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Offline runastav

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Ramrod hole drill
« on: May 26, 2023, 05:57:51 PM »
Hi all!
This teknik is well known but I can show my drill made today  ;)5mm rod filed as a longhole drill, hardened and aneled work like $#*! on this forestock to a Rolling Block rifle drill straight like a arrow :)
Runar








Offline Curtis

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Re: Ramrod hole drill
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2023, 07:32:22 AM »
i believe I need one of those, Runar!

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Offline rich pierce

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Re: Ramrod hole drill
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2023, 02:24:30 PM »
Can you show s picture of the face of the drill point? Was the groove ground in?
Andover, Vermont

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Re: Ramrod hole drill
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2023, 04:11:39 PM »
Thank you guys!rich pierce, the groove is handgrind all made only by eye target no mesuring angle etc but it works ;)It fills up quickly with shawings so often withdraw!
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Offline rich pierce

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Re: Ramrod hole drill
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2023, 06:37:57 PM »
Thank you!
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Offline cornbread

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Re: Ramrod hole drill
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2023, 08:49:41 PM »
Now THAT is a good idea/tool! If you made these, I'D BUY ONE! Just sayin'!!!  ::)

I wish there was a drill bit(s) for this purpose that was threaded (male or female) on the non-business end for a ramrod. Then, choke that in a drill and get to work!
I need one for this purpose.

Thanks for sharing that and making me jealous!

James

Offline Spalding

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Re: Ramrod hole drill
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2024, 12:52:50 AM »
Runar, it works!
I’m building a little .29 caliber rifle and wanted a 9/32” ramrod instead of just going with a 1/4” like most do. Bought a length of 9/32” O-1 drill rod and after a few days of bouncing around ideas, decided to go with your design and ground a tip on the rod.
Was slow going, maybe a 1/4” at a time to clear chips, but got it done. Drilled straight, side to side came out perfect, wandered down a bit, about a 1/32” at the breech, probably caused by ramrod channel not being perfect, but I’m very happy with how it came out.
Whittled down a 5/16” Hickory ramrod to 9/32” and it’s good to go.

Bob