Steyr LG110 Barrel Cleaning

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  1. zahed2010

    zahed2010 Member

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    Can anyone advise on barrel cleaning regime, how often and the best method?
    I've been advised Harry Preston does a barrel cleaning kit, is it worthwhile getting?

    Cheers,
    Z
     
  2. Monty

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    Vfg

    Not specific to the LG110 but VFG is generally considered to be the best route, certainly I use it and it's the best system I've come across. Not sure how sensitive the LG is to dirt, my EV2 likes to be spotless but my Daystate likes to be a bit dirty.

    You'll need a rod, an adapter and a pack of felts (just the normal ones, no need for the intensive versions). WD40 works fine as the cleaning solvent, just spray some on the felt and clean away.

    http://www.intershoot.co.uk/acatalog/vfg-Cleaning-Felts--177-x-100-171.html

    Alternatively I've found the Napier pull through cleaner to be OK, not as good as the VFG rod system but it's not bad. The VFG shoot through felts are not really up to the job though.

    Hope that helps

    Rob
     
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    Really? How often to you clean it? Mine doesn't seem to mind at all.
     
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    Just been informed Harry Preston is at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on 31st October and will be offering advice on Steyrs.
     
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    I use pull-through Napier with a bit of Ballistol and afterwards dry ones every tin , if I wait longer groups do grow

    Peter
     
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    Every 100-150 pellets. The difference in group size is pretty small but if I have a big session at the club it starts getting messy once I get past 300. There are a few more EV's at the club that find the same. 100 is probably a bit excessive but it definitely shoots tighter groups with a clean barrel.

    I used to shoot at a 10m club and they all used the VFG system on a very regular basis but with a knowledge of how many shots it took to get the optimum amount of lead in the barrel prior to a comp. (for the EV it's 2-3 shots but the LG may be considerably more)
     
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    Crikey, must have put a couple of 1000 down mine and it's still grouping well at 55yds!
     
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    They all shoot differently! A friends MK4 needs half a tin of pellets through it before it shoots straight after a clean.

    The effect of regular cleaning is often subtle, but measurable. The regime will be better answered by a fellow LG shooter but VFG is the way to go.

    Rob
     
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    Sure but 100 pellets doesn't seem many and surely all you are cleaning out is the graphite off the pellets but yeah whatever works.
     
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    Don't know specifically what it is, but the felts come out black.

    Pretty much everyone I know with an EV has a pretty aggressive cleaning regime, it seems to suit the barrel. Typically I'll shoot 100 to 150 pellets on a club day so it gets cleaned when I get home ready for the next outing. I probably could extend it but paper shooting confirms clean is better and it's not really that much effort. But I hardly ever clean the Daystate so definitely not OCD related ;)
     
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    graphite?.

    that'll be lead that be :p (unless you've got no lead in your pencil :D.)

    AnyHows, LG110 FT (Long version) needs cleaning after EVERY shooting session or it will go to pot:(.
     
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    Not got the same findings here, couple of us have EVil2s MK4's and neither have been cleaned after perhaps 5 full tins :)

    Clean your gun and then put 5 pellets down it, it will come out as black as 100-150, that will be the graphite.

    But yeah do what works for you, certainly not passing comment on that expect that's very different from my findings.
     
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    You'll find it's mostly graphite, most pellets are treated or have particles of it added in the process. It stops the lead oxidising.

    Airguns don't usually leave any lead in the barrel unless it's over 950fps.
     
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    As Dave (Fireblade) says the long un needs cleaning after EVERY shoot so 100 pellets is about right! The Napier kit is all you need, two swatches pulled through at a time first pair damp with Napier spray turn them round to the clean side and repeat then two back to back dry and the barrel will be spotless. mine is spot on with the first pellet after cleaning.
     
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    Sorry for the EV2 hijack chat.
     
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    NJR 100 Because I`m AWESIME !!

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    Nothing like our findings.
    How have your Ft results been of late?
     
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    And that's what interesting isn't it?
     

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