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 Dewey Rod size for AR? 36"?
762hurts  [Member]
8/31/2006 6:30:01 PM EDT
Which Dewey do I get for my SPR 18"....

There are 2 different ones that people keep telling me.

22C 36" rod

22F 30" rod

the 36" one right?
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USM0083  [Member]
9/1/2006 8:43:43 PM EDT
I have a 30" Dewey which works perfect in my 20" barrels.
FishKepr  [Team Member]
9/6/2006 10:14:59 PM EDT
Well, what ever length you chose, I strongly recommend the male threaded rod with the brass collar. The coating on those last a lot longer. Female threaded accessories are available from Brownells.

I bought a female threaded one and the coating at the tip only lasted one season.
-edgecrusher-  [Team Member]
9/8/2006 9:07:43 AM EDT
i have a 24" for my 16" barrel and the jags just clear the end of the FH...nice fit, i would think you would be okay with the 30"
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762hurts  [Member]
9/29/2006 6:57:37 PM EDT
Seen a pic in The Black Rifle II of a Mk12 Mod 0 in a pelican case. I don't think a 30" would fit...i dunno.

Deweys are 1 piece right?

And heres another....

whatta ya think?
DaveS  [Member]
9/30/2006 5:22:04 PM EDT
Bore Stix from Bore Tech.

762hurts  [Member]
9/30/2006 8:15:04 PM EDT
Anyone here use a Dewey on their 18"-20" AR platform?

Which size should I go with?
USM0083  [Member]
10/1/2006 1:07:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 762hurts:
Anyone here use a Dewey on their 18"-20" AR platform?

Which size should I go with?

30" is what I use.
VNVGUNNER  [Team Member]
12/4/2006 4:09:18 PM EDT
Where is the best place to buy them ?
Gregory_K  [Member]
12/4/2006 7:45:02 PM EDT
I got mine from Bushmaster, but mine are the female end. They will show wear at the tip in the first season.

Go with the male ends and either buy the adapter for std male thread attachments.

Dewy sells direct, you can look there.
wildearp  [Team Member]
12/4/2006 8:00:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By USM0083:

Originally Posted By 762hurts:
Anyone here use a Dewey on their 18"-20" AR platform?

Which size should I go with?

30" is what I use.

I use a 36" for my 20" bbl and also use an action bore guide. It works for the 16 and 14" bbls too.
fortyfive4life  [Member]
12/5/2006 2:38:11 AM EDT
Exactly! I got mine straight from them.

Fast shipping.Although I could've just driven down and picked it up.

BTW, DEWEY sugests the 36" for AR's.
Lrangepro  [Member]
12/5/2006 3:51:17 PM EDT
Just as long as its long enough to go the lenght of the action plus the barrel length it should be fine. You need a longer rod on bolt guns so you dont bang your hand on the butt, but its not an issue on AR's. Make sure you use a bore guide! Some are longer than others.
Lrangepro  [Member]
12/5/2006 3:52:43 PM EDT
The caliber should be the biggest that will work. If you shoot .223, than you need a .22 rod but dont try to use that same rod in a .308. Its to thin and will bend easy.
timlt  [Member]
12/8/2006 1:35:10 PM EDT
As some others have said, you can get the .22 cal, 30-inch rod. That's the one I have, it works beautifully even on a 20-inch barrel.

A couple of extras you might consider. It's very important to get a Delrin (plastic) bore guide, which you stick into the chamber, then stick your rod through it to clean the barrel. Keeps your rod from scraping things it shouldn't. Yes you can technically clean without it, but let's face it, you want your rifle to continue shooting well, so I think it's worth getting this guide to clean it carefully and prevent damaging it. Here's a link to a good bore guide you could buy, this one is $20 or you could probably find one for a little less at say or possibly

Sinclair AR15 bore guide

Another useful item, because your rod is longer than your barrel--and it's nice to have some way of stopping your forward movement through the barrel--is called a rod stop. You can screw these onto the rod at the point where it gives you just enough length to push through for your particular barrel. Very inexpensive ($3), and VERY handy to help you clean effectively.

Sinclair rod stops

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