View Full Version : Wad Punches

04-16-2005, 12:13 PM
I was wondering where folks are getting their wad puches for those bores over .50???

I've made a few over the years, but I no longer have a lathe or a mill for this purpose, and all the "pipe" I'm finding is nowhere even close to a good ID for this purpose.

Paying $30+ each is a little steep for my blood.
I have several from Harbor Freight that only cost a couple bucks each, and are a great buy for my use, but the biggest I've found is .50....anyone know of a different source, with larger punches?
In particular, I'm looking for something in the neighborhood of .668 / .669 / .670.....for my smoothe bore, and .545 for my plains rifle.


04-17-2005, 08:45 AM
...........Russ, send me a PM. We can talk. I might be able to help.


04-19-2005, 05:01 PM
Can you use metric?

Tried a google search for “gasket punch”?

04-20-2005, 11:33 AM
"Can you use metric?"

Wow! Willis, those are GREAT prices!

Yes, I can use metric, I will use a stone to to reduce it down to exactly what I want, and then re-harden it.
This seems to be the ticket. Thanks a bunch for the information.