5/16" anodized or hard aluminum range rods

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  1. Dec 30, 2013 #21

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    Roundball:You will be very happy with a ramrod from B&H tool co.I have two of them and they are an excellent product.No they are not "traditional"but I am not a big fan of large wood splinters in and through my hand.Yeah I know if I used the ramrod properly that wouldn't happen.Unfortunately s..t happens.
     
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    Loading rods and wiping rods....getting sorta complicated? Like to keep things simple...so, just use what rod is on the gun which is always wood and which has always served me well.

    Kinda agree that all this complication isn't what was used by our forefathers who were mainly practical people who used their "guns" much more often than people do today. Not trying to "stir the pot"....just joining in on the tangent posts which always appear.....Fred
     
  3. Dec 30, 2013 #23

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    Thanks for the good testimony.
    Calling them tomorrow to see if instead of installing any ramrod accessory tip they'll just drill & tap the end of the rod itself...and 10/32" at that, not the usual small 8/32"...don't want to use any step-up adapters.
     
  4. Jan 2, 2014 #24

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    Finally caught up with him this morning...heck of a nice guy, more than happy to modify the 5/16" rods from the normal 8/32" adapters to 10/32"...shipping today, should have them next week
     
  5. Jan 2, 2014 #25

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    I picked up a 5/16 fiber glass rod that was intended for a drive way marker at Lowe's recently for$1.99 and made me a ram rod for my Seneca rifle, works great and cheap.They are a bright orange color but who cares.
     
  6. Jan 2, 2014 #26

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    Uhm, those can be pretty basic in their finish.
    Might be a bit too rough for a rfle barrel and actually cause abrasive like damage when used, :idunno:
    Just sayin,,
     
  7. Jan 2, 2014 #27

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    Hmmmm...... :hmm:
     
  8. Jan 3, 2014 #28

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    :rotf: :thumbsup:
     
  9. Jan 3, 2014 #29

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    :rotf:

    That may have been a pun.


    William Alexander
     
  10. Jan 10, 2014 #30

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    Roundball those handles just screw on and don't rotate ...correct?
     
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    Strangely that almost looks like a insert as used in an aluminum shaft arrow....Are the inserts pinned? :idunno:
     
  13. Jan 10, 2014 #33

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    Correct...wouldn't want a rotating handle.
     
  14. Jan 10, 2014 #34

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    Not sure what you're referring to...the rods themselves are a single one piece rod. If you're talking about what looks like a brass threaded insert inside the handle, I don't see any evidence of a pin...don't know if those brass inserts are glued in or if molten plastic is molded / formed around them or what.
    With the apparent overall attention to detail and quality they seem to have, I'd be surprised if it the handles were a weak spot.
     
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    Thanks Roundball, They do look like a great find. :thumbsup: What I was talking about is the end the jag/brush screws into. In the photos above the rod without anything attached appears to have like a threaded insert in the end of it. Are the rods solid or hollow? If they are solid rods and threaded there would be no need to pin them obviously. I just couldn't really tell in the photos. Like I said either way they appear to be a good find and are priced right as well. :thumbsup: Thanks for posting the link.
     
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    :redface: :shake: I think I just found the answer to my last question....Thanks again. :headslap:
     
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    Yeah, the rods are solid one-piece...apparently the 'anodizing process' turns the exterior of aluminum material black, but the interior metal is still light aluminum color.
     
  18. Jan 11, 2014 #38

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    Anodizing can turn the exterior any color you can dream of.

    Undyed, the aluminum oxide that is created during the process is colorless and translucent. It looks like a dull metal finish.

    By adding a dyeing step the color can be added.

    Hard anodizing is basically created by slightly modifying the process so that the aluminum oxide builds up to a thicker layer which resists abrasion better.

    Hard anodizing is often dyed so it is easy to know the part has been treated.
     
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    And about the handles, I have the rods all set up with the different size brushes I wanted to mount and in trying one, realized that with Paul Bunyan hands, the handles are a little smaller than I (personally) like...will Epoxy these larger Palm Savers in place instead.

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