Rendezvous buy - Loading Block

FrontierGander

FrontierGander

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I bought a few of these at the last Santa Fe Trail Rendezvous in June '17

The guy basically carves out half of the loading block so theres less stress on the patched ball when loading the block up. Plus, the balls hang out further and easily drop into the bore where you then use your short starter and pop'em right in! I have a number of them that hold anywhere from 3, 6 & 7 balls.

All the balls here were cut at the block. Once the lubed patch material is placed over the block, push in the ball then use your patch knife the cut the material away and you are ready to go. Its really nice how the balls are spaced out in a way that the balls are easily placed into the muzzle. Hopefully hes back next year so I can buy some more. Right now, he charges 50 cents per hole. They fit from a .015 patch to my thick .020 hunting patch.

 
Wobblyshot1

Wobblyshot1

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Nice, traditional way to carry extra patched balls. I make my own and that's how I carry for the hunt. They are also real handy when you are at the range during cold weather. Carry several prepared beforehand and no more fumbling with separate patches and balls when your fingers are cold.
 

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