Is this cleaning rod fine?

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Is this cleaning rod fine?

Post by Snip3o » 21 May 2019, 6:10 pm

So after hearing the issues about the aluminium 3-piece rods (the Hoppe's 9 cleaning kit I bought came with one) I was worried and started looking for a coated steel 1-piece rod. https://shop.birchwoodcasey.com/product ... nd-up.html This one looks relatively fine for my .22, and fairly cheap, wondering if any of you have used this or have any cheap alternatives that won't break the bank?

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Post by marksman » 21 May 2019, 6:38 pm

I'd use it for my 22 no worries :thumbsup:

I really like the gunslick cleaning rods as I have found they actually work :drinks:
http://www.midway-australia.com.au/brands/Gunslick.html
but the carbon fibre one peice rods :thumbsup:
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Post by Snip3o » 21 May 2019, 8:14 pm

marksman wrote:I'd use it for my 22 no worries :thumbsup:

I really like the gunslick cleaning rods as I have found they actually work :drinks:
http://www.midway-australia.com.au/brands/Gunslick.html
but the carbon fibre one peice rods :thumbsup:


Thanks for the reply! I feel like the expensive carbon rods would be worth it in the long term, will last longer for the rod and take care fo the rifle the longest. 60-70 bucks is certainly not too bad!
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Post by Oldbloke » 21 May 2019, 8:34 pm

Snip3o wrote:So after hearing the issues about the aluminium 3-piece rods (the Hoppe's 9 cleaning kit I bought came with one) I was worried and started looking for a coated steel 1-piece rod. https://shop.birchwoodcasey.com/product ... nd-up.html This one looks relatively fine for my .22, and fairly cheap, wondering if any of you have used this or have any cheap alternatives that won't break the bank?

Thanks.


Honestly, I used a Hoppes 3 piece rod for many years. I would just use it till it breaks. Most of the gun acesdories are over priced if you think retionaly about it. Its a piece of steel rod for christs sake.

Better to spend the dollars saved on fuel to go hunting.
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Post by Snip3o » 21 May 2019, 9:35 pm

Oldbloke wrote:
Snip3o wrote:So after hearing the issues about the aluminium 3-piece rods (the Hoppe's 9 cleaning kit I bought came with one) I was worried and started looking for a coated steel 1-piece rod. https://shop.birchwoodcasey.com/product ... nd-up.html This one looks relatively fine for my .22, and fairly cheap, wondering if any of you have used this or have any cheap alternatives that won't break the bank?

Thanks.


Honestly, I used a Hoppes 3 piece rod for many years. I would just use it till it breaks. Most of the gun acesdories are over priced if you think retionaly about it. Its a piece of steel rod for christs sake.

Better to spend the dollars saved on fuel to go hunting.


I see where you are coming from but aluminium is a soft metal and will collect the debris/dirt from the bore over time, and running that down the rifle can ruin the rifling quite easily, getting a good quality rod is a lot more cheaper then getting a new gun or barrel replacement/repair. Plus the 3-piece rod that came with mine is a bit flimsy.
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Post by Oldbloke » 21 May 2019, 10:44 pm

Snip3o wrote:
Oldbloke wrote:
Snip3o wrote:So after hearing the issues about the aluminium 3-piece rods (the Hoppe's 9 cleaning kit I bought came with one) I was worried and started looking for a coated steel 1-piece rod. https://shop.birchwoodcasey.com/product ... nd-up.html This one looks relatively fine for my .22, and fairly cheap, wondering if any of you have used this or have any cheap alternatives that won't break the bank?

Thanks.


Honestly, I used a Hoppes 3 piece rod for many years. I would just use it till it breaks. Most of the gun acesdories are over priced if you think retionaly about it. Its a piece of steel rod for christs sake.

Better to spend the dollars saved on fuel to go hunting.


