Bolt lube?

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  1. TrxR

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    What part of the bolt body do you all lube? also what do you use?

    I ve been told to lightly grease the back side of the recoil lugs with Lucas red n tacky but what else should i lube?

    Any recommendations for lube that is easy to find as say a auto part store would be even better.
     
  2. Drolds72

    Drolds72 Gold $$ Contributor

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    I use grease on back of the lugs, and bolt-rite oil on the body of the bolt. Bolt circumference right behind the lugs and just in front of the bolt handle. Runs noticeably smoother with the oil on..
     
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  3. Raythemanroe

    Raythemanroe Bullet Whisperer Silver $$ Contributor

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    Extraction cam (back of receiver), lugs, cocking cam and dab some olive oil on the bolt body (no sh!t)..


    Ray
     
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  4. Dusty Stevens

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    Grease on the extraction cam surface and behind the lugs. Hobo oil on the body. Even the gravel blasted remingtons run smooth as silk.
     
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  5. TrxR

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    I would like to try hobo oil but not cost effective in canada due to shipping

    Would synthetic motor oil be a bad idea?
     
  6. 6MMsteve

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    extract cam, back of lugs, or I take a bent plastic tool and dab it on the abuts and let the lug smear it across...but I keep my rec lug area clean and greased.... if that makes sense..
     
  7. T-shooter

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    Use it everywhere metal contacts metal.
     
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  8. Ken

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    I use dry case lube on the whole bolt. Makes it smooth. I also use good gun grease on metal to metal points.
     
  9. damoncali

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    +1 on the grease on lugs/cams and oil on the bolt body. I use moly grease and motor oil, but I haven’t tried much else. It seems to do the job.
     
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  10. Jackal2016

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    Yeah it's a PITA to get many things up to Canukistan from the US due to various reasons, ...ITAR, $ Rate Exchange, Duties, etc.
    I feel your pain there.
    I have used a smear of Rem Oil on my bolts, mostly just for a light rust protection really, and a wee dab of grease behind the bolt lugs and bolt extraction cams.
     
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    I always found this video useful. Don't forget to pull the trigger when you close the bolt to avoid wiping the grease off the lugs.

     
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  13. 1shot

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    This is what I use also.

    Lloyd
     
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    Uthink Uknow Gold $$ Contributor

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    Some guys just love to bring up old threads Dusty.
     
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  15. PRR1957

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    I have used Shooter Choice gun grease for years on my bolt lugs. It’s a red high pressure engine assembly grease. As the old Brilcream add said, ”A dab will do yah”.

    On the the subject of oiling triggers. Remington factory 700/Model 7 triggers have a small hole on the side of the trigger housing that in guns owner manual shows that is where it supposed to be oiled, and of course Remington says to use Remoil.
     
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    hobo oil on the bolt body( im totally unbiased here;)) and rig +p stainless grease on the lugs and extraction cam. thats just me personally though:cool:
     
  17. Dusty Stevens

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    Where you get that hobo oil in a bigger bottle?
     
  18. daleboy

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    I like a very light film of "Dan Oil"...50/50 Royal Purple synthetic oil and Marvel Mystery oil . Very slick stuff . Hi pressure grease on the lugs.
     
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    Shooters Choice grease works well on lugs , extraction cam, cocking cam, on observed body contact points. Other good greases are Superlube w/ PTFE, the Lucas sticky. Oils like Mobil 1 are amazing and for those with green outlooks, castor oil is an exceptional lubricant, smell not withstanding.
    Super lube can be found at Amazon or NAPA stores, Lucas and Mobil 1 at Wally's, Shooters choice at most LGS's, castor oil, well we know. Incidentally castor oil was once the major lubricant in 2 stroke motorcycles, especially racing versions, interesting nostalgic aromas from racetracks.
     
  20. Iowa Fox

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    Bigger bottle?? I'll be lucky to use 1/4 of the bottle at my age. I think I'm gonna try some cherry -balmz on the bolt lugs, got their free sample for AR's and really like it.
     

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