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View Poll Results: what cleaning rod do you use
tipon 17 23.94%
Dewey 55 77.46%
pro-shot 5 7.04%
others [ please say on thread to what you use] 3 4.23%
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what cleaning rod do you use ?

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Unread 09-03-2008, 07:43 AM
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Re: what cleaning rod do you use ?

Dewey Rods for my various chamberings, but only in combination with an action-specific Lucas Bore Guide.

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Unread 09-03-2008, 05:55 PM
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Re: what cleaning rod do you use ?

Boretech, though there are still some Deweys left in my rack.

Bore guides from Russ Haydon (and a few from Possum Hollow).

Barnes CR-10, Butch's Boreshine, or a little of my remaining CopperMelt stash, with patches over Tipton nylon brushes, for "routine" cleaning, and then Witches' Brew and bronze brushes from Holland's for deep cleaning.
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Unread 09-03-2008, 10:48 PM
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Re: what cleaning rod do you use ?

bore guides!! that's what I need to get!

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Unread 09-04-2008, 03:32 PM
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Re: what cleaning rod do you use ?

I've gone through a number of Deweys. I've had problems with the bearings in the handle. I have a couple of Pro Shots and they are decent rods but the Bore Tech Bore Stix I got recently are my favorite. The handle is very user friendly and the bearings are the best I've ever seen. If they last, this will be my rod of choice.

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Unread 09-05-2008, 11:16 AM
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Re: what cleaning rod do you use ?


I would recomend a one piece ,large dia and long enough to clean without
draging the handel on the stock.

I use 4 sizes of cleaning rods.

For the 17 cal your have no choice but to use a rod for the .177 dia.

For every thing under 270 I use a 22cal rod.

For 270 and up (.277,.284,.308,.338) I use a rod that is larger and will only
go in a 270 or larger.

For the big bores I have a custom rod thats .350 dia.

The reason for using the largest rod possible is to keep it from flexing and rubbing
the rifling .( a small rod with lots of room will snake down the bore).

As far as the brand I like bouth the dewey and the tiption.

As far as the nylon coated rods I had a very bad experience with one comming lose
and rolling up on the rod, sticking the rod in the bore .

Use the bore guides and one piece rods and you wont have any problems

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Unread 09-06-2008, 09:28 AM
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Re: what cleaning rod do you use ?

A test done a while back at Aberdeen proving grounds showed that it is a really good idea to wipe the rod clean after every pass going down the bore. Doing this slowed down throat erosion. If you do this you will see how much dirty crap is on the rod after every pass.
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Unread 09-06-2008, 09:35 AM
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Re: what cleaning rod do you use ?

I use dewey in my benchrest tubes (coated) and pro-shot one piece non coated for all others wiping rod between passes.
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