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General discussion => Shop Made Tools => Topic started by: David R. on May 28, 2018, 05:13:30 PM

Title: Range Ready Rod
Post by: David R. on May 28, 2018, 05:13:30 PM
The other day I was doing some range work on a .45 rifle with a 48” barrel trying to work up a load combination. I normally fire three rounds, swab, change something and fire three more rounds. I realized I had an 8-32 jag and a 10-32 range rod and couldn’t find my little adapter.
I used the rifle’s rod and got by, but I like to save wear and tear on my wood rods when I can.This morning I turned up another adapter and drilled my rod handle so it would be a tight push fit. Now hopefully I will have it when I need it.
(https://preview.ibb.co/fA1JVy/8_AAD91_F1_D7_B5_4_EBD_BAD7_314715_C5_CD16.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ijLZ3J)

(https://preview.ibb.co/evAZ3J/651139_B3_5282_4587_9_BC2_9_D5_C63_D4_C8_D5.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cFs3xd)
Title: Re: Range Ready Rod
Post by: g.pennell on May 29, 2018, 12:03:35 AM
Looks like a great idea. I solved my similar issue differently...my range rod is one of the old 48” solid fiberglass rods that I got from Dixie 35 or 40 years ago. I put an 8-32 ferrule on one end, and a 10-32 on the other.

Greg
Title: Re: Range Ready Rod
Post by: stubshaft on May 30, 2018, 02:36:37 AM
Great idea!  I gotta remember that when I make my next range rod.