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Old 02-16-2021, 10:03 PM
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Arrow Letís see your squib rods !

Hi folks,

As someone new to the hobby, I felt it best to be prepared for the time when you hear pew when you should have heard POW.


Inspired by a nicely done wood-topped rod that a member here made, I tried my hand at squib-roddery. Here are the results, Iíd love to see yours.






Second one has markings at one-inch intervals.


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Old 02-16-2021, 10:13 PM
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This is what I have:

Squib Rod - stuck bullet removal - Deep River Customs, Inc

I have a piece of hardwood dowel with a 41 mag case as a head. I use it for .45. The store bought one is for the smaller calibers.

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We just carry old sections of cleaning rods and a small mallet/hammer. Nothing fancy.
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What, you don't just pull the trigger a second time to push the squib load out?
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Those look as nice as the presentation box I purchased from you. You stay busy, don’t you?
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I like that. Mines just a piece of 1/4” dowel
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Those look as nice as the presentation box I purchased from you. You stay busy, donít you?
Idle hands, and all that...
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Mine is literally just an oak dowel from home depot.

Curious what the purpose of the inch markers are?
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First dedicated squib rod I’ve ever seen or heard of. I pride myself in never needing one. If I do it’ll be a piece of dowel or cleaning rod. However, it looks cool. Perhaps you can find a secondary use for it.
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Mine is literally just an oak dowel from home depot.

Curious what the purpose of the inch markers are?
I thought it might be of interest to know how much progress is being made while de-squibbing the squib. It also provides quantifiable data on exactly how [redacted] you are.


This is one of those tools I hope to never use, but would almost certainly find necessary should it not be available.


Like an umbrella.
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40 years shooting and reloading. No need for a squib rod. But the one in the picture sure is cool.
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Yours looks great PatriotX!

Mine is just a cheap easy construction. But because I'm a Range Officer at IPSC matches, I already know that it works and needs to be tough.

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What is this “squib” you speak of? Never had a “squib” in over 50 years of handloading.
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