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front strut insert rocking freeplay

I am removing my Bilstein front strut inserts to get revalved for new T-bars and did a check on wear before removing them from the strut housing.
I have some slight rocking of the strut insert due to clearance with the upper bearing and seal in the strut housing and wanted opinions on what was an acceptable or expected amount of freeplay here?

There has to be some radial clearance between the strut insert and the upper strut bearing which would allow a little rocking movement between the 2 parts but never having seen a new strut to compare to i want to get an idea if i need to send my strut housings out for replacement of this bearing.
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