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CharlieDelta127 10-06-2012 19:38

Lubrication
 
Thinking about switching over to some high temp lithium wheel bearing grease for my AR. I've been using oil for quite sometime, but I defiantly like what I've read about using grease.

Wondering if anyone has experience with a grease rather than an oil. And if so, what is a good recommendation? I'm sure quite a few of you have switched over to grease over oil.

Thanks

maximus1079 10-06-2012 19:43

Quote:

Originally Posted by CharlieDelta127 (Post 19492351)
Thinking about switching over to some high temp lithium wheel bearing grease for my AR. I've been using oil for quite sometime, but I defiantly like what I've read about using grease.

Wondering if anyone has experience with a grease rather than an oil. And if so, what is a good recommendation? I'm sure quite a few of you have switched over to grease over oil.

Thanks

I have a stripper friend that's an expert with grease, I'll ask her ;)

mjkeat 10-06-2012 19:51

I have been using a high temp. multi purpose automotive grease until today. It was in the 40's, windy, and raining today during an 8hr. carbine class. The grease stayed thick and ever started to harden and cause issues. During warm weather it is awesome. Cold weather, not so much.

Smoker 10-06-2012 20:20

Kind of like Valley falls???

bmoore 10-06-2012 20:27

Wheel bearing grease on the BCG rails is awesome. I like oil in the BCG/on the bolt but grease on the rails is works well for high wear areas.. In CA I rarely have to worry about temps that effect it much. If I am taking my AR out with me when I coyote call for a friend in the mountains where it drops in the 30's I will just run oil on the rails.

SCSU74 10-06-2012 20:32

No grease, ewl only. Google keep it running by Pat Rogers. All you need to know


Sent from my iPhone... which probably auto-corrected something wrong

K. Foster 10-06-2012 20:52

I use lithium wheel bearing grease in all but the coldest weather. Never had a problem.

frankmako 10-06-2012 20:57

i use grease on the bcg and i have not had any problems.

cooden 10-06-2012 21:11

Froglube, enough said!

ArmoryDoc 10-06-2012 21:38

Grease is too thick in cold weather. In addition, add gunk and carbon and it gets thicker. Oil is the best.

Made in Austria 10-06-2012 22:00

I like to use a combination of TW25b grease and CLP. The TW25b's viscosity stays stable. Temperatures don't matter anymore if you use TW25b. Awesome stuff.

sps 10-06-2012 22:33

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Originally Posted by Made in Austria (Post 19492720)
I like to use a combination of TW25b grease and CLP. The TW25b's viscosity stays stable. Temperatures don't matter anymore if you use TW25b. Awesome stuff.

Hey Austria,I have to agree with you. Right now I'm using
Magnalube-G grease and CLP. There are so many excellent
brands of grease and oils now it's overwhelming. I lean toward
the synthetics some times. Personally I like running my weapons
"juicy". Like my brother would always say "I've never seen anything wear out or break from over lubrication"!!!!

WinterWizard 10-06-2012 23:51

Use a thinner grease, one that doesn't thicken up so bad in the cold or after it has collected a lot of powder residue. I'm not a big fan of oil only. It's gone too quickly. Who wants to re-oil their rifle every 2 days? Not I. Grease stays. Oil doesn't.

jeepinbandit 10-07-2012 08:43

I've used motor oil, clp, gear oil, bearing grease, waterproof grease, hell even chapstick. The main thing is to have lube.

Grease works good as long as stated above you don't live in a Cold climate.

edit-Respell Gold to Cold

WayaX 10-07-2012 09:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by mjkeat (Post 19492386)
I have been using a high temp. multi purpose automotive grease until today. It was in the 40's, windy, and raining today during an 8hr. carbine class. The grease stayed thick and ever started to harden and cause issues. During warm weather it is awesome. Cold weather, not so much.

What kind of grease? I've gone shooting below freezing with lithium-moly grease. When I do it, though, I use a very light (barely visible) coat of grease with ample oil.

Glockdude1 10-07-2012 09:18

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Originally Posted by jeepinbandit (Post 19493464)
I've used motor oil, clp, gear oil, bearing grease, waterproof grease, hell even chapstick. The main thing is to have lube.

Grease works good as long as stated above you don't live in a gold climate.

Learn something new every day..... :cool:

WoodenPlank 10-07-2012 10:01

Quote:

Originally Posted by SCSU74 (Post 19492481)
No grease, ewl only. Google keep it running by Pat Rogers. All you need to know


Sent from my iPhone... which probably auto-corrected something wrong


Bingo.

Big Bird 10-07-2012 11:01

I've tried frog Lube, CLP, Slip 2000 and Super Lube Synthetic Grease, Tretra Gun etc.

In the end I just use Mobile 1. Its designed to provide lubrication in high temp applications with tight tolerance metal parts and help clean carbon deposits. Darn...why didn't I start with that... Works fine. $8 a quart.

The only grease I use on an AR is the Lubriplate lithium grease I use on the barrel nut when I'm building a gun or changing a barrel.

Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

Cole125 10-07-2012 11:45

I just stick with CLP. Cover the BCG in it, blast off 400 rounds at the range, clean the gun, repeat. Works for me.

jeepinbandit 10-07-2012 11:55

Excessive but it works.


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