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    Shaving lead?

    While shooting a new to me gp100 match champion, i notice every once in a while something hit my cheek. This is at full arm extension, double action firing. Im using 158 swc gc.



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    Couldnt find my pictures at first.

    Does that look like leadon the sides, it's not the same color as the carbon .....
    Last edited by elginrunner; 01-13-2019 at 12:41 PM.

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    Sounds like the timing might be off.

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    Single action or fast double action?

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    If it's a load on the lighter side, I've noticed powder flakes hit me before. It can happen with any load, but is much more noticeable on light, or dirty burning loads.

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    That doesn't look too extreme.

    Do you have a range rod to confirm cylinder alignment?

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    Are the firing pin marks centered on the primers?
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    If you still have the yellow plastic "empty cylinder" disc supplied by Ruger, install it and look down the barrel with a light and you will be able to see if there is any misalignment.
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    Shaving lead?

    I placed cardboard next to it and fired 12 rounds. No lead, but flects of lube. I use ls carnuba red. Itís a fairly warm round of 2400 powder @ 1250 FPS.

    The primers are struck centerish, not perfect, but as close as Iíve ever seen on a revolver.

    I do have the yellow thingy and will check it out.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Baltimoreed View Post
    Single action or fast double action?
    Not fast, but double action. I stage my trigger pull.....


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    How about barrel/cylinder gap? Friend of mine bought a gp100 that did the same. He called Ruger and he ended up sending it back. IIRC the cylinder/barrel gap was about .002" less

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    Quote Originally Posted by elginrunner View Post
    I placed cardboard next to it and fired 12 rounds. No lead, but flects of lube. I use ls carnuba red. It’s a fairly warm round of 2400 powder @ 1250 FPS.

    The primers are struck centerish, not perfect, but as close as I’ve ever seen on a revolver.

    I do have the yellow thingy and will check it out.


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    Sounds like you answered your own question.

    No. it is not shaving lead.

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