V-Stix, .17 - .20 Cal
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Bore Tech’s V-STIX™ have quickly become known as the best entry level, 1-piece coated cleaning rods available. Besting its competition in price and performance, the V-Stix feature color-coded, ergonomically designed, free floating ball bearing handles, a high-performance coating and a barrel safe brass tip.
The Bore Tech V-STIX™ cleaning rod line is packed with all the features, quality and performance that you have come to expect from Bore Tech. All V-STIX™ feature a durable high-performance coating, a caliber specific color coded handle and a barrel safe brass tip.
The V-STIX ergonomically designed free floating, ball bearing handles are color coded to provide quick and easy caliber recognition. The superior handle design is large enough to fit your hand but small enough not to interfere with a rifle stock.
All V-STIX have a replaceable, barrel safe brass tip that eliminates the need for additional adapters when changing between jags and brushes.
In addition, all V-STIX utilize an enhanced steel core resulting in a rigid rod that minimizes bow and flex. The steel core is coated with a high performance, uniform coating that is chemically resistant, durable and will not soften allowing bore debris to embed into the coating.
All these features and legendary Bore Tech quality packaged into an affordable cleaning rod, now there’s a winner!
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.
V-Stix™ Cleaning Rods
|Caliber||Handle Color||Rod Diameter (Inches)||Female Tip Thread Pitch|
|.17 - .20 Cal||Grey||.164"||5/40|
|.22 Cal - 6.5mm||Black||.195"||8/32|
|.27 & Larger||Red||.227"||8/32|
Q: What is the difference between the V-Stix and Proof-Positive Bore Stix?
A: There are a few distinguishable differences between the 2 rod lines. The V-Stix are a great rod for the money and have color coded, hard plastic, ball bearing handles with a durable coating and brass tip. The Proof-Positive Bore Stix are our top-of-the-line coated cleaning rods and feature the industry exclusive non brass Proof-Positive tip, unmatched, non-slip ball bearing handles and a great variety of diameter and length choices.
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 tip 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 V-Stix?
A: The handle colors are used to clearly identify what caliber(s) the V-Stix are to be used with. The corresponding caliber/handle color is displayed in the Specifications Tab.
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.
I had purchased this product and after using it for 1 or 2 times the tip just snapped off. Bore Tech shipped out to me a replacement tip no questions asked. This is a great product and well built. I have purchased Bore Tech products in the past and been very pleased and never had this problem before. I just think the tip was defective. Hats off to Bore Tech, I will continue to buy their products.
Bought this about 6 months ago for cleaning .25-06 rifle. Have cleaned the gun 5 or 6 times and I have had no problems with this cleaning rod. It seems well made and I expect it to last a long time. A little bit inconvenient to store since it is one piece and very long but I just stand it up in a corner of the gun cabinet.
Bought this rod for my new .17WSM. Quality built item, great handle with better than needed bearings. Rod works great. Price was better than some other rods out there.