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.177 barrel cleaning

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Meteor62, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. Meteor62

    Meteor62 Major Poster

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    Recommendations on cleaning kits for .177 barrels I ask this as although I have a pull through kit it's a nightmare threading it down a .177 barrel as the nylon keeps bunching up.
     
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    Napier one works quite well but some people have had problems with them snapping after the patches have stuck in the barrel. Mine has worked well so far and you have reminded me I need to do mine.
     
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    I use the brass wire you get for hanging pictures up, very thin and strong, fold it in half and thread the folded end down barrel, never had it stick or kink.
     
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    I use the Napier pull through kit and find it really good. Although I only clean them when absolutely necessary.
     
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    I have used a bit of lly line with "T" SHIRT PATCHES
     
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    The thunder bolt zinc/tin pellets excelkent for cleaning barrels esp shrouded ones about there only real good use but seriosly if u can aquire a hand full work a treat takes some leading in again though as they strip all ne lead off the rifling
     
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    One thing that you have to be careful with if using a pull through is to use one with a silicone tube outer.
    As you pull a wire or nylon thread back through the barrel, don't let it come into contact with the choke of the barrel. Both wire and nylon can cut a groove into the choke and change the way the pellet leaves the barrel.
    If you are removing the barrel for a full service you can use the Bisley cleaning kit which consists of a thin threaded bar to which you can screw on brass cleaning brushes. If your barrel is old or you have put 20 tins of pellets through it, the brass brushes remove all of the crud and lead build up, leaving the lands clean and sparkling. Once again you have to be careful using the rod as you pull it through but it is easy to use when the barrel is removed.
     
  9. Meteor62

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    Mmmm sounds good
     
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    Sorry for the old thread revive, but I have also got a 'Boresnake' not sure of the brand, it says its for air rifles and pistols though. It seemed a pretty hard to pull through my tx200 mk3, but seemed to do the job. Then used it on my SMK b2 which I'm working on as a bit of a project and it was ridiculously tight, anyone else used these and found them to be very tight? I am slightly worried after reading that you should use anything with the wire bristles on...
     

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