1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

What is the best grease to use to lubricate

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Potter625, May 15, 2011.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Potter625

    Potter625 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2010
    Messages:
    52
    What is the best kind of grease should I use to lube my trap gun.One that will not break down in the heat of the day.
     
  2. RJ

    RJ TS Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2009
    Messages:
    126
    For Greese I use White Lithium in a careful way. Not gobbed on. For oil, I use Rem oil in a sparce way. On areas that slide together. Rich.inAz.orinnameonly!!!
    P.S. I am 65 yrs old now and have been using this from the begining, from the early 70's. I had an 870 Wingmaster when I sold it I just shot the 47th thouthant round through it. The person who purchaswd it from me just went it's 57th thousand round and no work other than cleanup on it. It's deffinately a Remington Wingmaster. rated number 10 on the 50 best made guns in America. This is because of it's durability. I know other fellas who have many more rounds through ther 870's with none to very little parts replacements on them. Ihave another Remington Wingmaster, This one has only 31000 shells through it.
     
  3. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2006
    Messages:
    1,632
    As said, anything more lasting that KY Jelly will probably do and what you are going to get are people's personal preferences rather than some objective "best".

    Consider popping into an auto parts store and getting some synthetic bearing grease. Put some in a small container and it will work just fine and is very cost effective.

    I think the chances are very good that any grease branded for gun use is not made just for that specific purpose.
     
  4. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2005
    Messages:
    5,414
    Location:
    Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
    STOS or Lubriplate White Engine Assembly Lube...
     
  5. skip

    skip Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    302
    Anything Clean
     
  6. g7777777

    g7777777 TS Supporters TS Supporters

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,353
    STP or mobile 1 - much better than grease- wont break down and wont come off-

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  7. ljutic73

    ljutic73 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2005
    Messages:
    5,414
    Location:
    Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
    Chevron Rykotac sticks like death...
     
  8. JerryP

    JerryP Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    1,753
    Unknown1, " DuPont Krytox 205 GPL !! Nothing else even comes close! "

    $65 for 2oz of Krytox is ridiculous. Your are right, I can't think of anything that comes close to that. How is it different from Super Lube, a food grade synthetic with teflon? The description of Krytox reads like Super Lube.
     
  9. daveship

    daveship Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2008
    Messages:
    431
    Location:
    delray beach florida
    i use super lube synthetic grease
     
  10. W.P.T.

    W.P.T. TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    8,371
    STOS Gold or Clenzoil ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  11. likes-to-shoot

    likes-to-shoot Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2006
    Messages:
    6,092
    Location:
    Iowa
    Skip is the only one with the true answer. Any thing clean before each use. Although I still look and see if the grease has a rust inhibitor.
     
  12. Claysmoke27

    Claysmoke27 Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2009
    Messages:
    178
    Location:
    Central Coast of California
    Ive been a Nissan technician for way too long, but we have a special white grease that is made for window regulators; a very hot vertical environment.
    This stuff is sticky, but will not run in any earthly heat.
    Works great.
    Comes in a nice size plastic tube with a tip.
    Your dealer has it, or can get it.
    Let me know if you can't find it.
    CS27
     
  13. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Messages:
    17,209
    Location:
    IL(The gun friendly Southern Part)
    MK--No offense but $44 instead of $65 is still crazy high for 2oz. I have a hard time believing you could prove its advantage over the other lubes listed. I use everything from the Gator Tears, Swamp Slime, Hoppes Gun Grease to plain old motor oil. I can't tell the difference. Clean is the real answer. I change mine after EVERY session of shooting be it 50 shells or 400.

    Now that is my galled gun above but the damage was done before i recieved it. It has not gotten any worse and i have never owned a gun that did that on my watch.

    All this said though its your money and you may do with it as you please. Just say'n...................
     
  14. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    10,528
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    I've tried a lot of them, and Militec-1 grease is far and away the best I've used (as well as far and away the cheapest).

    http://www.militec1.com/

    You can get a grease gun tube of it from Brownells for under 15 bucks. I transfer it in a syringe I got from Woodcraft, and use it as needed. Stays where it should when its hot out.
     
  15. Pull & Mark

    Pull & Mark Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Messages:
    5,419
    I use a nice clean grease out of a syringe that is for choke tubes. Its fairly cheap, but will work in high temps for summer shooting in florida. I wipe if off after each use and put on fresh when I assemble the gun next time I shoot. No reason to spend high dollar on grease you wipe off after each use. If you leave it on then you run the problem with dirt and misc. breaking the grease down anyway. I buy it at the local Bass Pro, Gander, Dicks whatever is close to you. Break-em all. Jeff
     
  16. nutty1

    nutty1 TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    182
    tri-flo, stos, as per giacomo, works for me plus the maestro has blessed us w/ his knowledge fwiw
     
  17. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,209
    Location:
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Any FDA approved nonstaining high temp. synthetic (ie, SuperLube or ViperLube, there are others). I don't use oil for a lube......it ends up soaked in the wood. The synthetic nonstaining is easy on the wood and great on the metal. Cleans off very easily between uses and wont run or gum up under any shooting condition.
     
  18. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Messages:
    17,209
    Location:
    IL(The gun friendly Southern Part)
    MK--That is interesting reading and has some useful info there. Now i didn't say the product wasn't any good. I am quite confident you wouldn't use anything that was harmful to your firearms. For the application we are speaking of i still don't see that advantage unless you are repeating their test. I still say its crazy expensive. Thats my opinion as i have had great luck with cheaper products.

    .................................................................................

    This part from your provided info makes me wonder:

    Caution Caution Caution! These test results don't tell us anything about how well these lubricants will perform in other applications. Don't be tempted to apply our findings to ball bearings or other situations where galling isn't a problem. If you write to us asking how this grease will work in another application, we will tell you we don't know. We only have the results of this test and that doesn't tell us how well it will work in your fishing reel, gun, motorcycle spline or anything else. Just because a product doesn't perform well in our test, does not mean that it is a poor lubricant. We use many of these products ourselves for a variety of applications and they work great. Likewise, just because you have had good results using some of these products in other applications, doesn't mean they are suitable for couplings.
     
  19. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Messages:
    17,209
    Location:
    IL(The gun friendly Southern Part)
    MK--I'm not bad mouthing the product you use at all. I just think there are cheaper alternatives for gun lubrication. Their tests do certainly show a reduced or complete omission of the amount of galling on the thread test. That could also give one an insight of its uses other places. Its just too expensive for me. Thanks for providing the info though.

    Most often better does cost more. May be the case here as well.
     
  20. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,209
    Location:
    Scottsdale, AZ
    Picking a lubricant for a particular application, it should have as many characteristics that are beneficial to that application.

    For example. There are a lot of petroleum based greases out there that do a more than adequate job of lubricating trap guns......but they stain both wood and clothing. I'd use them but the synthetics are just as good at lubrication and don't stain.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Search tags for this page

what is best shooting gun grease