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    Posted: 06 Oct 2023 at 3:04pm
Hi Guys,

I remember a thread somewhere discussing pellet lubes, but I cant find it now...

Any way, I have just acquired some "TLR shock oil" from a Radio Controlled shop in Hamilton.
I saw something on a FB group about someone using it as a pellet lube and thought I'd give it a go.
There were different weights/viscosity's from 20 up to 45, so I got the thinnest one, which is 20.

I also intend trying some bicycle chain lube which is a liquid wax that dries into a waxy layer. Obviously it will be as thin or as thick as you apply it.

For both of the above I intend using 5 drops per 500 pellets, or 1 drop/100 pellets.

So much testing to do... so little time!
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So the questions that pop into my head are things like:

1 - how can you test if something is going to diesel, before you put it into your gun...? Squirt out a few drops and try light it? if its combustable of flammable it should catch alight, right?

2 - Whats the best way to evenly and consistently apply 1 drop of lube to 100 pellets? I'm going to try a tiny little plastic "zip lock bag" just big enough for  100 pellets. Going to put the drop into the bag first, then rub the two sides of the bag together, to get the lube spread over as much of the sides of the bag as possible. Then drop in the pellets, get them all in a single layer so both sides of the bag will be touching each pellet, and give them a gentle roll around.

Will use JSB exacts for the tests, but will also try some of the .177 slugs I just got from Spyda. 
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Look for petrolium products in them.
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You don't want anything that will diesel in a HPA situation!!! If it gets into the air tank, you have a potential bomb.

The closest I get is a smear of Moly on external touching parts.
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Whats a HPA? High Pressure Airgun?

So how do you tell is something is going to diesel under pressure? Put a small drop on the sidewalk and hit it with a hammer? LOL
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Or, try it in the $100 Airchief green mamba first!

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Yes HPA is high pressure air.

If you get the wrong luibe or oil into a pcp tank, you couild have the tank explode, as the air pressure with cause it to ignite just like the air pressure causes the oil to explode in a springer.

This is why pcp o rings use lubes like divers silicone.
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Air Gun Pressures - always consult the owners manual before applying any lubricant

Break Barrel, Under Lever, Side Lever and Pumper spring powered air rifles are generally @ 1500 psi.

CO2 bottles, cartridges or capsules are at 800 - 900 psi.

HPA (High Pressure Air) is generally 850 psi regulated from a separate storage bottle at 3000 psi.

PCP (Pre-charged Pneumatic) is from an onboard reservoir generally 3000 psi.

PCP regulated units generally operate at 2000 psi fed from an onboard reservoir at 3000 - 4500 psi.

PCP regulators provide a consistent pellet velocity.
PCP regulators are often adjustable.

PCP rifles require a FAL (Fire Arms License)

HPA technology comes from the paintball sport.

CO2 powered units may have a specialist lube requirement such as Crosman Pelgun Oil.
Break barrel units may require some lube but this will be a specialist non flammable product.
HPA is unlikely to require lube.

PCP - No Lubrication to the High Pressure Parts.


Example of Specialist Silicone based Oil for Crosman Springer Airguns which is used sparingly.



Edited by mercs - 08 Oct 2023 at 1:33pm
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Good post Mercs, thanks 👍🏻
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