Pellet Lube?

Pellet Lube?

Joined: March 28th, 2005, 5:23 am

April 10th, 2010, 3:18 pm #1

What is the best non-combustible pellet lube for use in both CO2 and sprinters?

Plano John
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Joined: June 5th, 2009, 4:21 pm

April 10th, 2010, 8:20 pm #2

hi - "the best" has not been determined, and probably never will until there's only one member left alive.

--anything with petroleum (or anything flammable) in it is no good for springers, and anything that attacks seals (other than eskimos or polar bears) is not good for co2

a lot of people use bicycle chain lube, which is sort of 'wax based' and some use furniture wax (like pledge, etc, which might not even contain any real wax--i haven't looked).

like a lube in a cylinder/piston in a car, a pellet lube can form a slippery surface which seems like a good idea.

also like a lube in a cylinder/piston, a pellet lube can form a seal which would prevent compressed gasses from passing it. that also seems like a good idea

a lube can also fill minor negative imperfections (recesses) in a barrel or a pellet, but can't do anything about positive imperfections (protrusions) except to--well--lubricate them

some lubes (think of extremely heavy grease in january in the tundra) could slow down a pellet.

all of them can be cleaned out of a bore if you decide you don't like them.

let us know what you find.

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Joined: May 2nd, 2006, 4:27 am

April 10th, 2010, 11:12 pm #3

What is the best non-combustible pellet lube for use in both CO2 and sprinters?

Plano John
<p><strong>Non works best </strong>as you will find that 98% of shooters do not use any as it has not been proven it has any benifit. .</p><p>Leading is not a problem as the pellets don't go fast enough to lead the barrel it fact a bit of leading makes for a more accurate rifle as it fills the microscopic pores in the barrel.</p><p>Just <strong>clean</strong> your pellets and <strong>shoot </strong>them don't worry about any type of lubes as you will not see any difference other than having to clean your barrel more often to get the crud out.</p>

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Joined: October 18th, 2008, 1:07 pm

April 15th, 2010, 12:38 am #4

What is the best non-combustible pellet lube for use in both CO2 and sprinters?

Plano John
As used by world HFT springer champions:-

http://www.lubroteknik.com/gun_oils_lubricants/lt1.asp
Last edited by LITEHAMMER on April 15th, 2010, 12:39 am, edited 1 time in total.
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