I see where you are coming from but aluminium is a soft metal and will collect the debris/dirt from the bore over time, and running that down the rifle can ruin the rifling quite easily, getting a good quality rod is a lot more cheaper then getting a new gun or barrel replacement/repair. Plus the 3-piece rod that came with mine is a bit flimsy.



Bollocks, just wipe the rod clean after each use. Rod should never come in contact with the bore anyway. In any case i dont tnink i bit of carbon material occassionally coming in contact with the bore compares with say, 2000c deg and a copper bullet being jamed down a bore at say 2600fps.

Obviously so e people have very deep pockets.
Hunt safe, look after the bush & plug more pests. :thumbsup: Better to load on the mild side. :o The greatest invention in the history of man is beer. :drinks: "Often the written message doesn't convey all of the information"
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Post by Snip3o » 21 May 2019, 11:03 pm

Oldbloke wrote:
Snip3o wrote:
Oldbloke wrote:
Snip3o wrote:So after hearing the issues about the aluminium 3-piece rods (the Hoppe's 9 cleaning kit I bought came with one) I was worried and started looking for a coated steel 1-piece rod. https://shop.birchwoodcasey.com/product ... nd-up.html This one looks relatively fine for my .22, and fairly cheap, wondering if any of you have used this or have any cheap alternatives that won't break the bank?

Thanks.


Honestly, I used a Hoppes 3 piece rod for many years. I would just use it till it breaks. Most of the gun acesdories are over priced if you think retionaly about it. Its a piece of steel rod for christs sake.

Better to spend the dollars saved on fuel to go hunting.


I see where you are coming from but aluminium is a soft metal and will collect the debris/dirt from the bore over time, and running that down the rifle can ruin the rifling quite easily, getting a good quality rod is a lot more cheaper then getting a new gun or barrel replacement/repair. Plus the 3-piece rod that came with mine is a bit flimsy.



Bollocks, just wipe the rod clean after each use. Rod should never come in contact with the bore anyway. In any case i dont tnink i bit of carbon material occassionally coming in contact with the bore compares with say, 2000c deg and a copper bullet being jamed down a bore at say 2600fps.

Obviously so e people have very deep pockets.


Yeah was about to say that, as long as you clean it you should be fine, I just want a one piece rod because it's less flimsy.
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Post by Oldbloke » 22 May 2019, 12:16 am

"Yeah was about to say that, as long as you clean it you should be fine, I just want a one piece rod because it's less flimsy.

That is true but the 3 part one will do the job. I see its a 22, so only needs cleaning every few thousand rounds, its not a 45-70.

If its new swab out the barrel to remove any oil or grease. Clean the bolt etc and lightly oil. Dry yhe bore (very important to prevent a bulge) and shoot it. You may not clean the bore again for years.

And use a rod guide of some sort.
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Post by SCJ429 » 22 May 2019, 7:57 am

Oldbloke wrote:And use a rod guide of some sort.


The bore guide is a big help in preventing damage to the throat no matter what rod you are using.
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Post by green_comet » 22 May 2019, 9:09 am

Just be careful using a .22 caliber cleaning rod on a .22 rifle, sometimes they're a very tight fit through the barrel or just won't fit at all. If this is the case you'd need to get a thinner .18 or .20 caliber rod so it fits through easily. As others had mentioned, definitely use a bore guide.
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Post by Snip3o » 22 May 2019, 3:46 pm

green_comet wrote:Just be careful using a .22 caliber cleaning rod on a .22 rifle, sometimes they're a very tight fit through the barrel or just won't fit at all. If this is the case you'd need to get a thinner .18 or .20 caliber rod so it fits through easily. As others had mentioned, definitely use a bore guide.


