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Old 12-22-2010, 08:07 AM
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Thinking about getting a couple of tipton carbon fiber rods. What do you guys use? pros, cons?
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Old 12-22-2010, 01:06 PM
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I thought this was about witches.


As far as which cleaning rod I use, it either Dewey of Otis.
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I've never used one, but I have certainly seen them used, and they appear to flex quite easily. That is not a good thing, they will rub the inside of the barrel.

Two schools of thought, coated or stainless. The coated camp likes the idea of a rubbery non harming finish should it rub the barrel. The stainless side says the burnished/hardened rods cannot pick up debris like a coated rod.

I have both, and use both. I really like ProShot's stainless rods. Very nice, straight and work very well. The coated rods I have are Dewey's. Again, excellent rods.

The Bore Tech rods are terrible. The coating will come off exposing edges and the steel rod inside. And, they will not stand behind the coating coming off.

The Dewey's I have are over 15 years old and look great, coating intact.

Just as important is a bore guide. A good guide is a must if you really want top protect the barrel and throat. For the money, Mike Lucas' guides are the best. Guides sold by Sinclair also do very well. It should seal in the chamber to prevent solvent from migrating to places it shouldn't, like the trigger.
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I will say right up front that I prefer un-coated stain-less. Beyond that, I think technique must come into play!

I know shooters that all do well with coated, un-coated, and fiber!

One-piece is the common denomantor Just learn the technique and "feel" for what you choose.

Care of cleaning tools is part of that. Is "NOT" a back-scratcher or fishing pole.

Hand-held-straight-line push is what they are for!

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Old 12-22-2010, 05:21 PM
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Dewy is what I use on both handgun and rifle. Carryover from my benchrest days.
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:01 PM
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I like my Tipton carbon fiber cleaning rod. It's one piece, a bit flexible but very straight and gentle on the bore. It will score if rubbed against a sharp surface though. Has a ball bearing in the handle which helps the rod follow the rifling. IIRC, you may have to get Tipton tips and brushes. Not sure if they have a standard thread.
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I have Dewey both coated and uncoated, they have done a good job for me for several years.
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I like my Tipton carbon fiber cleaning rod. It's one piece, a bit flexible but very straight and gentle on the bore. It will score if rubbed against a sharp surface though. Has a ball bearing in the handle which helps the rod follow the rifling. IIRC, you may have to get Tipton tips and brushes. Not sure if they have a standard thread.
I like mine too. True they will flex but also return straight. I've used them all have have about every type except for the stainless. Kleen-Bore's coated one piece rod's coating will soften up using Shooter's Choice.
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Old 02-14-2011, 03:39 PM
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I like Dewey's coated. Been using them a long time.
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I use Dewey coated rods. Have been for a long time, too. I have not tried other brands/types, so I can't compare.
The recommendation of a bore guide is a good one. Also, whatever rod you buy, get in the habit of wiping the rod off frequently- any grit you wipe off can't get in the bore, whatever kind of rod you use.
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Tipton and bore snakes.
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I agree It sorta depends on your perference. But to me a stiff rod with a proper bore guide and crown protector is the best. A flexible one you cannot stop it from rubbing no matter what.

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Dewey and be done with it.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:35 PM
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It depends what you prefer

I use both coated and brass or aluminum rods. They key seems to be to wipe the rod often to remove debris and avoid rubbing the bore with the rods. Take care...
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:10 AM
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i like the tipton rods except after time the brass end that you thread your brush into will become worn to the point that it will break. i think solvents and abrasion work on it making the walls paper thin.
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I was alway hard on Aluminum rods so it may be me rather than the rod, but aluminum flexs.

Barnes bore solvent - is not reccomended for brass or aluminum rod parts. I assume that this is not rare as many have no warning.

The stronger copper solvents attack brass and some react with Aluminum. One would need to have to clean the solvent off a brass part prior to storage at least and in any case expect wear.

When looking for a rod to use for cleaning after shooting Barnes Bullets, I had a real tough time finding a rod without brass parts, I ended up getting a steel rod and getting a nylon brush. It came with brass attachements that I will rarely use, as that will only add more work for the solvent - eroding the brass rod parts.

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I think you're asking about the wrong component. A quality rod guide and proper technique far more important than the rod, as long as you are using one of the quality one piece rods. Unless you're trying to cram a jag with the wrong patch or improperly fitted patch, the rod should never flex and make contact with the barrel.
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+1 for the Dewey rods. Have (4) that have been used for many years and they are still in great shape. I've heard that the carbon fiber rods sometimes leave traces of the carbon fiber in the bore.
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