Re: Best cleaning rod, brushes, etc for price
I think the truth lies somewhere inbetween and on your techniques. For example, I have Deweys and Boretechs. One of my deweys has the handle bearings frozen and I am still trying to unfreeze, after a year and two cans of rust free it is almost there.
Yes the Boretech coating may not last forever, but we are only talking about a $35 rod versus a $500 barrel. $35 every 2-3 years is cheap in this game.
More importantly, I wipe my rod off each and every time it comes out of the barrel with a clean dry cloth to take off any debris that might be on it. You should do that for any rod no matter mftr or material. This will prevent dirt or sand from becoming embedded in any rod except aluminum which no one should use.