Alright no problem, will buy a bore guide first.
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Post by bigfellascott » 22 May 2019, 7:53 pm

marksman wrote:I'd use it for my 22 no worries :thumbsup:

I really like the gunslick cleaning rods as I have found they actually work :drinks:
http://www.midway-australia.com.au/brands/Gunslick.html
but the carbon fibre one peice rods :thumbsup:


I'm Not, the first time I used mine the bearings failed in the handle :thumbsdown: It was replaced the next day and I haven't bothered with it since, it's in the shed somewhere. :unknown:
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Post by Snip3o » 22 May 2019, 8:09 pm

bigfellascott wrote:
marksman wrote:I'd use it for my 22 no worries :thumbsup:

I really like the gunslick cleaning rods as I have found they actually work :drinks:
http://www.midway-australia.com.au/brands/Gunslick.html
but the carbon fibre one peice rods :thumbsup:


I'm Not, the first time I used mine the bearings failed in the handle :thumbsdown: It was replaced the next day and I haven't bothered with it since, it's in the shed somewhere. :unknown:


I will probably end up buying the Hoppe's 9 elite one when I can be bothered. Seems really good.

https://www.hoppes.com/cleaning-accesso ... eaning-rod
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Post by marksman » 22 May 2019, 8:33 pm

bigfellascott wrote:
marksman wrote:I'd use it for my 22 no worries :thumbsup:

I really like the gunslick cleaning rods as I have found they actually work :drinks:
http://www.midway-australia.com.au/brands/Gunslick.html
but the carbon fibre one peice rods :thumbsup:


I'm Not, the first time I used mine the bearings failed in the handle :thumbsdown: It was replaced the next day and I haven't bothered with it since, it's in the shed somewhere. :unknown:


like everything nothing is perfect scott :unknown:
I own 2 and have had to work them eg... oil the bearings ect I have even bought new meter length carbon rods and changed them over because I thought the handles work that well, I have cleaning rods that cost a sh!t ton more that do not work as well or even at all
they are the only rods that I can 100% guarantee will turn properly in the bore
I like em anyway :drinks: :drinks: :thumbsup:
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Post by GQshayne » 23 May 2019, 8:42 pm

Snip3o wrote:
bigfellascott wrote:
marksman wrote:I'd use it for my 22 no worries :thumbsup:

I really like the gunslick cleaning rods as I have found they actually work :drinks:
http://www.midway-australia.com.au/brands/Gunslick.html
but the carbon fibre one peice rods :thumbsup:


I'm Not, the first time I used mine the bearings failed in the handle :thumbsdown: It was replaced the next day and I haven't bothered with it since, it's in the shed somewhere. :unknown:


I will probably end up buying the Hoppe's 9 elite one when I can be bothered. Seems really good.

https://www.hoppes.com/cleaning-accesso ... eaning-rod


I have one of these, and can confirm it is a quality product.
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Post by Snip3o » 23 May 2019, 8:51 pm

GQshayne wrote:
Snip3o wrote:
bigfellascott wrote:
marksman wrote:I'd use it for my 22 no worries :thumbsup:

I really like the gunslick cleaning rods as I have found they actually work :drinks:
http://www.midway-australia.com.au/brands/Gunslick.html
but the carbon fibre one peice rods :thumbsup:


I'm Not, the first time I used mine the bearings failed in the handle :thumbsdown: It was replaced the next day and I haven't bothered with it since, it's in the shed somewhere. :unknown:


I will probably end up buying the Hoppe's 9 elite one when I can be bothered. Seems really good.

https://www.hoppes.com/cleaning-accesso ... eaning-rod


I have one of these, and can confirm it is a quality product.


Good to know, will probably buy it soon.
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Post by marksman » 23 May 2019, 8:54 pm

you know they look exactly like a rebranded gunslick cleaning rod :lol:
be funny if they were made side by side in the same factory :lol:
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Post by Snip3o » 23 May 2019, 9:41 pm

marksman wrote:you know they look exactly like a rebranded gunslick cleaning rod :lol:
be funny if they were made side by side in the same factory :lol:


That's what I thought :lol: . But I think i'm just gonna go the premium and buy a Hoppe's elite carbon rod. Probably for no reason, but I will probably forget I payed that amount since i'll be using it quite a lot.
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