Carbon fiber is well-suited to the tough tasks assigned to cleaning rods. It combines the best features of stainless steel and coated cleaning rods, then adds valuable properties of its own. Stainless steel rods can scratch or wear barrels if theyre used carelessly - though they wont pick up potentially damaging small abrasive particles. Coated rods get part of the job done - they keep the stainless steel shaft from damaging your barrels rifling, but the coating will pick up small abrasive particles, which means youre effectively running fine-grit sandpaper through your bore. Carbon fiber rods are the best of both: the carbon fiber cant scratch your bore like stainless steel, and they wont embed like coated rods. Plus, Carbon Fiber rods can be bent to an extreme degree and return to their original straightness. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, US military armorers called on Tipton to provide cleaning rods that would clean service rifles in demanding conditions. It made sense to us: Carbon fiber is an ideal material for cleaning rods. We call these cleaning rods deluxe because they feature an ergonomically designed handle that spins on two sets of ball bearings - the result is a cleaning rod that smoothly follows the rifling both pushing and pulling, even while under(more...)
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