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PostSubject: Wipe Rod etc.   May 1st 2016, 9:56 am

In my view the best wipe rod available is this Delrin which is a soft/flexible nylon material which I believe to be mostly 'idiot proof' as far as not doing harm to the bore/crown area! 

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The other Delrin rod you can see crosswise on the bench is a solid black color and quite stiff! It is threaded 10-32 and I use it for ball seating and a cleaning jag. The white Delrin rod I use with a black .45 caliber plastic brush and I wrap a 3" patch around it just for wiping. When shooting here at home the regular ramrod stays in the rifle and saved for hunting use only.
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PostSubject: Re: Wipe Rod etc.   May 1st 2016, 10:55 am

Not all but too many fiberglass, plastic, coated, miracle rods hold abrasives like sand, grit etc. I don't think Delrin rods are available when I started so maybe they don't. Now almost only use SS range rod w muzzle guide for both loading and wiping.   Almost as I sometimes use one I made w solid 3/8 braze rod and number 10 antique pool ball but it reacts w fouling and gets your hands REAL dirty.  Mine are 8-32 with steel threads because all of my CF stuff was 8-32 when I got my first ML in '73 and some jags machined from one piece of brass will break at the thread/jag juncture.  I don't like whippy flippy flexible rods that are too limber to push a ball in a dirty barrel and one the end comes off when pulling a ball.  One rod cd 2-3 or ?
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PostSubject: Re: Wipe Rod etc.   May 1st 2016, 1:06 pm

You know what Clint Eastwood says...........Nothing like a good piece of hickory.

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PostSubject: Re: Wipe Rod etc.   May 1st 2016, 4:25 pm

Sticks hold dirt!
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PostSubject: Re: Wipe Rod etc.   May 1st 2016, 4:46 pm

I much prefer the plastic ( or what they are called lol) rods for cleaning. For tight loads, most of them suck, but for cleaning, I like the light weight rod.
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PostSubject: Re: Wipe Rod etc.   May 1st 2016, 5:38 pm

@Sharpsman wrote:
Sticks hold dirt!

Wipe it off when you pull it out. Wood is traditional.

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PostSubject: Re: Wipe Rod etc.   May 1st 2016, 5:51 pm

Muley wrote:
@Sharpsman wrote:
Sticks hold dirt!

Wipe it off when you pull it out..

That's what she said :ROFL :ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: Wipe Rod etc.   May 1st 2016, 7:58 pm

Muley wrote:
@Sharpsman wrote:
Sticks hold dirt!

Wipe it off when you pull it out. Wood is traditional.
I heard the same thing from my Daddy!! cheers lol! Tease
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PostSubject: Re: Wipe Rod etc.   May 1st 2016, 8:42 pm

Pissing in the barrel is traditional too but most of us don't.   I'll keep to SS and brass rods except for reloads when hunting.  I even carry one on trail walks.
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PostSubject: Re: Wipe Rod etc.   May 1st 2016, 9:38 pm

Nobody told you what to carry.

Personally, i'll use aluminum if I don't use wood.

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PostSubject: Re: Wipe Rod etc.   July 1st 2016, 1:20 am

I'm with Muley, I love hickory sticks. Carry a spare all made up when I'm out.
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