Oil or Grease??

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Trez, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Ive noticed that many of my old mil-surps require grease in addition to oil..
    So how do I know to use oil or grease and where? Are there certain surfaces or mechanisms that need the grease? :confused:
     
  2. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Rifles-Grease on bolt lugs. Oil elsewhere.

    Pistols- grease slide rails, oil elsewhere
     

  3. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    I forget where I heard it, but the rule I use is:
    If it slides, grease it. If it rotates, oil it.
    Opinions vary of course.
     
  4. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Above is good advice. There are also operator's manual for a LOT of the MilSurps- like the Garand, which SHOULD get grease at one point.
     
  5. EagleSix

    EagleSix New Member

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    ....ditto

    ....also, if oil doesn't hold until the next cleaning, try some grease!

    ....if grease clogs before the next cleaning, try some oil!

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  6. ttdub

    ttdub New Member

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    Thats a really good rule of thumb.
     
  7. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    Very good advice. Thumbs up.
     
  8. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    NO Grease on the AR Rifle!

    Most major manufacturer do not recommend the use of grease on the AR Rifle.
    A good quality lubricant that will not run off due to heat is recommended.

    *As a note Rem Oil is too light and will run off with heat when used with the AR Rifle.

    It is great for other applications however. Revolvers, other weapons, fishing reels and etc.
    The M-14s, Ruger Minis and other rifles with a Bolt Roller Cam type system should have grease used on the Roller.

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  9. Dantheman0616

    Dantheman0616 New Member

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    I have a dti ar 15 and it was greased up when I got it. It jammed on me 3 or 4 times. I took it home. Completley gutted it and cleaned it. The I bought some Remingtion oil and and fine and shot 100 rounds
     
  10. billt

    billt New Member

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXIsKEHo-4g]AR 15 Lubrication - YouTube[/ame]
     
  11. billt

    billt New Member

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    The Ruger Mini 14 does not have a roller cam. It is a source for potential breakage so Ruger eliminated it from the design.