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    Hiya

    Just wondering about using these for a quick clean when out shooting.

    Are you supposed to use one? Or two?

    Should you load a pellet behind the felt to expand it into the rifling even?

    I've only shot one at a time, but perhaps this isn't right?

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    don't bother..they are pretty useless and can mess up your springer if used alone without a pellet.
    Rather use a patch and a fishing line as a pull thru

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    I often use them (only in PCP's) and it works well for me. They don't replace the cleaning kit though. Be carefull shooting them without removing the silencer, had one stuck in the silencer a while back.

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    What makes you say that Lewis? Do they not do as thorough a job or just works out expensive?

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    Avion,
    I found that when a put a drop or two oil on the first one and put two dry ones through after it the barrel is quite clean when pulling a cloth through. Much better than not do it, I think.

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    They are expencive yes. They work well but I still use a brush after 5000 shots to scrub the barrel. Works well if you do it like GerrieVNKN explained.

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    I use a nylon brush and earbuds

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    whatever you do NEVER use a bronze brush...in fact never use a brush at all.
    The recommended method is a pull-thru patch

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    Also use anylon brush. Why not bronze?

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    I can understand that u shouldnt use a bronze brush but nylon should not do any harm as long as the brush has no metal bits and dont use a metal pushrod

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    Guido,
    agree with you, only use pull thru aswell. No brushes !

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    What size patches do you use.
    I've seen patches for 0.177 in the shops, but what is the actual size.
    I would be gratefull in anyone who has them could just measure them quick for me.

    tia
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    just cut some and pull them thru...you will soon find the size that fits tight, pretty easy to do.
    put some Break Free on the patch and pull thru in both directions a few times.
    Then pull thru a clean patch or one with a little Shooters Choice FP10 [which I also use to lube my pellets with]
    Scrubbing an air rifle barrel with a brush is not recommended...airgun barrels are delicate and the rifling is shallow.
    There is no copper fouling and carbonised residue as on powder burners.

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    Cheers for that. Gonna have a look for that FP10 stuff aswell.

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