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Seargent Ramirez checked the sight lines on his rifle. All clear. Wind was blowing southwest at a velocity of 6 mph, and with a slight movement of his hand he adjusted the rifle to compensate for drift and windspeed. He calculated the distance to target, the ballistic drop of his bullet, and factored in the Bernoulli effect. All was clear, and all he had to do was take the shot. His spotter, Jenkins, announced the distance to target: 1.3 miles away. His name: Omar Khadr.
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I've heard tons of stuff about slip-2000, clp, etc. all the wonderlubes. I've normally used the military CLP. However, I've heard a few people use 10w30 or other variants of motor oil. I went to the hardware store around the corner and picked up a quart to put on my SGL31-94. I put it on all the usual places, as well as a little bit on the muzzle thread, the hammer/sear contact surfaces, as well as the axis pins and safety for a complete evaluation. I've let it sit for a few days and already I've noticed that the gun seems to run smoother than before as well as it seems to stay in place better. The CLP would always seems to maybe have a little penetrate the metal and the majority evaporate/run off.
I've seen the threads about the rust inhibiting properties done on m4carbine.net. I'm thinking if I ever store my guns for extended periods I would simply use a preservative oil. However, for now, it seems 10w30 is pretty ideal considering it cost me very little for a whole quart of generic motor oil.
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Looking to buy a .177 air rifle, preferably something like a break-action spring-piston gun.
It needs to be relatively affordable (no super-expensive Olympic or expert hunter bullshit), decently accurate... and I'm not too concerned about the actual muzzle energy, since I plan on using this thing for targets, not vermin.
Any recommendations? I saw a second-hand Diana Model 34 in very-good condition earlier that looked nice (pic semi-related, not the one in question but the same make and model), but are there other air-rifles which would better serve my needs and be in the same order of magnitude of pricing?