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Are Tipton Carbon cleaning rods good?

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Unread 11-11-2005, 08:27 AM
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Are Tipton Carbon cleaning rods good?

I'm looking for a good one piece cleaning rod. Is Tipton carbon rods good? What kinds do you suggest? Thanks!
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    Unread 11-11-2005, 09:20 AM
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    Re: Are Tipton Carbon cleaning rods good?

    I've got two and love them. I'm by no means an expert, but I think they are a decent rod. I know there are better but there is nothing wrong w/these.
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    Unread 11-11-2005, 09:31 AM
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    Re: Are Tipton Carbon cleaning rods good?

    What are some other good kinds of rods? Thanks!
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    Re: Are Tipton Carbon cleaning rods good?

    ...have used the Dewey & Boretech rods; like the features of the more expensive boretech (excellent handle bearings & handle is indexed to help measure twist rate; also can get better selection of rod diameters, allowing you to more closely match the caliber)... however, the last Boretech I bought had very bad coating & the manufacturer is giving me the runaround about it; Sinclair quit handling boretech rods now, so from now on when I order a cleaning rod, it'll be a Dewey... exception: for the 17 caliber I would purchase the Tipton carbon fiber, the coated rods are just too thin to be rigid enough... thanks so much, Larry
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    Re: Are Tipton Carbon cleaning rods good?

    I use the tipton and I really like them.

    THe bearings in the handle are as smooth as glass

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    Re: Are Tipton Carbon cleaning rods good?

    Click me--> http://www.6mmbr.com/catalog/item/1433308/2015813.htm

    I like the tipon the least of the 5 types i have or have used.

    Handle is too big and bashes the stock comb.

    also, the bearing passes thru, so if you push from the back on a tight patch, the rod wont spin!

    personally i like the dewey and the new sharpshootr rods in the link above.

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    Re: Are Tipton Carbon cleaning rods good?

    Bore Tech. As smooth as Deweys without the need for adaptors.
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