With proper maintenance and use, PCP air guns like the Kral Empire X can last for many years. If you take care of them and make sure all parts are in working order, they should serve you well for a long time.
1) What maintenance does my PCP airgun need?
To ensure your PCP airgun lasts as long as possible, it is important to regularly clean and lubricate the inner components. This can include cleaning out the barrel with a cleaning pellet, inspecting parts for wear, making sure there are no obstructions in the action and applying a light coat of oil to the outside of the barrel to prevent rust or corrosion. It is also important to store your airgun in a cool, dry place away from any moisture/humidity.
2) How often should I replace seals and other parts on my PCP airgun?
The frequency of replacement will depend on a few factors such as how often you use the gun, what type of environment you store it in, and the quality of parts used. That said, seals and O-rings should be checked regularly for wear and replaced when necessary. You should also inspect all moving parts like screws, bushings and pistons to ensure they are operating properly.
3) What type of lubricant is best for my PCP airgun?
The Wolfman recommends using a lightweight oil for lubricating your PCP airgun; the most commonly used is molybdenum oil or silicone oil. It is important not to use any petroleum-based oils as these are combustible.
4) How often should I clean my PCP airgun?
Cleaning your PCP airgun depends largely on how often you use the gun and the environment in which you are shooting. Generally speaking, it is best to give the gun a thorough cleaning at least once every couple of months if used regularly. Additionally, it is important to inspect all moving parts and lubricate them as needed to ensure proper performance.
5) Will non-lead projectiles damage my PCP airgun?
Yes, non-lead projectiles like steel or lead BBs and pellets can be used safely in PCP airguns. These won’t affect the lifespan of your airgun.
6) What kind of accuracy can I expect from a PCP airgun?
The accuracy of a PCP airgun will depend on the model of gun you have, as well as the quality and consistency of your ammo. PCP airguns can be inconsistent when running out of compressed air.
7) How do I safely store my PCP airgun to maximise its lifespan?
It is important to store your PCP airgun in a cool, dry place away from moisture and humidity. Additionally, it is best to keep the gun unloaded and secure with a trigger lock or other safe mechanism.