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Lubrication

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by CharlieDelta127, Oct 6, 2012.

  1. CharlieDelta127

    CharlieDelta127

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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.

    Thanks
     
  2. maximus1079

    maximus1079

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


  3. mjkeat

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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.
     
  4. bmoore

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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.
     
  5. SCSU74

    SCSU74 St. Cloud Proud

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    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
     
  6. K. Foster

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    I use lithium wheel bearing grease in all but the coldest weather. Never had a problem.
     
  7. i use grease on the bcg and i have not had any problems.
     
  8. ArmoryDoc

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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.
     
  9. 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.
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012
  10. sps

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    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"!!!!
     
  11. WinterWizard

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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.
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012
  12. jeepinbandit

    jeepinbandit Sgt. USMC

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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
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012
  13. WayaX

    WayaX Lifetime Member

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    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.
     
  14. Glockdude1

    Glockdude1 Federal Member CLM

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

    WoodenPlank Who?

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    Bingo.
     
  16. Big Bird

    Big Bird NRA Life Member

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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.

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it.
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012
  17. Cole125

    Cole125 Silver Member

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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.