whats the wierdest,strangest,silliest or just down right stupid thing you have used for a tamper?.

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  1. roberted5

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    Finger
    Tiny screw-driver metal
    screw
    nail
    AA battery
    etc
     


  2. rigormootis

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    Stupidest = unfired rounds of ammunition (any that will fit).
    Most common ill-advised thing = finger
     
  3. umfunix

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    hey! lol, does ot go with the occasional "klap" (aka smack) too? :xd:
     
  4. umfunix

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    -empty bullet shell (300 Win Mag)
    -twig
    -pen / pencill (some fancy expensive gift ones to be marked for life)
    -finger :csmile:
    -a collection of tamping tools lying where I've smoked last (and by pure chance I found it while looking for a tamping tool, only to lose it again)
    -someone else's finger with the necessary repercussions
    -keys
    -and my latest - I turned one, similar to my trusty 300 WinMag empty shell from a piece of wood that was too small for any other purpose.
     
  5. Gewie

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    I need to get hold of some empty bullet cases to make into a tamper! Damn it being in the UK :P
     
  6. Bobby Stubbs

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    Old chewed pipe stem
    rusty bolt
    twig
    golf T..my main tamper now..
     
  7. rondel65

    rondel65 Misplaces Lighters

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    I used a folded over pipe cleaner before and a quick action index finger at times.
     
  8. Benton629

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    An empty brass 7mm Mauser cartridge stuffed with toothpicks. Makes a great pipe tool as well.
     
  9. inkybat

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    I remember biking to a park on the Lake once last Summer and not having a tamper, I crawled around on the ground looking for a stick that would be an ideal tamper.
     
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    I was smoking alongside a creek and found a rock that was long enough to hold, narrow enough to fit in the bowl and flat enough to tamp. I have also used my nimrod lighter in larger bowled pipes
     
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  11. aquaholic

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    Was out in the warehouse yesterday having a smoke and realized I left my tamper in my office. After a quick rummage through the pockets a tube of chap stick worked quite well
     
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  12. TheModernGent

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    I use my finger all the time, after you tamp too hard a few times you learn your lesson. Other than that I've used a nail, a twig I found while on a walk with my wife and son, and a golf tee. I have like 15 Czech tools so I usually don't need to use a substitute, but sometimes I find my finger works best, especially when you have an uneven burn going on and you want to coax the edges toward the middle to take a light better.
     
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  13. user5922

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    I used the round threaded end of a small pair of vise grips the other day because I left my tamper inside
     
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    Live .50 Cal round in some of my larger pipes. :ngty:
     
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  15. Rockbass

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    I often use my finger to tamp while I am outside or in the car. Today I forgot that I had gloves on and set my glove aglow. Made a nice tamping job though.
     
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  16. umfunix

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    just used a drill bit while I was sitting next to a toolbox! Why is the tamp tool never with you when you want it?!?
     
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  17. Malus Rex

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    Case XX pocket knife. A mini trapper I was given as a graduation present it's never left my pocket since.
     
  18. Smokey Tom

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    This week, I used the flat end of a powder blue tent stake when I couldn't find my Czech tool.
     
  19. Preacher1611

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    I used a pipe tamper the other day...
     
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  20. Smokey Tom

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    :confused::eek::msty:
     
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