I own one. It has a forcing cone with a .32inch diameter x 1 inch deep hole, the leade is so big a 22mag cartridge will fall into it up to the rim. The Muzzle velocity out of its 18.5 inch barrel is equal to a Heritage 22 mag revolver with a 4.6 inch barrel. The Muzzle velocity(MV) out of this Rossi CJ is 750-1000 fps slower than the MV out of other22 mag. rifles. Check the Ballistic By The Inch article on the 22 mag. Also, I sent mine back and Taurus/Rossi refused to admit a problem with this poor unusual design and refused to correct it. They say, "it functions as designed," the only problem is they are not advertising the fact that the poor design shoots 22mag and lr ammo at 50% of the muzzle velocity you get out of other rimfire rifles. I am deeply dissapointed in Taurus, their life time warranty is a joke. The sad thing is that if they put the same forcing cone on it as on the 992 tracker revolver which is the design it came from the problem would not exist. The 992 shoots just fine and has a normal MV for its barrel length although It weighs a lot for a 22 cal. revolver. It does not have the wierd forcing cone or leade found on the Rossi Circuit Judge. I will never buy another Rossi or Taurus firearm again. Do your homework and decide for yourself.