Do you have a favorite brand of cleaning rod? If so why? Thanks, in advance, for your thoughts.
Jointed steel rods are OK for utility use, but not for precision equipment. One piece steel rods should be used with a bore guide and should be frequently wiped, every stroke, to avoid carrying abrasive residues down the bore. Same precaution is recommended with coated rods when cleaning that $1000 Krieger barrel.I like all steel rods, BUT been using bore snakes last few years
So….are you telling me these abrasive primer combustion products are harder than steel?Bore snakes tend to pick up abrasive primer combustion products from bore residue, which become embedded in the cord. You must be careful in pulling the snake through and out the barrel. They are OK for occasional expedient use on utility grade guns, especially for shotguns, but I would not use them on precision competition or sniper weapons, as they can damage the muzzle crown unless you are VERY careful.