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Old 12-04-2008, 08:13 PM
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sounds like your set up is good go get a range rod its longer and threaded at both ends to accept a "T" handle and a brush for cleaning.some ramrods also unscrew and extend you may want to look closer at yours.its at the bullet end.not familiar with your gun so i dont know but my CVA wolf does
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Old 12-05-2008, 12:11 AM
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Holt is pretty much Lansing only a couple of miles farther south. I hunt Haslett/Williamston area. Where do u do your hunting. I will also be out this weekend. Dress warm, suppose to be around 5-10 degrees out Saturday morning with high winds and snow. Thats some tough hunting.
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Old 12-05-2008, 04:01 AM
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Just add a long cleaning jag to it and problems are over. With the ridges in the jag you get a good grip also. I use one that 1 1/2" long.
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:11 PM
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Thats cool KTL. I hunt several different places as I don't have any property of my own. I hunt on the NW side of Lansing, closer to Dewitt. I did my hunting in Olivet near Charlotte during bow season. I also will be doing some hunting over in Eaton County during Muzzleloader also. Ya it is supposed to be a cold witch this weekend. Tough hunting makes the kill that much sweeter.

Thanks for the tip, Hunting Man. I was looking for an extender online and at the local stores, but no where I looked at or went to had anything like that. I will continue to search though. :P
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Old 12-05-2008, 06:01 PM
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Here's a link to the Traditions Extender you're looking for.
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:30 PM
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Ya... so... I was cleaning up my gun, and Joel the Signman was right. The end of my ramrod unscrewed and gave me the other 4" I was asking for. It worked out pretty good. Thanks for the heads up. And thanks for the link, Bruce. Another question. What kind of cleaner do you guys use? My normal cleaner wasn't taking the pyrodex off very well. Muzzleloader Season started here today. I will be out all weekend in the quest for my 1st buck and if nothing else, I need to fill my freezer, lol...
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Old 12-05-2008, 08:43 PM
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you're welcome. You're using pyrodex pellets, After you run out of them try switching to Triple Seven Pellets
they ignite faster, burn a little cleaner than pyrodex and clean up is easier too.
I use the Easy Clean Bore solvent from Traditions..
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Old 12-06-2008, 09:48 AM
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glad i could help.i still recommend the range rod and a t handle get a metal brush to make cleanup easier and i use a nontoxic cleaner from cva
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Old 12-07-2008, 02:04 AM
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Bruce, ya I'm not sure if I stated it earlier, but I am using the Triple Seven Pellets. And thanks for the tip on the cleaner. I tried using my normal stuff that I use on my other guns, and it took me a long long time to get it clean, and it wasn't even as clean as the Marine Corps side of me wanted it to be.

Joel, thanks for the tip. I was actually helping my buddy clean up his .50 Optima today and he was using the T handle quite a bit, and I did get to see the benefits of having one. I will be picking up one soon.

Its funny because I have a few buddies who were swearing up and down that I didn't need a bullet starter and then today when we were hunting, my buddy fired a shot and hadn't really cleaned his gun well, and went to load another round and could not get it started. So he humbly came to me and got my bullet starter and actually needed me to help him get his gun loaded because had so much build up in it. I laughed at him and brought it up when we were sharing a brew after our evening hunt.

Anyways thank you guys again for the solid advice. I truly appreciate it. -Bird
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Old 12-07-2008, 04:14 AM
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Muzzleloading you got to love it! There are several good bore cleaners that will work, try a few see which one works for you. I use Hoppy's black powder solvent, but I still use black powder. Old fashion for a reason!
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