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The odd stray pellet?(

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Pellet on Pellet, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. Pellet on Pellet

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    I'm looking for a bit of advice please. I purchased a HW97 and had it tuned by someone that was highly recommended. The rifle has been a pleasure to shoot and extremely accurate but on my last few outings I have experienced some real flyers. When these wayward pellets occur my rifle has a very different sound and much harsher recoil. I'm currently using accupel ft pellets, I don't think it could have anything to do with them, so please any ideas, tips or just good old advice would be welcome. Many thanks FW
     
  2. Jed Clampit

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    Try different pellets.
    FT's do the same in my 101.
     
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    Sounds to me as if the flyers could be due to undersized pellets...
     
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    Silly question, but have you cleaned the barrel? That's exactly what happens to mine (without the recoil) on my S200 if I get lazy and put a few hundred pellets through it without giving it a wipe down the tube.
     
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    Silly question it is not. I have understood that cleaning your barrel isn't strictly something that needs to be done with air rifles. I could be misguided so any recommendation on 'how often', 'method' and 'products' would be a bonus. Thanks for all responses.
     
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    It sounds like it could be dieselling, where a bit of lubricant gets in front of the piston and ignites on firing, giving harsh recoil and a stray shot.
    Have you noticed any smell from the barrel when it happens?

    Chris
     
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    Give it another tin of pellets then try cleaning your barrel with a pull through,if the problem is fixed then its probably just a dirty barrel,if not try some different pellets as the gun might not like Acupells
     
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    Silly question it is not. I have understood that cleaning your barrel isn't strictly something that needs to be done with air rifles. I could be misguided so any recommendation on 'how often', 'method' and 'products' would be a bonus. Thanks for all responses.
     
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    Thanks for all your replies. I fear it sounds like its dieselling. Is this a big problem and how can I rectify the problem if it keeps happening?
     
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    You might find the odd undersized pellet let's the more air pass the pellet and reduces back pressure allowing the piston to slam the end of the chamber.
     
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    Might be a pellet with a damaged skirt not quite getting a seal and or causing instability while travelling through the air.
     
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    See my comment in your previous thread
     
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    Dieseling will eventually wear off,it's excess lubrication and grease igniting under the high pressure of the piston/spring hence the term
     
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    Accupel FTS caused my tx200 to diesel they were very tight pellets.
     
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    If its dieselling your'd smell it, but haven't noticing any burning oil smell have you ?
     
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    jim tyler did an interesting article where he was looking at dry firing springers and found the air generally cannot escape quick enough through the transfer port for piston slam to occur. Not sure if its always the case (and I am sure some will disagree but he knows alot more about rifles than i do) but i would have though the pellet would need to be so undersized for this to happen that you would notice when loading (like putting a 177 in a 22 rifle. Just my thoughts, certainly no expert. I would tend to agree with the dieseling suggestion
     
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    Sounds feasable mate I was just guessing
     
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    Cheers for all the posts and useful information in them. I think it is diselling but will also clean my barrel and revert back to bisley pellets. Fingers crossed!!! Need to live up to my name.
     

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