1. The Forum Rules have undergone some minor changes and updates.  Please take the time to read them; it will only take a couple of minutes of your time. By doing so, you lessen the chance of incurring the wrath of the moderation team or making yourself look foolish to other members.

    90% of users posting adverts in the Sales forums need to be reminded to read the rules as their posts are wrong.  This is unnecessarily time-consuming and will no longer happen - if your advert doesn't follow the Sales Rules it will be deleted and you'll have to start all over again.

    To close this box once you've read it (and the Rules), click on the X in the top right-hand corner.

    Thank you.

    AGF Staff



    Dismiss Notice
  2. A reminder of one of the Forum Rules:

    'Behaviour

    Do not make inappropriate or offensive posts - including threats, harassment, swearing, prejudice, defamation, deliberate insults or name-calling, other negative remarks about this forum, its moderators and administrators or your fellow members. Even if this is just your own personal opinion, RESPECT YOUR FELLOW MEMBERS.'

    There have been changes made to our censoring software in an attempt to help with this growing problem.

    Click the X in the top-right-hand corner to dismiss this notice.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Dear members,

    Our membership (like our country) consists of people from all walks of life; different in far more ways than can be listed here and each with a different view based on their experience of life - regardless of their colour, religion or cultural heritage. Every single person in the UK has been born of mixed race – we are a multi-coloured and multi-cultural country.

    As many of you are aware there are a handful of individuals amongst this membership that persist in making provocative, inflammatory, racist and otherwise offensive comments. This has been happening across the forum to a certain degree but is most especially prevalent in the Adult section.

    The moderation team has tried to stay on top of this, however unfortunately because of the ‘offensive’ nature of much of its content we don’t monitor the Adult section quite as much as perhaps we should. As a result much of this behaviour has gone unnoticed unless it has been reported to us. While the team always intended to take a "light touch" approach to the Adult section it would seem that some people aren’t quite adult enough to be left unmonitored after all.

    This behaviour is, and always has been against Forum Rules as well as the specific stipulations of the Adults forum and it will no longer be tolerated. We feel it's time to draw a line in the sand and as such from this point onward offenders will receive an immediate and permanent ban from the forum.

    In order for us to achieve our goal of restoring the forum to the friendly and tolerant place it once was, we ask that ALL members be mindful of the content they post and help us to stop unacceptable behaviour by using the 'Report' tool at the bottom of any offending post - the results of which can be seen only by Admin/Moderators.

    You should all receive a copy of this message by PM. 

    To close this message box, click on the 'X' in the top-right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice
  4. Hotmail block emails from us entering your inbox. Unless you can setup a safe sender you will not get activation emails from the forum. Please use an alternative provider or complain to Hotmail.
    Hotmail addresses include.

    @Hotmail.co.uk @Hotmail.com @outlook.com @Live.com
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Postings on Politics, Religion & Controversial Off-Topic Material

    The majority of users do not want to read about these subjects and people have left the forum as a result of it – this is after all an 'Airgun' Forum. It’s all very well to say they don’t have to read it if they don't want to, but as most of us use the ‘New Posts’ button there is no easy way to avoid it.

    All AGF staff members are in favour of people being able to discuss what they want, but we have to draw the line somewhere if it is upsetting other users. We don’t want to read about these topics either.

    IMPORTANT- The discussion of politics and religion is no longer allowed anywhere on the forum (including the Adult section).  The only exception is if it's airgun related - they must be put in the Airgun Related Politics section..

    We will not tolerate bullying or personal attacks, racism or any other offensive 'isms'. we will remove these topics from the forum, we will not give you an area where you can abuse each other. We will not hesitate to ban offenders.

    To clear this text box, click on the 'X' in the top right-hand corner.

    Dismiss Notice

Question Barrel Clearing Between Same Brand Pellet Changes

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by TR158, Sep 11, 2019 at 11:05 AM.

  1. TR158

    TR158 Busy Member

    Messages:
    815
    Likes Received:
    1,185
    Location:
    London
    I hope this isn't a stupid question...

    On the subject of changing pellets from one type to another, the general concensus seems to be that the barrel should first be cleaned. I don't usually follow this mantra and to the best of my knowledge accuracy hasn't suffered.

