Barrel cleaning?

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Bosun
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Barrel cleaning?

Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:07 am

Good morning All,

The groups are opening up a little with my ProSport, so I thought I'd give the barrel a clean. I've got a pull-through, a drinking straw and some Napier cleaning cloth. What do I put on the cleaning patch (if anything)?

many thanks.
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Timmytree
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Re: Barrel cleaning?

Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:17 pm

You can use any light oil although for a deep clean I use white spirit, make sure you remove every trace of oil though. If you're only cleaning because of group size increase then just try pulling a dry patch through first, I find that is often enough to put things right.

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Bosun
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Re: Barrel cleaning?

Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:23 pm

Thanks Timmytree.
Air Arms ProSport 0.177 Walnut, MTC Mamba Lite 3-12x44
Air Arms TX200 HC 0.177 Walnut, MTC Mamba Lite 3-12x44
Weihrauch HW75 Pistol
Umarex Colt M1911A1 pellet Pistol
Umarex Beretta 92FS pellet Pistol
Swiss Arms P1911 BB Pistol

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Roj 252
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Re: Barrel cleaning?

Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:09 pm

Hi !.... just for reference how often would you typically clean the barrel ?.... every 300, 500, 700,...... 2000 pellets ???

Thanks Roj

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Re: Barrel cleaning?

Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:58 pm

Usually only when accuracy drops off .

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Bosun
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Re: Barrel cleaning?

Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:13 pm

Ditto. Decided mine needed cleaning when the groups started to open up. Seems OK now.
Air Arms ProSport 0.177 Walnut, MTC Mamba Lite 3-12x44
Air Arms TX200 HC 0.177 Walnut, MTC Mamba Lite 3-12x44
Weihrauch HW75 Pistol
Umarex Colt M1911A1 pellet Pistol
Umarex Beretta 92FS pellet Pistol
Swiss Arms P1911 BB Pistol

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Riffler
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Re: Barrel cleaning?

Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:23 pm

Have just asked the same Q of a long time airgun shooter,his reply was

GT85

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Re: Barrel cleaning?

Thu Aug 24, 2017 5:26 pm

GT85 has changed over the years. It used to contain teflon which worked really well.

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Re: Barrel cleaning?

Thu Aug 24, 2017 7:59 pm

PTFE = Teflon ?

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Re: Barrel cleaning?

Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:33 pm

Riffler wrote:PTFE = Teflon ?

Teflon is a trade name of a PTFE formulation made to coat fry pans. Raw PTFE is a white solid..We used to turn bearings from bar stock. Teflon is usually grey and baked on.

To most folk they are the same thing.
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