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If I was to have a gunsmith lengthen the forcing cone on my gun, what should I have him lengthen it to? And what is the length now?
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u dont get a choice. its either lengthened or its not. they are usually between 1 1/2 and 2" when ur done with em, depending on how tight the bore diameter is. (smaller bore makes a longer cone) its a solid tapered reamer that u use to do it, and u cant change the pitch of the tool.
there are some super long reamers out there that ream to about 5" long, but its a waste of money, even the guys that do it will tell u it is. they just do it cuz the customer WANTS it.
now? depends on the gun... some from 3/8" up to an inch (it would be an advertising point if it were an inch). it depends on gauge, and if its a cheaper gun, it will be short, because thats saami spec so that all they hafta do. when u look at the cone in ur gun, if it just looks like a black ring ahead of the chamber, its short. when lengthened, u will see it as a long gray section thats just a bit darker than the bore, but still shiney.
make sure that it will be honed and polished. matter of fact, u outta have him do the whole length while he's there...... it shouldnt be much extra.
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