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CharlieDelta127
10-06-2012, 19:38
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
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
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
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
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
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.

CharlieDelta127
10-07-2012, 14:02
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.

Suggestions on a thinner grease?

deputy tom
10-07-2012, 18:22
Suggestions on a thinner grease?

Weaponshield grease is light weight and works well in the cold.tom.:cool:

plouffedaddy
10-07-2012, 18:42
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..

This is exactly how I do it... No issues yet and it does seem to wear less than just using CLP on the outside of the BCG. It feels a little smoother when you work the action too.

michael_b
10-07-2012, 19:51
No grease, ewl only. Google keep it running by Pat Rogers. All you need to know

+1 - EWL is awesome.

JimBianchi
10-07-2012, 23:22
I have an extra quart of Penziol Platinum Synthetic oil 5W-10. I though I would give it a try on one of my uppers.

All run like a dream on CLP and REMoil, but it is an easy experiment to run.

Today I had a few (6 out of 100) failures to fire with American Eagle Ammo 55grn, good primer strike too. Did it in all three uppers, never with any other of the 5 ammo types I had today, so it is ammo related.

JW1178
10-07-2012, 23:31
What weight motor oil are you guys using?

I am thinking about switching to motor oil because gun oil seems to evaporate. I'm a M1 fan myself.

Suggestions on a thinner grease?

Well, another idea would be gear oil. Synthetic doesn't have that smell. 75w90 will work fine but there is also the 75w140.

DaleGribble
10-08-2012, 01:39
ATF! Stinks but it's cheap and works well.

For all you FrogLube guys, I've seen a few people claim it's the same as Thompson Center Natural Lube 1000 and a lot more expensive.

faawrenchbndr
10-08-2012, 02:20
I)'be been using oil since 1985,.....never had a lube related issue.
Slip 2000 EWL is my pick these days.

TattooedGlock
10-08-2012, 05:40
Slip 2000

plouffedaddy
10-08-2012, 20:30
What weight motor oil are you guys using?

I am thinking about switching to motor oil because gun oil seems to evaporate. I'm a M1 fan myself.



Well, another idea would be gear oil. Synthetic doesn't have that smell. 75w90 will work fine but there is also the 75w140.

When I use oil it's 0w20

glockdoc21
10-09-2012, 11:21
I use the same 0-20 mobil one that that I use in my truck...when I feel that it's not high speed enough sometimes, I pour it in a black bottle that has SEAL slick penciled in on the side and I light a $10 on fire...I feel better about myself then.

Darkangel1846
10-13-2012, 13:00
Plain old gun greese works well....but you should clean your weapon after each use, in SHTF switch to a light gun oil and don't over lub your rifle.

Warp
10-13-2012, 13:13
Plain old gun greese works well....but you should clean your weapon after each use, in SHTF switch to a light gun oil and don't over lub your rifle.

For an AR I think it's better to err on the side of more. Not less.

I'm liking FrogLube.