Maintaining your BB gun or other air guns
maintenance is something often overlooked by beginners. Caring for air
guns is an essential aspect of owning them. They must be treated with
care and attention in order to keep performing optimally. BB guns that
are mistreated can start exhibiting shooting problems, such as
off-target shots that seem to have been aimed correctly and a loss of
power (distance). Air guns should always be cleaned regularly and
properly stored when not in use for long periods of time.
gun is easier to maintain in excellent condition than a regular powder
firearm. This is because there are no particles scouring the barrel
during firing, and because powder burn explosively, which leaves soot
and other residue. Air guns only require a little bit of special
synthetic oil (high flash cylinder oil) every few hundred shots. Two
drops will suffice. Never use regular oil because it can be harmful to
your spring piston or other firing apparatus. About every 1,000 shots
you should clean the barrel with a light degreaser.
BB gun / air guns maintenance tips
Besides the basic oiling process that most air-powered rifles and
pistols require every 1,000 shots, there are a few other basic tips
for keeping your BB gun in tip-top shape.
Never shoot a BB gun when it is not loaded or keep it cocked for
long periods of time. This can damage the piston and/or spring
Never leave air guns out in the elements, especially in the Winter.
Keep your pellet or bb gun inside its carrying case or wrapped up in
a thick blanket inside a closet or your garage.
a CO2-powered guns, remove the gas cartridge after every use and
store separately. Leaving them attached to air guns can deteriorate
the seal and make the canister go bad.
Always clean your BB gun after long periods of
storage - even if you remember cleaning it just before you stored
it. Dust and other contaminants have no doubt accumulated, and it's
better to be safe than sorry.
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