Cleaning pellets?

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    Whitetail129
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    I received some Benjamin .25 domes yesterday and they are very dirty. My fingertips were black from touching them and there were metal shavings. Does anyone clean their pellets? Any recommendations on best methods.

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    ztirffritz
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    I purchased a giant stack of .25 Benjamin Domes off of Craigslist a while ago from a guy cleaning out his father-in-law’s garage.  I think I got 10 tins for $10.  They work but they’re not my favorite pellet.  Every tin that I’ve used has had stray chunks of metal and lots of what I assume is some type of lubricant.  I really only use them when I’m working on the gun because I got them so cheap.  But if I had to pay full price…I’d probably buy JSBs.

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    Salticon
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    Plastic strainer, Dawn and hot water then hair dryer

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    linsfreak
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    Salticon….exactly what I do.

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    Whitetail129
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    “ztirffritz”I purchased a giant stack of .25 Benjamin Domes off of Craigslist a while ago from a guy cleaning out his father-in-law’s garage.  I think I got 10 tins for $10.  They work but they’re not my favorite pellet.  Every tin that I’ve used has had stray chunks of metal and lots of what I assume is some type of lubricant.  I really only use them when I’m working on the gun because I got them so cheap.  But if I had to pay full price…I’d probably buy JSBs.

    
I have JSB’s also. I just purchased a Marauder and from what I have read JSB’s and Benjamin’s seem to shoot the best.

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    Whitetail129
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    “Salticon”Plastic strainer, Dawn and hot water then hair dryer

    
Thanks. I will give that a try.

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    linsfreak
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    After they are clean I put a few drops of pellet oil on them. Never any issues, just when any issues start, then clean barrel. Why mess with it while it runs smooth.

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    sharroff
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    Might as well go for overkill.   Sort pellets.  Dawn and hot water and 100 pellets into an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner for 5 minutes. Pour though strainer.  Roll pellets around on paper towel then into an acetone bath.  Air dry (30 seconds).  Then depending on the gun shoot dry or Slick 5 Super 1 lube.

     

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    pbguns
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    Remember that they will oxidize if you don’t lube them after washing them. 
    Another reason they were originally coated with a thin graphite film (prevent oxidizing).
    H&N & JSB have a great proprietary lube to begin with (these two I never wash lube). But I wash & lube Crosman & Eunjins (Eunjins are filthy but they are my goto yote pellet).

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    pbguns
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    This was from two tins of pellets (166 pellets) I got last week. 
    Keeping that swarf out of my bore is not a waste of time.
    How could cleaning that off not be worth 10 minutes of time?


     

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    linsfreak
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    Pbguns…exactly why they need to be be cleaned.

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    j.quillin
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    but if you eat enough glitter it will twinkle. 
     

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    pbguns
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    “kris”can you polish poo?

    
Eunjins group well….very well for me (not as good as JSB, but then again JSB have NOWHERE NEAR the amount of FPE either).
    They are devastating to yotes @ 60-70fpe. I have dropped 6 yotes with head shots with 43’s (right to the fuse box not even a wiggle or death dance). 

    So why do you care what pellets I use or if I clean them or not? Just trying to stir the pot?  

    If you don’t care what I use…..why even respond? What help are your comments to anyone that will ever read this thread….(other than to soap box your view on a pellet you don’t use, out of a gun you don’t own, and using a method you say is useless).

    Got it…..its useless and I use poo pellets for smacking yotes. Now move along and spread your sunshine to other threads.  

     

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    bloodysafety
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    I was just thinking about this yesterday. I roll my own cigarettes and doing so with leaded fingertips cant be a good thing! I’ll give it a try

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    pbguns
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    Two more tins and the swarf they contained:

     

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    wll2506
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    “pbguns”Two more tins and the swarf they contained:

     

    
I just cleaned one tin yesterday and it was full of bits, these pells are very dirty for sure. I just gently rolled them on a towel to get most of the stuff off. I then sized some of them to .253 to do testing later on in the week. Of the testing I have done with these pellets so far, they hit like a truck, and are accurate at 60yds for sure ;-  )

    They are included in my short list of heavy hitters in 25 cal —— JSB KH’s are one and I’m counting on Nielsen’s  39gr HP DB slug as the other (to be tested when I receive them). These pellets are all flying out of my Condor in the mid 900fps, I’m hoping the slugs give me around the same velocity.

    wll2506

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