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Reloading 45 Colt - S&W 25-5 #7034154
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Does anyone have preferred bullets to use for the 25-5 with oversized chambers? Iím not looking to win a shooting contest but here these oversized chambers can cause accuracy issues? I hear cast .454 work just fine.

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Re: Reloading 45 Long Colt - S&W 25-5 [Re: SayHeyKid] #7034562
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No experience with oversize chambers, but load lazercast bullets from cabelas in my ruger, they shoot well.


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Re: Reloading 45 Long Colt - S&W 25-5 [Re: SayHeyKid] #7034639
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Oversize chambers on a Smith 25?


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Re: Reloading 45 Long Colt - S&W 25-5 [Re: blackcoal] #7034715
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Originally Posted By: blackcoal
Oversize chambers on a Smith 25?


Yes, this seems pretty common in the N8xxxxx serial numbers and specially for the 25-5. It seems to cause accuracy issues, which may not matter a heck of a lot if youíre just punching paper. I dropped a .451 (used for 45ACP but I donít have .452 or larger bullets or something to accurately measure the chamber throat) diameter bullet through the cylinder and it went right through.


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While I've never tried I'm sure you could do the same with my ruger. Have you tried standard .452 with bad results?


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Originally Posted By: redchevy
While I've never tried I'm sure you could do the same with my ruger. Have you tried standard .452 with bad results?


No, I just picked up the gun a couple of weeks ago. I think Iíll buy some factory loads and a also borrow a .452 and .454 bullet from a buddy to drop in the cylinder.

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As long as they are all the same size should be ok, need to match the bullet to bore diameter. I had to have my Blackhawks cylinders reamed to consistent diameter as they were pretty much all over the place mostly tight. Don't think it is as much a problem with jacketed bullets as it is with cast.

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