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Is there a big difference in flash between a 6 and 7 shot revolver?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by onewithgun, Oct 10, 2007.

  1. onewithgun

    onewithgun Well-Known Member

    I know it's probably a dumb question.
    But is there a huge difference at nighttime between a 6 or 7 shot revolver?

    I'm talking about the flames that shoot out of the sides of revolvers.

    Thank you.
  2. Gord

    Gord Well-Known Member

    Why would there be? :scrutiny:
  3. onewithgun

    onewithgun Well-Known Member

    Not sure. That's why I'm asking.

    Perhaps something different with cylinder dimensions that would affect it?

    I'm no gunsmith!
  4. Outlaws

    Outlaws Well-Known Member

    Not because of the amount of rounds in the cylinder.
  5. Princi

    Princi Well-Known Member

    The only way there would be more flash with a 7 would be if the cylinders were the same side and it was necessary to move the holes closer to the outer edge in order to have 7 holes. I doubt much if that would ever be the case.

    Want low flash? Get a Russian Nagant Revolver.:)
  6. jrfoxx

    jrfoxx Well-Known Member

    well, someone's going to say it eventually, so it might as well be me for a change....

    Yes, the difference is that there will be 1 more flash.....:evil::D
  7. foghornl

    foghornl Well-Known Member

    The "flash" is primarily a function of the cylinder and barrel/forcing cone gap.

    If you have access to 2 revolvers of the same caliber, but different amounts of cylinder/barrel gap, load them both with the same ammo, and observe the flash at the gap.
  8. HeXeD775

    HeXeD775 Well-Known Member

    flash at night

    that's an interesting question...but why would you be worried about revolver flash at night???:uhoh:
  9. Baron357

    Baron357 Well-Known Member

    Thats it, 6 or 7 has no effect otherwise.
  10. damien

    damien Well-Known Member

    I have a 686+ and I have not noticed any difference. But I don't have a "classic" 686 to compare it to. It seems to be about the same amount as a GP100.

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