View Full Version : Dewey Cleaning Rod

06-01-2009, 9:00 PM
Can anyone provide me with a direct link to the Dewey Model #22CF30? For some reason I am having trouble finding the female end cleaning rod. I have tried Google, J Dewey, Midway and Brownell's with no luck so far.:confused: Thanks in advance!

06-01-2009, 9:23 PM
It looks like they discontinued it. I don't see it on Dewey's site and Brownells no longer has the 22CF30 in their catalog. Give Dewey call to be sure.

Honestly, I would recommend the 22C30 (male tip rod). I own the "service rifle" versions of the 22cal and 30cal rods (female ended) meant for the AR and M1 and M14. I've noticed that the female versions result in flaking of the coating near the ferrule end fairly quickly compared to the male tip version. I think the problem with the female ended rods is the coating flakes easily because the tip of the rod tends to take a beating from hitting chamber and/or bore guide. With the male end, you have the brass adapter which takes any brunt contact with the front end of the rod as you guide it into the bore/muzzle guides.

Right now, I actually use a Dewey 20cal rod for my .223 ARs with a 1-1/2" patch on a 20cal Pro-Shot jag. It's not too tight, yet not too loose, so I get good solvent coating while at the same time solid friction to patch out fouling. I use a Pro-Shot SS 22cal rod with a 22cal brush for brushing, though. And I still have a regular 22cal coated rod (male end) if I need to use a 22cal jag. My 22CF30 hangs on the wall with the other dozen or so rods I have.

06-02-2009, 4:14 AM
Ocabj, Thanks for the quick and informative response! I'm looking for a rod to clean my .223 AR so it looks like i'll just go with the male rod end? Also, can you reccomend a quality bore guide? Thanks again...

B Strong
06-02-2009, 5:17 AM
This is what I use as a guide for my AR's:


06-02-2009, 5:24 AM
I use many Dewey products and prefer them other other brands.

The Dewey semi-auto breech guide M-16B is very good http://www.deweyrods.com/ccp5/media/images/product_xlarge/breechguide.jpg. It has rubber O ring for the chamber end to tightly hold in the chamber and won't back out or spin. The bolt carrier breech end fits in the upper receiver tightly. (There are no solvent port though.)

Regarding the rods, I have the older 22CF30 with female threads and the coating is peeling as mentioned. I have a the 22C-40 too that I use for my bolt guns and there's no peeling. It came with a female jag and adapter to use older 8/32 male threaded jags. The 22CF30 will work fine for service rifle http://www.deweyrods.com/cgi-bin/ccp5/cp-app.cgi?usr=DEWEY3031&pg=prod&ref=22_26_COATED_ROD&cat=RODS&catstr=HOME:RODS.

06-02-2009, 6:01 AM
I have both the Sinclair white plastic/delrin guide for the AR, as well as the Lucas bore guide. Both are solid. Some people like the JP, but I just don't like the fact that it's hard anodized. I prefer plastic to metal contact when it comes to sticking a bore guide in an action.