Cleaning your Lothar walther barrel: do you do it ?!

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    james.dean
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    Hi guys,
    Everything is in the title: do you clean your Lothar walther barrel and how often ??

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    LDP
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    Only when accuracy falls off. AA recommends every 250 pellets and I think I have cleaned my S510 twice and I have about 800 pellets thru it.

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    james.dean
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    Ok and what do you use then?? Only pull though or any product as well?
    Also, how do you find your accuracy just after cleaning it… Spot on? Or it needs to be releaded fm with few tens of pellets ?
    Thanks for your help, again, LDP ;)

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    StormSunny
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    If your barrel is a high quality one your accuracy should be spot on after cleaning.

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    broekzwans
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    If i’ve cleaned my barrel thoroughly it usually takes a couple of shot before it’s back to its accuracy. I have to clean my Steyr barrel approximately every 500 pellets.

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    james.dean
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    Thanks for your incomes guys =)
    And are you using solvents? (wd40 etc…)

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    John_in_Ma
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    I use remington oil, just a small spot on the patch then pull it through, followed by a couple dry patches.  Never soak a patch with whatever oil/cleaner you use as you don’t want ti creeping into your transfer port.  When shooting benchrest I clean between cards. 25rds plus sighters, For a field target match i clean before the match starts.  When practicing or tuning I don’t clean until the accuracy falls off drastically, so maybe 2-400 rounds.

    I use this product for my pull through http://www.mac1airgunshop.com/jl-crown-saver-p/jlcs.htm

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    30cal
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    I second the Crown Saver from Mac 1. I use Ballistol  on two patches followed by four to six dry patches till clean then a patch or two of Finish Line bike wax also recommended and sold by Mac 1. Helps it stay clean longer. 

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    broekzwans
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    For some fast, not too thorough, cleaning I use felt pellets. 1 felt pellet soaked in ballistol followed by one dry felt pellet and that followed by a lead pellet. I can do this because i have more than enough space in the breech, in an AA this is going to be hard I think..

    For thorough cleaning I take out my barrel and use a cleaning rod, first calmly with a brass brush, than thoroughly with a nylon brush and finish the cleaning with a woolen brush. During the brushing I spray some ballistol in the tip of the barrel. After this, the barrel is so clean that the first shot is around 250 fps slower than the normal muzzle velocity. After this type of cleaning it takes a couple of shots before the accuracy is back at its normal level

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    LDP
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    James I use a pull thru with white spirits aka mineral spirits followed by napier oil as AA recommends. I know people use different cleaners and lubes and allot is personal preference. Accuracy was spot on after the cleaning. 

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    sharroff
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    I use a Hopes bore  snake in .177 with no brass bristles.  It is a very tight fit and I fell it gets more stuff out than a patch does.  I use balistol as the cleaner and patches to dry it out.  I lube my pellets so I go a long long ways between cleaning (only when accuracy falls off).  

    I’m not a seasoned FT like John so I don’t worry about it as the gun outshoots me still.  

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    APerfectMiss
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    I use Kroil on a felt bore sock thing and let it soak for about 15 minutes followed by dry patches until clean. Its a great creeping oil and seems to get the most out. It takes about 10 pellets to bring the bore back in to its normal accuracy. 

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    TrapdorSpydr
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    Crown saver. Ballistol. Dry patches after to clear out Ballistol, then twenty shots to re-lead barrel. 

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