrel, but I also have a lube star at the muzzle, the leading is fairly minor and is not bad to remove, I remove it before it gets too bad. I have tried different lubes with the same results.

I am of the opinion that the reason for the leading is the barrel itself, the bottom of the grooves is a little rough.

Now to my question, should I just bite the bullet and spend some elbow grease and hand lap it, or go for the Fire Lapping method? is it even acceptable to Fire Lap a revolver?
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