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Brownell's Cylinder reamer

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My new ruger 45 colt has a .4515 bore and .450 cylinder mouths.  SInce My brother has the same problem with his 45 and my boss has the same problem with two of his 45s, we all went in on the reamer.  The pilot is .448.  Can this be shimmed up with masking tape or something as the pilot kit is an extra &#3635?  
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I second the quote:  "why pay somebody to screw it up, when I can do it myself for free:.
I have an OM Blackhawk .45 that came with way undersized chamber throats.  Took it to a gunsmith who reamed it out.  I told him I wanted them reamed to no more that .453, preferably .4525.  They ended up at .454.  From on extreame to the other.  Now I still have a severe problem with leading.  
Only now I need a new cylinder.  
Had this reamer kit been out then, and I had known about it, I would have done it myself.
I wouldn't have saved anything, but I think it would have been a better job.
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