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Old 07-18-2013, 09:11 PM
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Re: PCP needs cleaning

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i have a Benjamin Discovery PCP airgun that has been a ton of fun to shoot but the accuracy has gone downhill. i need to give the barrel a good scrubbing. does anyone have experience with this? I cant find the manual that tells how to disassemble the thing for cleaning the barrel. Any help would be greatly appreciated. AJ
Why would you need to disassemble it to clean it?
I have an FX Cutlas & don't need to disassemble it.

Didn't it come with instructions for the proper procedure to clean it?
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Old 07-18-2013, 09:25 PM
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Re: PCP needs cleaning

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How do you guys fill? Hand pumps or scub tank? I hear alot about hand pumps going to crap after a couple of fills.
I use a 3-stage hand pump for mine. An aluminum tank is only rated for 2000 psi.
Mine needs to be pumped up to 3200 psi (220 BAR). Mine is ready to be pumped up again at 2200 psi.
My hand pump is still working fine after 5 1/2 years.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:38 PM
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Re: PCP needs cleaning

PCP air rifles are properly cleaned by pulling an oiled patch through the bore 2 or 3 times immediately after use. PCP air rifles produce moisture, and the patch dries the bore and applies oil to prevent rust. Especially important if you have a Marauder, as the shroud holds in moisture.

All pellets should be properly oiled before using in the PCP rifle. This will prevent leading of the bore. This is NOT what you do with a springer air rifle, as the oil will produce dieseling.

I NEVER scrub the bore of my mirror polished BSA Lonestar .25 cal PCP air rifle. If you do, use a nylon brush, as air rifles use mild steel as it takes a much higher polish that ordnance steel. However, the mild steel is more easily damaged by harsh cleaning practices.

ALWAYS, keep some oil in the bore of a PCP air rifle unless it is the Benjamin or Sheridan air rifles that use brass barrels. The brass barrels will not lead foul or rust, and are best for those who don't like maintenance.

Ammonia cleaner gets out leading from PCP air rifle barrels, but see that it doesn't stay on anodized aluminum parts as it will affect the finish. It is also somewhat toxic to humans. By staying with a light coat of oil in the barrel and on the pellets, leading is eliminated in a PCP air rifle.

I only use a pull-through oiled patch in my PCP air rifle, and there are guys in England who NEVER clean their bore at all as long as they use oiled pellets and the accuracy stays constant.
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:49 AM
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Re: PCP needs cleaning

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Originally Posted by TracySes23 View Post
I use a 3-stage hand pump for mine. An aluminum tank is only rated for 2000 psi.
Mine needs to be pumped up to 3200 psi (220 BAR). Mine is ready to be pumped up again at 2200 psi.
My hand pump is still working fine after 5 1/2 years.
I just noticed I was wrong about what I said about aluminum tanks being rated for only 2000 psi. I knew better than that, I don't know why I wrote that. Sorry for the error.
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