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Unread 06-10-2005, 10:44 AM
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Cleaning Rod and Bore Guide

Looking to get a new higher quality rod and guide than the units I have. I am thinking of the Tipton carbon fiber one piece rod and a stoney point guide. Any experiences or suggestions would be appreciated.
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    Unread 06-10-2005, 11:16 AM
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    Re: Cleaning Rod and Bore Guide

    I use a dewy one peice coated rod and stony point guide.
    The stony point I have came with three tips, they cover my 22-250 and my .338 without having to have three seperate guides, just change the tips. I like both. I am always open to new ideas, that is why I am here...
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    Re: Cleaning Rod and Bore Guide

    What length of rod do you use? The one I've got a 33" now just makes it with a 25 inch barrel and a dewey guide. I know I'll need a longer one as my new barrel will be an inch longer and the new bore guide will be longer as well, I'm just not sure how long I need.
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    Re: Cleaning Rod and Bore Guide

    I think I have a 36" rod.
    I do know I trimmed the guide about an inch using a tubing cutter when fitting to the 700 .338 ultra-mag. 26" bbl. I had to trim the guide so the end of the rod would come out the end of the bbl.
    tubing cutter does the job. Nice thing about the guide I have, I fitted it to the long action, long bbl and now it will fit all my rifles. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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    Re: Cleaning Rod and Bore Guide

    Johnny5,
    The tipton rod is ok I probably own 5 different brands and still prefer the Dewey, as far as guides go if you like a stoney point you have never tried any thing else ,if you try a sinclair or lucas your stoney point will become a fetching stick for your black lab.
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    Re: Cleaning Rod and Bore Guide

    you are correct, I have not tried anything else.
    used to jamb her down the muzzell but now that I am striving for distance, I take care of the new machines, break in the barrels slowly and with intent on preservation.
    I will learn from your remarks and try one of the sinclair or lucas guides... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] Thank you for the information.......

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    Unread 06-11-2005, 08:05 AM
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    Re: Cleaning Rod and Bore Guide

    I ordered a Lucas bore guide and a 44" dewey rod. This seems to be the "be all" combination for the majority of long range shooters I have got responses from. Thanks for all your help guys, much appreciated!
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