Do you lube your pellets from all barrels?



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Offline Dairyboy

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Do you lube your pellets from all barrels?
« on: September 10, 2018, 01:44:04 PM »
As most know with the MM/WAR hammer forged .22 barrels that Jim highly recommends using lubed pellets for the best accuracy and keeping barrels easier to clean. After a good clean on my .30 barrel I decided to try out lubing the pellets to see what kind of results I could get. Well my goodness if they weren't awesome!!

All shots were taken prone with front bipod only at 53yds.

1st 5 shot group pretty bad but barrel needed to get seasoned back in so didn't think much of it



2nd 5 shot group starting to get better and I think I pulled the bottom shot. Disregard the lowest on left and right.



3rd 5 shot group much better all touching what I like to see!



4th 5 shot group NO WAY!! Best 5 shot group I ever shot at >50yds ever!!!



I ended on that note as I know I couldn't do any better lol.
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Re: Do you lube your pellets from all barrels?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2018, 04:04:45 PM »
Very nice results, what did you wash and lube yours pellets with?
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Re: Do you lube your pellets from all barrels?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2018, 04:09:10 PM »
Didn't wash just lubed my pellets with FP-10. About 10 drops per full tin
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Re: Do you lube your pellets from all barrels?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2018, 10:44:24 PM »
Ok thanks
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Re: Do you lube your pellets from all barrels?
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2018, 12:28:59 AM »
From what i recall, "lubing" your pellets is known as "dieseling" your pellets. There is some pro's but one con i can remember is it can damage certain types of airguns.
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Re: Do you lube your pellets from all barrels?
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2018, 07:31:42 PM »
From what i recall, "lubing" your pellets is known as "dieseling" your pellets. There is some pro's but one con i can remember is it can damage certain types of airguns.


Dieseling is what happens when a petroleum product ignites from compression eg : a diesel fuel engine . I have heard of it happening in a PCP but have never seen it . Dieseling in a spring air rifle  happens more often from piston / cylinder lube than from lubing pellets although I did some testing with 3in1 oil that resulted in velocities well over the speed of sound 1300 fps + . FP-10 is not flammable and should not diesel in either . I personally use 10w silicone oil for pellet lube and itís never been a problem .
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Re: Do you lube your pellets from all barrels?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2018, 07:37:51 PM »
Dieseling occurs with springers.

Iíve been using FP-10 for years & have never had an issue with dieseling in any of my PCPs or MSPs.
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Re: Do you lube your pellets from all barrels?
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2018, 07:54:56 PM »
I lube everything except the Crosman cause I shoot so many them
Wash in hydro-static bath and lube with bicycle chain lube.
But, I have no evidence it does any good...
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