Pellets oxidation

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  1. Mriley

    Mriley New Member

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    Shock...horror.Just checked some of my best JSB Express pellets and at least
    4 tins appear oxidised.Tins never opened ,they are 2013 vintage.
    Should I use them ,throw away or can they be reserected?
     
  2. RobF

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    Damn. Better had check my 2005 Mosquitos!
     
  3. dave croucher

    dave croucher FT, the sport where simple becomes complicated

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    I did once consider one of those food vacuum packing things for special ,too good to sell, never gonna shoot cos cant replace them, pellets.
    Still think its a viable option
     
  4. nemesis

    nemesis 55yrd standing expert, or was it 8 or 9?

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    Best sell them and get rid.:D
     
  5. Sake-San

    Sake-San La Vieille Alliance

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    Do not use them, the oxidisation shall ruin your barrel (ref Cardew ch.57, Pgh 42). Take caution with disposal, Brussels et al classify “very toxic” these days. As a pre Brexit favor send to me and we shall dispose of appropriately. Assuming Conor has sufficient Pilchard oil to hand...
    Just shoot em, no probs at all... I ;);););););)
     
  6. Mr H.

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    Molybdenum Disulfide MoS2 Powder is ideal for dry coating pellets. Not affected by water so doesn't wash off.

    You do need to wash any manufacturing oil residue off the pellets first, allow to dry, then roll them about in a piece of cotton fabric containing the MoS2 powder.

    MoS2 is relatively unreactive, being unaffected by dilute acids and oxygen - no oxygen reaction = no Lead oxide.

    Has a similar appearance to graphite powder.

    IT MUST BE IN POWDER FORM TO WORK PROPERLY.

    Mark H.
     
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  7. Lavant_Lad

    Lavant_Lad Old Git.

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    I had several tins of JSB Express the same vintage as yours and exactly as you describe and they were tac drivers !!!!
    They will be fine.:):cool:
     
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  8. vangard

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    When I was young most of the pellets we got were oxidised because they came in paper boxes.
    I dont know if it made any difference to accuracy as the gun I had at the time could not hit a barn door at 5 paces.
    Happy days :D:D:D
     
  9. Mriley

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    Thanks for the various replies..will use them and see how it goes :eek:
     

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