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#6044504 - 01/15/12 Best Range Rod
brilite Offline
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Hello,
I apologize if this is redundant but I could not find another post with this info.
Can you recommend the best range rod for my Encore 50 cal.?
Thank you,
Brian
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#6044585 - 01/15/12 Re: Best Range Rod [Re: brilite]
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#6044670 - 01/15/12 Re: Best Range Rod [Re: brilite]
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the Power Rod by TC, available through Cabellas is the best ramrod EVER made. Put one on the rifle and another(2 in longer )at the range. Try one and you will soon toss every other rod you own in the trash..
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#6044695 - 01/15/12 Re: Best Range Rod [Re: RalphLermayer]
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Hands down, Knight makes the best range road on the market..
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#6044823 - 01/15/12 Re: Best Range Rod [Re: builder]
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Another vote for the Knight range rod.

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#6044911 - 01/15/12 Re: Best Range Rod [Re: rick59]
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My Bone Collector came with the power rod and it is nice for the range. But want of a cleaning jag and bullet starter that fit the rifle for every day led me to order a spin jag and their
g1 rod. I also ordered their wooden round palm saver that threads onto the rod.
Figured I'd still use the power rod as a range rod but with the wooden palm saver I prefer the spin jag rod. That the spin jag spins whether patching or loading is icing on the cake.
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#6045150 - 01/15/12 Re: Best Range Rod [Re: FVA]
brilite Offline
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The ultimate knight with the red handle or the other one with the T handle? Are they both made of solid aluminum?

Thanks for all the info guys.
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#6045263 - 01/15/12 Re: Best Range Rod [Re: brilite]
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#6045311 - 01/15/12 Re: Best Range Rod [Re: brilite]
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Originally Posted By: brilite
The ultimate knight with the red handle or the other one with the T handle? Are they both made of solid aluminum?

Thanks for all the info guys.
Honestly the T/C isn't a range rod, there nice rods but nothing like a knight range rod..range rods are used during shooting and cleaning session, not carried on the rifle while hunting. hope this helps...
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#6045678 - 01/15/12 Re: Best Range Rod [Re: RalphLermayer]
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Originally Posted By: Ralph Lermayer
the Power Rod by TC, available through Cabellas is the best ramrod EVER made. Put one on the rifle and another(2 in longer )at the range. Try one and you will soon toss every other rod you own in the trash..
######### I stand corrected, didn't. read the post. The big Knight bench rod is a dandy on the bench, but I was thinking ramrod. The power rod Is the only one I will hunt with..
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#6045849 - 01/15/12 Re: Best Range Rod [Re: brilite]
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Originally Posted By: brilite
The ultimate knight with the red handle or the other one with the T handle? Are they both made of solid aluminum?

Thanks for all the info guys.


The "T" range rod is Aluminum and comes with NO Charge Height Indicator or Bore Guide.

The "Ultimate" is Stainless steel. It has not been that long ago that this rod was around $75.00....

The Ultimate Range Rod is by far the way to go.

Some info. that you might like to read:

http://www.modernmuzzleloader.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=21494


Edited by coyotewallace (01/15/12)

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#6045919 - 01/15/12 Re: Best Range Rod [Re: coyotewallace]
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can the knight be used with a .45?
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#6045928 - 01/15/12 Re: Best Range Rod [Re: Hawken]
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they sell the "T" handle one in .45cal..I dont think they do in the Ultimate Range Rod.

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#6045973 - 01/15/12 Re: Best Range Rod [Re: coyotewallace]
FVA Offline
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$32- for that Knight range rod seems pretty dang reasonable.
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#6046039 - 01/15/12 Re: Best Range Rod [Re: FVA]
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#6046182 - 01/15/12 Re: Best Range Rod [Re: coyotewallace]
rick59 Offline
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Originally Posted By: coyotewallace
they sell the "T" handle one in .45cal..I dont think they do in the Ultimate Range Rod.


They offer both in 45cal.
Knight

A couple of years ago I bought a case of 12 of the 50cal Aluminum T-Handle Rods, I gave 8 of them to some of my friends and kept 4 for myself. Everyone I gave them to loves them, I'm going to order a couple of the Ultimate Range Rods(45 & 50)before spring for myself to use.

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#6047967 - 01/15/12 Re: Best Range Rod [Re: rick59]
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i have a screw on t-handle for my triumph .i use it on the bench.
my bone collector came with the power rod which also works fine. i just wonder about getting in a hurry reloading while hunting and not getting it folded out of way and shooting the t off.

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#6048585 - 01/16/12 Re: Best Range Rod [Re: srwshooter]
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I have been using them on dozens of rifles(personal guns and test rifles),on probably over 30 hunts on three continents, with a lot of very hasty reloads, and it never happened. Not that it cant, I watched Tony Knight shoot his ramrod at an antelope once(talk about recoil) so feces does occur,but its not likely..
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#6048660 - 01/16/12 Re: Best Range Rod [Re: RalphLermayer]
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My range rod is made out of a .50 BMG cleaning rod.

It'll last a hunert life times.


284.

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#6099858 - 01/27/12 Re: Best Range Rod [Re: 284LUVR]
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Bought the Knight, Shipping cost was somewhat ridiculous but the rod is very,very nice.
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#6100312 - 01/28/12 Re: Best Range Rod [Re: Hawken]
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I gave my G1 rod from Spin jag, with a spin jag quite a work out the other day. With the wooden palm saver I can't see a need for anything more.
The Knight rod looks awesome but I hate to carry anymore than I have to. With the rod in the gun the palm saver takes up a bit more room than a golf ball in your possibles bag/range box.

Less is more, sometimes.
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#6106665 - 01/29/12 Re: Best Range Rod [Re: FVA]
gmack Offline
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I make my range rods out of 5/16 SS rod, cut to the length desired. Tap one end for attachments and epoxy a knob on the other end. I turn nice (fancy) handles out of boxwood I find at the mulch end of our local dump. Add bore guide if wanted.

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