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Old 12-04-2019, 05:41 PM   #1
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What does silicon in the bucking look like?

Hi all,

Bit of a strange question.

I have an M40A5 and I am trying to improve range/accuracy. I lubed the mags and cleaned out the oil after a few mag's worth of bb's, but am still a little inconsistent and am wondering if my inconsistency is due to oil re-entering the bucking, or if it is the hop chamber.

Basically, for any who have used gas rifles and gotten oil in the bucking, how do the bb's fly? Can you characterize their inaccurate flight paths?
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Old 12-05-2019, 01:37 AM   #2
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Silicon oil will reduce the hop effect as the bb will slide through the bucking with no full drag on the patch or worse - hopping more to one side. Always clean your bucking with some alcohol before shooting and you’ll be good.
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Silicon oil will reduce the hop effect as the bb will slide through the bucking with no full drag on the patch or worse - hopping more to one side. Always clean your bucking with some alcohol before shooting and you’ll be good.
Well I opened the gun up last night and I was a bit shocked haha. I had been cleaning out the M40A5 about as much as I cleaned my springers, however wow was it worse. I guess lots of crap came up from the gas well in the magazines because even though I had used alcohol and barrel rods, there was tons of oil and grime remaining in the crevices of the bucking, as well as much more grime in the barrel than I had expected. Pretty significant and once it's light enough between the hours of me not being at work (or the upcoming weekend) I'll test and determine how much of an improvement the deep clean made.
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Old 12-05-2019, 10:12 AM   #4
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Another good advice is stop using bio bbs if you do. They suck, leave lots of residue in the barrel and some swell with time. I stay as far away as I can from that atrocity.
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That's the #1 reason I recommend using dry gas (propane / map pro) in gas guns.
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My Tanaka has been going strong for like 10 years using only propane. I think I have lightly lubed the magazine o-rings a couple times, but in general, you can confidently put away the lube for a long, long time to avoid dealing with those kinds of cleanups.
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There are brands of green gas with no lube, I use one of them as propane is not easily available where I am. Green gas with silicone oil (standard in 99% of green gas cans) was invented to keep the blowback guns lubed. You don’t need that if you have no sealed nozzle (and even if you do you can still lube it yourself from time to time and use dry gas for better results). Non blowback gas guns don’t need lube inside the nozzle.
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That's the #1 reason I recommend using dry gas (propane / map pro) in gas guns.
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My Tanaka has been going strong for like 10 years using only propane. I think I have lightly lubed the magazine o-rings a couple times, but in general, you can confidently put away the lube for a long, long time to avoid dealing with those kinds of cleanups.
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There are brands of green gas with no lube, I use one of them as propane is not easily available where I am. Green gas with silicone oil (standard in 99% of green gas cans) was invented to keep the blowback guns lubed. You don’t need that if you have no sealed nozzle (and even if you do you can still lube it yourself from time to time and use dry gas for better results). Non blowback gas guns don’t need lube inside the nozzle.
I’m with you all on the no lubed gas deal. I have propane and map pro and only use these in the gas guns.
What happened this time was I bought a used rifle that came with 3 used mags. One started leaking so I decided since I didn’t know the history of the mags to just squirt some heavy weight silicone oil in with a fill of propane and let it sit under pressure for a bit. I released the first fill away from the gun, but the silicone stuck around for ~10 additional fills. I didn’t realize until 5 fills through the gun for each mag.
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