Slick bolt lube

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  1. Dusty Stevens

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    Your bore guide doesnt do any good when you slick up your bolt with ballistol and shoot it
     
  2. Mark W

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    Maybe I’m a little conservative, but I’m not using enough of any bolt lube for it to drip into my triggers. No matter the product I rub it on with a fingertip and wipe off the excess with a cotton cloth leaving behind only a very thin film.
     
  3. Dusty Stevens

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    I was actually using a patch to put it on there so probably less than with a finger. It migrates everywhere
     
  4. Mark W

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    Wow, I never had that problem! After I wipe off ballistol it leaves behind a super then but slick film. It actually kinda reminds be of hobo oil.
     
  5. Dusty Stevens

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    I think its due to putting it on there between every group when cleaning the rifle. Close fitting bolts probably rub it off on the edge of the trigger not helping
     
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  6. Mark W

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    You’re probably right. I usually do bolt lube at home when doing a thorough cleaning. I’m also dealing with the more sloppy fit of factory actions.
     
  7. fyrewall

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    MSDS for Ballistol

    www.ballistol.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/MSDS_TECH_BIO.pdf

    Of interest, Ballistol is not a water blocker, is a lubricant, basic (ph 8.5-9.5), dissolves traces of lead, coppler, zinc, contains medical grade petroleum (white), and the MSDS mentioned something about rotten apples under a tree. It apparently smells sort of like licorice. It apparently reacts with insulating materials. Good bore cleaner, low surface tension - ("it migrates everywhere"), able to creep into tiny cracks & whatever, protects against acidic corrosion.

    For my rifle bolts, I will continue slicking them up after every cleaning session with Turtle Wax polished with a paper towel.
     
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  8. antelopedundee

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    Don't use anything near the trigger area that runs. I'd try resizing wax or get some of that more solid form called IIRC parawax.
     
  9. Dusty Stevens

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    I just report what comes in for me to fix
     
  10. Nature Boy

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    Yeah, licorice,....inside a baboon’s ass.....but it’s good stuff
     

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