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I am considering to purchase a new cleaning rod and I was wondering what does everyone else use to clean their hunting rifles. Do you use one of the standard three piece sets from Hoppe's or Outer's? Or do you use one of the one piece rods from Dewey or Tipton? If you use the one piece rods, do you use a bore guide with it?
 

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I went with a Tipton ball bearing carbon fiber rod and I will never clean with a 3 piece again. Faster cleaning. Does a better job and no bent rod pieces. Love mine. I have a dewey for pistols, just as nice.
 

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Gunjack and RobOz, do you all use bore guides with your one-piece?

jimsdad-What brand of bore guide do you use?
 

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I have one of the little otis cleaning kits because I have a rem 760 and that allows me to clean from the action to the end of the barrel. It works well with rifles and even better with shotguns.
 

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Tater86 said:
Gunjack and RobOz, do you all use bore guides with your one-piece?

jimsdad-What brand of bore guide do you use?
Tater86 - I use that Tipton Universal boreguide. I think it's the first on in the list I sent earlier. I guess they are all about the same but that Tipton on works in all my rifles. I am ashamed to say that I don't use it all the time and I know I should.
 

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Tater86 said:
Gunjack and RobOz, do you all use bore guides with your one-piece?

jimsdad-What brand of bore guide do you use?
Yes I use a bore guide. I use a tipton. I have seen first hand the loss of accuracy that can happen from the rough use of a cheap cleaning rods. I also do not pull anything back into the bore and then into the chamber except the bare cleaning rod.

What I like about the one piece rods that are designed specifically for that caliber gun you are cleaning. There is not a diameter change in the size of the accessories you are using to clean the bore. For example, I caught my nephew struggling to pull his cleaning rod back though his bore after sighting in our deer rifles last year. The threaded end of the brush was just a little larger in diameter than that of his cleaning rod and it was getting hung up in the crown. Bad news for accuracy.

I purchased a used bullberry contender barrel that someone had not been nice to. Crown was damaged and shot poorly. Minute of deer, but it was to be a woodchuck barrel a 256wm and it needed to minute of golf ball. Had it re-crowned and re-blued. And its a tack driver again.
 

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dewey rod, i need to order the bore guide, just try to be very careful, but no worry about the connectors of a 3-piece rod developing a bur or anything like that then messing up rifling
 

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I got a 3-pc brass Range Maxx rod from BPS. Use it more than the steel 1-pc with bore guide I also have.
 

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one piece rods (Dewey, Tipton, but I like BoreTech) that are coated. I stay away from three piece aluminum rods. I also use Bore Snakes between heavy cleanings. I do wash them regularly, however. Never had a problem with diminishing accuracy.
 
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