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Old 03-12-2011, 01:05 AM   #11
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Grease is great for Garands, M14s, M1 Carbines, and 1911s, but not for ARs.
Same answer as above? It collects too much residue/particles/sand??
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I tried grease a few times and it worked fine, just a little tougher to clean up. My favorite lube at this time is CLP. My ARs and 1911s love it, all my firearms for that matter, and clean up is a breeze. Others swear by Mobile One.
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Slip 2000 is the shizzle. And their carbon removed works like the Hand of God.

I've also been using Fluid Film on my ARs the last couple of times out and it passes with flying colors.

And I've used Mobil 1 full synthetic for years with 100% satisfaction.

Grease is great for Garands, M14s, M1 Carbines, and 1911s, but not for ARs.
Which parts get Fluid Film versus Mobil 1? I have seen comments here that an AR likes to run "wet." Can that be done with Fluid Film or do you use the Mobil1 on the bolt?
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Mobile 1 on the bolt and in the action, yes.
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10w30 Mobile for me.
Pretty much the same here, 5W30 Mobil 1. Lots on the bolt and where the carrier contacts the receiver. This spring I think I'll try a heavier viscosity to see if it stays in place better. Never thought about using grease, doubt that I'll try it.
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Im going to have to try some full synthetic. Can I use any brand or does it have to be Mobile1?
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Which parts get Fluid Film versus Mobil 1? I have seen comments here that an AR likes to run "wet." Can that be done with Fluid Film or do you use the Mobil1 on the bolt?
I switch them up to see how I like each one. After a while the feel of an action slowing down is very noticeable. I've used Mobil 1 and Slip 2000 long enough to know how they perform. The FF has been used on two dez trips (1,000+rds and 300+rds) with no problems.

ARs will run dirty with no problem, but they won't run dry for very long. Run 'em wet.
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Same answer as above? It collects too much residue/particles/sand??
The looser tolerances are the reason. ARs are pretty tight, and I've had mine slow down to the point of almost freezing up in cold weather. No such issues with the others.
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I tried grease a few times and it worked fine, just a little tougher to clean up. My favorite lube at this time is CLP. My ARs and 1911s love it, all my firearms for that matter, and clean up is a breeze. Others swear by Mobile One.
Try grease on an AR when the temps drop into the 30's and below. They start slowing down way down, and failing to go into battery.
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Im going to have to try some full synthetic. Can I use any brand or does it have to be Mobile1?
Any brand is fine. Doesn't Walmart sell a Mobile 1 clone? Can't remember now.
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