Tipton Carbon Fiber Cleaning Rods
Nice Cleaning Rod
I bought my first Tipton cleaning rod this past weekend and used it a few times. So far, it works very nicely. The rotating handle is a great feature. I like the idea of carbon fiber instead of coated steel, too. My rifle has a 24" barrel with an integral muzzle brake. I bought the Tipton Bore guide kit to use with the rod. Bass Pro only carried 36" long cleaning rods, which ended up being too short to use with the bore guide. The patch got stuck in the end of the barrel, and I had to blow it out with compressed air. Had Bass Pro stocked longer rods, I would have gotten one. If you go the Tipton route, keep this in mind.
April 8, 2013
Needs some tweeking
This product would be better if the attachment fixture at the end were coated with carbon or some type of protective plastic to protect the rifling in the barrel of my rifle, that is why I purchase a carbon cleaning rod in the first place.
October 14, 2013
Beware 17 cal rods!
I bought this rod and had not used it much, certainly not abused it and it snapped in two. The info with the rod states "This product is warranted to withstand reasonabel blows, torque pressures and shaft flexations ......" Well the pressure that I applied to it was not that great in my opinion and I certainly wasn't hammering on it. This is not the first time that I have had a problem with Tipton's rods, but it will be the last time because I am not buying any more! Last time that it happened Tipton did not want to know as it was just over a year since it was purchased.
June 10, 2010
get a Dewey
this rod can and will break with time. nylon coated dewey rods are better in every way and they actually do last
August 9, 2012