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    Revolver Spits With Jacketed Bullets, But Not Cast...

    So I've been enjoy a nice new Model 27 Classic for the last year or so, and since I shoot mainly cast hand loads I didn't really notice this until recently, but the gun spits with jacketed bullets, badly. I never wear glasses when I shoot, but if I put a jacketed bullet through this thing it's a must, what comes back stings my face. I normally shoot light 38 loads out of it, or 158gr hardcast SWC's in front of 14grs of 2400. I've never had a problem with cast, and usually it's the other way around if a revolver spits. Any ideas what's going on with this thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntingsgr8 View Post
    So I've been enjoy a nice new Model 27 Classic for the last year or so, and since I shoot mainly cast hand loads I didn't really notice this until recently, but the gun spits with jacketed bullets, badly. I never wear glasses when I shoot, but if I put a jacketed bullet through this thing it's a must, what comes back stings my face. I normally shoot light 38 loads out of it, or 158gr hardcast SWC's in front of 14grs of 2400. I've never had a problem with cast, and usually it's the other way around if a revolver spits. Any ideas what's going on with this thing?
    are they plated bullets or FMJ?

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    You should always wear glasses!

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    First, are you sure the lead bullets aren’t spitting. You may not be feeling the hot lead as it may be going sideways. Has the forcing cone got lead on it after shooting your reloads? Are the jacketed bullets reloads or factory? If the jacketed bullets are the only ones spitting I would suspect they are out of spec. If both are spitting then you probably have a timing issue.
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    If you reload “plated” bullets to FMJ spec, it will cause exactly what you are experiencing..

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    These bullets are PMC Bronze 158gr soft points. My reloads are powder coated and do not seem to lead.

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    Forcing cone to cylinder face clearance excessive maybe?
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    I start every shooting session with "eyes and ears" meaning eye and ear protection.

    Ignore this basic rule and your results may vary considerably.

    By "spits" I assume you're talking about blowback at the cylinder to barrel gap, and not un-burned powder exiting the barrel.

    A "light" load will develop excessive and dangerous pressure as it encounters the barrel rifling "leade" and engages with the rifling. Overcoming this resistance requires a necessary level of force, and going below that with a "light load" will develop potentially damaging pressure.

    The engagement pressure developed by different bullet ogive shapes and gliding surfaces will vary a great deal, which is why reloading manuals are not "recipe books", but rather log records of successful measured experiments. Vary from them and you're doing your own experiment. Do it without instrumented barrels and you're experimenting blind, which brings us back to the first point in my post.
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