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    Is this normal? 454 Casull

    Today at the range I noticed sparks coming out of my Raging Bull 454. I was shooting Hornady 300 gr XTP. I have shot a lot of revolvers and never saw sparks, usually just a flame/flash. It didnt do it with every shot, but it did happen a few times with both boxes of ammo.

    I checked the endshake myself and it was tight and only had minimal play. I also took it to 2 different places and had it checked out. The timing is good and they also checked the endshake and said it's fine.

    I was worried that the cylinder was not aligned with the forcing cone perfectly and it was causing shards of lead, but they said if it was that it wouldn't look like sparks it would just be pieces of lead.

    What do you guys think? Anyone else have a revolver that does this? Is it just big bore 454, 500, etc...? I attached 2 pics.
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    Nevermind, this guys 454 is sparking exactly like mine did today. I guess it is nothing to worry about lol I need to quit having OCD hahaha

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    No idea, but that is some awesome photography there!

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    Probably illegal to shoot in CA.
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    Wow, that really is impressive photography.

    Are you getting any lead shaving? Any signs of damage to the forcing cone?

    Someone might argue that you are displaying a bit of OCD about this revolver, but lemmie tell you about the guy who got a 427 Cobra and didn't treat it with the respect it deserved....

    Some caution is in order with a handgun like yours, is my point.
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    It isn't OCD, it's an admirable cautionary quality you possess that will allow you, at the end of your life, to observe all ten of your fingers and thumbs, and use both eyes to see them.
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    A healthy respect for a round that has an operating pressure normally found in belted magnums isn't OCD. It's just being prudent.
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    My Chiappa Rhino 357 and SP 101 327 Fed Mag spark as badly if not worse.

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    Thanks for the help everybody!
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