Slick bolt lube

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  1. Raythemanroe

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    Eazors 146 likes .008 out..

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  2. Bc'z

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    Makes things crisper, not heavy on the palette.
     
  3. doorgunner6

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    GM oil additive used to be Sperm Whale head oil which was replaced in the late 60s with Jova bean oil ...JPK
     
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    Alovera lotion is the latest I heard of.;)
     
  5. Dave Way

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    Melonite your bolt and run it dry. This one has had 750 rounds put through it in the last three months and is slick as can be. I run it dry except for grease on the lugs. This modified BAT B is by far the smoothest action I have ever owned.

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  6. Raythemanroe

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    Yes, grease on lugs and extraction cam. Melonited bolt is the way to go.

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  7. Dave in WI

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    Where does one go for Meloniting?
     
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    50/50 mix mobil 1 and kroil. Lite coat, doesn't seem to attract dust. Best I've tried.
     
  9. Dave Way

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    My action was ordered with the bolt Melonited. I know that BAT Machine and Kelbly’s offer the service on their bolts and actions. I’m sure they could point you in the right direction if they can’t do your particular bolt.

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  10. cw308

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    I'll keep it simple , Ballistol .
     
  11. antelopedundee

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    First cold pressing is the same. It's what you want for cooking and salads.
     
  12. antelopedundee

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    There is NO PROTEIN in olive oil.
     
  13. Raythemanroe

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    Melon fields at night..

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  14. antelopedundee

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    Just don't get caught in John Cougar's Mellen Camp!
     
  15. urbanrifleman

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    Man, I tell you the truth this stuff is amazing for so many things. I use it in my 3d printers even. It is so slick, I only oil like every 3 months or so. Just a few drops and man does it stay. And it has to be super slick and clean. Highly underrated. Works good as case lube too.

    I did some experiments and Remingtons run better with grease on the firing pin cocking nub and ramp in the back. Not oil. Grease. Oil made them run not nearly as smooth.
     
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    I like Turtle Wax, the green stuff that is used on cars and possibly VIP aircraft. I also use it on fishing gear. Turtle Wax makes for a relatively hard slick surface resistant to evaporation, water, and scrubbing effects of grit. Most of my rifles are of the non-rotating extractor type and have an extractor collar. The long extractor also drags on the inside of the receiver. Sometimes, if the extractor collar protrudes above the surface of the bolt body, it too can hang up. Dragging the bolt over a magazine follower also creates friction. I use a high quality water resistant wheel bearing grease on bolt lugs, striker/bolt surface, and bolt handle root. The grease is replaced every cleaning cycle. The sticky stuff in the grease keeps it in place. I think a rifle bolt lubrication would differ from many automotive applications as a rifle bolt is exposed to outside elements (dirt, water, crud) vs. a sealed automotive application. My Jap M38 rifle has a sliding bolt cover which sort of detracts from rapid easy use.

    I have extremely high standards for olive oil and only consume the very best. Lower grades would probably be OK for lubing up pans and frying heavy tasting food. But for salads nothing but the absolute best.

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    High grades of extra virgin olive oil (1st press) are usually substituted for butter in the bread/butter routine in far off lands but the bread gotta be better than the spongy, quishy, tasteless stuff sold in most American super markets. EVOO is the only oil to use in salads - lots of health benefits also. For me its a toss up between DeCecco & Columela.
     
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    I use Ballistol too for my bores. Love it except for one thing. It smells like someone crapped in a dirty sock
     
  18. Dusty Stevens

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    Ballistol will gunk up a trigger almost as bad as eliminator. Both of those are head and shoulders above the rest
     
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  19. antelopedundee

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    What does the ingredient list say?
     
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    Don't use it on your trigger! LOL what happened to your bore guide??
     
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