WHY MATERIAL MATTERS
NICKEL-PLATED VS BRASS
THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO
One big question that's come up, as these kinds of items have been used year over year and generation after generation, is the difference between a nickel-plated bore jag and a brass bore jag.
Tipton offers both, and while they're certainly stepping up their game beyond the typical plastic, they're also helping us understand which is best for specific purposes.
Bore Jags are all different from brushes, and the unique shape and style of Tipton's Bore Jags help them stand apart from other shooting supply brands.
Brass Bore Jags
Using a brass bore jag will stop any unintentional scratches or dents to the interior of the chamber and barrel, which can do significant and costly damage. The material is soft enough to avoid rubbing if it ever comes in contact.
Brass jags are usually inexpensive, and Tipton's cost $4-5 depending on the size needed. They're threaded to match most cleaning rods and come in a good range of calibers to match nearly any gun you've got.
Nickel-Plated Bore Jags
Tipton's Ultra Jags feature a patented technology that covers the surface of a traditional push-type jag with solvent-proof material, keeping aggressive modern bore solvents from creating false blue stains that normally indicate copper fouling. If you're doing what you're supposed to do, running a patch through until it's completely clean, false bluing can lead to a lot of wasted time and materials.
Nickel-plated jags aren't much more costly, only about an additional dollar compared to brass jags. With some efficient research and development, Tipton's team was able to come out with an improved bore jag. It has become a go-to way of ensuring you've got a clean, well-maintained firearm.