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1 piece shotgun rod recommendations

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by HSLDS, Dec 21, 2011.

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  1. HSLDS

    HSLDS Well-Known Member

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    VFG makes a really nice one piece rod (also make a massive two piece one as well).

    Worth looking at.
     
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    I've often wondered if a half inch hardwood dowel wouldn't work fine if you could crimp a threaded end onto it.
     
  3. Bob_K

    Bob_K Well-Known Member

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    I use a pair of the Dewey brass SG rods, one with a jag, the other with a brush, in my home cleaning setup.
     
  4. shot410ga

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    Go to Midway or Sinclair. They have a variety of rods. I bought a real heavy one piece alum. rod for about @8.00. I bought two, and chuck one up in a drill.
     
  5. open choke

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    Barrel wizard by shooters choice

    watch the video on their website.

    I use the shotgun & choke tube cleaner spray and then the rod with the paper towel 3 forward passes and it done.

    TIP: they don't ship the barrel wizard and the spray together due to the way the package the wizard; so buy it from midway and you will save like 10 bucks or so
     
  6. skeeljc

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    Dewey has a nice one piece 5/16" brass rod that is 34" long. You should not need a coated rod for a shotgun as it is quite easy to keep the rod centered in the bore.

    Brownells has the Dewey rod for $28.

    Jim Skeel
     
  7. bob easton

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    Keep it simple. A 3/8 or 1/2 inch wooden dowel costs mere pennies at the home center. Whack the screw fitting off the end of the rod that's "worn" and glue it into a pocket in the end of the wooden dowel. Costs 3$ tops if you need to buy crazy glue, otherwise less than a buck. No waiting for UPS, etc. .... and it will never harm a barrel.
     
  8. open choke

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    The dowel is a good idea come to think of it; but why is it that every time solvents, lubes, and othe cleaning products come up there is always someone who says to make something that is rigged up or "this one or that one is too expensive" when we all shot 2000.00+ plus guns?
     
  9. Shotgunbutch

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    Tmb99, I did make a rod from a half inch oak dowel.

    I cut off the end of a cleaning rod and epoxied it
    in the end of a hole drilled in the wooden dowel. I can screw my attachments in the rod.

    I attached a wooden ball on the other end in a hole drilled in the ball.

    This is the best rod I have ever used!!!

    Arnie
     
  10. bob easton

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    :eek:pen choke:
    Why the suggestion to be cheap with simple things? To have more money for shells and targets!!!
     
  11. RoadKingPerazzi

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    Wooden dowels are great. One set up for each gauge. I drill a hole a bit smaller than the brush threads. I take a bore brush and coat the threads lightly with Johnson's paste wax, put a small amount of epoxy in the hole, then thread in the brush. Stays very tight, but can be removed to replace. Cheap and better than purchased rod.

    After brushing the bore, stuff a rolled piece of paper towell in the breach, turn the dowel around and push the paper towel through. Bore come out squeeky clean.
     
  12. open choke

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    thats the way the barrel wizard works. I guess i spend to much :(
     
  13. SPACE GUN

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    I use a 5/8" wooden dowel (lowes or home depot) then I order the plastic ball that goes on A hornady reloader handle and screw it right on to the dowel. Then I use paper towels for cleaning the bore. Works great, last forever and cheap!
     
  14. Reinz

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    I like steel, heavy beefy stainless steel.

    I use the Pro Shot.
     
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