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New Gun Process

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by SP99, Jan 4, 2021.

  1. SP99

    SP99 Well-Known Member

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    Alright lads,
    Waiting on arrival of new HW100 KT
    first time I’ll have bought brand new

    besides the obvious (filling, scope mounting, pulling through the barrel)

    what else do I need to do PRIOR to my first session on the range. Eg, oiling etc?

    Second to this. Upon my first session would it make more sense to sight in the scope first THEN test some pellet brands or test some pellet brands first. THEN scope it in? I ask as I am aware some pellets will have a different point of impact from others

    CHEERS

    edit: on the maintenance front, I have some Sillicone gun oil, And some regular grade A gun oil. Could someone point out their different uses please?!
     
  2. Herbie87

    Herbie87 Big Poster

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    Congratulations on buying a HW100, superb rifles :thumb:

    I'd just be getting some pellets through it and having some fun. Mine prefers JSB Exact Diabolo 4.53's over anything else I've tried :thumb:. If you've got a few pellets to test, to save time I wouldn't fully zero with each one. I'd just do a rough sight-in and put 5-10 pellets down range with a consistent POA, changing the the target each time you change pellet type to see how they group. Hopefully there will be an obvious winner and you can then set your zero to that pellet and desired distance.

    In terms of general maintenance, a quick spray over and wipe down with Napier gun cleaner spray has served me well so far.
     
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