Jag BrushTM Less Likely than Standard Jags to Damage Rifling, Part V: Effect on Rod Bowing
Los Angeles, CA — the flexibility of Jag BrushTM bristles means a cleaning rod is less likely to bend or bow. Less rod bowing is desirable since it decreases the likelihood that a rod would rub against the bore to damage rifling.
Because bristles of a Jag BrushTM are able to flex, less force is required to push a tightly fitting brush/patch combo through a bore. Less force behind the rod means reduced rod bowing.
A reason for less force required is the fact that brush bristles flex to fit thick patch pleats at the barrel’s entrance and inside the bore. A standard jag and its ribs do not flex, and its inflexibility means when a standard jag pushes too many patch pleats then the combo is unforgiving inside the bore.
Further reason for less force required is the fact that a Jag BrushTM has a wider transition for tolerance between not being stuck and becoming stuck. Evidence of it is the fact that a Jag BrushTM, unlike a solid jag of the same caliber, can push doubled thick patches, made of thick flannel fabric, down a bore without the combo becoming stuck. The example of doubled thick cotton patches proves the point, but we do not recommend using our brush in that manner since one layer of thick patch creates ample tightness.
When a combo becomes stuck, the method of extraction can cause damage to the bore. Therefore, while on the one hand, one wants to avoid a combo becoming stuck, on the other, one wants a combo to be tight enough to do deep cleaning. A Jag BrushTM avoids the first and achieves the second.
In summary, requiring less force to push a Jag BrushTM patch combo through means the combo is less likely to become stuck or to create rod bowing.
Eric Feldman +1 323-775-7337 (mobile) RigelProducts@yahoo.com