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One issue with a S&W 617

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I have lusted for one of these for a while, and finally got one. It shoots good, but it has one problem unfired rounds are backing out and binding cylinder rotation. Anyone else had this problem. One thing I really like about it is it will shoot that 60gr. Aguila sub sonic load without keyholing. I want to use this for quiet pest elimination.
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I have never heard of that happening (but I don't own a S&W 617).

Are the unfired rounds loosy-goosy in the cylinder?

They should be ever so slightly snug.

I read somewhere that the holes in the cylinder on a S&W 617 are especially tight and must be cleaned regularly in order to get the empties out easily. Makes me wonder if maybe somebody "worked" on yours.
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