To smooth out the forcing cone, I’m planning on making a pull type lapper,( maybe there’s a better idea?),and use diamond paste for a lapping compound. Does anyone know the angle of the forcing cone? I’ve read it could be 5°, 8°, 11° or 18°. Don’t know if these are per side or included.
The old boy who built my 629 did 11 degrees, shoots both lead and jacketed cleanly. No shaving of lead. It originally had something closer to 5 or 6. Seems like we figured out the Freedom Arms S/A and Ruger S/A’s were also 11 degrees. I’m pretty sure that angle is per side. Pacific tool and gauge is where I get my chamber reamers, good people, they have the cutters for around $50.00, Brownells has a nice kit for $400.00
Thanks, I think that’s a good idea.
Hopefully I can put a couple boxes through it tomorrow and see how good( or bad) it shoots.
I usually only shoot jacketed ammo in my .44s so MAYBE the rough forcing cone won’t be a problem. And to be honest, i probably wont be shooting this one much. I originally planned on it being a safe queen, but I do want it to be right, if that makes sense.