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Tipton rod question for rifle and shotgun

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by utbrowningman, Nov 24, 2012.

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  1. utbrowningman

    utbrowningman Member

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    Can I get a Tipton rod that I can use for my .30 rifles and 12 gauge shotgun? I see that the tips are different sizes but would like to buy only one for all my long gun cleaning needs.
     
  2. Sniper66

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    I have a standard Tipton rod with tips from 22 to 45 cal which could be used for your 12 gauge if you used a thick piece of cloth on the end for the 12 ga. But why not have more than one? Or a 12 ga bore snake? I also have a separate rod for my 17 HMR and 5 different bore snakes for different calibers and I have a sectional shotgun outfit that I use for my 20 and 12 ga. I have found that the tasks are much more pleasant when I have good equipment. I take the bore snakes to the range and on p-dog shooting trips. Plus the bore snakes work well when I don't want to take the time to disassemble my pistols.
     
  3. Jim Watson

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    Rifle rods are usually threaded no. 8-32, shotgun 5/16-27.
    Oh, my, whatever are we to do about it?
    "A thick piece of cloth?"
    How about a 5/16-#8 adapter as found in the Midway catalog 633-734.

    Me? I have a cheap sectional aluminum rod and some 12 ga brushes to scrub out the plastic fouling but usually I just swab out with a Tico Tool. I guess a bore snake is the current gimmick.
     
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