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cleaning pellets or fiters?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by airgunner100, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. airgunner100

    airgunner100 Junior Member

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    recently i bought some vfg cleaning pellets but my friend mattyts reccomended ciggarete filter tips and they are verry good even better than vfg pellets they expand a lot more in the barrel although you ave to take off your silencer to use the fillters

    airgunner100
     
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    Works well for me,always keep a tin full in my bag,make sure you dont get slimline and make sure you remove the paper off them
     
  3. reaper6

    reaper6 Banned BANNED

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    Never cleaned a airgun barrel in my life.....just find a pellet it likes and KEEP SHOOTING IT:D
     
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    i find that cleaning the barrel after every few tins or when changing brand helps :)
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    I only clean when accuracy goes, I do not change brand, I have found the brand my guns like and I am stick with it, if it is not broke do not fix it!
     
  6. PAUL1986

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    a pull through will be better.
     
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    not as convenient at times its handy just to have a few of these
     
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    ive always used swan extra slim filters for my 22 they work a tread
     
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    lewis850 Keyboard Hero

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    never clean mine unless theres a problem like accuracy ;)
     
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    I was struggling with the accuracy of my Ultra at 45yds, spot on at 8 & 30yds but at least 3/4" to the right @ 45 yds, tried all sorts of things to correct it, scope, mounts,silencer, cant etc except the obvious, cleaned the barrel with a pull thro,back to how it should be.
     
  11. Pinpoint

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    Same here. After 2000 shots I was getting a few to many random shots. A few VFGs later and at 30yards I had to go to the target to see what was happening...all the pellets were through the same hole. When accuracy starts to go its a quick, easy and often effective solution. The pack will last me around 20,000 shots so Im really not worried about spending £4 on them.
     
  12. Martin(rockape)

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    Personally I would use a pull through If my rifle needed cleaning this way you can see any dirt if any on the cloth, yes I know you can also see the dirt on the VFG wads if you fire them in such a way that you can collect them.

    The VFG cleaning wads (felt wadding) apparently expand when fired through the barrel thus giving them a nice tight fit which enables the cleaning to take effect, cigarette filters I doubt very much if they would act like this or even be as effective though I have to say I've never used them or intend to.

    As said before a pull through and some napier rifle clean, cheaper in the long run and a tried, tested and proven method for barrel cleaning.

    Martin
     
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