Napier pellet lube

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Do you use Napier power lube, or other lube

  1. Yes, i use Napier power lube for FT

    29.9%
  2. Yes, i use Napier power lube for HFT

    21.6%
  3. Yes, i use Napier power lube for Hunting

    3.7%
  4. Yes, i use Napier power lube for Plinking

    9.7%
  5. No, i dont use it

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  1. NJR 100

    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    Napier pellet lube, do you use it?

    I got three bottles here that are in variuos shades of fade. Only tried the stuff once and cant say it improved things? May give it another go after some other testing?
     
  2. Artfull-Bodger

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    bearing in mind its the very thin edge of the skirt and head of a pellet that is in contact with the bore I have serious doubts as to the benefits of lubing?
    tried some experiments a while back but saw absolutely no difference?

    weighing pellets seems to have the biggest effect on consistency but what about sizing?
     
  3. Suzukiphil

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    Yes I use it on all my pellets. I have a method of transfering as little as possible onto the pellet and when using my S400 for FT found it made more difference than weighing pellets, which takes ages to weed out the odd heavy or light pellet. Not sure if it will make a difference with the ev2, but use the same pellets for hft in my HK97 and would say they help flatten the trajectory.
     
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    Ive heard when used with different pellets and diff guns do make a difference and some do not must admit i use tiny bit more than anything keeps the barrel a little cleaner than without. does seem to group better at long ranges but cant say it would make massive difference when used in anger.....id still be pants at this sport:D
     
  5. RobF

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    I use it because i tend to find after weighing and sorting the pellets can get a little dry... a few drops on the pad in the box seems to keep them in better nick for longer... not actually done any tests on groups though.
     
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    The same reason here. I use about 3 drops for 200 weighed pellets just enough to say that there is some over them. I think there have been some tests done in the mags about using lube and they did find that it tighten the groups.

    For me I find using the lube reduces the amount of barrel cleaning I have to do. As for the groups sizes I think it may be in the brain but if it works then I will stick with it.
     
  7. NJR 100

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    the idea of less barrel cleaning is appealing, especially with the chocolate one on the ev2!

    May well look into this again?
     
  8. JTK

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    I use shooters choice FP10. I dont put it directly on the pellets but rather on a cloth and roll pellets around on it. If I can feel oil on my fingers when handling the pellets, then it is too much. I found the oil makes the barrel more dirty but it is much easier keeping it clean. Probably less lead and more crud. After a 100 or 150 shots I just run two felt pellets through the barrel. Keeps everything nice and balanced.
     
  9. NJR 100

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    no testing? Half a job.

    Shall hope to do a test session on a batch of weighed, sized v weighed, sized and lubed pellets this week?
     
  10. RAIDER

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    why not try LUBRE-TEKNIC LT1 its very good in pcp's not springers. a bottle last for yonks.

    raider
     
  11. NJR 100

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    i was only going to try napier cause we win it every eyar at gp final:)
     
  12. Delphinus

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    I lube my pellets and what I notice is that it reduces the speed a little bit but maintain the barrel less dirty.
     
  13. Petervw

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    I use Napier lube , a few drops a tin and a wipethrough of the barrel every tin keeps the barrel nice and clean
    in accuracy I don't see any difference , speed never tested

    Peter
     
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  14. PeteM

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    Lubro-Technic LT1

    I use Lubro-Technic LT1 now as of a week or so.
    I used it a few years ago, then gave up on it because I didn't think it made any difference.
    I have now changed my mind, with empirical evidence staring me in the face.

    It's the only way I can get my Steyr to group now, short of a new barrel I suspect.
    30 yards without LT1, a 30mm group ~ same pellets with LT1 @ 30 yards an 8mm group.
     

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