cleaning rods

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joeb33050 posted this 03 October 2018

After buying Dewey coated rods and throwing them away many times when the plastic wore off, I bought 2 Hoppes SS rods about 5 years ago, and they still work fine, and my guns still shoot accurately. Hoppes rods, $8.39 - just looked. If steel-wipe-off-the-crap cleaning rods were good enough for H. M. Pope...

 

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Bud Hyett posted this 03 October 2018

I had the same problem with both Parker-Hale and Dewey rods. I would strip them down, get a heat-shrink tube and repair them in this manner. The heat-shrink tube was softer, but worked for several years and was far cheaper than a new rod. 

Farm boy from Illinois, living in the magical Pacific Northwest

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OU812 posted this 03 October 2018

The only problem I have with my Dewey rod is the jag or brush always comes unscrewed and loosens. I am having to retighten after one patch. I know it sounds like the bearings in handle are not rolling like they were designed.

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OU812 posted this 03 October 2018

TM Solution cleaning solvent works extremely well at removing copper and powder fouling. It will also remove coating from coated rods, so a uncoated rod is best to use with this solution.

Sinclair sells 16oz bottle for $25.00

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RicinYakima posted this 04 October 2018

I paid $22.00 for a Belding and Mull stainless steel solid cleaning rods in .30 and .22 in the early 1970's. They are still perfect.

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Ross Smith posted this 04 October 2018

How come we have right hand twist threads on the cleaning rods and left hand twist in the barrels?     It's a conspiracy I tell ya.

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