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All 617s need reaming?

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Just got a 617-2 ten shot. It shoots great but CCI mini mags stick when unloading. Usually Auto Match drops out. Do I need to ream the chamber? If so what is the correct reamer?

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Did it remove much metal or are things close to start with?

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I bought a reamer and did mine as well.  The sticky chambers seems to be a common problem.  I was actually surprised how much metal was removed, but the chambers still felt "tight" after the reaming.

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Yes it took out a lot of metal.  Works real well no and no sticky chambers. 

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I have three 617's and generally never have sticking problems. The only time was with a bad box Winchester ammo, I had a hard time putting them in and out. I use CCI, Federal and Remington mostly.

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Bill, i have a reamer you can borrow, will bring it to southern Chester. 

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That would be great. Hoping for good weather for that match. 

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After the reaming I took the 617 out today to test ammo.   I shot 100 rounds each of  Federal Gold Match, Federal Automatch, CCI - Mini Mags and Aquilla Super Extra.

 

I had no trouble getting the rounds out of the chamber until I shot the Aguilla. 

 

I cleaned the cylinder with my bronze brush after each brand.   That's 10 runs with each brand of ammo with no problems.   After just one cylinder of Aguilla I had hard extractions.  I also had 5 failures to fire with the Aguilla but none with any of the other ammo.

 

Reaming the cylinder will really help.

 

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On ‎7‎/‎19‎/‎2017 at 0:03 PM, Bill H said:

Did it remove much metal or are things close to start with?

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It removed so much that I stopped and double checked the part number. It works much better now with less lite strikes and easier reloading.

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On 7/20/2017 at 8:08 AM, DS-10-SPEED said:

I have three 617's and generally never have sticking problems. The only time was with a bad box Winchester ammo, I had a hard time putting them in and out. I use CCI, Federal and Remington mostly.

I just got my 617-2 back today from S&W repair. I wore out the cylinder and latch after many thousands of rounds in DA speed shooting, the lock up was getting really loose and spitting lead. They installed a new cylinder and latch, also cut the forcing cone. Guess what? I now have binding cases after fired! I ran 30 rounds through it and had to push the extractor on the shooting bench each time. I'll try it a few more times with cleaning between shoots but I may need to get a reamer.

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Love your loaders, have a bunch of them, both 6 and 10 shot. You probably need a reamer.

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On 7/22/2017 at 2:00 AM, AzShooter said:

After the reaming I took the 617 out today to test ammo.   I shot 100 rounds each of  Federal Gold Match, Federal Automatch, CCI - Mini Mags and Aquilla Super Extra.

 

I had no trouble getting the rounds out of the chamber until I shot the Aguilla. 

 

I cleaned the cylinder with my bronze brush after each brand.   That's 10 runs with each brand of ammo with no problems.   After just one cylinder of Aguilla I had hard extractions.  I also had 5 failures to fire with the Aguilla but none with any of the other ammo.

 

Reaming the cylinder will really help.

 

 

Or better yet--quit using Aguilla!  

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On 7/31/2017 at 5:20 PM, DS-10-SPEED said:

I just got my 617-2 back today from S&W repair. I wore out the cylinder and latch after many thousands of rounds in DA speed shooting, the lock up was getting really loose and spitting lead. They installed a new cylinder and latch, also cut the forcing cone. Guess what? I now have binding cases after fired! I ran 30 rounds through it and had to push the extractor on the shooting bench each time. I'll try it a few more times with cleaning between shoots but I may need to get a reamer.

I cleaned it with a spiral brush real good and shot at my local pin shoot last night, it no longer binds. I'm good to go with the new cylinder.

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