Just a bit of clarification, the use of an unfluted cylinder does not add any strength, only the use of stouter materials does that. The unfluted cylinder is more aesthetically pleasing to some, others like it because it adds a little more weight to a hard-kicking gun. But as the bolt stop notches are in the same place, the unfluted cylinder isn't one micro-whit stronger than the unfluted version.Golfbuddy45 said:The .45Long Colt/.454 Casull Cylinder in the top SRH is made of a different material and has no fluting on the cylinder to retain the pressure of the bigger cartridges.
??? ???Golfbuddy45 said:...but I have read articles stating that in larger caliber rifles and revolvers unfluted cylinders are generally used.