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Lube or not !

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by TORNADOS7, Jun 27, 2014.

  1. TORNADOS7

    TORNADOS7 Top Poster

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    Today I washed a new tin of "accupells" as I'd got fed up of all the crud ending up on my fingers and all over my rifle and inside the silencer, now I don't quite know what it is the manufacturer used but after a wash in warm soapy water I dried them off and the crud was still there so next was a de-greaser which did the trick (sorry got off the beaten track) anyway my question is should I re-lube them or run em dry ?

    Any views or opinions would be appreciated !!!
     
  2. mattyts

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    relube,they will oxidize pretty quickly without some kind of coating.
     
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    just spit on it... oh sorry are you talking about pellets?.. :rolleyes:
     
  4. jay5488

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    Definite lube!!!!

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  5. Bigant

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    everything is better with abit of lube :)
     
  6. TORNADOS7

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    Haha indeed, I was wondering how long it would take !

    So I was thinking 3in1 spray oil on a rag and roll the pellets around to lightly coat em or should I be using something more suitable like "Napier" ?
     
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    LT-1 is the best ive used.
     
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    Ideal buddy, will look it up !

    Cheers...
     
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    Well that's a bit strange, took the washed pellets out for a bit of target practice to see what they're like un-lubed and I was a bit surprised to find them slightly more accurate, uhh !

    So I went back to the workshop and run em through the chrono and stranger still they're running 11.37 un-lubed when they were running 11.33 lubed, what's going on ?

    Don't know what lube they're using, axle grease maybe !!!
     
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    I don't need any lube, I'm going in dry!!!
     
  12. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    .04 ftlb ain't worth the effort just go to jab exacts or AA diablos not found anything better in any of my guns. Accusmells just went every where and weights varied a fair bit to. There only rebadged crossman premiers. I only plink now so can't be faffed with washing and weighing and sizing each pellet for the extra.
     
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    I'm not sure, but I've always assumed the 'crud' on accupells was powdered graphite. It certainly stains your fingers the same!
     
  14. TORNADOS7

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    Don't know what it is buddy but it was a pain in the arse to get off, I had to resort to "TFR4" which is a "de-greaser" before it would dissolve !!!
     
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    It wasn't about gaining anything buddy, I was just annoyed with the gunk it left on everything !

    It's all over the inside of the shroud and the silencer, every time I loaded the mag everything got covered in it, it looks like the moly grease you'd use on a mainspring and guides !!!
     
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    hello, how can powdered graphite come off lead pellets? to understand google dangers of lead, lead mining, and lead poisoning, anyone making their own fishing weights using a lead pot and heat finds the lead melting and leaving crud on top so when you pour in the molds the crud stays put, i think its called dross, i you handle any form of lead without gloves you will get a grey substance on you hands/fingers but white spirit will get this off and warm soapy water after an example is a plumber doing lead flashing. airgun pellets of lead are no different and you need to take care,use thin rubber gloves before you wash, but saying this you would have to handle many many 1,000s without gloves to worry about poisoning etc but it is always advisable to take care, as for washing/lubing pellets i think it is a worth while practice as not only may help accuracy but keeps barrels cleaner and the O ring in the breech of PCPs from getting brittle, even if you dont wash a little lube sprayed in the tin helps say for single shot springers so all you have on you fingers is a very light oily film which is less potent and i always keep a few small towels in the motor to wipe on, oh and a bottle of that antiseptic hand stuff after i have been shooting rats.
     
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    I believe they add it on purpose as a lubricant. Powdered graphite is a fairly common dry lubricant.
     
  18. ratman60

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    hello, well in that case and as i did not know this i appreciate you saying so then it will leave a blacky/grey stain on your fingers.
     
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    Plastic collander pellets in, sling the lot in the dishwasher and stick on a wash for the not too hot water, leave to cycle,and..theyll be dry in the collander at the end !! Then a blast of WD40 swirled about and there ya go. Or split a tin into a pair of socks into the washing machine.? Eether does thhe job. Happy hunting. Not 3in1 NO.:eek: wd does the job methinks.
     
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    WD40 is a petroleum based lubricant. Excessive lubrication of the pellets may cause dieseling inside the barrel, especially in higher (fac) power rifles.
     
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