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Old 02-01-2020, 05:41 PM
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Which would be recommended for a revolver, such as 22, that has sticking issues? Cartridges in the cylinder that is.
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HONE, much more accurate
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More info here:

Tight charge holes in S&W 22 revolvers

Finish Reaming S&W 22LR and 22MRF(WMR)
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When you use a chamber reamer that includes the counter-bore cut for the rim there is a slight radius just under the rim. If the radius is not there the extraction will be sticky if not difficult. If the radius is too large extraction again will be difficult.
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I have found that if they are pretty bad, honing wont cut the mustard and is a waste of time.
Ream them if they are sticky, and hone to finish the process.
Honing just doesn's take enough material out, but honing can make cleaning easier if your cylinder seems to get crud build up faster than normal.

I would ask this though...how is honing more spec'ed than a SAAMI spec'd reamer?

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Usually in a S&W Model 17, 18, 63, etc. reaming is the way I've
gone after trying to Hone. So my answer would be to not waste your time Honing and just get the Reamer.

Also use plenty if cutting oil, keep cleaning the hole, and keep the Reamer straight.
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Reaming cuts the hole to spec. Honing smooths the surface finish.
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Used a Brownell's .22 finish reamer on what I called my '.21 caliber Model 63' last year.
Great results. No longer a battle to insert ammo or eject empty brass.

One day I'll do the same to a K22 and M18, although they're not nearly as bad as the 63 was.
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Just reamed my Outdoorsman last week, with the Manson reamer as available from Brownells. Worked great. Easy to do and I ran 150 through it this weekend, with eezee ejection.....
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