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Just greased my bolts.........wow are they slick

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by madecov, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. madecov

    madecov book em' Danno

    I'm one of those guys that tries all the newest Uber cool lubricants and cleaners.

    In a thread over on arfcom folks discussed using grease on the bolt as a lube. I stopped into a local pep boys and picked up a can of Mobile 1 synthetic wheel bearing grease. I pulled my bolts and lubed them using just a tiny amount that was stuck to the top of the can. I cycled the bolts and I can say it is super slick when hand cycling.

    I've been using grease on my pistol slides for years with no ill effect so this stuff should work well for that also.

    A small can was under $9.00 and will last a lifetime or two or three.
     
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Interesting,.......courious to see how many rounds this will last before is chokes.
     


  3. RWBlue

    RWBlue Mr. CISSP, CISA CLM

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    You just greased your what?
    Oh, you bolt, never mide
     
  4. madecov

    madecov book em' Danno


    Why? I've heard of lots of folks using a synthetic grease on the bolt.

    In any event once I get out and fire it I'll let folks know if it works or not.
     
  5. Ljunatic

    Ljunatic On The Fringe

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    I could see using a little grease on the rails where the bolt rides in the upper, but the bolt lugs and rings ...I stick with Slip EWL. I have some machine gunners lube, but I haven't cracked that open yet
     
  6. ArmoryDoc

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    I am using Mobile 1 5w-20 synthetic oil in lieu of grease. Seems to be the perfect consistency and doesn't migrate or run.
     
  7. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Still a large amount of carbon getting in there. Grease plus
    carbon equals peanut butter after a buch of shooting.

    I like my Militech 1, I will try Slip EWL when the Militech 1 is gone.
    Will swing over to ARFcom tomorrow and check it out. Been shooting
    the platform 25 years and have never used grease. :dunno:
     
  8. DougW

    DougW Native Texan

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    I use grease on my M1 Garand and M1 carbine. CLP on all the AR's, gun oil on the Enfields. I go with what is recomended by the users (which is usually the Army, US or otherwise).
     
  9. 1811guy

    1811guy Formerly1811guy2

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    I use militec 1 grease on my bolts. I only apply very lightly alongthe races of the bolt (the elevated rails
    that actually contact the inside of the upper receiver). I have shot thousands of rounds through it with no "peanut butter" accumulating. The nice thing about grease is it stays put. A lithium grease like militec 1 will also stay put even when the gun gets hot.
     
  10. jobob

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    I've been using a grease off and on for over 20 years, and I keep going back to it. Rig +P Stainless Steel Lube. Works great, doesn't burn off or evaporate or migrate. Stays where it's put and makes the action nice and smooth. Use it on bolt, carrier and cam pin. I also use CLP and Slip 2000 EWL, and keep going back to the Rig grease. It probably isn't the best for extreme cold, though.
     
  11. Kentak

    Kentak

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    Yes, but it's a very slippery peanut butter. :supergrin:
     
  12. Hedo1

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    Grease is recommended for the M1 and M1a if I recall. I've used Tetra grease on my AR's before with no ill effects. I usually clean them at about 500 rds. and haven't seen any problems so far.
     
  13. socmguy

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    Ummmm, do the M1 series guns operate the same way as the AR platform?
     
  14. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    Same here, except I used TW25b with is a light grease.
     
  15. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    :rofl: May have to look into this. :dunno:
     
  16. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    It works, I've used grease, especially if I'm going to be out during the extreme cold like winter ops in AK.


    But I prefer Miltech
     
  17. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I LOVE Militech! What grease have you tried? TW25B?
     
  18. Hedo1

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    No they don't. Completely different. I was responding to Doug's comment about using grease on the M1.
     
  19. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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