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Pellets, Oil, and Grease
« on: May 11, 2016, 02:02:56 PM »
I have a good friend who is sort of responsible for me getting into PCPs. And worse, spending big bucks with too many people, especially Travis! In a recent email, he suggested I lube my pellets, and swab the barrel once every 500 rounds or so with oil! Since I've already had an issue with a used PCP where oiled pellets been used, I'm skeptical!

So far, I have shot ±1,000 rounds through my WAR-ized Marauder, and all I have done is put a VERY light daub of silicon grease on the bolt. I haven't lubed of cleaned the barrel, and it appears shiny and clean. It must be, because it puts pellets at 50 yards into one ragged hole.

Since lead is a fairly good lubricant by itself, why would anyone want to lube their pellets or oil the barrel?

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Re: Pellets, Oil, and Grease
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2016, 02:23:39 PM »
To keep rough, tight, or barrels with tight lands from leading up so quickly.
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Re: Pellets, Oil, and Grease
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2016, 02:29:30 PM »
Agreed if you had a hammer forged barrel from marmot militia you would understand the need to lube pellets and barrel. Awesome barrels extremely accurate but very tight and need lube to extend cleanings
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Re: Pellets, Oil, and Grease
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2016, 04:29:20 PM »
You are doing EXACTLY what you need to do with your barrel Alan. I too use Standard Green Mountain barrels and anything more than ensuring the bolt/breech O-ring is lubed is unnecessary. Not always the case in other barrels.
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Re: Pellets, Oil, and Grease
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2016, 04:34:11 PM »
Thanks for posting this one. I have read about lubing pellets but never did get far enough into the reading to truly understand the reasoning. Knowing what to check and when to lube makes quite a bit of difference for those like me that are still very much in the learning process! 

Thanks for clearing it up for the rest of us!
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Re: Pellets, Oil, and Grease
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2016, 07:03:52 PM »
I learned in my past PCP addiction
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