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Posted: 8/31/2011 10:02:17 AM EST
Still pretty new to the gun world but i am now taking steps into the hobby becoming a bigger and bigger part of my life.

im starting to upgrade my gun and learning the ins and outs....got my Sadlak spring rod and magazine latch recently and am about to install and it brought up the question what grease do you use?

just like a wheel bearing grease, plastilube, lubriplate? or what?
Link Posted: 8/31/2011 10:17:07 AM EST
I assume you're talking about the M1A/M14 rifle? Different has written a fantastic guide, in Excel format, to the various greases and lubes that work best. PM me and I'll email it to ya.
Link Posted: 8/31/2011 12:09:54 PM EST
XF-7
Link Posted: 8/31/2011 1:19:56 PM EST
marine grade wheel bearing grease - more resistant to water/moisture than regular wheel bearing grease.
Link Posted: 8/31/2011 1:22:23 PM EST

White lithium grease
Link Posted: 8/31/2011 1:50:45 PM EST
thanks guys
Link Posted: 8/31/2011 7:40:17 PM EST
Lubriplate.
Link Posted: 8/31/2011 7:53:42 PM EST
Silver Bullet Gun oil.
For .30 cal use the Heavy Weapons formula.
Best on the Planet.
Link Posted: 9/1/2011 2:06:21 AM EST
Bacon?
Link Posted: 9/1/2011 2:52:40 AM EST
Pennzoil wheel bearing grease in the yellow plastic tub.
Link Posted: 9/1/2011 9:53:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/1/2011 9:54:58 AM EST by benny6]
Lubriplate 130-A. I got a can from brownell's and i wonder if I will ever finish it in my lifetime. You should be good with just about any other gun grease or wheel bearing grease though. I haven't heard of anyone having problems using any of this. I got some Tetra and still need to try it.

Tony.
Link Posted: 9/1/2011 9:04:21 PM EST
Froglube paste with a tiny tiny bit of EWL mixed in.
Link Posted: 9/2/2011 11:41:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/2/2011 11:44:57 AM EST by ar10lr]
Sta-Lube part #SL3333 EG Anti-Seize Engine Assembly Lube, extreme pressure. w/moly-graphite.
Lithium 12 hydroxy stearate based grease which adheres to metal surfaces
Prevents destructive metal to metal contact
Contains moly and graphite

caution it will cause cancer in kalifornia.
Link Posted: 9/2/2011 1:00:12 PM EST
Plastilube
Link Posted: 9/2/2011 1:37:51 PM EST
Originally Posted By Steve_in_PA:
Lubriplate.



+1. The smartest man on this site next to me.

Link Posted: 9/2/2011 1:46:20 PM EST
Duck Butter
Link Posted: 9/2/2011 6:49:48 PM EST
Originally Posted By ar10lr:
Sta-Lube part #SL3333 EG Anti-Seize Engine Assembly Lube, extreme pressure. w/moly-graphite.
Lithium 12 hydroxy stearate based grease which adheres to metal surfaces
Prevents destructive metal to metal contact
Contains moly and graphite

caution it will cause cancer in kalifornia.


AFAIK lubes with graphite as an additive are not recommended for use on weapons.
Link Posted: 9/3/2011 8:11:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By TUBBY:
Originally Posted By Steve_in_PA:
Lubriplate.



+1. The smartest man on this site next to me.



I beg to differ. Remember you can also cook with bacon grease
Link Posted: 9/4/2011 8:45:23 PM EST
Krytox is the best, it's from Dupont.





..... I also use Shooters Choice red if I'm in a pinch.


(if it rotates, use oil... If it slides, use grease)
Link Posted: 9/4/2011 8:51:18 PM EST
Automotive White.
Link Posted: 9/5/2011 1:12:51 AM EST
Originally Posted By rogue007:
Krytox is the best, it's from Dupont.


Krytox GPL 2E5? Or another grade of Krytox grease?

Link Posted: 9/6/2011 4:30:40 AM EST
Pro-Shot Pro Gold
Link Posted: 9/8/2011 4:06:41 PM EST
Originally Posted By YoteSlayer69:
Bacon?


save that for the cornbread,
I use what Benny6 uses.,,, lubriplate
Link Posted: 9/8/2011 6:55:54 PM EST
Weapon shield lithium
Link Posted: 9/9/2011 1:38:18 PM EST
+1
I did the same as Tony and I use it on all my firearms (except the AR's)
Been using it for over 10 years now

Jason

Originally Posted By benny6:
Lubriplate 130-A. I got a can from brownell's and i wonder if I will ever finish it in my lifetime. You should be good with just about any other gun grease or wheel bearing grease though. I haven't heard of anyone having problems using any of this. I got some Tetra and still need to try it.

Tony.


Link Posted: 9/9/2011 1:56:24 PM EST
I did a quick write up on grease for the M1 you may find useful. It talks about the mil-spec called out for the grease, what parameters in a grease are important.

M1 Garand Grease

Eric
Link Posted: 9/9/2011 2:20:35 PM EST
Mobil 1 Synthetic Grease


http://www.mobiloil.com/usa-english/motoroil/other_products/mobil_1_synthetic_grease.aspx
Link Posted: 9/24/2011 6:23:44 AM EST
Some sort of Swedish bearing grease I picked up when I forgot my Lubriplate at my Old Man's place. Been working great for the last couple years.
Link Posted: 9/24/2011 9:03:11 AM EST
I use "choke tube grease" found in a small toothpaste type bottle at most gun stores- cheap works fine and a little dab will do ya- my tube is like 15 years old and not empty yet.
Link Posted: 9/24/2011 12:19:46 PM EST
GREASE RIFLE
MIL-G-46003 (ORD) & AM2
9150-754-0063
BG&O CO KC MO
A 10/63 BATCH 36347
DSA 6-4362
M-8201
1 LB


Notice that this particular can of Rifle Grease was made a month before President Kennedy was assassinated.
Link Posted: 9/24/2011 1:04:58 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/24/2011 1:06:24 PM EST by MadBodhi]

LOVE Break Free LP.I use it exclusively after trying alot of other gun oils.For grease I use either this tub of G.I. grease or Mobil 1 synthetic grease.Have not found any other grease in my experience to equal them.
Link Posted: 9/24/2011 1:32:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By MadBodhi:
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w204/madbodhi/Firepower/PICT0001-1.jpg
LOVE Break Free LP.I use it exclusively after trying alot of other gun oils.For grease I use either this tub of G.I. grease or Mobil 1 synthetic grease.Have not found any other grease in my experience to equal them.


It looks like your can was made athe next month after mine.
Link Posted: 9/25/2011 4:52:27 AM EST
Using anything but GI rifle grease or Lubriplate 130-A should be a felony charge
Link Posted: 9/26/2011 6:45:03 PM EST
Lubriplate here.
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 6:55:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By pjomalley:
Mobil 1 Synthetic Grease
+1

Link Posted: 9/27/2011 11:26:51 AM EST
tetra
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 2:26:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2011 2:26:34 PM EST by tankdriver]
Originally Posted By Cozmacozmy:
Lubriplate here.


Me too also......
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 10:16:53 AM EST
I use the original, Lubriplate.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 2:16:03 PM EST
TW-25.
Link Posted: 10/1/2011 6:47:41 PM EST
I use whatever's handy. If it runs off the rifle when it's hot out, then you've made a bad choice. Apply grease, then wipe off almost all of it.
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