They call these Tipton 1-piece carbon fiber 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 pressure. The "shank-through" construction also allows the user to apply "reasonable" hammer blows to the end of the cleaning rod to get a tight patch through a bore. These rods are chemical resistant, will not scratch the bore like a steel rod can and will not embed like a coated rod can.
Technical Information: Tipton Deluxe 1-Piece Carbon Fiber Cleaning Rod
Handle Material: Polymer
Handle Length: 6-1/2"
Handle Mount to Rod: Dual Ball Bearing
Rod Material: Carbon Fiber
Protective Coating on Rod: N/A
Tip Material: Brass
Rod Diameters and Thread:
- 17 to 20 Caliber = .158" 5-40 Thread
- 22 to 26 Caliber = .208" 8-32 Thread
- 27 to 45 Caliber = .250" 8-32 Thread
- 40+ Caliber = .375" 8-32 Thread
- 50 BMG Caliber = .375" 8-32 Thread
Warranty: 1-Year against manufacturing defects.
Tipton Deluxe Carbon Fiber Cleaning Rods are warranted to withstand reasonable blows, torque pressures and shaft flexations during the course of normal firearm service operation. Use caution to minimize flexing the junction between the cleaning rod handle and the cleaning rod shaft. Tipton also recommends both the use of a bore guide to protect the firearm action, and wearing prudent safety eyewear when cleaning and/or services any firearm.