AR-15 Lube Question

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by dnthmn2004, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    I see a lot of suggestions for different types of lube. The one that intrigues me the most and I will probably go with unless someone can tell me why not, is wheel bearing grease. Comes in a giant tub for $5 and looks like I will never run out.

    Any arguments for or against this?
     
  2. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    I know a couple of LEO that run it in there rifles and swear by it.. i on the other hand would not, and have read also to never use any grease in an ar rifle..( The AR maint and mod book by Patric Sweeney) The grease is a good lube but it also suspends dirt and grime in it.. I use a teflon lube from ford which is a very light grease with excellent lube properties seems to withstand heat very well. I also put a little gun oil on top of it when assembling.
    I see some on here also use Mobile one and I might try that next to see how it holds up.
    I have also noticed in the last few guns I got there was a flyer for a new teflon gun lube which seems to be the same as the Ford ptfe lube..
     

  3. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    Seeing how I'm not French, I don't plan on dropping my rifle in dirt. :cool:
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    That's funny right there... LOL

    Dan, I am planning on doing a test of lubes against saltwater like I did with the knives where Fluid Film shocked the world.

    The knives have officially been under for 60 days plus, which I think is plenty of time for that test.

    I'll start this weekend if I can pull off a day to myself.

    Swing by this thread and add your input please.

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f45/need-test-input-mobile-one-vs-fluid-film-37931/

    JD
     
  5. ktmboyz

    ktmboyz New Member

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    Ya I would hope no one would toss it in the dirt but s**t happens.. I do alot of shooting in sand pits ect so there is always dirt around..
     
  6. mjkeat

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  7. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Just found out about them myself, so they will definitely be in the test.

    JD
     
  8. Gatekeeper

    Gatekeeper New Member

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    Then don't shoot it either:p
    The AR's direct impingement system blows hot gases and fouling down through the bolt carrier and into the receiver when firing. Some lubes will burn off or catch and hold that fouling on the moving parts and bearing surfaces.

    Another Mob1 fan here.
     
  9. M14sRock

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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.
     
  10. dnthmn2004

    dnthmn2004 New Member

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    Same answer as above? It collects too much residue/particles/sand??
     
  11. MrMilspecer

    MrMilspecer New Member

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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.
     
  12. Jpyle

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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?
     
  13. Colossal Urprising

    Colossal Urprising New Member

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    Mobile 1 on the bolt and in the action, yes.
     
  14. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    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.
     
  15. mjkeat

    mjkeat New Member

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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?
     
  16. M14sRock

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    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.
     
  17. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    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.
     
  18. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    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.
     
  19. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Any brand is fine. Doesn't Walmart sell a Mobile 1 clone? Can't remember now.