Strong and will last for many years unlike coated or aluminum rods. Withstands harsh chemical action of bore solvents and won't deteriorate. Precision threading for no wobble attachment of rod tip accesories. Threaded #8-32 and will accept all major American cleaning rod accesories. Rod rotates in handle, allowing bore brush to spiral with rifling. Rod length stated is actual working length - add 4" for handle. Packaged in tube for safe rod storage. All .27 Cal. and Up cleaning rods include a patch holder and #AD2 adaptor.