View Full Version : Cleaning Rod?

December 31, 2013, 10:53 AM
I am going to pick up a Tipton Deluxe Carbon Fiber rod for my .243 because I can get them cheap. My question is will this rod work with this RedHead kit that I have?


I have specific brushes and mops for .243 by the way, but I wasn't sure if the little adapters will fit that rod or if I have to use specific Tipton brushes, etc?

December 31, 2013, 03:33 PM
That cleaning rod will work just fine.....I wouldn't worry about all those accessories in that cleaning kit fitting or not. Experience has taught me that there are very few things needed to actually clean a rifle....A one piece cleaning rod, a bore guide, a caliber specific jag, patches, solvent and the oil of your choice are all that you need. Oh and you might brush the barrel from time to time.

So go ahead buy that rod and get a jag for your 243 while you're at it.....all the other stuff is just fluff.

December 31, 2013, 03:39 PM
I already have that kit that I bought a while ago when I got my shotgun. My question is are all the fittings for brushes and jags, etc a universal thread size or do I have to buy tiptons brushes and stuff? I already have a .243 jag and mop and brush and don't want to have to buy tiptons stuff.

December 31, 2013, 03:57 PM
Well I ordered the Tipton cleaning rod so hopefully all my attachments fit it

December 31, 2013, 04:15 PM
I have both a dewey and a tipton. If I were at home I could check to see if the cleaning tools interchange with those from one of the kits.....I think that they are different and require an adapter.

December 31, 2013, 08:18 PM
I have two adapters...if it is just an adapter it shouldnt be an issue.

December 31, 2013, 08:57 PM
They use standard 8-32 thread. You'll be fine.

December 31, 2013, 09:19 PM
Alright cool thanks.

December 31, 2013, 09:46 PM
Bought a Tipton today, 8/32 standard threads.