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Automotive Grease for Shotguns

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dannyw68, Nov 19, 2009.

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  1. dannyw68

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    Has anyone used automotive grease for shotguns? I see all these gun specific greases that are very expensive for the quantity you get. Granted, a little goes a long way in a shotgun. However, I can get a tube of Mobil 1 automotive grease for free as my dad is an auto mechanic. Does anyone have experience with this?
     
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    works great on mine.



    tony
     
  3. DTrykow

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    I've been using a Ford synthetic wheel bearing grease that's been great. Dave T.
     
  4. DENNISMASTROLIA1

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    YES-Marine lube works well also.
     
  5. over the hill

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    Lucas red & tacky also works well.

    You only need a little.

    Im a grease believer, especially if you shoot a BT 99.

    Have seen several with galling between the forarm and receiver, a few were pretty new.


    Regards....Gerald
     
  6. Tripod

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    As long as you get the kind that doesn't "stink".
     
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    You guys ever buy any of the Gator Tears and Swamp Slime that is advertised on this site all the time?

    If you open those containers up I swear I'm smelling nothing more than 90 weight oil and wheel bearing grease...
     
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    No reason it wouldn't work. What you get with the 'special gun grease' is really just a convienient little applicator and your are right about paying too much for that.

    Get a big syringe fill it with your grease and your good to go. I use a syringe that came with a turkey marinade injector kit.
     
  9. Unknown1

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    As long as it's light enough and you keep it clean just about any grease will work on a shotgun because they aren't demanding of their lubes.

    I say almost because someone gave me a bottle of Gator Tears last year and I tried it on my hinge knuckle and pin; the stuff was so thick the gun I could hold the barrel level with the ground, push the lever and the barrel stayed put, and this is a gun that opens easily with regular grease.

    I've never found anything better than CMD Gun Lube for staying put through long sessions. It comes in a tube and I don't have to figure out how to carry a caulking tube of the stuff around with me.

    MK
     
  10. Baron23

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    Yes, yes, yes....any good synthetic bearing grease will work as well as any grease sold as a shotgun specialty item.
     
  11. Spanky

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    The best part about it, is that it's free. Old motto "if it's free, it's for me".
     
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    Less than 2 bucks a tube for a lifetime supply!!!........Uncle Sam, Pa.
     
  13. dannyw68

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    Wow... I was expecting a barrage of people telling me no. Thanks for the info.
     
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    Just so you won't be disappointed----NO! NO! NO! heh heh!
     
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    Mix it about 75% grease and 25% STP for a lube that will stay put.
     
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    Some of the marine greases are really good. NOT the wheel bearing grease with long fibers, but the equivalent of the automotive Moly EP. OMC used to make a great one. I still have the tube and it's 80% full, but all of the writing on the tube is long gone. A little goes a long way.

    The Ford/Motorcraft synthetic wheel bearing grease also works well.

    If you buy something and it doesn't work out on your gun, use it on your car or door hinges and get something else to try. Most synthetics will work well, as will some of the old standard automotive greases. I try to stay away from the super thick stuff.
     
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    I say yes it will work but just remember, its not free. Your dad paid for it!

    Steve
     
  18. Trap4

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    A friend of mine uses Luberplate 105.

    Trap-4
     
  19. SirMissalott

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    I found my miles per gallon went up as well. LOL
     
  20. Bruce Specht

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    Lucas makes a gun/reel lubricant that your auto parts guy may be able to get youfor a great price. I use it and find it works well.
     
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