BPCR Recommendations

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by mthieme, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. mthieme

    mthieme
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    So I bit the bullet and got a big-fifty Sharps.
    Then I discover the average cleaning kits are not big enough - length or girth.
    Other than Pro-Shot products I have not found anything suitable for a 34" 50 caliber barrel.
    Anyone have any direction to send me?
    Tx
     
  2. ogre

    ogre
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    I use a GUNSLICK "easy spin" rod for my 34" barreled 45-70 Sharps. It is a 36", 30 caliber rod but still works well.

    I bought it at Fisherman's Delta Park.

    Occasionally I use a dowel as a wiping stick.

    Are you using the genuine black or a black powder substitute?
     
  3. Mark W.

    Mark W.
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    Shotgun stuff
     
  4. mthieme

    mthieme
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    I found what I wanted at Muzzle Loader Builders Supply. For about $30 they delivered a long and thick enough hickory rod with an assortment of jags & brushes in 45 and 50 cal. and some thread adapters for my other cleaning accoutraments.

    I have been using a sulfurless substitute lately. I like Triple 7 but it's a little hot so I'm hesitant to fill the case(s). I bought a case of American Pioneer which is not as clean as I hoped but seems to shoot OK. I also have 5744 which I need to work with yet.
     
  5. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth
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    Check out Track Of The Wolf on the web. They have range rods.
    Read a article on Triple Seven, they recommend reducing your loads by 10% as it is hotter then Pyrodex. Place in Springfield sells real black powder.
     
  6. Natty Bumpo

    Natty Bumpo
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    For a nice one piece steel google Treso rod

    They come in long lengths and will outlast wood by miles

    Most ML supply houses stock them
     

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