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Gun oils & general maintanance

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by JamesM, May 2, 2012.

  1. JamesM

    JamesM Engaging Member

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    Hi all, what do you guys use on your rifles after being out shooting to protect the barrel from rust? Have done a quick search but not a lot comes up. I have seen ballistol recomended, this good for stopping rust spots on your barrel? Also i have a scorpion single shot, there is a o ring round the loading probe, should this be lubed to protect it cracking in the summer or? Any other tips to keep it in tip top condition? Would like a hw100 soon and would like to keep this rifle in perfect condition as may need to px it :)
     
  2. Egg

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    Ballistol here ("Oh god, not another Ballistol recommendation from Egg!" I hear them cry :D) - it's good for all external metalwork as a cleaner and moisture barrier but it's also good for the woodwork either for a wipe-down or as the sole oil product on the wood. Personally I use it just to wipe the woodwork and use a proprietary walnut mix for the woodwork.

    I was fortunate enough to be gifted some electrolube LWP oil that's the same stuff given to our forces and it works a treat too.

    Another alternative's Napier (or other brand) products that contain VP90. I have a VP90 sachet in my gun cabinet and I've never had a problem with rust on any of my guns - ever.
     
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    Ballistols the one
     
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    NATO light weapons oil :)
     
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    Another vote for ballistol.
     
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    Ballistol or Browning Legia both very good ;)
     
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    Same here! Great stuff.
     
  8. stevemandm

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    hi mate, i use precision silicone spray, sprayed lightly onto a cloth, and then wiped all over the metalwork/action. i then use the same cloth to wipe over the rest of the gun. in time the cloth will become impregnated with silicone. the silicone spray is also good for the o ring seals, so wont cause any damage. also regularly apply a thin smear of silicone grease to the bolt.
    hope this helps
    hope this helps
     
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    Napier with VP90 works for me.
     
  10. cloverleaf

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    Any decent straight mineral oil; Bisley, Parker Hale Express gun oil, olive oil if there's nowt else to hand :p

    Would avoid silicone oil like the plague though, since it can cause galling / siezing of contacting metal parts should it get inside the gun..
     
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    napier gun cleaner and lubricant . and a one of the sachet moisture things in my safe
     
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    Cheers guys, have ordered the ballistol in an oil and the napier spray and napier packet :) Thanks for all your help :)
     
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    Napier gun cleaner and lubricant I spray a lint free cloth with it and put it in a small plastic bag in my gun bag then wipe down my gun (all over) with it each time I finish shooting.
     
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    Really? Would you mind explaining that a little more please, genuinely interested as I thought anything with a silicon base had a really low friction. Is it the same story with Teflon based lubes?
     
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    Silicone lube/grease is fantastic for protecting buna nitrile orings from Co2, but it causes metal to metal to sieze. I don't know exactly why/how it does it, but it's avoided by most people in the airgun scene for this reason.
     
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    Cheers for the replies folks, off to do some reading and investigation! Is Browning Legia not silicone based? Not at home at the minute so can't check but don't want to be bladdering it into my air rifle or shotgun actions if its going to balls something up.
     
  18. martyge2010

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    ACF50 marvellous stuff.
     
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    Bumping this one..

    I've just picked up a can of Browning Legia "improved recipe" . Doesn't say what the lube/protecting ingredients are but it certainly smells petrochemical .. Infact it smells like diesel ! It says on can safe on wood and plastics.. I've sprayed it on a cotton inspection glove and wiped it around my 77's shiny bits.. She seemed to like it :p

    Any thoughts on this product boys and girls?
     

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