Lubing pellets

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    DeadEyeDill
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    I have been experimenting with didn’t concoctions that I have found on the interweb. 
     so far what I’ve been trying is a beeswax and lard mix.
     Accuracy was improved with my .25 impact at 50yrds. And the velocity increases I can’t remember how much though. At 50 it would shoot one mil high and I have it zeroed at 50.
      When we tested the other day at 59 yards the groups were well under half inch in 10mph wind
     
     Im hoin to shoot some groups at 50 today inside at lunch and I will post my results. And I will also show a pick or the groups before the wax and lard lube

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    crittahitta
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    How do you apply this concoction to the pellet? Will it dirty the barrel? Sounds messy. lol

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    DeadEyeDill
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    No messy at all lol.
     you just hear the wax and lard in a little pot and pour in a tin of pellets the take a heat gun or hair dryer and heat the pellets while you “stir” them.
    Then dump the tin on paper towels and rub them down while they are still worn to get the excess off.
     
     As for the barrel getting dirty. It doesn’t.
    The barrel gets less lead in the grooves and instead fills with wax. That mean less resistance and I guess that’s why I get the increase in velocity 

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    BeemanR7
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    What is the ratio of lard to wax?

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    DeadEyeDill
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    1:2 beeswax to lard 

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    bigdaves40
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    Has anyone tryed dry silicone spray? Wounder if it would work as well? I may try that and see if it improves accuracy

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    Xbowsniper
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    I’ve tried many different lubes, the best ones being Kry Tech by Finish Line, which is a liquid wax when applied, and turns into a soft wax when dried.  The product can be found or ordered in bicycle shops.  My other go to lube is Lemon Pledge, which is a furniture wax.  On episode 1 of my Field Target Tech Channel on U Tube, I describe the application of both of these lubes.  There are more lubes out there, but these 2 have a permanent place in my shooting regimen.

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    DeadEyeDill
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    It’s pretty interesting that common things can be used to lube pellets 

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    DonC
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    One Lube by Slick 50 has survived the test of time in Field Target. Empirical tests shoe no harm to any seals or actions. For PCP only.

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    Drumsnguns
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    I too use Krytech by Finish Line. As mentioned above, it is wax-based and dries on the pellet. Your fingers stay dry. The main reason I use it………

    Barrel is clean in three patches…maybe even two. 

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    DeadEyeDill
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    “Drumsnguns”I too use Krytech by Finish Line. As mentioned above, it is wax-based and dries on the pellet. Your fingers stay dry. The main reason I use it………

    Barrel is clean in three patches…maybe even two. 

    
 everytime I hear by finish line all think about is a shoe protecting spray lol. 
     is the krytech the bibig co chain lube? 

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    Xbowsniper
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    Deadeye, yes it is, see my post above.

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    Saltlake58
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    Does the lard go rancid over time, or do you clean the barrel frequently to prevent?

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    DeadEyeDill
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    “Saltlake58”Does the lard go rancid over time, or do you clean the barrel frequently to prevent?

    
no nothing like that happens. It’s a non refrigerated lard so it won’t go bad. 
     You dontdon’t have to clean to barrel anymore than you would using any other lube. 
     The wax by itself is way to grippy so it’s not good for lube but when you mix the lard with it, it turns into greasy wax. That’s where the 2:1 ratio comes in. 
     the wax fills the grooves just like the lead would do but with the coat of wfx on the pellet you don’t get leading like normal so it doesn’t get so fast. 
     if you look at match .22lr bullets this the same thing they use so I thought hey why not try it on pellets and out of my barrels or does awesome!

     when i look down my barrel after a tin waxed pellets the bore looks like a mirror! And the grooves have a dull look cause they build up with the wax

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    nced
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    Hummm…..why doesn’t the wax/lard lube cause imbalance if it hardens more on one side in the pellet skirt than the other? Also seems that it would affect the weight of the pellet depending on how much is left in the skirts when you “take a heat gun or hair dryer and heat the pellets while you “stir” them”.

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    intenseaty22
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    I just recently started playing with lubing pellets. I like the Bicycle lubricant idea, it literally came to me as I was reading about the drying wax. Gonna give that a go soon, I have some at home already. Thanks for sharing. 

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    Trailryder42
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    I’ve been using the furniture polish/wax method shown on Field Target Tech by Xbowsniper. It’s easy, can do a whole tin at once and you can’t really over-lube them with the technique.

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    Xbowsniper
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    Trailryder, 
    That is why I use that method.  When you spray it on, like some people used to do, you can get extra, a lot extra, wax inside the skirt, and could increase the weights of the pellet by more than .5 grain.  This is a lot, particularly if the pellet is a lighter one.  The lighter the pellet, more critical the weight, the heavier, the more forgiving.  The method I use, always gives a nice even coat, with no residue getting inside the skirts to affect weight.  Glad you found that useful, that’s why I make those videos, and more to come……all for you guys.

    Tom Holland 

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