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 Post subject: WAXING PELLET,S ?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:12 pm 
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Any body tried waxing pellet,s ? Well I have. Today just for fun, I tried to improve my Crosman HP and H&N field target pellet,s by waxing them. I ground up some wax and heated up some pellet,s with a heat gun. Not a lot, just warm enough to soften the wax as I rolled a handful around in my wife,s rock tumbler. Then I took them out and warmed them again a little hotter this time so that the wax melted. Then I wrapped them in a rag and kneaded them around for a few second,s , and voila, waxed pellet,s.ImageImage
The picture say,s it all. Note the crossed out dot,s are not hole,s except for the group on the right, I used a hole from a bad group of H&N,s for another crosman group. I plan on more testing when the wind dies down. It was blowing about 15 km an hour when I did this test. I cant wait to see what a calm day will result.

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 Post subject: Re: WAXING PELLET,S ?
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why was this post removed ?

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 Post subject: Re: WAXING PELLET,S ?
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I see it and i see no reason why it would be removed


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 Post subject: Re: WAXING PELLET,S ?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:36 pm 
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Haven't used hard paraffin wax. Have tried chain wax as used on motorcycles. (happen to have a can :) )

Washed the pellets first in varsol and then in hot soapy water (dish soap). Rinsed off and placed them on an old rag overnight to dry.

Used a large JSB pellet tin...they come with foam liners top and bottom. Left only the bottom one in, sprayed it with the wax, then put some pellets in the tin...put the lid on and roll around. Remove coated pellets and let dry.

Didn't notice any difference so stopped doing it.

Did get a LOT of "crud" out of the Crosman tinned pellets though.


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 Post subject: Re: WAXING PELLET,S ?
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:00 am 
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The washing was the first step I forgot to mention. I tried various lubes in the past with dubious result,s. The reason I think paraffin might work better is that it fills the microscopic nook,s and crannies in the pellet head, making it smoother. If anyone decides to try this, they should make sure to roll the pellet,s around in the wax shavings so no wax get,s inside the skirt or hollow point. It,s 7:30 AM, the sun is shining and there isn't a breath of air. Time to do some more test,s. Cheer,s

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 Post subject: Re: WAXING PELLET,S ?
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Just gave me an Idea!...I have some powder moly , gonna see what they give in velocity , and accuracy....
Levi


just shot a few groups from 10 meters, not sure how good the powder worked,( a bench would have removed human error) but the pellets looked nice after , shiny , very shiny, and only used a few sprinkles in the tin , then gave it a shake for a few seconds, that powder coats fast , and good...


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 Post subject: Re: WAXING PELLET,S ?
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Those are nice group,s but I suspect the 97 can do that all day. They are a heck of an accurate gun.

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 Post subject: Re: WAXING PELLET,S ?
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joe hickey wrote:
Those are nice group,s but I suspect the 97 can do that all day. They are a heck of an accurate gun.

Yes , and no, its cranky , just like a woman at times....lol

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