I received the newsletter from Geoffrey at Bulldog and I have a few questions.
Firstly , regarding dry-firing , I was also brought up beig told never to dry fire an airgun. It makes sense , the energy generated by the spring has to go somewhere , and if there is no pellet to propel , the energy goes elsewhere , causing damage.
On Gamo's website (I have a CF-X ] they claim all their rifles can indeed be dry fired.
I obviously don't dry fire it (old habits ...) , but it seems on some rifles it is OK.
Or am I understanding the whole thing wrong ?
Another question I have is about oiling the barrel.
In the newsletter , and all my friends and salesmen here claim you should never oil the barrel of an airgun.
I downloaded the Canadian Cadet Marksmanship school's handbook, and they claim you should soak a felt pellet in SAE30 , then fire it through your barrel, followed by 3-4 dry felt pellets , to remove the excess oil, leaving you with a microscopic layer of oil in your beloved barrel.
Who should I believe ?