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General Category => General Airgun Forum Discussion => Topic started by: Alan on May 11, 2016, 02:02:56 PM

Title: Pellets, Oil, and Grease
Post by: Alan 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?
Title: Re: Pellets, Oil, and Grease
Post by: wilsonj1018 on May 11, 2016, 02:23:39 PM
To keep rough, tight, or barrels with tight lands from leading up so quickly.
Title: Re: Pellets, Oil, and Grease
Post by: Dairyboy 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
Title: Re: Pellets, Oil, and Grease
Post by: ShakySarge 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.
Title: Re: Pellets, Oil, and Grease
Post by: Crotchety geezer 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!
Title: Re: Pellets, Oil, and Grease
Post by: TexasInfidel on May 11, 2016, 07:03:52 PM
I learned in my past PCP addiction
Following sheep gets one in a pen.
Much wiser going back in soon

Find a direction and head that way
Only ask questions along the way,questions after the fact are what they are.
DO NOT BE LED,do not follow,be smart not led.

Plenty are eager to spend YOUR money like they did theirs.
Treat air guns like the US government