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Rifle care?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Iankelly, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. Iankelly

    Iankelly Active Member

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    Hi all after using my rifle for two full days i just wanted to find out a good an effective way of cleaning it after use. An what sprays an cloths do you use?

    Cheers ian
     
  2. gixxer

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    What kind of rifle ,spring or pcp. Either really nothing special I've had all sorts of oils but honestly I use 3 in 1 oil from any hardware store and a soft cotton cloth . Don't get oil on any or the transfer areas like breach area in case oil gets inside. If I hold the metalwork after I've finished shooting I wipe it over and put it away.
    I believe more care needs taking on pcp especialy if using spray oil.
    I think acids from sweat on fingers can speed up rust on the bluing so best wipe it after you've finished.gently does it nice n soft cotton.
     
  3. Tripleteer

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    Wipe the metalwork over with a lightly oiled cloth, and then wipe it with clean cloth.
     
  4. Mart61

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    Ballistol. It's good for both metalwork and stock.

    Put it on with lint free cloth. Wipe off any excess with a microfibre cloth.
     
  5. mick 1986

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    I use light weapon protection oil on all the metal work, if the stock is a standard beech stock I just wipe it over, if it's a walnut stock a bit Danish oil is all that I use. The oil is specifically designed for use on rifles.
     
  6. Cymru-Dave

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    Balistol wipes, they are brilliant things, reusable for a long time of you keep them in the packet, can be used on every part of the rifle.
     
  7. oliver13

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    Don't bother about cleaning the bore after every session, that's just for powder burning guns. Airgun barrels get lined with lead from the pellets which helps with the consistency.
    After several tins of pellets it may get a bit much & your groups will start to widen out so you will have to clean it, then put a few pellets through to lead it up again.
    It's worth giving it a good clean initially though, juust so you are starting from zero as it were.
     
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    Ballistol,you can buy the pre soaked cloths,take your rifle out of the stock and wipe all the bottom of it down to prevent sitting moisture.

    After every session,use the cloth to wipe all the surfaces,including the stock if you want.

    The bore should be cleaned when changing pellets or if accuracy begins to suffer,I use my pull through kit,1 patch with oil followed by 2 dry patches,that's about it really.
     
  9. Iankelly

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    Hw97kt .177 beech stock i just wanted to see what you use to wipe over after shooting but thanks guys
     
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    I use ballistol all over my 97KT, after each session especially where my hand is in contact with the barrel/under lever as moisture from hands can cause corrosion
     

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