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Gas Piston Airgun Maintenance

Gas Piston Airgun Maintenance

Getting the Most Out of Your Gas Piston Air Rifle

The gas piston airgun is a prize among target shooters and small game hunters. Using a container filled with compressed gas, the gas piston powerplant sends pellets screaming downrange with a single pump. Gas-Pistons can be found as breakbarrels, underlevers, and side lever airguns. With many variations for plinking, target shooting, and small game hunting abilities, gas piston air rifles are sure to star in backyard ranges for years to come. More questions about the gas ram system? Check out this blog post by Tom Gaylord, the Godfather of Airguns.

To ensure the longest life and best possible function from your gas piston air rifle, be sure to follow these helpful guidelines:

Tips for Maintaining Your Gas Piston Air Rifle

1. Lubrication: Gas-Piston air rifles do not require the level of lubrication a spring-piston needs, but correct lubrication of moving parts is important. For more info visit this page on Airgun Maintenance for Beginners.

2. Get a Gas-Piston Rated Scope: Leapers, Hawke, Athlon, and Mantis are all optics rated for use on spring piston rifles and pistols. If you’re unsure if another brand will work, contact the manufacturer before mounting it. Be sure to keep your mounting screws tight to avoid scope movement.

3. Piston Seal Lubrication–Use Sparingly: Only RWS Silicone chamber oil should be used for lubricating the piston seal, but use it sparingly. One or two drops every 1000-2000 shots or as needed is all that is required.

4. Do Not Leave Your Airgun Cocked: Do not leave cocked for more than a few hours at a time, ideally as short a time as possible.

5. Cocking Effort: The more powerful the gun, the harder the cocking effort. Also, the shorter the barrel, the harder the cocking effort (especially important when selecting a break barrel pistol).

6. Seat the Pellet Correctly: Pellet seating can help your accuracy! Pick up an AV Pellet pen w/seater and try it out (Available in .177 and .22). More on how to seat a pellet below.

For more info, check out the links below:

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