Best cleaning rods?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by CPerkins, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. CPerkins

    CPerkins Well-Known Member

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    What kind of cleaning rods do you think are best. I have been using Dewey and they got damaged when I moved. I was getting ready to order replacements and wanted some opinions.
     
  2. KriegerBarrels

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    We use Dewey's in the shop with the exception of .17/.20 cal and the Looooong .50 cal's. For those we use Tipton carbon fiber rods. Either of these would be great choices. My own personal cleaning rods are Dewey's and have served me well over the years.
     
  3. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    I to use coated Dewy one piece rods and have never had any complaints or needed more ,their bearings work realy well and I think they are made from spring steel to a little flexing won't kill them
     
  4. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    Boretech Borestix are the best IMO. Dewey and Tipton are great cleaning rods.

    I'd use any of the 3, and have. I prefer the boretech.
     
  5. JeffVN

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    I do not mean to hujack the thread, but I'm getting a 338 LM Improved with a 32" barrel and 2 to 3" muzzle break based upon the Stiller Predator action. What rods will fit with this barrel length? The 50 cal rods seem to be too wide. My current 44" Dewey looks way too short when I add in the length of the action to the barrel and muzzle break. Suggestions are truly appreciated.

    Thanks

    JeffVN
     
  6. rem300ultra

    rem300ultra Well-Known Member

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    I use Dewey one piece coated. I'm sure that there are other good ones but Dewey is my choice.
     
  7. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    I use Tipton and Dewey. I like the Tipton a bit better.
     
  8. MagMan

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  9. BHP9

    BHP9 Well-Known Member

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    + whatever on the Dewey.
     
  10. BountyHunter

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    Go with the Dewey. YOu can custom order them with extensions any length you want. Last ones I got were $44 shipped.

    Boretechs have great handles but absolutely crappy coatings that peel like crazy and takes forever to get them replaced.

    Never had (or heard) a Dewey peeling, but boretech that is common

    BH
     
  11. RockZ

    RockZ Well-Known Member

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    JeffNv,
    I just ordered a Tipon carbon 50" for my 338 Lapua Improved
     
  12. marchboom

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    Another vote for Dewey. I also have several SS rods that I bought before I knew better. I believe that a coated rod is much a better material to be rubbing against the riflings that SS.
     
  13. Delta Hunter

    Delta Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Boretech first followed by Dewey.