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Cleaning rod for 6 7/8" mark II pistol?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by dehamma, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. dehamma

    dehamma portland Member

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    I'm looking for a good one piece cleaning rod long enough to clean a 6 7/8" mark II .22 from the chamber end. It would need to be about 10" long. I would prefer a carbon fiber one, I've been using my rifle length rod but it's a bit unwieldy. Thanks
     
  2. Whaler

    Whaler Sequim, WA Well-Known Member

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  3. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    I am a huge fan of Tipton rods and have 3 of them, 2 for rifles and one for pistol. Take a look at this.

    Tipton 12" 22-26 caliber rod

    I find them worth every penny.
     
  4. Otter

    Otter Oregon - mid Willamette Valley Active Member

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    I use an old Hopps aluminum rod on my pistols. It was a three piece rod that I quite using in my rifles, however the first section with the handle works ideal for pistol barrels.

    I own Tipton rods and agree with DieselScout. Very good rods. (I would avoid the 17-20 caliber rod though as it flexes too much and I'm always worried it will break while using it - certainly not an issue with a pistol of course.)

    Not a fan of pull through devices other than for a quick field cleaning. You have to pull it through so many times to get a barrel really clean, and I consider it a hassle. A rod is far more efficient. If you think one pass will get a barrel clean, try it, and then see how much crud you can get out afterwards with a real cleaning with a rod, patches and a brush.
     
  5. dehamma

    dehamma portland Member

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    Thanks for the replies, I think the Tipton is exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks
     
  6. U201491

    U201491 Well-Known Member

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    A high quality stainless rod is best. It will not pick up grit to harm your bore.
    Abrasives can embed into softer and coated rods. In time it is like running a file down the bore.
     
  7. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    The carbon don't embed either and I am very happy with mine as is the friend who recommended them. He was however unhappy with there 17-20 caliber rod as it had too much flex. I realized after my initial post stainless was his solution and will be mine for my 17.
     
  8. aasbra

    aasbra Portland Active Member

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    I like the Pro Shot 12" stainless .22 cal cleaning rod for this application. I can even clean the 10" MK II with this rod, in addition to those with the shorter barrels.