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Short Starter - select size

$10.10
Size.32 to .38 caliber with 5/16" brass rod

Short starter for .32 to .38 caliber, 5/16" brass rod, made in the USA

Short starter, ball starter for .40 or .45 caliber patched round balls, 3/8" hickory rod, brass tips

Short starter for .50, 7/16" hickory rod, maple ball handle made in the USA

Short starter for .54 and larger caliber balls, 6" hickory 1/2" rod, brass tips, made in the USA

Known as a Short Starter or ball starter, use the small stud to bump the patch and ball into the muzzle, to engrave the rifling. Use the longer rod to start the ball, then use your ramrod. Use short strokes of your ramrod to seat the ball on the powder charge. Avoid grasping the ramrod high above the muzzle, which may flex the rod to the breaking point. Short strokes, about the length of the starter rod, will work perfectly.

Wipe the bore after each shot, including the first shot. A dirty bore may result in a stuck patch and ball, or a broken ramrod. A patched round ball slides smoothly down a clean bore. Modern synthetic patch lubricants (Wonder, 1000, Miracle) are very slippery, allowing reloading without wiping, but this is not good practice.

The maple ball is fitted with a short brass stud and a longer concave brass rod (smallest size) or brass tip (larger calibers). Finished in hot linseed oil, with waterproof glue, the brass rod and tip should give a lifetime of service.


Short Starter - select size

$10.10

Customer Reviews

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Terry Wyatt
Ball Starter

I have a few ball starters for 45 and 50 cal. but this 54 cal. starter I just got from Jim is heavy duty compaired to them. Anyway, I'm glad I got it . It seems like a small ball starter could distort the ball and hurt accuracy.

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Mark Gregoire
45 cal. Short starter

A must have for your 45! Sturdy and great craftsmanship at an amazing price

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Glenn R.
Excellent tool

It seems such a simple thing a roundball starter but this one definitely outperforms. Perfect fit over the 54 cal roundball without marking or deforming it. The wood is very nice and the length of the shaft is good. I’m sure it will last a lifetime.

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Scott Sagebiel

Great product as always

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Michael Burch
45 cal. short starter

Very substantial starter. Bullet seater could be a little longer though.

Shipping

Liquid Shipping

Liquids will not ship in the kit box. There are different regulations that apply to the chemicals that we sell and they will need to ship ground, when the kits will ship USPS Priority Mail. Plus, it would really stink if a liquid were to leak on your beautiful new kit!

Order tracking

You will receive tracking information when your item ships. For kits, you will be contacted before shipment and after shipment so there is no need to worry about a kit box shipping when you are out of town. All other packages will ship when available and you will be emailed a tracking link.

Get in touch

If you have questions, feel free to email us at info@kiblerslongrifles.com or give us a call at 330-551-5844. Even if you have to leave a message, we promise to get back with you right away. Bree can answer most questions and she will be sure to ask Jim when needed.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
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(10)
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Terry Wyatt
Ball Starter

I have a few ball starters for 45 and 50 cal. but this 54 cal. starter I just got from Jim is heavy duty compaired to them. Anyway, I'm glad I got it . It seems like a small ball starter could distort the ball and hurt accuracy.

M
Mark Gregoire
45 cal. Short starter

A must have for your 45! Sturdy and great craftsmanship at an amazing price

G
Glenn R.
Excellent tool

It seems such a simple thing a roundball starter but this one definitely outperforms. Perfect fit over the 54 cal roundball without marking or deforming it. The wood is very nice and the length of the shaft is good. I’m sure it will last a lifetime.

S
Scott Sagebiel

Great product as always

M
Michael Burch
45 cal. short starter

Very substantial starter. Bullet seater could be a little longer though.

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