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Phil3
08-28-2009, 11:36 AM
Opinions on this regarding AR bolt lug lubricant? Found on www.6mmar.com.
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For the bolt lugs in particular you need a very high viscosity sticky lubricant because the lugs are a "severe duty" application in that they open fast under pressure and get very hard use otherwise. Most greases are no good because they don't stay around. The best lubricant I have found is Phil Wood Tenacious Oil (it's like a sticky 90 wt. gear oil) and you can buy it for $8 or so at your local bicycle shop or on the internet in its own applicator bottle. I have built up a lot of AR's over the years and seen others come back for re-barreling or other work. Some have an enormous amount of bolt wear (and a corresponding dramatic increase in head space) because inadequate lubricant was used. The owners thought they were using a good product, but it was not. A lot of the favorites are no good either (and I am not going to name names).
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This stuff is about $10 for 4oz.

- Phil

erik18
08-28-2009, 11:57 AM
Slip 2000 EWL is amazing

tomd1584
08-28-2009, 11:59 AM
Slip 2000 EWL is amazing

+100

slippery as butter, without the runs

MallNinja
08-28-2009, 12:00 PM
So he has an opinion on lube? Who would've ever thought? :D

X-NewYawker
08-28-2009, 12:09 PM
Weapon Shield
Developed as an improvement on FP-10 by the same guy. Wipe on bolt and then towel off excess. Bonds microscopic layer on bolt and inside upper. Brilliant. Cuts fouling. Get some weaponshield.

Army
08-28-2009, 12:31 PM
Lube the lugs? No need, no reason.

Light lube the contact rails, two drops into the carrier key, one drop on the shaft of the bolt cam pin body....and that's it.

Over 20 years of running and repairing M16's, and have NEVER run across lugs or barrel extensions worn due to lack of lube.

Your AR will never have the violence of full-auto fire, so will not have the same wear patterns or problems. Leave the home-made lubes and 90w gear oil where they belong...at home and in the car.

oddball
08-28-2009, 2:33 PM
Another enthusiastic vote for Slip 2000 EWL. I use it for everything firearms related. Excellent stuff.

Phil3
08-28-2009, 10:06 PM
I bought the Slip 2000 EWL and the Phil Wood oil. Surprised to see the Slip 2000 thicker than the Phil Wood oil. - Phil

HK Dave
08-28-2009, 11:44 PM
I still use REMoil. Never had a problem.

landser1102
08-28-2009, 11:48 PM
How about Militec? Anybody also use them?

Spearo
08-29-2009, 12:02 AM
Lube the lugs? No need, no reason.

Light lube the contact rails, two drops into the carrier key, one drop on the shaft of the bolt cam pin body....and that's it.

Over 20 years of running and repairing M16's, and have NEVER run across lugs or barrel extensions worn due to lack of lube.

Your AR will never have the violence of full-auto fire, so will not have the same wear patterns or problems. Leave the home-made lubes and 90w gear oil where they belong...at home and in the car.

Guess your advice and experience has fallen upon deaf ears.;)

socomIInato
08-29-2009, 12:11 AM
Guess your advice and experience has fallen upon deaf ears.;)

I wouldn`t say that!;)

CalJeep
08-29-2009, 8:11 AM
How about Militec? Anybody also use them?

Yes! I was given a bottle from the guys at Tactical Defense Survival in Loomis (they kick ***) and I haven't looked back. Before Miltec, I use to coat all of my moving parts with wheel bearing grease. That worked good too.

Colt
08-29-2009, 5:09 PM
How about Militec? Anybody also use them?

Awesome stuff. I use it on all firearms. My boy used it in the Sandox - he raves about it.