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Old 07-05-2019, 09:24 AM
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I need to replace a cleaning rod that I have, who makes the better one piece rifle cleaning rod these days, Tipton or Dewey? Or is there something else I should be looking at as well?

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Old 07-05-2019, 09:55 AM
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I have Dewey , Tipton, and Pro Shot, all are excellent.
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Old 07-05-2019, 10:03 AM
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Otis cleaning cable
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Old 07-05-2019, 12:12 PM
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Otis cleaning cable
Cables will never clean as well as a rod.
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Old 07-05-2019, 12:29 PM
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First choice Dewey, second choice Dewey.
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Old 07-05-2019, 12:33 PM
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I’ve got a couple Dewey’s that are 20 years old and still going strong!!
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Old 07-10-2019, 08:23 AM
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First choice Dewey, second choice Dewey.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:41 AM
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First choice Dewey, second choice Dewey.
^^^ This ^^^

If there was a third choice, Tipton has also been excellent in my experience
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Old 07-05-2019, 09:38 PM
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Cables will never clean as well as a rod.
Cables do the job well enough. Their ultra convenience is worth it to some people.
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:01 AM
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I have Dewey rods and Bore guides.
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:05 AM
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Cables do the job well enough. Their ultra convenience is worth it to some people.
In the field, sure. At home just use a damn rod and clean it better than "well enough".
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Old 07-07-2019, 01:04 PM
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Cables do the job well enough. Their ultra convenience is worth it to some people.
However the op was inquiring about one piece rods so cables are irrelevant to this thread.
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Old 07-05-2019, 10:04 AM
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I have Dewey , Tipton, and Pro Shot, all are excellent.
totally agree.
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I have Dewey , Tipton, and Pro Shot, all are excellent.
x3, just stay away from any of the Carbon versions. They are dangerous if they let go, lots of people have been badly hurt by them.
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Old 07-05-2019, 10:38 AM
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x3, just stay away from any of the Carbon versions. They are dangerous if they let go, lots of people have been badly hurt by them.
Interesting, good to know!
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x3, just stay away from any of the Carbon versions. They are dangerous if they let go, lots of people have been badly hurt by them.
How hard are you pushing?
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How hard are you pushing?
Issue isn't so much how hard you push as it is that any small, even invisible crack in the Carbon will cause it to let go and when it does it just splinters. Came real close to puncturing my wrist with a 28 caliber carbon rod that let go just above the handle. Checked the site of the makers of that Carbon rod and there are a ton of other complaints from users about the same thing except many weren't as lucky as I was. Something I didn't know till just recently is that Tipton now ONLY makes carbon rods so they are off my list permanently. There are a bunch of complaints about their carbon rods breaking and causing injuries now too. Even if you are pushing too hard on a 17 or 22 cal rod, at least with a stainless rod they just bend, never break and Dewey are spring steel so even if you flex one it goes right back to its straight form when done.
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Old 07-05-2019, 03:40 PM
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Issue isn't so much how hard you push as it is that any small, even invisible crack in the Carbon will cause it to let go and when it does it just splinters. Came real close to puncturing my wrist with a 28 caliber carbon rod that let go just above the handle. Checked the site of the makers of that Carbon rod and there are a ton of other complaints from users about the same thing except many weren't as lucky as I was. Something I didn't know till just recently is that Tipton now ONLY makes carbon rods so they are off my list permanently. There are a bunch of complaints about their carbon rods breaking and causing injuries now too. Even if you are pushing too hard on a 17 or 22 cal rod, at least with a stainless rod they just bend, never break and Dewey are spring steel so even if you flex one it goes right back to its straight form when done.
You’d think you would be able to flex it like an arrow and see if there’s any issues with it
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:46 AM
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I need to replace a cleaning rod that I have, who makes the better one piece rifle cleaning rod these days, Tipton or Dewey? Or is there something else I should be looking at as well?

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I did a lot of black powder shooting mostly 54 cal.Of course with very few shots the barrel was badly fouled.The wood rod,that came installed with the rifle, was not a good choice for cleaning.The danger of breakage, and injury very possible.A guided stainless steel rod,near indistructable.A coated guided rod,stainless,will provide safety,get the job done as it should be,and give years of service.A otis pull thru, gives convenience at the range,and on hunting trips. A very compact carry for all calibers,includeing shotguns,and sidearms.
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