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#1 THWACK!

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Posted 30 December 2014 - 04:42 PM

Hi,

 

Just wondering if anybody uses any kind of barrel lubricant. I've read of someone who uses  FROG LCP

in a blowgun barrel. After reading more, it appears that that particular product liquefies in hot weather, and I'm in south Florida, so that product is out of the question - I don't believe I'd care to accidentally ingest it.

 

Anybody's 2 cents? 



#2 Teach

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Posted 06 January 2015 - 11:17 AM

If you barrel is made of steel like some have, lube might be a good idea. But if ur thinking that the lube might speed up your dart as a result......I seem to remember reports of it having the opposite affect by creating a friction barrier between the cone and the barrel that actually slows down the dart instead.



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Posted 06 January 2015 - 11:50 AM

If you barrel is made of steel like some have, lube might be a good idea. But if ur thinking that the lube might speed up your dart as a result......I seem to remember reports of it having the opposite affect by creating a friction barrier between the cone and the barrel that actually slows down the dart instead.

The fellow who uses the Frog Lube claims that his crony shows a 15% increase in speed.

 

I'm looking for folks who have experience with actually using lubes in the BG to verify or deny an increase of speed.

 

Surely, if a lube attracts dust and dirt, one would have to assume that the use of lube might be problematic.

 

Thanks for your response, it's appreciated  ;  )



#4 Jonesysoutdoors22

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 09:31 PM

I use rainx in my cs big bore...was this a bad idea?

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 06:28 AM

I use rainx in my cs big bore...was this a bad idea?

The Rain-x actually sounds like a good idea . Probably helps shed the accumulated moisture .



#6 JTslinger

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 12:49 PM

I'm curious to see how the Rain-X plays out. Please keep us informed.
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#7 Jonesysoutdoors22

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Posted 12 November 2015 - 01:55 PM

I'm a newbie to blowgun world, so I don't have much to compare to...I've found so far that it helps alot. If there is condensation in barrel it beads right up and will run out end if leave it sitting up. Usually though, I'll rip piece of paper towel off and blow that thru, one time and good as new. ..al ways open to thoughts or suggestions though!

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 12:54 PM

I'm a newbie to blowgun world, so I don't have much to compare to...I've found so far that it helps alot. If there is condensation in barrel it beads right up and will run out end if leave it sitting up. Usually though, I'll rip piece of paper towel off and blow that thru, one time and good as new. ..al ways open to thoughts or suggestions though!

The paper towel sounds fast and easy .  When I'm trying to tight group a set I will swab the barrel with a dowel rod with gun patch attached to the end . I believe the moisture can throw a shot off course . Its also a good way to get the barrel nice and clean or to apply the coating of something like Rain-x . Same as the gun barrel swab concept .


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#9 JTslinger

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 05:45 PM

Good idea Treefork, I think I'll have to try this as well.

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