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Offline flatsguide

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A little helper for my range rod
« on: July 03, 2023, 07:50:21 AM »
Ebony and brass reall go together...cranked this out today for my Chambers English Sporting Rifle.
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Offline rich pierce

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Re: A little helper for my range rod
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2023, 01:58:32 PM »
Elegant!
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Re: A little helper for my range rod
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2023, 05:38:25 PM »
Yes, rather classy. Nice work.  ;) :)

Offline Maven

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Re: A little helper for my range rod
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2023, 07:15:12 PM »
A great, attractive example of form + function!
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Re: A little helper for my range rod
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2023, 06:38:27 PM »
I agree, but it is a separate piece of equipment. For range use GREAT and VERY nicely made.
For trail walks and most all shooting, my starter has a 1/2" deep hole to put over the rod, then
a smack with the palm, finishes seating the ball with the 'requisite' compression for "even" ballistics.
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Re: A little helper for my range rod
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2023, 06:49:32 PM »
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I agree, but it is a separate piece of equipment.
Agree.  I would cut a groove in the end of the range rod, drill a hole in the brass, and thread a proper length, blunt nosed screw so it hit the groove.  Then you would have a range rod that also rotates as you push or pull it.
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Offline flatsguide

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Re: A little helper for my range rod
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2023, 04:06:03 AM »
Thanks for the advice fellas, let me do some thinking and see what I can come up with

Offline Bob Roller

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Re: A little helper for my range rod
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2023, 09:34:30 PM »
Little things  like this are so elegant and reflect a good line of thinking IMHO.I'd expect to see it on a far away range where no English is ever heard and
Nur Deutsch beim 200 meter freistand Schuetzenfest. ;D
Bob Roller
 
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Offline flatsguide

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Re: A little helper for my range rod
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2023, 06:16:23 AM »
Thank you Bob!
Cheers Richard

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Re: A little helper for my range rod
« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2023, 03:03:29 AM »
A work of art. Excellent craftsmanship.

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Re: A little helper for my range rod
« Reply #10 on: July 15, 2023, 04:59:32 PM »
Thank you!
The Ebony has no finish applied, just natural. The final finishing was done with 1000 grit wet-or-dry and then burnished with a piece of white Scotch-bright.
Richard

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Re: A little helper for my range rod
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2023, 02:21:53 PM »
Richard, PM sent.

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Re: A little helper for my range rod
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2023, 02:15:00 AM »
What a nice helper.  I'D LOVE TO HAVE ONE TO HELP MY OLD HAND.

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Re: A little helper for my range rod
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2023, 02:28:54 AM »
Thats really nice

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Re: A little helper for my range rod
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2023, 06:54:33 PM »
Thank you!
The Ebony has no finish applied, just natural. The final finishing was done with 1000 grit wet-or-dry and then burnished with a piece of white Scotch-bright.
Richard

When I built a 14' Spey rod back in the 80's  I used a piece of Madagascar or Brazilian Rosewood for the reel seat. It has it's own oil and needed no finishing and looks as good today as when made, 40 years ago.
Daryl

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