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PostPosted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:04 pm 
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I've gotten some deals on old pellets lately and some have been heavily oxidised. Looks like a soak in vinegar, followed by a shake in soapy water will get them looking like new again. I'm coating them with a bit of synthetic ATF prior to storage, but if they were being used quickly I think you could skip that part. I was honestly shocked at how fast and well that worked.

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Tks for this note on cleaning oxidized lead (pellets/bullets/round balls).
Good to know.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:57 am 
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We shall see how good of a trick this is in a near future hopefuly... i too, do in fact, have some crust to ease-off.

Hrrrmm. Sounds very elegant... Pellet-wise must i add - you crooked minded people!

Will try and post some before and after shots see if this could eventually inspire more than a couple people to engage and experiment.

Or maybe are we the only ones with old, crusty pellets? THUN - THUN !


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:20 am 
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Maybe this is just me, but heavily oxidized pellets get recycled. I will not shoot them in my guns.

I have had pellets come with guns I have purchased and they look really bad. Into the hazardous bin they go.

Pellets I buy never seem to have time to oxidize. Storing them properly (away from oxygen) also prevents oxidation.

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