First off, Thanks for the help guys.
I took your advice Hawg, but I used a small plastic rod. The cat is angry, but hey, his toy was a perfect match for the bore
It would not hang up on the cylinder at all. I also made sure it was properly going to full lockup and it was. I think maybe I was making a mountain out of a mole hill. I plan on taking it out this Sunday and I'll give a range report.