I've been playing with voltage swings in a basic emitter-follower circuit. If I swing the input too large in the negative cycle, the base-emitter junction is reverse-biased and the transister goes into cutoff mode. I can see the clipping in the output and this makes sense to me. With the collector, however, I've noticed that I can swing higher and not see symmetrcial clipping. Eventually I do see the clipping.
Is there a rule of thumb, like with the base-emitter junction, for managing base-collector junction? May I use VC-VB=0.6/0.7 V for this relationship too?