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    Hiya.

    Okay, using Napier Pellet Lube for my HW97 on AA Fields. The bottle's instructions say to apply a few drops to the tin of pellets. I'm presuming a tin of 500. <?>

    Right, so I do this (3 drops evenly in the tin), then gently roll the tin about and turn it upside for a day, then on it's side, then on it's other side.... ect... etc...

    Now does this 'lube' create a gaseous like coating on all the pellets or is it merely applied to the few around the drop, thus the occasional lubing when you shoot that pellet?

    Thing is though when I come across one of the pellets that obviously got a drop on it (mostly in its skirt me thinks), it diesels immensely. Creating a nice 'crack' and 1 inch @ 15 yards POI change, along with some smoke. Next shot is back to normal.

    Should I stay off the lube using a springer? Or should I just accept this as the norm.

    I'm not gonna start washing / lubing / sizing pellets.

    Any comments?

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    Hi Avion,
    I use 4 drops / tin (500)

    I take the tin of pellets after lubing and roll it around in my hand for about 10-15 minutes ( all possible directions). Don't be scrared of pellets getting damaged while doing this, if some get damaged it will really be minimal.
    I still want to get hold of some kind of "softer container" and after lubing throw it in the tumble dryer to 10 minutes, that should really lube all the pellets properly !
    All pellets should be evenly coated !

    ( I might be wrong ) to the best of my knowledge dieselling occurs when some substance (like pellet lube) makes it's way into the compression chamber.
    If this is the case that will mean that there's really alot of lube on 1 of those pellets. Try holding gun level during loading and until shot is discharged.
    Dieselling normally sends pellets over the sound barrier, which will cause change in POI and lotsa noise.

    If used in moderation I can't see why you should stay off lube with the springer, but like I said, not a springer "specialist", think Giudo or Hennie will give better advise than me on this one.

    Washing / Lubing / Sizing .... join the club (when I have the time ofcourse)
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    Hi Avion ,

    I too had the same thing with my Gamo cf 30 . Now I put 3 drops of lube in an old empty tin , spill about a quarter of the pellets in , toss it around for a while , tip them out & repeat process . You'll be amazed that the pellets now battle to go back into the original tin ! I have never had another unexpected explosion after that . I think the lube works well enough to justify its use . Enjoy !
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    i use 3 drops (napier) per box of 450 pellets........afaik, the lube creates a chemical seal between the skirt and barrel. again, consistency is the key here.

    i was given some "local lube" to try, main ingredient.....oil of clove or something............
    let's wait and see.




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    What you should do is rinse a whole tin of pellets
    in soapy water in a kitchen seeve, repeat with clean
    water and then dry the pellets under a hair dryer.
    Discard damaged pellets whilst sorting them.
    Use a rag that has pellet lube "impregnated" in to it.
    Lay pellets on the rag that has been folded over and
    gently roll untill all pellets are lightly coated.
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    The washing is not necessary with JSBs, AAs and H&Ns.
    It only applies to Crosman Premiers or equivalent Accupels.
    I also drop 5 to 8 drops of oil onto a rag , then pour the pellets onto the rag and roll them around.
    I don't think rattling the pellets around in the tin is a good idea.
    Keep the same rag for all your pellet lubing chores in a ziplock bag...it stays oily and out of the dust.
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    Thanks guys. I suppose washing pellets is not THAT bad a job.

    Going to get a new tin tommorow and do as you have suggested. Will let you know if I still pick up problems somehow.

    ta again

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    Nobody said that pellets should be rattled around in the tin, that will definately damage the pellets ! (although I still want to test in the tumble dryer to see what the results will be )
    Rolling the tin to evenly spread the pellet lube will not damage pellets, I've done this with about 20 tins of pellets and if I threw away 20 pellets in total it's alot.
    However, rolling them in a rag definately seems like a waste of pellet lube as the rag can and will absorb 90% of the pellet lube, meaning that very little lube will actually make it to the pellets.
    Moral of the story seems to be that use whatever you think best, there will ALWAYS be differences in opinion on how to do things.

    Washing pellets definately isn't that bad a job, IT'S WORSE ! Wash some Accupells and come back to me, I washed one tin about 3 or 4 times before the pellets were actually clean.
    AA Fields, H&N, Daystate and UltraTec are VERY clean and they can basically just be lubed.

    People this is pellets we are talking about, not women ....

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    The cloth I use remains oily so no oil is wasted...I just put the cloth back into a ziplock bag every time.

    For my Pro-Sport springer I use Pledge Furniture wax spray.
    Pour a whole tin onto a cloth, spray pellets for a few seconds, roll around.
    Works for PCPs too...some US FT shooters swear by it...
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    I have never tried the Pledge, but will definately test it ... Americans swear by it ... they are also the only ones in the world who's experiencing unexplainable barrel failures ...
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    Tell me does it really matter if you lube.
    I don't seem to have any problems without lube
    I've just bought a HW100 3 Weeks ago and have
    shot about 1000 pellet through it and still shooting the same.
    I've never understood the need to lube airguns.
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    I think it does definitely tighten groups . It is also used by some full bore rifle shooters , except that they use a mess blck stuff . Maybe your weapon is an exceptionally accurarate one ( lucky you ! ) but all my guns have needed every bit of help ! Me too !
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    Not to mention the prevention or reduced barrel leading, rust, increased velocity and generally it keeps the bore cleaner.
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    Personally I use it to keep the bore and rifling cleaner aswell.
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    i've been using the following combo in 2 of my pcp's for a while now...........

    exterminators + napier lube.

    what i found is that the barrels are now much cleaner. eg. my hornet, after 700-800 pellets, when i cleaned the barrel, only the first wet "pull" showed some blk stuff/lead??? and after that the cloth is clean (wet and dry)

    to be fair, i did switch from CPH's (the dirtiest of them all).
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