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Has anyone used a removed cylinder to gauge their rounds?

(I replaced the original cylinder in my 625 with a titanium cylinder as part of the trigger work, it has very few rounds through it.) (As long as the ammo that fits in the cylinder will fit in any of the guns I use this seems like it should be good.)

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6 at a time + moon clip check beats snot out of 1 at a time. I drop them into the cylinder and close it half way until several charge holes are against the rear shield (that's prolly the wrong name) and spin it 360 degrees. Never fails to show any issues.

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Yes, I know guys that are too cheap to buy case checker gauges and use their cylinders.

But on the other hand, maybe it is not cheapness; they KNOW that the ammo will work in their guns.

Just noticed that it is faster than a single case gauge, had a spare cylinder so thought I would try it... (Cylinder appears tighter than any of my other .45's.)

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6 at a time + moon clip check beats snot out of 1 at a time. I drop them into the cylinder and close it half way until several charge holes are against the rear shield (that's prolly the wrong name) and spin it 360 degrees. Never fails to show any issues.

This is similar to what I do. I found thet if you take the EMPTY gun and block the hammer back slightly you can fully close cylinder and spin it to check the clip and ammo. On a hammer mounted firing pin I use one of the spring clips that fits on the end of a Dillon primer tube and put the firing pin through the large end of the clip and let the hammer down on the clip that will keep the hammer back enough that the cylinder stop will be low enough to spin the cylinder. On a frame mounted firing pin I put a Q-tip under the hammer and it does the same thing.

AFTER YOU BLOCK HAMMER BACK DO NOT TOUCH THE TRIGGER AGAIN. You have a gun with live ammo in it so do this in a spot where you won't be interrupted and again DO NOT TOUCH THE TRIGGER.

This won't work on the range obviously, a spare cylinder is a good idea but a moonclip checker is cheaper.

http://www.moonclips.com/cart/shopdisplayproducts.asp?id=152&cat=Moonclip+Checker+

or

http://www.revolversupply.com/documents/70.html

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This won't work on the range obviously, a spare cylinder is a good idea but a moonclip checker is cheaper.

http://www.moonclips...oonclip Checker+

or

http://www.revolvers...cuments/70.html

Ahhh, I have a spare cylinder since I replaced the one in the gun while doing the trigger job... A checker would have been cheaper, the titanium one really helped with the trigger job though. :blush:

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