Some of the best air rifle cleaning kits available on the market include the Napier Pull Through Cleaning Kit and the Bisley Airgun Cleaning Kit. Both air gun cleaning kits are suitable for .22 and .177 calibres. Take a look at our customer reviews to find out more.
Q: How often should I clean my air rifle?
A: How often you should clean your air rifle will depend on how often you use it. If you never use it, you won’t have any real need to clean it (provided that it’s stored correctly). A well-made air rifle won’t need to be cleaned each time it’s used, and if anything, cleaning too often can actually risk damaging the barrel. All of that is to say that you only need to clean your air rifle if you notice a decline in accuracy, or if you want to experiment with a new kind of pellet. Even then, many people recommend never cleaning an air rifle at all.
Q: What kind of cleaning kit do I need for my air rifle?
A: The kind of cleaning kit you’ll need for your air rifle will depend on the calibre of your airgun. Most air rifles are .177 or .22 calibre, so you’ll need a kit that includes a bore brush for those sizes, as well as suitable oil and cleaning pellets. You may also want to get a pull-through cleaner, which can be helpful in getting all the dirt and grime out of your barrel.
Q: How do I clean my air rifle barrel?
A: The best way to clean your air rifle barrel is to use a bore brush that’s the same size as the calibre of your airgun. For example, if you have a .177 calibre air rifle, you’ll need a .177 bore brush. Run the brush through the barrel several times to loosen any dirt or debris that may be stuck inside. Afterwards, use cleaning pellets or patches soaked in cleaning solvent to remove any residue from the inside of the barrel.
Q: How do I clean my air rifle stock?
A: The best way to clean your air rifle stock is to use a mild soap and water solution. Avoid using anything too abrasive, as it could damage the finish on your stock. Once you’ve cleaned off any dirt or grime, dry the stock thoroughly with a soft cloth.
Q: How do I clean my air rifle pellets?
A: The best way to clean your air rifle pellets is with warm, soapy water. This will get rid of any dust and debris. When dried, they should be lubricated with oil to prevent oxidation. Cleaning air rifle pellets may improve accuracy and prevent fouling.
Q: Can I use WD-40 to clean my air rifle?
A: No, you should not use WD-40 to clean your air rifle. While WD-40 is great for cleaning other things, it’s not designed for cleaning firearms and can actually damage the seals on your air rifle.
Q: How do I clean my air rifle scope?
A: The best way to clean your air rifle scope is with a soft, dry cloth. If there’s any stubborn dirt or grime on the lenses, you can use a lens cleaning solution designed specifically for optics. Never use anything abrasive on your scope lenses, as it could scratch them and cause permanent damage.