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Thread: Rifle Cleaning Rod For .22

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feather or Shoot View Post
    Until they break. Not in a 22 lr though. Snapped mine after a couple of years and didn't like the flex in it. Bought a pro shot, it's much better imho.

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    How on earth did you break it Did you take it back to the shop?
    Tipton developed their carbon rods at the time of Desert Storm. I have seen an advert for one bent in a semi circle without breaking.
    None of the various solvents I use have damaged the Tipton. Bore-Tec, Sweets, Shooter Choice, Foam Sprays you mane it. Including cleaning with Brak Kleen.

    As others have posted: Highly Polished SS Rods still can peen the barrel, Coated Rods al la PH pick up microscopic grit and tear away. The best of the coated ones are Bore-Tec.

    No matter what rod material is used they will all saw away if a correct fitting rod guide is not used.
    Always use a rod that is the correct calibre for the barrel. This will minmise "slappig". Don't use a smaller rod in a larger bore.
    I have rods to suit 22cal, 6mm, 6.5mm, 284, 30 cal. Yes the cost does run up but is little compared to a stuffed barrel due to poor cleaning techniques and equipment.
    Last edited by zimmer; 21-03-2017 at 12:52 PM.

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    Another plus for Tipton is they have designed the shaft to come right thru the handle. If you do get stuck as a last resort you can safely tap of the shaft without damaging the handle ball race. I have had to do this and have not broken the rod as a result.



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