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Napier Power pellet lube ?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Honest Bob, May 2, 2014.

  1. Honest Bob

    Honest Bob Big Poster

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    Has anyone used Napier pellet lube, and is it any good. The reason I ask, is not for power gain, but to prevent oxidation.
     
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    i have used it, if you use a spring piston rifle you will see a rise in ftlbs depending how much you put on your pellets. with pcp it will keep your barrel clean and lubed.
     
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    i got some accupels that are pre lubed with it, i have noticed my rifle group a little tighter but that could just be me
     
  4. Honest Bob

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    Thank's for the reply, I use a TX, and it already runs at 11.5 ftlbs With .177 AA Diablo fields, well just under 11.5, so don't want a power increase, just to prevent oxidation, as I some times go for quite a while without hunting. Atb, Bob.
     
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  5. Honest Bob

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    Thank's for the reply. I did try some of them, but the gun groups better with the AA's Just wondered if it would damage the gun, if I just put a few drops in a tin of 500.
     
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    no,it won't
     
  7. Honest Bob

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    Thank's for the reply. I will get some today, when I pick up a new tin of AA's, put what was left of the old tin, in the bin, as they had got damp, on my last trip out. Atb, Bob.
     
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    I still can't see a couple of drops in a tin or plastic bag being distributed evenly over 500 pellets, or a lesser amount even, given the complex shape of a pellet and its considerable recess. If not evenly distributed then surely pellets could have differing performance depending on whether the lubricant reached them and indeed coated the surfaces that would make any difference.
    I'd be happy to spray the lubricant if I can dilute the small bottle received with my airrgun and give it a try but having tried the couple of drips recommended have seen no difference. I have tried it by the two drips method on a sample 100 JSB Exacts compared with untreated pellets and chrono readings showed no difference at all.
    Do users feel they get any real benefit or is there a placebo effect here. I'm happy to believe it could be a way of lubricating a gun's barrel occasionally but for the mo' remain a sceptic
    Dag

    Can anyone suggest a dilutant that would allow me to spray pellets using a small aerosol and I'll give it another go?
     
  9. Honest Bob

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    Ta for the reply. As my last reply, will try a few drops, to see if it stops oxidation. Will crono them, to see if any vol change. Once again thank's. Atb, Bob.
     
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    Hello, i have been using pellet lube for years as i say it cant do any harm and more like has some good benifits such as barrels and pcp mags, now gone over to LTL as better VFM, i use 5 different types of pellets 2 X .22 and 3 X .177, i transfer half to another plastic box with some foam in bottom and 2 or 3 quick sprays and give a couple of shakes, the foam keeps oily until all pellets used then same with other half .
     
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  12. secretagentmole

    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    I just use Napier, the amount you use (unless you use a tin of pellets a trip) is so small any cost saving will need a decade to be noticed!
     
  13. Honest Bob

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    Well just got a couple of fresh tins of AA's, put a few in a plastic bag with some Napier lube, ran a few throu the gun, then fired a few over the crono, every shot showed 11.4 ftlbs, so the claims about power gain, appear not to be true, will have to do an accuracy test, to see if any change. This was only a quick test,so will reserve my judgment on the stuff, for the time being. I would like to say thank you to everyone for there input. Atb, Bob.
     
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    I think as Steve and Ratman indicate in their replies a spray should be more effective. I have 30 odd years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and a lot of that time was involved with tablet compression and coating. Getting sugar and colour coats spread evenly over something as symmetrical as a tablet can be a nightmare even with a continuous spray and tumbling action in a coating pan. To get an even distribution of "a couple of drops" over a tinful of pellets with a few shakes is nigh impossible. I hate to think what effect on the pellet skirts anything more than a few shakes would have.
    Each to their own though and if lube users feel it is effective so be it.
    Dag:)
     
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    I've seen peoples pellets when they've used drips and there might be 5-6 pellets from the whole tin with skirts full of lube,none on the heads or sides of the pellet
     
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    i just bought some lube and used a clean small harris paint brush to brush the lube on, every pellet evenly coated

    andy
     
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    Came up with the same conclusion, that is why I put a few drops in a plastic bag, rubbed the bag, then put a few pellets in the bag, then rubbed again to give an even lite coating to the pellets. Have done further tests at 30yds, no change to power or POI. So looks like the stuff will be OK to use, to stop oxidation. Anyone thinking of getting a (CLAIMED) power increase from this stuff, my opinion is save your money, for another tin of pellets. Once again, Thank's to all, for the input, re my question. Atb, Bob.
     
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    I use a product called eezox to prevent the bore rusting all i do is soak a cig filter in it then load it and fire it

    ped
     
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    anyone ever try washing the pellets with acetone??
     

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