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Aug 7th, 2019 at 12:31pm
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I got one of the precharged ones.. anyone been using one regularly could offer some tips whether they benefit from a clean? Barrel, Action? What kind of oil etc.

Been filling it out of a gas cylinder so should have an internal rust problem.
  

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Reply #1 - Aug 8th, 2019 at 6:15am
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I have always wanted to play with those but been put off by the price.  Like all guns you need to clean them incluhding the barrel.  Obviously there is no powder fowling so it's a lot less cleaning.  You need to use an oil thats compatable with the seals in the gun so google that before you start slapping in normal gun oil.  Barrel should be ok but oiling the action has the possibility of it dripping down and touching the seals.
  

This is my rifle, there are many like it but this one is mine.  Without my rifle I am useless, without me it is useless.
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Reply #2 - Aug 8th, 2019 at 5:41pm
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don't touch the barrel until the accuracy goes to shit.
I have 2 pcp rifles  and haven't had to clean the barrels in several years.
clean high quality pellets will help with this.
  beyond that, don't over fill, don't let the cylinder pressure drop too low ( you'll know by your trajectory well before you can harm the gun with low pressure)

more importantly, what rifle have you got?
  
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Reply #3 - Aug 10th, 2019 at 8:04am
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PCPs require very little bore maintenance. For god's sake, don't pour any random solvents down the barrel as these could end up eating the seals. You can get cleaning felts to shoot down the bore if you feel so inclined. If you must use conventional cleaning with a rod, make sure you're not damaging the crown with a misaligned rod.

My PCP has never been cleaned and it's still shooting true cloverleafs at 35yds after 1000s of shots.
  
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Reply #4 - Aug 10th, 2019 at 4:58pm
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Nice thanks for the heads up guys.
  

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Reply #5 - Aug 11th, 2019 at 9:10am
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the old man has a couple for target shooting and hardly does a thing to them and still super accurate and reliable.

HC are you using it on bunnies or just havn a bit of fun?
  
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Reply #6 - Aug 11th, 2019 at 12:21pm
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Using t shoot bunnies around houses. Still need to be careful though. Had a few ''bouncers"" that make a clang hitting tin.. Roll Eyes

I mount a trail thermal on it and shoot off a light alu telescope tripod just walking (with a Led Lenser HLamp) which makes a heavy gun usable.  Use the same technique just walking in the hills at night to shoot wallaby's and rabbits but have the thermal on a .223 bolt action. (or out of truck window in winter  Grin)
  

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slidey wrote on Aug 8th, 2019 at 5:41pm:
don't touch the barrel until the accuracy goes to shit.
I have 2 pcp rifles  and haven't had to clean the barrels in several years.
clean high quality pellets will help with this.
  beyond that, don't over fill, don't let the cylinder pressure drop too low ( you'll know by your trajectory well before you can harm the gun with low pressure)

more importantly, what rifle have you got?


An Air Arms Galahad.
  

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Reply #8 - Aug 11th, 2019 at 1:18pm
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Nice. AA build a good stick.
  
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Reply #9 - Aug 11th, 2019 at 4:05pm
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Air Arms S500 FAC with home made 10 pellet magazine, pull cocking lever back press magazine button pellet falls into loading slot then push lever forwards and ready to fire, easy and fast to load. Great on Rabbits, very accurate, always  take head shots.
Also have .22lr but now prefer this gun for bunny control.
  
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Reply #10 - Aug 11th, 2019 at 4:14pm
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Only rub the gun down after each hunt with light gun oiled lint free rag, I’ve never cleaned the bore and accuracy is great.
AA well made guns Walther  barrel.

  
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Reply #11 - Aug 11th, 2019 at 6:21pm
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Cheers.  Can one of you tell me if it ok to leave a full charge in the gun for longer periods of time?
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Reply #12 - Aug 12th, 2019 at 5:50pm
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leaving it charged up is perfectly fine.  due to lack of shooting opportunity, one of my rifles did 5 years in the safe, fully charged.   when I took it out, it functioned like it was still new.
  
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Reply #13 - Aug 12th, 2019 at 6:45pm
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Thanks Slidey, do you charge up by hand of with a dive tank..

Shot 2 with it in the dark last night on my front lawn. Number one was a neck shot and it dropped like a stone.
  

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Reply #14 - Aug 12th, 2019 at 8:56pm
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I'm a dive tank princess.  It would take me ages to fill my royale by hand pump. And my typhoon needs 2 fills to shoot a field target match. 
Nice shooting.  The airgun is definitely a good tool for pest removal. Shot placement becomes a little more critical but 30fpe ( assuming yours is a .22 or higher) is more than enough to get the job done.
  
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