I've gone through two 52" .338 Bore Tech cleaning rods now in less than 6 months. They are not happy with me to say the least, but I'm not real happy with my expensive rod/jag either. Bearings went out on both after even moderate hammer blows were needed to get a patch down the bore. Mind you, I'm using all Bore Tech products--rod, jag, solvent and .338 patches. I don't like BT jags w/o the knurled surfaces to help get a grip on the jag and would like something more like the Dewey jags in that regard. Any suggestions? I like the look of the Montana Extreme rods, specifically the .338-.50, .312 dia. 56" rod: Products « Montana X-Treme Any experience here? Thanks.