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Barrel cleaning

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by jasonanderson, Jul 6, 2014.

  1. jasonanderson

    jasonanderson Engaging Member

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    Once this is done is it important to put some pellets through it ASAP so as to re lead the barrel? I only ask as my accuracy is slipping on my air ranger and hasn't been cleaned for a while. Only thing is it's peeing down here and don't want to have to get soaked leading it back up! I guess what I'm asking is if I clean it and don't re lead it straight away am I likely to get corrosion? May sound stupid but just thought I'd ask???? Cheers
     
  2. stryder5

    stryder5 Donator

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    no problem no need for immediate re-lead
     
  3. clbarclay

    clbarclay Engaging Member

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    If your going to clean the barrel then you might as well wait until you can comfortably re-lead it to do it.
     
  4. ratman60

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    hello, i dont understand this re leading, maybe someone can some say what good it does? so is a clean barrel better than a re leaded one? maybe if you change pellets give a clean then but i seldom do. i sometimes wash pellets a good dry and LTL lube that way the breech O ring keeps supple and barrel good. maybe if your POI changes for some reason and its not the scope then a dab of white spirit on those ciggy filters fired through.
     
  5. mattyts

    mattyts Donator

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    A clean barrel is pretty poor,so is a dirty one...what lies between them is a 'leaded' barrel,filling the tiny pores in the rifling and providing lubrication to the pellets increases consistency and accuracy.
     
  6. Awesime

    Awesime Air Arms Xti50 Test Pilot

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    One of my Ev2 barrels needs about 20 pellets before groups tighten back up.

    The other likes a clean barrel and is pellet on pellet straight from clean.
     
  7. andy46

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    I use to clean my ranger barrel after every tin of pellets,took about 50 pellets to back on song,plus I always wash and lube my pellets too.
     

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