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Old April 14th, 2010, 04:53 AM   #1
 
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Blackhawk cylinder throat reaming ......

I have several 45 Colt Ruger wheel guns that I reload for. My Super Redhawk has over sized cylinder throats. It shoots okay but has been an issue with reloading but I just about have a load figured out that will work. I am considering getting a Blackhawk now as I have a good line on a NIB never fired 45 colt. I guess what bothers me is that I more than likely will have to have work done to it right out of the box to get the accuracy that I prefer. The one thing I have not read on here is if Ruger will fix the throats if they are off. I hear of all this work done to the throats that are off that the owner is paying to have done out of their pocket. Will Ruger fix the problem at their cost and do it right or do I have to send in a new gun to have it done at a gunsmith or other places named here on the forums? It just doesn't seem right that you would have to pay additional money on a new gun to have it right when Ruger definitely knows it is an issue. I have read a ton of threads and it all ends the same having to send your cylinder out to have it fixed. Is it just me or does it just not seem right??? Sorry for the rant but I would like to get the Blackhawk but not sure if I want to spend the extra $60 or more on top of the price of the gun just to have it the way it should be right out of the box.



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Old April 14th, 2010, 10:11 AM   #2
 
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Chances are that if it came out of the factory, the chambers will be within Ruger's specs. That means it is a real coin toss as to whether or not they will adjust them for you.

If you like Ruger 45's, and have several that need to be done, consider doing the job yourself. Iowegans book can help. Otherwise, mic the cylinders before buying and don't buy one that isn't within your specs.

I agree that it is a pain that Ruger doesn't get it right the first time, but now I just factor the cost in to buying Rugers and move on.
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Ya, it is kind of frustrating. But I guess the end result is a fine firearm that still cost less than comparable models of other brands. My other Ruger firearms are both 454 Super Redhawks. The cylinders are both off with one being large enough that a .454 bullet will fall right thru easily. If I remember right it was right at .455 I just use my own cast bullets in it but I have had an issue trying to keep the leading out of it.
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I am considering getting a Blackhawk now as I have a good line on a NIB never fired 45 colt. I guess what bothers me is that I more than likely will have to have work done to it right out of the box to get the accuracy that I prefer. The one thing I have not read on here is if Ruger will fix the throats if they are off. I hear of all this work done to the throats that are off that the owner is paying to have done out of their pocket. Will Ruger fix the problem at their cost and do it right or do I have to send in a new gun to have it done at a gunsmith or other places named here on the forums? It just doesn't seem right that you would have to pay additional money on a new gun to have it right when Ruger definitely knows it is an issue. I have read a ton of threads and it all ends the same having to send your cylinder out to have it fixed. Is it just me or does it just not seem right??? Sorry for the rant but I would like to get the Blackhawk but not sure if I want to spend the extra $60 or more on top of the price of the gun just to have it the way it should be right out of the box.
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Heck, just lap them to size. Then you control size, finish, roundness, and to a small amount, location.
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2C29955H5, Lapping is not recommended. Many throats are slightly oval and lapping tends to follow the source so you end up with larger oval throats. Also, it's very hard to control lapping across the complete surface so it's common to see an hour glass shaped hole. Reamers do a much better job and are the only way I know of to get a perfectly round hole that is the same diameter from end to end. Your gun, your money, your decision.
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Thanks Iowegan!!
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2C29955H5, Lapping is not recommended. Many throats are slightly oval and lapping tends to follow the source so you end up with larger oval throats. Also, it's very hard to control lapping across the complete surface so it's common to see an hour glass shaped hole. Reamers do a much better job and are the only way I know of to get a perfectly round hole that is the same diameter from end to end. Your gun, your money, your decision.
There is lapping and there is lapping. In a good setup, you get a very round hole with very tight tolerances.
Reaming will also keep a hole egg shaped if not done correctly.
Dies, JO block, most fine tooling is lapped.
Some people ream the base pin hole in a cylinder.
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