Originally Posted by meatyrem
Ya maybe now that I think about it the t-ez may be better and still a tight fit too judging how tight the tmz's are. I have to t-shaped ramrod or the power ramrod that comes with the encore pro hunters so I can't use the other end. I say I'd have to be way above those figures that you measured. All I know is I'm squishing the recoils pad flat when I load. So since they are that tight it may be a good idea like you suggested to use t-ez.
First thing I did when I took my Pro Hunter out of the box, was to take the supplied ramrod (power rod) out and put it someplace where the wife will find it and use it to hold up a lawn ornament. I am 100% serious!!!!
Although I appreciate the idea behind it, it also means that I have to pull the rod, screw on a Barnes bullet starter to load for a quick second shot, or at another deer, unscrew the loading jag, put that in my pocket and then, I can replace the ramrod. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
Instead I use solid aluminum rods that are to long. I attach the loading jag, measure for length, then cut the excess rod off. A few seconds on the grinder and it matches perfectly the end of the original and holds in the rifle. I guess it may be ok for a solid, flat nose or conical but, its worthless as is for a polymer tipped bullet.