Pellet Lube

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  1. Topper

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    Hi all
    I keep seeing little bottles of pellet lube for sale when I visit air rifle sights?

    Do people ever use this?

    On the subject of lube though, what should one do with their air rifles on a regular basis?

    anything or nothing
     
  2. Evo

    Evo Scouser by Birth mfta shooter by choice

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    dont buy lube mate save your money and buy extra pellets

    with regards your gun,,, treat it well ie a clean now and again,barrel clean when grouping goes of,, and last and most important,dont give it to a know all dickhead( and there are loads of them ) for a service ,give it to someone who knows what hes doing and properly, best advice is if it needs a service just ask the lads on here
     
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    Never a truer word spoken.
     
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    Ah, I've been meaning to ask. I'm glad you brought it up. ...
    I got a cleaning kit for Christmas . Not a bloomin clue what to do with it.
     
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    Thanks guys I will listen and appreciate your advice.
     
  6. C.Eaton

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    As with the subject of barrel cleaning, pellet lube is also one of thos things that you just have to try and see if it a) makes things worse, or b) makes things better.
    Your other problem is that there are a million and one lubes that people swear by ranging from KY gel to floor polish. Literally everything has been tried over the years.
    My advice at your level is to do nothing as pellet lube ‘may’ help But as a new shooter you have enough on your plate without adding in other factors.
     
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  7. Topper

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    Many thanks for advice. I know what you mean, I am a virgin shooter and it is a confusing world out there. I am just looking to get the basics right.
    It is like a rest for example, do I need a rest to zero my gun? do I get a front rest, a front and back rest, or these bean bag looking things? Not a clue.
     
  8. Topper

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    Pellet pouch?
    A hard case, soft case, one that goes round your neck or one that fits to your gun.............or do i just put them in my pocket to begin with.
     
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    To properly zero your gun you need to make sure your scope is mounted properly, so cross-hairs level and fixed on your rifle with the correct eye relief for your stock.
    The only way to get this right is to assume your preferred FT position but with your eyes closed. Get comfortable on the rifle and then when settled open your eyes, if you are looking squarely through the scope without moving your head, you got it right.
    Otherwise, move the scope/cheekpiece until you can get comfortable and be looking straight through the scope.

    Pellet pouches, just get a simple soft pouch that goes round your neck, don’t put pellets in a container on the ground as people have a nasty habit of standing on them.

    Shooting wise, just concentrate on the basics, so getting a comfortable, light hold, none of this pulling tight into gp the shoulder, you don’t need it. The emphasis is on relaxed .
    Sort your breathing out, so a couple of nice belly breaths then settle for the shot, pause briefly while you take up the trigger, then let th3 shot go. Concentrate on repeatability, so shoot groups at 50yds and try and get them as tight as possible even in a variable wind.

    Talking wind, if it’s blowing a Hooley, get out in it and learn. You gain nothing from shooting only on a still day, this game is about learning the wind and you only ‘program’ your fire computer between your ears by shooting and learning from your misses.

    Above all, practice, practice at the Club, practice at home dry-firing in positionals, just keep at it and the success will come.
     
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    I never used to, then at WFTF 2011 in Italy I saw a top AA grade shooter using it so tried it.

    Been off and on it since then, really depends on the batch of pellet I am using.
    Some pellets don't benefit from it, some do.
    One thing it does do is keep the barrel cleaner for longer, but beware, too much lube can ruin the grouping of a good batch of pellets from my testing.
    I add about 1 small drop ( 2x pin heads) to about 100-150 pellets.
     
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    I have used LT1 for years. Just gives me confidence.
     
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    LT 1??????
     
  13. Evo

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    LT1,,,, its blackened car diesel oil, or should be lol

    stops barrels and everything else around it going rusty
     
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    I only used lube once and had more fliers then I ever had before. I now only buy JSBs and use straight out of the tin. I do however sort them by weight for benchrest.
     
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    good advice that evo i pull though every tin of pellets seems to be about right for my guns
     
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    Must admit that's the best advice I,ve seen in a long whole. Follow that and you will save years of trial and error. Brilliant!! Here.
     
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    I agree and took the advice. I wasn't where I thought I was when i opened my eyes!
    I was still with my gun like:) but you know what I mean;)
     
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    pellet lube is good for cleaning the barrel
     

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