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Washing pelets

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by halight, May 22, 2008.

  1. halight

    halight Busy Member

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    I was just wondering how many of you wash your pelets before use?
    Iv been reading about the last couple of days
    So if you have the time let me know
    Cheers:up:
     
  2. steve410

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    Never tried it myself,I hit most of what I want too :D I only really hunt,if I was to try ft or hft then i might give it a go :)
     
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    I don't bother with it myself the only preparation i have with pellets is checking for damage when i fill my pellet pouch
     
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    with the s410 and having 2 mag having 10 shots ,
    I used to check each pellet and i have always clean my pellets of dust and spare lead in the tins like ya used too in the rws and h&n tins!!

    watch what oils ya use as some can damage certain guns i was told with gas if i can remember my hw35 used to smoke when i used oil and washed super hollow points
     
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    pellets are coated with something that makes them go down the barel better (ie some form of lube)

    if you take it off and shoot a dry pellet down there then you will make things worse.

    unless you re lube it obviously:up:

    just buy good pellets and leave them as they are no need to go potching:up:
     
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    yeah!!! boy i like it lube!!
     
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    Bet the Mrs does too :up::up::D
     
  8. halight

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    I think im going to whash a hand full of pellettes and see if i can find any diffrence in them to some that i havent whshed,

    As a beginner ill let you know if thay seem any better to me
     
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    dont you ever say anything about my spelling again!!!:D
     
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    Never washed them, as untill a few weeks ago, i worked out how to dry them effectivly, without useing a hairdryer!

    But i have just finished a tin of un-lubed Baracudas, which were not so hot on 40mtr groups.

    Tried lubing 50 odd pellets and the improvment was impressive.
    So i would definatly lube em up!
     
  11. a1gunner

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    if lube does increase accuracy then thats good because i think velocity also=accuracy

    (reson theres so much powder behind a sniper round)

    so low velocity ammo should get all the help it can.
    is that a theory or a load of noncense that came out of my noggin:confused:
     
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    I think it's just they leave the barrel more smoothly.
     
  13. a1gunner

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    do you get a smokey barel?:confused:
     
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    Not in a PCP.
     
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    apeman Newbie

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    i sprayed my pellets with good old silcone spray £3 a tin if you buy the 3 in 1 stuff.

    works a treat for me with rws superdomes .177
     
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    I use my airguns for hunting and plinking, never needed to wash pellets and i never will.
    I do not know airgun hunter that does this
     
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    So why make "Lube" in the first place like Logun do ?
    Is it just another way of manufacturers of getting you to part with your hard earnt dosh ? Bit like fishing tackle I suppose.
    Now I've tried "Lube" (so has the Mrs :D), but can't really see the difference. maybe if the pellets were checked over a chronograph maybe you could see the difference. Can't really see if it would be an appreciable difference though.
    I don't have a chronograph so can't test.
    Why then are Crosman Accupells so dirty on your fingers, don't they come ready lubed, again I don't know.:confused:
    See a1, I told you I know FA so please enlighten me oh fount of wisdom :D
     
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    Hi mate ive tried washing then and i can not find any difference. I have do tried putting lube on them as im worried this will diesel the barrel of then gun
     
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    Washing and lubing your pellets means that they don't leave as much crap in the barrel after firing this can improve consistancy however you need to put a few hundred through before the build up starts to be a problem i don't bother with washing or lubing because i never get through enough pellets in a session to cause enough build up to be a problem and i allways give the barrel a pull through when i get home
     
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    I've heard it said that after cleaning the barrel with a brass brush it can put out the accuracy of your gun resulting in having to re-zero the gun. Anyone heard of that or had that problem ? Or is it BS?
     

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