What do you use and why is it good or not so good. I'd rather pay for a good one than wish for something better.
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April 7, 2011, 08:47 PM
Never knew such a thing existed for a BP gun. I never saw the need. My BP guns either have wood or aluminum rods, which are softer than steel. I just use my fingers for a guide to keep the rubbing down to a minimum. It's works so far on my current BP rifles that I've had for 15+ years.
Most conventional muzzle guides are brass and shaped like a funnel which can be difficult to keep seated. I found some bore size protectors made of delrin at a gun show years ago that were made by the Dewey Rod Co.. These seat right into the bore and are very durable.
Dewey still offers these delrin muzzle guides but only in .50 and .54 @ $6.50 each:
Wood will pick up dirt which will wear your barrel out of round at the muzzle
and cause it not to shoot accurate, and while aluminum is softer than steel
it will form aluminum oxide which is a lot harder than your barrel and will wear
it out also. The bore guides are the only way to go. I have one on every one
of my ramrods on a 1/4 inch steel ramrod. Bet I got around 8-9 around here.
I think you can get bore guides from Track of the wolf .
These are my personal favorite. They come 35 per bag for the exorbitant sum of $1.40 plus tax. The split design allows them to be slipped on the rod from the side and by using 2 interlocked you get 360 degree protection in a one size fits all package. They weigh almost nothing and the low profile allows them to remain on the rod in the field.
Man the electrical thingy is great. I've spent the better part of 2 hours trying to buy Dewey's MG-50 guide online. Dewey won't ship it, you have to buy over $25 stuff from them. I'll keepa trying though.
April 8, 2011, 12:59 AM
I'm sorry to hear that.
A lot of vendors sell Dewey products.
Unfortunately Midway doesn't list that specific size of Dewey muzzle guide.
But here's a vendor that lists the Dewey .50 & .54 muzzle guides for $7 that I found doing a Google search: