Quick Tip: How to Clean and Maintain AEG Barrels

Proper cleaning and maintenance of your airsoft gun's inner barrel is one of the most important factors in keeping the gun in tip-top fighting shape. But it is also overlooked quite often. This tutorial will walk you through standard AEG barrel maintain to perform so your gun will always hit its mark.

Airsoft guns utilize smooth bore inner barrels which sit inside the outer barrel and can accumulate dust, dirt, sand and grime quite quickly through normal use and play. Dirty barrels are the most common causes of FPS drop and poor accuracy. They can also cause long-term damage to the internal parts. Obviously, the projectiles we fire are spheres, and the inner barrels have no rifling or other stabilization features of their real-steel counterparts. This means that keeping your barrel clean and free of debris is an absolute must! Keeping the barrel clean will polish the bore and reduce friction, giving you better power and accuracy.

Check out this quick tutorial from GI Tactical VA's Zach for more information on how to keep those barrels squeaky clean and shooting straight. Zach goes over every step of the process, including preparing the gun for cleaning, what supplies youíll need, how to use the cleaning rod and more! Things to remember include:

  • Make sure the battery is disconnected and the hop-up is turned off before you start.
  • Donít use solvents or petroleum-based cleaners, as they can muck up the gun.
  • You can use the same process to clean the hop-up barrel.

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