Ok guys, I need new one piece cleaning rod.

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  1. Fooey

    Fooey Member

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    All I look at online have crap for reviews, even top names. Some the ends come off, some the jags don't fit down bbl with patch. I am at a loss. How about some insight to a well made one piece cleaning rod. Looks like coated ones lose their coating and carbon fiber rods, the tips and handles pull off of. Give me some insight old wise keepers of this forum!
    PS. I don't shoot competition or past 300 yds but I don't like to bung up crowns etc. so no steel rods please.
     
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  2. Ifishsum

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    Buy a Dewey and don't look back. Took me a while to get there, but really no comparison IMO.
     
  3. JohnKSa

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    There are no perfect cleaning rods--you can damage any of them and they can all be used improperly and cause damage to the gun.

    That said, there are definitely some that are better than others. I have no complaints with the Dewey rods I own.
     
  4. Fooey

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    I saw those and they have an unusual thread size and male end on rod and poor reviews on coating coming off. (not compatible with other tips unless you buy adapters they make). I thought about getting their brass rod and 8-32 adapters but are out of stock. .
     
  5. ColtPythonElite

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    I use a solid one piece brass rod for my benchrest guns. Occasionally, I polish it with Mother's wheel polish to remove anything that may be embedded in the brass.
     
  6. JCooperfan1911

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    Dewey one piece stainless with a brass muzzle protector.
     
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  7. JohnKSa

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    I suppose that's one way to look at it, but if you buy their accessories, then they fit. I like their fittings even better than their rods.

    As far as the coating, it stays on unless it's scraped hard against something, in my experience. I've damaged the coating on one of my Dewey rods by scraping it against a fixed ejector. Other than that they're all fine.
     
  8. strat1962

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    Dewey, never had a problem with the coating coming off in 20 years.
     
  9. MEHavey

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    1. Deweys are the industry standard for 1-piece/coated
    2. If when coating is scraped, it's because the rod encounters a sharp edge... and the coating did its job
    3. Deweys also come with an adapter with which you can also use any commercial jag

    I use both both Deweys and Pro-Shot 1-piece steel depending on application.


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  10. Bartojc

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    I'm sure the Dewey is fine, but if you want another option try the Pro-Shot. I wanted to buy local and the LGS carried the Pro-Shot. I'm happy and made in the USA.

    -Jeff
     
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  11. FL-NC

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    Dewey was the standard for long guns in my old unit, at one point we got Tipmans. I like the Tipman better, myself. The trick to keeping a patch on a jag is to pre-soak and saturate a bunch in a baby food jar, then when you need to use them, wrap them at tightly as possible on the jag starting and ending with a corner. If the patch is still too big to do this like in the case of large US mil patches and a 30 cal rifle we would keep a small pair of scissors in our cleaning kit and cut of 1/4 to 1/3 of each patch.
     
  12. Bronco72

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    Whatever you get, be sure to use a muzzle protector if you cleaning from there!!!!!! Am not going to enter the debate of coated vs stainless steel rods. That's an individuals choice and like something else, everyone has one :cool:
     
  13. Walkalong

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    I have some Dewey rods, and they are all you’ll ever need, but I bought a Bore Tech on sale last year and it is fantastic. If you need really long ones choices are more limited.

    https://www.midwayusa.com/product/2093135629?pid=810399
     
  14. entropy

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    Dewey. The only other one I'd consider is Tipton, which I am trying to find the Shotgun rod of. I do like my classic 3 piece wooden shotgun rod, though.
    Tico Tools are excellent for mopping and final oil application for shotguns also.
     
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  15. The Glockodile

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    The Tipton Carbon Fiber rods seem to work pretty well...

    As a plus, they’re handy in cleaning up cobwebs in hard to reach places :)
     
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  16. irishlad

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    I have a Pro-Shot rod and a Possum Hollow bore guide for all my rifle calibers. They have worked well.

    Edit, I just looked at my cleaning rods and the .17 is a Tipton :).
     
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    Dewey is the classic, Pro-Shot is great, but I have also gotten good service from a Hoppe's and a Breakthrough carbon rod. Technique is important.

    I too have scratched a Dewey on a poorly designed ejector, and that Kimber rimfire is now someone else's problem.
     
  18. South Prairie Jim

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    Pro shot coupled with a bore guide works well.
     
  19. Gun4Fun90

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    I Dewey coated rods are 100% my favorite. I have replaced all of my rods with Dewey coated rods, except for 1 cheap 3 piece rod I keep in my range bag just to have something with me.

    combine a Dewey coated rod with a Dewey bore guide and a scrunchie to use as a depth indicator so I don’t go past the mussel and it makes for one heck of a relaxing day cleaning.
     
  20. doubleh

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    I know that NO steel rods was said but the Kleenbore polished stainless rod is as good as you will find for any type of cleaning rod. They come with a nice brass bore guide.
     
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  21. lightman

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    Another Dewey user here. I use a brass guide on the muzzle end of the rifles that I can't clean from the breach and a guide from Sinclair on the others. Most of my cleaning stuff comes from Sinclair.
     
  22. GBExpat

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    One-piece "steel" rods are not an issue unless you treat your tools with zero respect/intelligence. Only folks with either no Clue or no Care damage muzzles with "steel" one-piece cleaning rods.

    If I were going to buy what I think of as a "barracks cleaning rod" (a.k.a., one-piece) I would look for one in stainless steel that accepts standard tips.

    I would also acquire an appropriate vise to hold the longgun while I cleaned and/or performed maintenance. The vise does not have to be a ""cleaning-specific" fixture, it just has to reliably hold the longgun. For decades I have used my Lohman Sight Vises as cleaning & maintenance vises.

    :D


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    Just went down to check the rack. I use 6 different one-piece longgun cleaning rods ... used to be 7 but then there was that incident that turned #7 (now-tip-less carbonfiber) into a pointer. :oops:

    2 coated Deweys, 2 KleenBore (carbonfiber & stainless), 2 unbranded (brass & stainless).

    I have found the Deweys to be fine so long as I (remember to) use a bore guide. On 2 occasions after shortening & re-crowning a barrel I have found that the fresh, sharp edge of a newly-crowned bore (especially) can peeeeeeeel the coating off of a Dewey. :eek: OOPS! :)

    My shortest longgun rod is 24" and the longest, 44" (needed for my SVT-40s).

    They all do an adequate job.

    Just be aware that if you opt for a carbonfiber rod, you might want to avoid tiiiight pulls thru bores. ;)

    Enjoy!

    [EDIT] Sight, not Site :scrutiny:
     
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  23. gifbohane

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    I bought a TCS Manufacturing single piece rod at a show a few years back. It works well for about $30. The end does spin when pushed through the barrel.
     
  24. The Glockodile

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    Waaait a minute...

    How'd you end up pulling them?

    Thought these were "push only" tools :eek:
     
  25. BobABQ

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    I have Montana X-Treme, Pro-Shot and Dewey cleaning rods and all have served me well. I do prefer either the Dewey or Montana X-treme rods the best.
     
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