Bench shooters are notoriously persnickety about what they stick in their barrels and look with disdain upon ordinary cleaning rods. Several years ago benchrest shooter John Dewey got fed up with existing rods that he suspected were hurting--even ruining--fine barrels. He introduced the line of super-slick "Dewey" rods, which are now widely used by benchrest shooters and becoming popular with non-benchers. Other, even further improved rods, such as those bearing the Bore Tech name, were hatched in the benchrest game. If you figure you're up-to-date with your cleaning equipment and methods, you're mistaken, because bench shooters are forever seeking better equipment and techniques, and last year's latest innovations may now be woefully obsolete.