The thread on "blowing out lead" with jacketed bullets got me thinking. All the revolvers I have are pretty old and have seen some pretty decent round counts - not extreme by any stretch, but put two or three boxes a year through them for 50 years and it starts adding up. I also just bought a Smith Model 10 that used to be a French police gun. They say those police guns are carried a lot and shot a little, but let's just say the hammer and trigger feel VERY broken in. Kinda hoping I didn't get the training pistol, LOL. Anyway, I'm not that old myself and would like to keep these guns going for another lifetime, but I'm not big on cleaning either. Jacketed bullets will obviously foul your barrel less than a bare lead slug, but they're not going to be as soft and easy on the barrel either. So I guess the question I have, is how much does the "life expectancy" of a revolver change if you shoot lead bullets vs jacketed bullets?