To clean an airgun barrel use a pull-thru made ofDecember 10 2006 at 10:18 PM
|Warren Chilton (Login wchilton)|
Response to Now i have broken inmy quest 500 i have some questions
soft twine (no wire or anything that might scratch) and pull patches of cloth through in the same direction as pellets when fired. You can use citrus cleaner or goo gone. I use break free CLP just because it's convenient for me. If you use anything like break free that has oil in it, make sure and pull through enough clean drey patches so the last one comes out clean. You don't want any excess oil in the barrel. All it will do is cause dieseling and/or incosistency. I wouldn't shoot anything but lead pellets in your airgun. Anything harder than lead may scratch/damage the rifling. The steel used in airgun barrels is not a very hard type of steel. It's much softer than firearm barrels so you shouldn't even use firearm cleaning brushes in an airgun as those can damage. Trying to shoot softer or plastic materials out of the airgun is not advised either. If too lightweight the "pellet" won't offer enough resistance when firing and you could reduce the life of your mainspring. Best to just stick with pellets.