I would like some feedback on using auto heater hose to cover aluminum shotgun cleaning rods. The ID is 3/8" and the OD is 5/8". You wouldn't need to be as worried about guiding the rod into the bore, and the hose is solvent resistant. Any problems?
I made my own cleaning rod. I bought an oak dowel from Home depot. I drilled a hole in the end. Next I cut off the end of an aluminum cleaning rod and epoxied it in the wooden dowel hole. I got a round wooden ball from the craft store and drilled a hole in it and glued it on the end of the wooden dowel for a nice handle.
The best cleaning rod I have ever used!!!
If your barrel is getting scratched, etc. by an aluminum or brass cleaning rod, you need to get a different gun. I have several brass cleaning rods made by Johnny Householder (sp?) and they have yet to even put a mark the inside of any of my barrels.... Dan Thome (Trap2)
I honestly do not see how an aluminum cleaning rod is gonna scratch a Steel barrel. Am i missing something here? I mean on the hardness scale there is no comparison between the two. Heck i've used those SS Tornado brushes before and have not scratched my barrel. Is it scratching the barrel or rubbing the blue off on the outside of the barrel?----Matt
Matt- You overlooked a major disadvantage of the aluminum rods. Every time I clean my barrels with an aluminum rod, I go out and miss a couple of birds in the next handicap event I shoot. The correlation between aluminum rod cleaning and missing a few handicap birds the next time I shoot handicap is 100%.