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Login Name Post: Which replacement ramrod?        (Topic#306181)
Rifleman1776 
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Rifleman1776
01-14-18 11:28 AM - Post#1663300    

    In response to Colorado Clyde

  • Colorado Clyde Said:
Show'em one of your door knob rods....




OK. But it's not on Delrin. I'm soooo ashamed.
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Colorado Clyde 
Cannon
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Colorado Clyde
01-14-18 11:32 AM - Post#1663301    

    In response to Rifleman1776

Perfect!....I was hoping it wasn't delrin...


 
Robert J. 
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01-14-18 11:41 AM - Post#1663305    

    In response to Colorado Clyde

Clyde, it broke when I was putting pressure down to seat the ball the last 1/8 inch into the powder to make sure it was fully seated. It broke right at the brass end that is threaded to accept jags. It was loose from the factory so I'm not surprised it broke. I do have a stainless rod from TOW I used to finish out the day

 
Colorado Clyde 
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Colorado Clyde
01-14-18 11:53 AM - Post#1663309    

    In response to Robert J.

All ramrod tips are not created equal....Some are thin and allow for much wood to remain...others are thick and don't, these tend to snap off because so little wood remains...
Once you noticed it was loose you should have repaired it.....

You should have used your range rod to begin with . or...This is actually a good case for bouncing the rod.

I stopped making double ended ramrods for reasons similar to what happened to you....Something to consider for your replacement....

I just slightly round the end and add 3 finger grooves for a better grip when swabbing.


 
S.kenton 
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S.kenton
01-14-18 08:45 PM - Post#1663422    

    In response to Colorado Clyde

I've broke a couple of ramrods in my day...one break was my fault ( I think) the other was the ramrods fault with grain run out...and nearly put the sharp end through my hand. I now use fiberglass for all my rifles.

 
SgtMaj 
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SgtMaj
01-14-18 11:09 PM - Post#1663434    

    In response to Rifleman1776

Beautiful ... I'm jealous!

 
Rifleman1776 
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Rifleman1776
01-15-18 10:42 AM - Post#1663500    

    In response to SgtMaj

  • SgtMaj Said:
Beautiful ... I'm jealous!



Thanks. But no need to be. Go to a hardware store and buy some brass tubing and JB weld. Scrounge the antique shops for doorknobs and make yerself one. I am not a highly skilled craftsman of any kind. I just like to make things for myself. I made this because I wanted to. And, I have less money invested in it than buying a made up range rod from TOW or other vendor.

 
meanmike 
40 Cal.
Posts: 488
01-15-18 11:21 AM - Post#1663507    

    In response to Rifleman1776

I like also, brass tubing? Not brass rod?

Michael

 
Colorado Clyde 
Cannon
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Colorado Clyde
01-15-18 11:21 AM - Post#1663508    

    In response to Rifleman1776

  • Rifleman1776 Said:
  • SgtMaj Said:
Beautiful ... I'm jealous!



Thanks. But no need to be. Go to a hardware store and buy some brass tubing and JB weld. Scrounge the antique shops for doorknobs and make yerself one. I am not a highly skilled craftsman of any kind. I just like to make things for myself. I made this because I wanted to. And, I have less money invested in it than buying a made up range rod from TOW or other vendor.



There's a good lesson in there to learn for the younger, or novice shooter....


 
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