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Old September 26, 2007, 09:12 PM   #1
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Cutting a Muzzleloader barrel down?

Anyone cut down the barrel on their factory muzzleloader? Of course, the hardest part, by far, is cutting the rod in such a way that it would still work, since most of them have threads on both ends - one for a handle, and one for your attachments. Anyone have experience on the best way to cut a rod to make it match a cut barrel? I suppose the end I would cut would be the handle end, not the attachment end, but what's a good way to use some sort of universal handle with the rod, without re-tapping threads? Perhaps a handle that clamps onto the rod with two small bolts w/ wing nuts that sandwiches the rod between two flat metal strips that are the sides of the "handle"?

This comes up because I want a really short handy high quality ML like the T/C G7 (I think it's called), but the ML I'm going to get is the Savage 10ML BVSS smokeless-capable one. So of course I'm going to combine the best of both worlds to get exactly what I want, and cut/crown the Savage to 20" or maybe 22", but again, the problem is ending up with a functioning rod that doesn't stick out too far.

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Old September 26, 2007, 09:35 PM   #2
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There is some companies out there that will build you a rod the lenght you need.
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Old September 26, 2007, 10:50 PM   #3
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Remove the wood from the middle of the rod. Drill each raw end, glue up and insert a peg.

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Old September 27, 2007, 09:57 AM   #4
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They sell aluminum rods that you cut to correct size and glue the end on, they work great.
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Old September 27, 2007, 06:06 PM   #5
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Where would one buy one of those rods, meddac? Sounds like what I'll need.
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Old September 27, 2007, 10:04 PM   #6
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FirstFreedom, go to this outfit and click on "ramrods & accessories" in the left hand column. They will cut a ramrod to order out of different materials for no extra charge (If a ramrod is an inch or two longer, it might not matter though).

http://rmcsports.com/catalog.htm
I already mentioned this outfit to you recently:
http://thefiringline.com/forums/newr...te=1&p=2521535
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Old September 28, 2007, 03:50 PM   #7
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You can buy rods and ferrels/tips, cut fit and finish as you like. You can also buy rods to your length and caliber. I just wish I could remember where I saw these. I think Dixie. Most of my wooden rods are for show only and use a poly range rod in the field and poly or aluminum rods on my hunters. Don't let this problem stop you from your project as cutting a barrel will pose greater problems that getting the right rod. As posted before, you can cut down the existing rod as well. I had to come up with a rod for my .32 and hand picked a good hardwood dowel rod from local hardware store. Good luck and shoot safe.
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Old September 28, 2007, 05:58 PM   #8
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I would say the rod would be the easiest part. Getting a square cut and the proper crown on the barrel would be most important.
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Old September 29, 2007, 10:19 AM   #9
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I have seen the aluminum rods at Wallyworld and Bass Pro.
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Old October 16, 2007, 03:02 AM   #10
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Backwoodsman magazine is a great resource for this stuff.
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Old October 16, 2007, 06:18 AM   #11
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Bought some hickory 3/8 rods from Dixiegunworks not long ago ..5 for 5 bucks
They also sell the brass tips for the rods too .
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Old December 28, 2007, 12:14 AM   #12
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Simple solution

the factory supplied rod comes apart easy by heating the brass end up with a torch.Its held on by glue.

Remove cut the ramrod and reglue

I sell aluminum rods cut to fit any application.Hollar if you need one.
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Old December 28, 2007, 08:27 AM   #13
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Yep Dixie Gun Works has Hickory rod blanks in 2 sizes and all the brass ends ya need to make your own ..cheap and easy ..
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