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Old 10-06-2012, 19:38   #1
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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.

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Old 10-06-2012, 19:43   #2
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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.

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Old 10-06-2012, 19:51   #3
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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.
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Old 10-06-2012, 20:20   #4
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Kind of like Valley falls???
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Old 10-06-2012, 20:27   #5
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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.
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Old 10-06-2012, 20:32   #6
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No grease, ewl only. Google keep it running by Pat Rogers. All you need to know


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Old 10-06-2012, 20:52   #7
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I use lithium wheel bearing grease in all but the coldest weather. Never had a problem.
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Old 10-06-2012, 20:57   #8
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i use grease on the bcg and i have not had any problems.
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Old 10-06-2012, 21:11   #9
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Froglube, enough said!
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Old 10-06-2012, 21:38   #10
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Grease is too thick in cold weather. In addition, add gunk and carbon and it gets thicker. Oil is the best.
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Old 10-06-2012, 22:00   #11
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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.

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Old 10-06-2012, 22:33   #12
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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"!!!!
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Old 10-06-2012, 23:51   #13
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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.

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Old 10-07-2012, 08:43   #14
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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
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:11   #15
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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.
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Old 10-07-2012, 09:18   #16
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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.
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:01   #17
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No grease, ewl only. Google keep it running by Pat Rogers. All you need to know


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Old 10-07-2012, 11:01   #18
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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.

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Old 10-07-2012, 11:45   #19
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I just stick with CLP. Cover the BCG in it, blast off 400 rounds at the range, clean the gun, repeat. Works for me.
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Excessive but it works.
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