    That said, what about changing pellets within the same brand ie swapping different head sizes eg JSB Exact from 4.52 to 4.53 then say to heavies? My thinking is that the lead grade/finish is essentially the same so cleaning wouldn't apply/be necessary?

    Sorry, the title should have read barrel 'cleaning' as opposed to 'clearing'

    .
     
    steevie dan likes this.
  2. jonnyuk

    jonnyuk Engaging Member

    Messages:
    446
    Likes Received:
    454
    I only clean my barrel every 500 shots or so then bed it in again/re-lead at the range with about 50 shots.

    I've tried lots of different pellets over the years but always end up back at AADF. I've never cleaned for a pellet change.
     
  3. Kev The Fish

    Kev The Fish Buxted Rifle Club Member

    Messages:
    481
    Likes Received:
    764
    Location:
    Crowborough, East Sussex
    +1 on this
    I do exactly the same and only clean after around 500-1000 pellets or if any noticeable change in POI (after checking the pellets are good- sometimes find when I get to bottom of the tin a few flattened/damaged skirts are the cause)
    Also end up going back to the AA Pellets and find the same thing with leading in the barrel.
    Whilst some say to me 6-10 shots should be good enough to get back accuracy I have always found in my barrel it takes upwards of 50 shots
    Cleaned the S400 a couple of weeks ago and last night it had well and truly settled down
    I managed to shoot 2 consecutive 250 (12X) cards indoors-- by best cards so far. Unfortunately they were both practice cards and not my postal ones grrrrrrr. I bet when I shoot the postal cards next week it will go to pot and I end up dropping about 4-5 points
    Kev

    .
     
    steevie dan, TR158 and jonnyuk like this.
  4. Patrick

    Patrick Donator

    Messages:
    9,602
    Likes Received:
    1,657
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Whenever i've tried different pellets to see which offers best accuracy i don't bother cleaning the barrel between each type. If any of the ones i try stand out from the rest then i might clean the barrel then to see if that gives any more improvement or singles one out even further. I've never bothered cleaning the barrel when using the same pellet but a different head size and i honestly can't see if it would make any difference.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019 at 12:13 PM
    steevie dan and TR158 like this.
  5. telephonepete

    telephonepete Donator

    Messages:
    6,708
    Likes Received:
    4,875
    Location:
    newquay cornwall
    I never clean my barrels only as a very last resort and its very very seldom that its the answer.
    I agree that 30 plus shots to relead after a barrel clean. However the other day desperate i used my VFG cleaning kit to really clean my 99 barrel. After the clean the first pellet was spot on and stayed there. It did no good the problem i had was still apparent after the clean.
     
    steevie dan and TR158 like this.
  6. RichieRich

    RichieRich Pew Pew

    Messages:
    4,502
    Likes Received:
    2,241
    Location:
    County Durham
    Pellet testing between JSB's, i don't bother cleaning. If i am changing brand to test, barrel clean for sure, and 20-30 shots to lead up the barrel
     
    steevie dan and TR158 like this.
  7. TR158

    TR158 Busy Member

    Messages:
    815
    Likes Received:
    1,185
    Location:
    London
    Pretty much my thinking. I've been shooting mainly JSBs and AAFDs and haven't bothered with cleaning between swapping pellets.

    .
     
    steevie dan likes this.
  8. oedbachgen

    oedbachgen Top Poster

    Messages:
    10,892
    Likes Received:
    6,085
    Location:
    Rhondda, South Wales
    I've gone from AAFDs to JSBs, and not cleaned the barrel, as for cleaning it. I do when I feel I need to.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019 at 12:46 PM
    steevie dan and TR158 like this.
  9. steevie dan

    steevie dan Big Poster

    Messages:
    3,504
    Likes Received:
    1,387
    Location:
    ipswich
    I never clean my barrel unless my poi changes which with this current barrel it hasn't happened in over 6,000 pellets through it so far and it's had a lot of different pellets down it as well. You know I don't think I even cleaned this barrel when it was new, no I didn't cause it came out of the box my scope went on and I shot 50 pellets through it before I left the shop.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2019 at 1:38 PM
    PumpnGun, oedbachgen and TR158 like this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice