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PostSubject: Soaking Ramrod?   5/30/2017, 9:58 pm

Does anyone soak their Ramrod? We use to soak them in Kerosene to keep them limber and not breaking.

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PostSubject: Re: Soaking Ramrod?   5/30/2017, 10:00 pm

No, but that does work.

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PostSubject: Re: Soaking Ramrod?   6/3/2017, 12:31 am

@oneshot 1 wrote:
Does anyone soak their Ramrod? We use to soak them in Kerosene to keep them limber and not breaking.

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Have done this for 50 years and have never broke one yet, knock on wood.  headslap

It's the simplest way to save running a broken ramrod through your hand (have seen several break and do just that). A 4 foot piece of 2 inch PVC pipe and a cap (glue cap on) is what is needed, drill a hole in open end to hang on a finishing nail. Fill up with Kerosene and your in business. I keep extra ramrods and currently ones I'm using in the tube for at least a week to 10 days, remove and wipe them down. Do this several times a year.

On the back of the old Dixie Gun Parts catalogs they always told you these little hints, this being one of them.

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PostSubject: Re: Soaking Ramrod?   6/3/2017, 1:42 am

Thing is to not to gripping the Rod too far up.

I've seen Guys have Arrows break and put half through their Hand. But they never soak Arrows anyway.

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PostSubject: Re: Soaking Ramrod?   6/3/2017, 7:26 pm

Once your ramrod has been soaked as mentioned its surprising how much it will flex without any issues. You always grip a ramrod short (not like some do with a heavy steel military rod). If using a "coned" muzzle and no short starter this is very important.

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