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should my tipton cleaning rod be doing this

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by greyling22, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. greyling22

    greyling22 Member

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    I have one of the deluxe carbon fiber cleaning rods by tipton. Last night when I was using it I noticed the rod wasn't spinning in the handle very well.


    The jag was actually unscrewing from the tip rather than the rod spinning. Shouldn't the rod be spinning easier? I have a gunslick pistol rod that spins like a top.
     
  2. Cokeman

    Cokeman Member

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    Is it old or new?
     
  3. jak67429

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    Clean between the red handle and the rod. there are bearings between. They can get dried oil and gunk built up and the handle will not spin.
     
  4. greyling22

    greyling22 Member

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    Few years old. Any suggestions on how to clean it? I'm not seeing g anything obvious to take apart. Spray lube in it?

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  5. Cokeman

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    I would try that. If it was mine, I would let a little cleaner/lube run down the shaft into the handle. I’ll bet you could email Tipton and ask.
     
  6. Walkalong

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    Should spin very easily. Agree with the others, likely just needs cleaning lubing.
     
  7. rpenmanparker

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    No matter what, the tips often unscrew from the rod. I clean both threads well and use a little Loctite. You can still change the tips out, but they just resist auto-unscrewing better. And you don’t have to repeat the Loctite every time you make tip change. Once in s while is plenty. The built up Loctite gunk will work for s long time.
     
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