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    Smoke

    The advice to me when I purchased my T8 was to spray the inside with WD40 after use and to be generous. Now I'm a Scot and not that generous but I do give it a good squirt and roll.

    Now I find that I can't see the strike as my view is obliterated by smoke from the silencer.

    So how can I protect the T* and see the strike??? What do you folk do...

    Ta,

    Dave

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    I never spray mine. Think your advice was not based on practical experience and no wonder yours smokes!

    If I've fired more than one shot on an outing, I take mine off when home and let it dry out over a radiator overnight and replace it on the rifle when cooled down to room temperature. (not a good idea to put it back when it's still warm in case you get condensation forming in the moderator or the covered part of the barrel).
    I find that firing just one shot does not appear to generate significant moisture so I just leave it on the rifle and give eveything a quick exterior wipe down with an 'oily rag'

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    Try Napier gun cleaner & lubricant (it comes in a spray can) - it creates much less smoke than WD40. I've been using it for years and it works well.
    Mole

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Mole
    Try Napier gun cleaner & lubricant (it comes in a spray can) - it creates much less smoke than WD40. I've been using it for years and it works well.
    Mole
    That's the stuff I used to use. I'll go back top it.

    Ta,

    Dave

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    Your best bet is simply to remove it from your rifle and put it somewhere warm for a few hours , to evaporate the moisture inside.. then stick it on again,,, it should take very little oil to stop it rusting..
    correct me if i am wrong ,, I remember hearing somewhere that oil such as WD 40 when pressurised in a moderator or barrell can have a diesel effect and ignites , altering your zero???

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    Quote Originally Posted by McStalk
    I remember hearing somewhere that oil such as WD 40 when pressurised in a moderator or barrel can have a diesel effect and ignites , altering your zero???
    Now logic tells me there could be something in that. Looks like I'll be using the hairdryer to get some warm air into the mod post use. I used to leave it out in the airing cupboard but got warned off that as it had to be in the safe.

    Dave

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    The airing cupboard is an excellent place to keep it, no problems with that.
    In most houses it's normally only the wife that knows where the airing cupboard is

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    Quote Originally Posted by McStalk
    I remember hearing somewhere that oil such as WD 40 when pressurised in a moderator or barrell can have a diesel effect and ignites , altering your zero???
    Pressurised in a barrel by the bullet, any traces of oil will affect zero, hence the need to shoot with a dry barrel.
    As there is no contact between the bullet and inside of the moderator any effects will be caused by the explosive gases after the bullet has left the barrel, so I can't see any problems there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EMcC
    The airing cupboard is an excellent place to keep it, no problems with that.
    In most houses it's normally only the wife that knows where the airing cupboard is
    What's an airing cupboard?

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