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When i had an MX8, Dan from Giacomo Sporting told me to use synthetic gun oil, never grease, because dirt particles will get trapped in the grease and grind away the metal surfaces over time.

I thought that was a bunch of horse doo-doo so I went ahead and used grease anyway cleaned my MX8, and my other guns of the grease after each use. If grease is so bad for break action shotguns, you would think other high end gun makers would advise not to use grease for lubrication....
 

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Grease goes on the locking bolt.. and I use it on the pivots.. everything else gets oil.. Almost as important as grease and oil..as every 5000 rounds or so.. I take off the stock.. remove the trigger.. and soak the action in mineral sprits..an old toothbrush will remove and clean the pivots etc.. soak,clean,soak,blow dry.. oil.. grease and reinstall stock.. It takes minutes..and vastly reduces wear from DIRT.. your enemy.. The pivots I usually spray with WD40 with the receiver upside down.. and clean the picots and where the barrel get grease on it.. EVERY time I shoot..
 

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A couple of years ago, someone posted photos of exactly where the grease or oil should go. I tried to find them a year or so ago, but couldn't. Perhaps that poster, if he's still here, could repost.

I asked as I think I am guilty of using too much on mine.

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I highly reccomend oil there.. as grease gets blown back in the trigger.. When you soak your trigger..clean everything off.. then spray the whole trigger down with tri-flo/breakfree/Slip 2000 oil.. pat dry..and use a toothpick to put a tiny dab of high quality greae on the hammer/sear engagement thru the lube hole in the sides of the trigger.. That.. if anything is left after shooting can be cleaned out after soaking with a small brush ...The front of the cocking rod.. where the lug on the forend engages is a good spot for a tiny touch of grease too..
 

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Plus 1 on the grease locations, all of them. I am guilty of over grease/lube and really don't care. But I also clean about every 500+ rounds extremely well. I'll pull the gun completely apart and remove as much oil as possible and then relube it all. I use compressed air to blow out as much as possible using solvent. I figure to make sure it operates correctly, keep the dirt out and keep it lubed. Besides, good excuse to sit at the workbench and watch TV. HJH
 

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Remove the barrel(s) dip it in a bucket of used motor oil wait five minutes and wipe off the excess, Reassemble gun, repeat monthly.





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