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Air Rifle Barrel Cleaning

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by JayK_01, May 29, 2020.

  1. JayK_01

    JayK_01 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all.

    Since getting my rifle from brand new, I haven’t cleaned the barrel once (didn’t realise you had to) it’s had around 250 pellets through it now a mixture of jsb/sovereigns/vmxpells.

    Is this cleaning kit any good. I’m thinking about cleaning the barrel through and just sticking to the JSB as I’ve had the best groups with them.

    also best way to clean the barrel with the pull through kit as it’s bolt action?

    Sorry for the silly questions.
    thanks

    Jacob.
     

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    Overpriced. Make your own pull-through.
     
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    Tom A Posting Addict

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    Don't bother buying one. Make one out of a length of strimmer line or heavy-duty fishing line looped at the end. Pull-through patches can be cut from an old T-shirt.
     
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    Soaked in anything? Or as they are?
     
  5. mikeyhall1

    mikeyhall1 Amazing Poster

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    That is the kit I indeed use, and it’s excellent to a point...

    Basically I use the aerosol for wiping down the metal work, it’s VP90 and I don’t use that for barrels. So it’s handy to have anyway but I prefer to use a degreaser, current one is Abbey degreaser - for cleaning the barrel.
     
  6. Halinfax

    Halinfax Full time tinkerer and general all round nice guy

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    Heyup Jacob... Make yourself one of these and the money saved will get you a couple of tins of pellets...

    Bit of old nylon strimmer cord, a bit of earth sheathing and a toggle to pull it through with... You can use cheap nail polish removing pads off evilbuy for a couple of quid.

    When using the pull through ,slide the loop down the barrel from the muzzle ( take off a moderator if fitted) cock the bolt and apply the safety catch...... When the loop apears out of the breech pop 2 of the small patches through the loop ( for .177 cal and 3 patches for .22) then pull the toggle and the patches up through the barrel cleaning out any crud...
    I sometimes use brake cleaner spray on the patches initially to remove any greasy residue first.. then use dry cloths.

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    One word of caution ... if your breech seal is in the barrel, go carefully at the start as it can be dislodged pretty easily and a PITA to get back in place :up:
     
  8. Nubble

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    It's good practice to do it with a new gun to clean all the gunk out.

    I use a home made pull thru.
    :thumb:
     
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  9. Hans Free

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    I never clean the barrels on my
    rifles I think they’re best left alone
     
  10. scooby1

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    yes make your own and give it a good pull through
     
  11. CaptBlue69

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    I have the same kit but I didn't have to buy it, the wife got me it for my birthday :thumb:
    It's a good bit of kit but only used 2 times in 6 months as I just give it a pull through every 4 tins :rolleyes:
     
  12. Mike.lewis

    Mike.lewis Very Active

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    I've got the same kit, yes it's cheaper to make your own but I couldn't be bothered. I give a new rifle a good clean then about every tin of pellets I give it a quick pull through - one wet patch then a couple of dry ones
     
  13. Figgy

    Figgy Keyboard Hero

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    Buy a tin of gun cleaner, it will last a long time. I use cleanzoil patches, one folded over a couple of times then put through the loop works great. Also leaves a coating in the barrel to stop rust and keeps fouling to a minimum.
     
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    Baldilocks Busy Member

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    I use one of these, bay of e item # 172977968876

    Really nice fella & quick service & tailor made to your requirements.

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    +1 I use this type to and yes the guy is fast in both communication and delivery

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    Babyface Louie The Heretic

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    Just 'pulled the trigger' on this kit above. Seems a top bloke too.
     
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    Mark is a great fella.

    I've bought 2 from him now, and literally as soon as you've paid, he'll send a message thanking you for your purchase.

    Some from the bay of e could do with taking a leaf out of his book.
     
  18. Babyface Louie

    Babyface Louie The Heretic

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    Totally agree :thumb::thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
  19. Snowman1960

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    Make sure you measure the size of the brass weight unless you're using it on a break barrel.
    I ordered mine without thinking for my r10 ,I needed the smallest one ,made contact with the seller and he said he would send the proper one out ,I offered to return the original item, but he didn't want it back, so passed it on to someone else.


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    Yeah, I bought a 10mm one for my Co2 gun with a tight loading area, but asked for a 15mm for the break barrel.

    I highly recommend this guy & he's probably the most polite & efficient guy I've ever dealt with on that auction site.
     

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