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    Ok, Calling the experts on magnum revolvers I was cleaning up the old Ruger GP100 and found something new.
    The edge of the forcing cone was kind of rough so I checked it with a magnifying glass and it looked a little like this
    Note that this is a picture that I found on the internet it's not my gun but the small cracks are very similar (​I don't have any big ones like in the picture... yet)
    I'm kind of thinking it's not normal, or it might be normal wear but can this piece be changed?

    Thanks in advance for any info

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    That forcing cone (minus the obvious crack) shows the results of a steady diet of magnum loaded rounds. What you see (less the crack) is called erosion. Erosion can be cleaned up to some extent.

    The forcing cone is one end of the barrel. Change the barrel and you change the forcing cone.

    The crack in the pictured forcing cone DEMANDS a barrel change.
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    Thanks Popeye, so *Gulp* I'm heading towards a new barrel then, that sucks
    I'm thinking sooner or later one of those little cracks will get to the point of the big one right?
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    NO!

    Depending on total round count, that (less the crack) can be considered normal wear.

    Realize, eventually, everything wears out.
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    Ruger has a pretty good customer service department. Call them. They might fix it for free, after you send it in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    NO!

    Depending on total round count, that (less the crack) can be considered normal wear.

    Realize, eventually, everything wears out.
    Well it's my 3rd buy so less than 2 year's usage I still reload the 200 starline casings I bought I figure maybe 5 or 6 times so a little more than a thousand rounds. I always shot 158 gr. with it (100 hornady 125Gr. when I bought it and I still have like 50 of them) loaded to a little over max (8.5Gr. of this recipe) I figured for a "tank" I could go a little over

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    Checked Ruger "service stations" and there's one like 20 minutes from my place I guess I could drop by after giving them a call
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    Great service at Ruger......
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    May not be your deal, but have seen many similar pics/descriptions that were caused by over torque at barrel install. You should let Ruger look at it. If asked, you should advise only factory loads ever used.
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    ^^^ I've shot store bought loads that were WAY more powerful than what I've been reloading but yeah good advice
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