Proof-Positive Bore Stix, .223 Cal CF

Part# Proof-Positive Bore Stix, .223 Cal CF
  5 of 5 stars (10 Reviews)
Proof-Positive Bore Stix, .223 Cal CF


Quite simply the finest coated cleaning rods available, PERIOD! Featuring industry-leading ball bearing handles, proprietary, non-brass, Proof-Positive tips, color-coded caliber specific handles and an extremely durable coating our Proof-Positive Bore Stix™ set the bar in cleaning rod technology. Choose the best… Choose the Bore Tech Proof-Positive Bore Stix.

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Bore Tech’s Proof-Positive Bore Stix™ are quite simply the finest coated cleaning rods available, PERIOD! Featuring industry renowned ball bearing handles combined with cutting-edge Proof-Positive materials, these rods set the bar in cleaning rod technology.

The free-floating, dual bearing handle design allows for effortless motion and precise following of the barrel’s rifling. Translation: Proof-Positive Bore Stix provide effective cleaning and eliminate the frustrating issue of having jags and brushes unscrew from the end of the rod. In addition, the color-coded handles offer a comfortable, non-slip rubber grip that prevents damage to the rifle stock and eliminates the guesswork in determining what rod to use for what caliber.

All Proof-Positive Bore Stix feature a REPLACEABLE, barrel safe, non-brass, Proof-Positive tip that eliminates the irritating false indication of copper fouling that is found with traditional brass tipped rods when using copper removing cleaners.

TRADITIONAL BRASS PRODUCTS                                                       PROOF-POSITIVE PRODUCTS


The replaceable, female Proof-Positive tip also eliminates the need for additional adapters when changing between jags and brushes. Each Proof-Positive tip is specially machined to provide a completely smooth, edge-free transition between the rod and our Proof-Positive Jags. This removes all possibility of damage to the firearm’s crown while pulling the rod back through the bore.

Utilizing a caliber specific, enhanced, high strength steel core, the Proof-Positive Bore Stix have unsurpassed rigidity that minimizes bow and flex. The steel core is coated with a proprietary, low friction coating that is extremely durable and chemically resistant providing years of dependable service.

Proof-Positive Bore Stix also add a twist to gun cleaning and feature an industry exclusive barrel twist rate identification system. The simple index dot system allows shooters to easily determine a firearm’s barrel twist rate

 Why settle for anything less than perfection?  Choose the best… Choose the Bore Tech Proof-Positive Bore Stix.

Bore Tech’s Proof-Positive Bore Stix™ Cleaning Rods

Caliber Handle Color Rod Diameter (Inches) Female Tip Thread Pitch
.17 Cal Grey .164" 5/40
.20 Cal Green .180" 5/40
.22 Rimfire Orange .195" 8/32
.223 Centerfire Black .205" 8/32
.243/6mm - .270 Cal Blue .221" 8/32
.284/7mm - .308/8mm Red .258" 8/32
.338 - .41 Cal Green .289" 8/32
.416 - .50 Cal Grey .382" 8/32

All rod lengths listed are the “Working Length” of the rod. These measurements DO NOT include the length of the handle. 

For rod overall length (OAL), add 5.5” to the rod’s Working Length.  See figure below.


Bore Stix OAL = Handle Length (5.5”) + Working Length

Use of A Bore Tech Bore Guide or Patch Guide™ Is Strongly Recommended To Protect Your Proof-Positive Bore Stix™ and Firearm.

How To Determine The Correct Rod Length For Your Application

Please see our convenient and easy to use Rod Length Guide by clicking the below or going to the Knowledge Center

 How-To Determine Rifle Twist Rate

Please see our convenient and easy to use guide by clicking the below or going to the Knowledge Center


Q: Does the mentioned length include the handle?

A: No, the specified length is the “Working Length” of the rod and does not include the additional length of the handle. See illustration in Specifications Tab.

Q: What are the diameters of the rods?

A: The diameters for the different caliber rods are listed in the Specifications Tab.

Q: Are the rod tips male or female and what are the threads?

A: All rod tips are female and have either 5/40 or 8/32 threads. The corresponding threads are listed in the Specifications Tab.

Q: What are the handle colors of the Bore Stix?

A: The handle colors are used to clearly identify what caliber(s) the Bore Stix are to be used with. The corresponding caliber/handle color chart is displayed in the Specifications Tab.

Q: What is the difference between the Proof-Positive Bore Stix and V-Stix?

A: The Proof- Positive Bore Stix are our top-of-the-line premium coated cleaning rods and feature the industry renowned color coded, comfort grip, ball bearing handles, exclusive Proof-Positive tips and a vast variety of diameter and length choices. The V-Stix are a great coated cleaning rod for the money. They feature color coded, rotating hard plastic handles, brass tips and fewer length and diameter options.

Q: What is the difference between the 22 Rimfire and 22 Centerfire rods and can I use my Rimfire rod on my Centerfire rifle?

A: The 22 RF rod is approximately 0.015” smaller in diameter to help clear ejectors and choked barrels frequently found in rimfire rifles. Yes, you can use the 22 RF rod on a 22 CF rifle without any issues. Do not use 22 Centerfire rods in Rimfire rifles.

Q: How do I clean my rod once finished cleaning my rifle?

A: When using Bore Tech cleaners, simply wipe down the rod with a damp rag or paper towel.

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The Proof Positive rod is the Rolls Royce of cleaning rods 5 of 5 stars

The Proof Positive rod is the Rolls Royce of cleaning rods. It has the best coating, the best handle and the best bearings. The alloy tip is just a plus!!!

By: Eric K. FL, United States June 20,2016
It's far superior 5 of 5 stars

I received my Bore Stix cleaning rod today and I must say, I am very, very pleased. It's far superior to the Dewey rod it replaces and I just wanted to thank you for producing such a great product. I'll be ordering more of your stuff soon.I am a very satisfied customer.

By: Mark M. CA, United States March 24,2016
It's about time 5 of 5 stars

I just bought one of your 40"" .20 caliber Bore Stix and I am about to purchase your new jags and brushes. It's about time that a manufacturer addressed this obvious false blue reading issue, thank you.

By: George L. IL, United States March 04,2016
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