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Colorado Clyde 
Cannon
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Colorado Clyde
01-13-18 11:09 AM - Post#1663141    

    In response to Coot

  • Coot Said:
Two possible objections to "floppy" rods:
1) Does the flex interfere with the feel of the load being properly seated? and for those who like to compress their load, hard to do compared to a stiff & heavy metal rod.
2) When the rod flexes, it rubs against the bore & some might be concerned about wear.





3. Flexing requires more force to accomplish the same goal.

So a rod that flexes, makes loading more difficult. It puts more stress on both the rifle and the shooter.


Edited by Colorado Clyde on 01-13-18 11:10 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Scota4570 
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01-13-18 12:32 PM - Post#1663153    

    In response to Colorado Clyde

I spent some time looking around. These guys have metal rods of many materials, sizes and lengths. They will have something for anyone who want to make a range rod.

http://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?pid=2053&step=4...

Although expensive, they also had titanium rod stock. That would be crazy strong and light weight. One could use a 3/8" metal ramrod and not mess up the balance of the rifle.

Edited by Scota4570 on 01-13-18 12:33 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Colorado Clyde 
Cannon
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Colorado Clyde
01-13-18 01:25 PM - Post#1663165    

    In response to Scota4570

This guy will make you a wooden rod with a titanium core if you send him the titanium rod...

http://www.periodramrod.com/

Probably the best of all worlds...


 
meanmike 
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Posts: 403
01-13-18 02:30 PM - Post#1663173    

    In response to Rifleman1776

I like the Delfina rods, I used a 7/16 for .50 and it is not floppy.
Michael

 
Colorado Clyde 
Cannon
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Colorado Clyde
01-13-18 08:56 PM - Post#1663223    

    In response to Colorado Clyde

  • Colorado Clyde Said:

Aluminum will gall,.



Unless it's anodized....then it is harder than your barrel...and abrasive.


 
dragnetbill 
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Posts: 32
01-14-18 06:24 AM - Post#1663246    

    In response to Coot

Two possible objections to "floppy" rods:
1) Does the flex interfere with the feel of the load being properly seated? and for those who like to compress their load, hard to do compared to a stiff & heavy metal rod.
2) When the rod flexes, it rubs against the bore & some might be concerned about wear.

We are still talking muzzle loading, I hope.

 
larry wv 
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Posts: 2111
01-15-18 10:57 PM - Post#1663660    

    In response to lonewolf465

3rd vote for the 3 piece CVA rod. Wally world had them for 15 dollars a few years ago. It's handy to swap lengths around.

 
Zug 
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Posts: 1259
01-16-18 11:54 AM - Post#1663753    

    In response to lonewolf465

  • lonewolf465 Said:
I'm looking for a one piece brass range rod for my GPR flintlock. Any suggestions for sources??



I'd suggest a stainless steel or just a regular steel rod instead of brass with a bore guide for this reason - steel threads are stronger than brass threads by 60% + depending on the alloy of each and how the material is threaded. I prefer both my rod and jags to have steel threads - just me and my 2 cents - your mileage may vary .


 
Colorado Clyde 
Cannon
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Colorado Clyde
01-16-18 09:32 PM - Post#1663920    

    In response to Zug

Zug makes good point....

I have broken a lot of rods, jags, pullers, worms, and brushes....The weak material has always been brass or aluminum....I've never broken steel on steel.


 
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