Earlier, I posted about how to remove the slide and hammer to clean them. It was just today I was noticing it seemed a bit harder to cock the slide back to load a pellet. While shooting today, I had a couple of shots that fired under-powered. If the slide and breech is dirty or out of lube, could this have caused the two under-powered shots?
thanks wok, its funny I changed my barrel to a .22 barrel and i have noticed that i have got like 5 of those shots where the pellet comes out but it is less velocity behind it. I have to get some of that divers silicon.
if a dive shop is inconvenient, I use a light o-ring lube found anywhere that sells paintball stuff, even wally world. I find this attracts less dirt/dust than the thicker divers silicone. There are a few different kinds, make sure that it is not petroleum based (most brands are silicone though).
Fellas, a nicely lubed and free sliding breech, hammer, valve stem is important to prevent a tank dump as well as maintain shot consistency.
If there is a sticky breech it will prevent the valve closing esp in free flowing mods and lighter valve spring valves.
Speaking from experience and had a few dumps with the .45 barrel and man does that ever wake a guy up! Got a real nice scope-eye out of the deal with blood running down my face like crazy.
Take care and shoot every day 🙂
Voltar, I understand in the quest to get as much energy out of these rifles as possible, you’re always pushing the envelope. To what extreme do you have to take it in order for an air tank to dump? Or was it a malfunction? If that happened to me, I’m sure I’d shit myself 😯
I am runnig a very free flowing valve without a valve spring. It depends on airflow to close it. So if the valve is driven too deep and is at all sticky on teh breech slide then a dump happens.
A good cleaning and lube as well as a tophat limit fixed the issue.