Freedom Arms owners - meausure your cylinder gaps please!


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Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
December 15, 2008, 11:39 AM
With a feeler gauge - What's the result? I'm thinking of getting a 97. :)

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rcmodel
December 15, 2008, 12:38 PM
Whatever it is, you can bet it is exactly right!

rcmodel

Gun 4 Fun
December 15, 2008, 02:18 PM
I have a model 83 and my BC gap will just barely accept a .0015" feeler gauge. Regardless of gap, you can't beat a Freedom Arms gun.

janobles14
December 15, 2008, 06:41 PM
model 83 also. mine slips in at .001

huntershooter
December 15, 2008, 07:02 PM
.001" on my '97. In .45 Colt with an ACP cylinder.
Nice gun.

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
December 16, 2008, 07:00 PM
Amazing! Thanks guys. :)

Beagle-zebub
December 17, 2008, 12:54 AM
Dayum, that's tight.

cottonmouth
December 17, 2008, 10:19 AM
Any .475 shooters here? I have a SRH in .454 and have been thinking about a .475 with a 4-3/4 inch barrel. That is one nice looking wheel gun!

J.B.

paul105
December 18, 2008, 01:10 PM
cottonmouth,

I have a 6" Freedom Arms .475. Very nice combination of power, packability and shootability. The 4 3/4" should be even handier and you shouldn't give up much in the way of balistics. I mostly shoot 400gr at 1,100 fps. There is a noticible increase in recoil with 420s at 1,300fps. Just make sure you don't fall asleep with the heavy loads or your forehead will pay the price.

FWIW,

Paul

Orange_Magnum
December 18, 2008, 06:46 PM
I saw a chart over barrel gap vs bullet velocity made by a guy who owned a Dan Wesson. Those revolvers have an adjustable barrel gap, from screwing in the barrel deeper into the frame. 0.001 up to 0.009 the velocity was stable. It began go down slightly at 0.010 and more at 0.011 and there he stopped testing. It was through a 4" barrel. .357 magnum, I think.

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