Are Tipton Carbon cleaning rods good?

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by TrpD345, Nov 11, 2005.

  1. TrpD345

    TrpD345 Active Member

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    I'm looking for a good one piece cleaning rod. Is Tipton carbon rods good? What kinds do you suggest? Thanks!
     
  2. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    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.
     

  3. TrpD345

    TrpD345 Active Member

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    What are some other good kinds of rods? Thanks!
     
  4. preacherman

    preacherman Well-Known Member

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    ...have used the Dewey &amp; Boretech rods; like the features of the more expensive boretech (excellent handle bearings &amp; 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 &amp; 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
     
  5. lerch

    lerch <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    I use the tipton and I really like them.

    THe bearings in the handle are as smooth as glass

    steve
     
  6. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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    Click me--&gt; 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.

    YMMV,
    JB
     
  7. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    Bore Tech. As smooth as Deweys without the need for adaptors.
     
  8. jb1000br

    jb1000br Well-Known Member

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

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    What tip do you use on the BT that works as well as the dewey? Any tip but the dewey, and i have to fight the patch off the tip on re-entry of the muzzle...

    JB
     
  9. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    Been using Kleen bore and Sinclair with no problems. BT's jags also work well.