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Posted: 12/21/2005 4:15:37 AM EDT
When in the Marines many years ago we weren't allowed to grease the bolt roller and guide slot. I have read here on this forum that it is a necessary point of lubrication. Would someone mind suggesting a good light grease lubricant. I was thinking of a light silicone based grease, but I will use what you experienced guy recommend. Thanks for the help, I want to take good care of my baby.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:30:49 AM EDT
MD Labs XF7 LINK
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:49:50 AM EDT
Man when I saw the title of your post.....uh, nevermind.

I may be behind the times but I use the regular old GI grease in the little jars. I have never had any problems. That is some serious grease.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 6:27:40 AM EDT
You know when I was writing that title I said to myself "Self, you know you are really setting yourself up here!" h.gif
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:41:03 AM EDT
Tetra grease, the GI plastic pots, wheel bearing grease, the high speed stuff mentioned already, they'll all work. The M14 earned its stripes with, as you experienced, nothing but oil and maybe the GI stuff. Not too hard to do better than that.

Personally, I use the Tetra since it's easy to find and being white, easy to see where it's at on the rifle.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 7:49:57 AM EDT
I'm not even close to a desert so I guess the little GI pots will work for me.
All I need now is that pretty CMP stick in the mail
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 3:22:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By H2O_MAN:
MD Labs XF7 LINK



+ 1
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 3:55:23 AM EDT
Almost any quality grease will work, don't spend the big bucks. If maintained properly, you will be cleaning off the old, reapplying new after every session.

Chief
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 1:43:12 PM EDT
KG Products KG4.

I recommend ALL of their cleaning products also.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:50:02 PM EDT
I bought some XF7. Seems to be a good lubricant.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 7:00:56 PM EDT
I use Lubriplate for my Garand, but you can find the old little GI pots at most every gunshow.
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 1:46:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ChiefEngineer:
Almost any quality grease will work, don't spend the big bucks. If maintained properly, you will be cleaning off the old, reapplying new after every session.

Chief



+1 on what Chief said
Link Posted: 1/10/2006 11:07:32 AM EDT
Do you recall the USMC rationale for not greasing the bolt roller and guide slot ?
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