barrel cleaning

Discussion in 'Steyr' started by blacklab, Jun 13, 2015.

  1. blacklab

    blacklab Member

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    Has anybody who has changed their steyr barrel to a different make, seen a decrease in the cleaning regime. or has it remained the same.
     
  2. MickyFinn

    MickyFinn I❤HFT

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    I've just switched back to my barley twist steyr barrel & that starts to go off after a 100 or so shots. My CZ one needs a clean after about 250.
     
  3. RobF

    RobF Administrator Staff Member

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    I've changed to another but not had it long enough to test for certain. So far it seems ok without cleaning.
     
  4. shooter177

    shooter177 Member

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    barrel

    i changed my steyr barrel that needed cleaning every 50 pellets to a aa s200 barrel now i clean every 250 to 300 pellets.
     
  5. vfrod

    vfrod New Member

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    Just to share my experience - for about 4 months only - with a new steyr.
    After struggling with the cleaning regime, I have decided to make a detailed log to know what is going on at the moment.
    I've started using lub pellets very recently, trying to keep the barrel clean for longer.
    As effect from dirty barrel I had two things, opening groups and progressive change in POI. Was clear to me that my barrel was accumulating big lead deposits - or nickel particles from the plating, I really don't know.
    I think that if you rally want to clean the barrel, shooting felts don't do the job, a rod is a must, tight felt and some kind of cleaning fluid.

    Shooting with JSB exact, lubed, current data:

    After a good cleaning, the velocity falls down from 237 m/s to 220!!
    35 shots rises to 230 m/s
    Now it starts to go up very, very slow.
    120 shots and it gets to the initial 237m
    196 shots, goes up to 242m - hammer adjust to 237m.
    At the moment, reached the 362 shots, very stable from 196 shots, keeping good accuracy and without POI changes.

    Lets see for how long!! Steyr barrel aren't easy!!!

    Best regards from Portugal,

    Vasco
     
  6. fireblade

    fireblade Team AirArms

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    After 4 years...... steyr barrels are still having the same accuracy problems... and they still have not fixed it?, they really listen to their customers:eek:o ( thats sarcasm ).

    Ive said it before, and i'll say it again, 4 years on.
    The internal barrel plating, starts to peel away after about 500 shots and will take another 3000+ shots with some robust and regular cleaning ( every 50 shots max ) before it returns to being accurate and consistant again.
    most give up and replace the barrel with a CZ or BSA Barrel.
    i have more than 1 rifle, so had something else to shoot while i worked on the barrel ( 3 sodding months ),
    but it did work and it is super accurate now and consistant, its had over 300 shots through it without a clean and still shot well.
    job done.
     
  7. jth71

    jth71 Member

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    I've found not cleaning the barrel every five minutes has resulted in consistant velocity, accuracy and no poi changes. :)
     
  8. Fatsnapper

    Fatsnapper experiendum durius

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    A thorough pull through and some felt pellets after about 150-200 shots keeps mine steady on target without strange fliers
     
  9. jackspratt

    jackspratt Jack Spratt

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    Washing and lubing pellets didn't seem to help with my Steyr Hunter HP. It still needed cleaning much too often.

    I changed to a Weihrauch barrel - much improved and just as accurate! :D

    John
     

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